Lynne Roberts-Goodwin's work is grounded in a deep concern for nature and humanity. Her strategic partnerships with industrial and scientific communities underpin photographic artworks relating to endangered species and their environments that transcend geographical representation.
Lynne Roberts-Goodwin’s work is grounded in a deep concern for nature and humanity. Her strategic partnerships with industrial and scientific communities underpin photographic artworks relating to endangered species and their environments that transcend geographical representation, creating 'a characteristic push-pull . between the aims of truth on the one hand and those of rhetoric and desire on the other … Roberts-Goodwin is constantly investigating the possibilities whereby images, even for an instant, can cross the borders of language.’ (Adam Geczy). In 1988, Roberts-Goodwin’s documentation of rare migratory birds and the illegal trade in live red deer from rural Australia resulted in 'Blindfold’, a Level 2 Contemporary Projects exhibition held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. During 2003-04, Roberts-Goodwin photographed the vultures of the Parsi community, the peregrine falcons of Himachal Pradesh and the raptors of the desert kingdoms of the United Arab Emirates, with subsequent exhibitions in Sydney and Abu Dhabi. 'Disappearing Act’, her first solo exhibition at Sherman Galleries in 2005, followed the Frankincense Trail, an ancient Middle Eastern trade route with a deeply conflicted history that runs through Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria. The entrepreneurial Bedouin petrol boys along this route transgress the usual border and migration limitations imposed by western nation states. Their assurance in front of the camera is profoundly moving. Lynne Roberts-Goodwin is the recipient of major awards and research grants, including, most recently, a grant from the University of New South Wales to research ornithological sites in the United States and the United Arab Emirates. She enjoys a longstanding international reputation, with solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, the United Arab Emirates, Melbourne and Sydney. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and works regularly in the Asia Pacific and Central Asia.