New novel: A Blank Canvas, 2018


Robert Hollingworth's writing extends across a wide range of subjects and genres.

The following are selected works.


(Most titles are available, contact this website.)

• Nature Boy 2004

     Extract 1: The Melbourne art scene 1960's

     Extract 2: The New York art scene 1980's

     Extract 3: Professional fishermen at Lorne 1950's

     NEW EDITION 2020 Revised, corrected, reformatted, chapter images added.

They Called Me The Wildman - the prison diary of Henricke Nelsen 2008

     Read a review: Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra TimesMelbourne Age

Smythe's Theory of Everything 2011

     Extract, Read an online review, Interview with Aust Writer's CentreListen to an interview on Radio National

And So It Was 2013

     Read a story

The Colour of the Night, 2014 (more info), Review (The Age, SMH, Canberra Times) Review (Reading Matters, UK)


The Hour of Auerbach (Tension journal 1991)

Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Looking At (Not Seeing) (Art Monthly magazine 1995)

Douglas Kirwan - Open Works (Catalogue essay 1997)

Tony Ng Kwun-lun - Sentience (Catalogue essay 1999)

Julian Twigg - A response to the work (Catalogue essay 2001)

Mobility (Dialogue journal 2001)

New York to Beijing (artinfo.com 2010)

Steven Asquith, Storm Concepts (artinfo.com 2010)

Ewen Coates - Altered States (Catalogue essay 2010)

The Littlest Forum - Network, Ballarat Art Gallery(Catalogue essay 2010)

Trans/Form, Phillip Hunter & Tina Douglas (theartlife.com 2011)

Artist Artists, Benalla Art Gallery curated exhibition (theartlife.com 2011)

Karen Boulden - The Bones of Angels (Catalogue essay 2012)

Matlock Griffiths - New Thoughts on Luxury (artinfo.com 2013)

Blowing Out The Candles (Vault Magazine Issue 2, 2013)



A Matter of Life and Death (Overland journal 2004)

The Big Bang - Fine in Theory 2014


Frogs or Feral Fish (Victorian Naturalist Journal 2003)

The Spot-tailed Quoll (Victorian Naturalist Journal 2004)

Vetustissima - The Fly(Victorian Naturalist Journal 2004)

Saying Goodbye to Nature2014



This Is In Kensington 1994 (Pub. Going Down Swinging journal)

My Brother Bill 2009 (Shortlisted The Age Short Story Award 2009)

God Shopping 2011 (Pub. online, Highly Commended National Year of Reading 2012)



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