Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili Community in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Fielding combines strong cultural roots with contemporary views on the tensions between community life and global concerns. He confidently moves across different mediums, whilst pushing aesthetic and conceptual boundaries in central desert art.
Beside his art practice, Robert has developed skills across curating, writing and exhibition install. He has worked as a studio assistant at his art centre Mimili Maku Arts, participated in the Wesfarmers Indigenous Leaders program in 2013, and was a finalist in the Macquarie Group Foundation First Nations Emerging Curator Award 2017, which gave him the opportunity to participate in an international exchange to Canada. He celebrated his first international solo exhibition at the Fondation Opale in Switzerland in late 2018, and is currently part of the Australia Council for the Arts’ Signature Works Innovation Lab.