Sydney-based artist and sculptor Justin Robson is a figurative and portraiture sculptor. Commissioned and purchased across Australia, his works are noted for their innovative style that blends precise realism with fluid expressionism.
Justin studied graphic design at Randwick technical college after leaving school. He later studied at the National Art School as a mature student.
He has a 40 year background as a commercial sculptor creating animated props and models for museums, film, television, events and displays. He also has done artworks for clients on commission.
He began his career as an apprentice model maker in 1981 but soon set up his own business, the award-winning props and model-making company Watusi, specialising in commercial sculpting. He has won numerous local and international awards and accolades for his work. Justin’s business interests support his artistic endeavours.
Justin began his public art career by creating a bronze of Queen Victoria’s dog in 1983, which still sits outside the Queen Victoria building in Sydney’s Town Hall today. Soon after, along with fellow artist Lloyd Kellerman, he created an aboriginal mosaic at the Bondi Beach Pavilion which is now listed on the National Trust Register.
With a strong hankering to realise his own artistic ideas, Justin now focuses on continuing his fine art sculpting and is exploring the art of life casting as a form of expression.
Special Awards and Achievements
Houston International Advertising Awards, 1994 Gold
Australian Advertising Industry Awards, 1993
Golden Lion at the Cannes Film Festival, 1990
Australian Advertising Industry Awards, 1990
London International Advertising Awards, 1989 Gold
International Film and Television Festival, New York, Finalist, 1989
Futurescan, Best Exhibition Display, 1988
Sculpure by the Sea, 2004