Robert Bowers has been exhibiting his work since 2004.
He has held numerous solo exhibitions across Australia over his career and has also been shown in numerous exhibitions further abroad; including New York, London and Singapore.
Bowers is an Australian artist, currently living in Melbourne.

Solo Exhibition

2023, Overnight Oats, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2021, Pan Flute To A Dog’s Ear, Lamington Drive Gallery, Melbourne
2019, Low Maintenance, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2017, From Where I'm Standing, Besser Space, Melbourne
2013, Outside Assembly, No Vacancy Project Space, Melbourne
2011, In Search of the Kinkajou, No Vacancy Project Space, Melbourne
2010, Switcheroo, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne
2009, Moving Forests (with Ghostpatrol), Singapore
2008, Far & Away, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021, Backw11ds 11 Year Show , Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2018, Fresh Blood, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2015, Kingbrown Launch, AIGA Annex, New York
2013, Meet Me In The Middle, Tate, Sydney
2008, Golden Brown, Bodhi, London

2022, National Capital Art Prize, finalist.



21 July - 6 August, 2023
Backwoods Gallery
Overnight Oats is about connection, yet this exhibition is to be floated through, never landing heavily but rather streaming along on heavenly oils, the scent of egg and bacon in the air. What coheres this carefully chosen suite of paintings is a sense of connection - whilst there are no figures present in his work, a strong presence is felt - as if everyone has just left to collect their fish & chip orders at the same time. The campsite compositions allude to the amalgamation of sensations inherent to warmer weather; the coming together of honeyed and sticky sun layered light. The exhibition floats by with a mellow collage of dusty orange tarp, bright green tent straps and luminous gum trees, which powerfully demonstration the vibrancy, energy and nostalgia of Summer.