Born 1964, Liverpool. (moved to Aberdeen in 1969).
Robbie Bushe is represented by the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh
John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
DWELL, solo exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
NEONEANDERTHALS: Collaboration with anthropologist and Artist Dr Jeanne Cannizzo, Finlay Room, Royal Scottish Academy
Utopia, Society of Scottish Artists, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and Kirkcudbright Galleries
Shortlist Exhibition, Westmorland Painting Prize, Rheged Centre, Cumbria
Our Infinite Land, Royal Scottish Academy
Visual Arts Scotland: Alight, Royal Scottish Academy Building
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Royal Scottish Academy, Annual Exhibition
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London
Open, VAS + SSA Together, Edinburgh
SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy Building
RSW Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy Building
Invasions and Excavations, Solo Show, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
SKETCH 2017. Touring Show to Rabley Drawing Centre Marlborough, Black Swan Arts Frome, Plymouth College of Art and Peter Scott Gallery Lancaster University
The Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary, Mall Galleries London
Ghostlands. 3 Person exhibition with Kate Downie and Ronald Plowman, Tatha Gallery, Newport on Tay, Fifie
W Gordon Smith Prize exhibition, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Converge’ and ‘FLY’, Visual Arts Scotland, RSA Building, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
National Open Art exhibition, Royal College of Art, London and Pallant House Gallery Chichester
Society of Scottish Artists, RSA Building, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
VAS:T, Visual Arts Scotland, RSA Building, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
Royal Scottish Society of Artists in Watercolour, RSA Building, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
2015, 2014, 2011, 2008, 1999, 97, 96, 93, 92, 91
Royal Scottish Academy, Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
Solo Show, St Margaret House, Edinburgh
Solo Show, Foyer Gallery, Aberdeen
Solo Show, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester
Sarah Wiseman Gallery Oxford.
Group Show, John Martin Gallery, London
National Open Art, Chichester Festival Theatre
Directors Choice, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
AAF Contemporary Art Fair New York, USA
Hinterland, curated touring print exhibition, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen and Musee des Beaux-Arts, Clermont Ferrand, France
Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen
3 Scottish Artists, John Martin Gallery, London
Morrison Portrait Award, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Contemporary Scottish Art. 47 Gallery, London
Bruton Gallery, Bath
Solo Show, Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen
Solo Show, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Summer Show, Thackeray Gallery. London.
June Redfern’s Artist’s Choice, Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames.
Eight Scottish Artists, Thompson’s Gallery, London.
Morrison Portrait Competition Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy
1994, 93, 91, 89
Contemporary Arts Society, Art Market, Smith Galleries London.
Solo Show, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
150 years at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
16 Artistes Francois et Ecossais, Espace Languedoc-Rousillon, Montpellier, France.
Barbara Rae’s Artist’s Choice, William Jackson Gallery, London
Solo Show, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Solo Show, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
Selkirk Arts Centre, Selkirk, Scottish Borders.
Awards, Prizes and Publications
Prizewinner (Landscape Category), Jacksons Painting Prize
The Scottish Gallery/William J MacAulay Award, 196th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy
Prizewinner, John Moores Painting Prize 2020, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool
Scottish Regional Prize, The Discerning Eye , Mall Galleries London
W Gordon Smith Award (Inaugural) – Ist Prize, Dovecot Gallery, Infirmary Street Edinburgh
Runner up, The Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary, Mall Galleries London
The Turtleton Trust Scottish Art Prize, National Open Art exhibition, Royal College of Art, London and Pallant House Gallery Chichester
Featured Artist in ‘The Drawing Paper 8’ edited collaboratively by Amanda Ravetz
Morrison Portrait Award, Runner up, Royal Scottish Academy
The Guthrie Award, Royal Scottish Academy, Annual Exhibition
The Latimar Award, Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition
The Saltire Society Purchase Prize, Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition.
The Elizabeth Greenshields Award, (Canada)
John Kinross Travelling Scholarship to Florence
Chambers Bursary, Royal Scottish Academy, Student Competition
2016 – present
Lecturer, Art and Design, Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh
2013 – 2016
President, Visual Arts Scotland.
2011 – 2016
Short Courses Organiser, Art and Design, Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh
2007 – 2011
Lifelong Learning Coordinator, Edinburgh College of Art
2008, 2005, 2004, 2002 (summers)
Invited Artist, Cyprus College of Art
2005 – 2006
Fine Art Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University
Fine Art Lecturer, Kent Institute of Art and Design (Now UCA)
1999 – 2003
Head of Fine Art, University of Chichester
1991 – 1999
Fine Art Lecturer, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen
1990 – 1991
Drawing tutor, Edinburgh College of Art
1989 – 1990
Postgraduate Diploma. Painting, Edinburgh College of Art
1985 – 89
Drawing and Painting, BA (Hons) 2,1, Edinburgh College of Art
1984 – 85
HNC Graphic Design, Aberdeen College of Commerce (Now North East Scotland College)