Bobby Bowers

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

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, Melbourne2018, Terra Oztralis, Outrè 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.


Pan Flute To A Dog’s Ear

1 December - January 29, 2022
Lamington Drive Gallery
Pan Flute to a Dog's Ear' is a visual conduit that transports you to warmer climes and dappled morning strolls. Robert Bower's latest body of work is a suite of views and vantage points from walks over the last year. Having honed a duality of colour and texture that is both hazily sun-faded yet crisp and clear, 'Pan Flute to a Dog's Ear' evokes a sanguine sensation: you are both immediately on a foreign holiday yet catapulted back to the street you grew up on. Flush with mellow warmth, this narrative between familiar suburban inclines and adventitious verandah views allows us to temporarily exist in a state of balmy flow.

‘Pan Flute to a Dog’s Ear’ is a deep wellspring of powder-coated, sun faded nostalgia. Viewed as a whole, the works are a warm morning trickled into a mild evening, with precious details of luminous watering cans, creamy concrete porches and delicately limned leaves. Fixated on the allure of sampling the neighbourhood, Bower's offers us a rare glimpse into a world of private emotion, made richer for its seclusion.