Born in Perth 1948 Rob Malcolm is the owner and curator of Yallingup Galleries, as well as an artisan in his own right, crafting some of WA’s most beautiful hardwood furniture and working with numerous mediums to create a varied range of artwork.

Rob’s passion for art was ignited early in his life under the profound and positive influence of landscape artist and teacher Robert Juniper. After completing tertiary studies in Fine Art Rob went on to follow his mentor by teaching art at Scotch College, Perth.

Moving to the coastal town of Yallingup in 1975 Rob commenced successfully working with timber under the profile of Design Wood.

In 1986 Rob’s vision to profile and promote the arts further led to him designing, building and opening Yallingup Galleries in a natural bush setting at the gateway to the Margaret River wine region. The gallery represents over two hundred predominantly West Australian artists and displays a diverse range of fine arts and furniture. Seeking to expand the space to cater for solo exhibitions, workshops and artists in residence Rob designed and built the Garden Art Studio in 1996.

Over a twenty-five year period Rob has been the curator and director of an extensive number of professional, contemporary, large scale public exhibitions. Rob has had a significant influence within the Western Australian artistic community whilst maintaining his own passion for creating unique individual pieces of art and furniture. His unique style and symbolic compositions are thought provoking and meaningful.

Qualifications

  • 1971 Associateship in Fine Art – Fine Art Major, Western Australian Institute Technology, Perth
  • 1972 Diploma of Education – Art Teaching, Curtin TAFE, Perth

Recent Awards

  • 1972 Channel 7 Young Film Makers Award
  • 1973 University of WA Drawing / Printmaking Prize
  • 1978 Busselton Drawing Prize

Representations

Rob’s work is represented in many public and private collections in Australia and oversea. He has completed numerous commissions for Australian businesses and individual clients.