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Robert Forster
oil on linen
144.5 x 80 cm
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I love The Go-Betweens
But Australia is bright
The Go-Betweens didn’t wear sunglasses to be cool
They wore them to see
And what did they see?
The Go-Betweens saw everything

Looking at Robert Forster I see
Six-foot-three of absorbency
Electric literary guitar
Red-hot Brisbane bricks
And French ultramarine stovepipes
Shaping rhythmic legs

Blue shoes aboard
Yellow paving the way
The poet walks
Towards Oz art rock sunshine
The genre he invented and perfected

what studied at the National Art School. He has held 20 solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including a survey exhibition at the National Art School Gallery. He is represented in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia. The recipient of various prizes and residencies, he has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize, the Sulman Prize and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

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