Dave Robertson

Dave RobertsonArtist Profile

Born in Zimbabwe in 1961, Robertson spent the early part of his journey as a visual artist in the film industry, freelancing as an art director. Between film projects, he pursued his passion for photography, which was primarily a form of social commentary, often concerned with documenting marginalised lifestyles.

After winning a national prize at the Spier Contemporary competition in 2010, for Paper Trails – a documentary project focusing on informal recyclers in Newtown, Johannesburg – he took a break from both photography and the film industry and began the journey of learning to paint, guided only by his own aesthetic intuition.

Dave RobertsonArtist Profile

Born in Zimbabwe in 1961, Robertson spent the early part of his journey as a visual artist in the film industry, freelancing as an art director. Between film projects, he pursued his passion for photography, which was primarily a form of social commentary, often concerned with documenting marginalised lifestyles.

After winning a national prize at the Spier Contemporary competition in 2010, for Paper Trails – a documentary project focusing on informal recyclers in Newtown, Johannesburg – he took a break from both photography and the film industry and began the journey of learning to paint, guided only by his own aesthetic intuition.