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Robert Baines Robert Baines
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Robert Baines. Necklace: Multiplicity 1, 2018-2019. Silver, electroplate, powder coat, lacquer. 17 x 17.8 x 6 cm & 36.5 cm long with chain. 
. Piece part of the memo Multiplicity at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.
. 
. Unique piece. Robert Baines
Necklace: Multiplicity 1, 2018-2019
Silver, electroplate, powder coat, lacquer
17 x 17.8 x 6 cm & 36.5 cm long with chain

Piece part of the memo Multiplicity at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.

Unique piece
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Robert Baines. Necklace: Multiplicity 2, 2018-2019. Gold. 12 x 19.5 x 5.8 cm & 32 cm long with chain. 
. Piece part of the memo Multiplicity at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.
. 
. Unique piece. Robert Baines
Necklace: Multiplicity 2, 2018-2019
Gold
12 x 19.5 x 5.8 cm & 32 cm long with chain

Piece part of the memo Multiplicity at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.

Unique piece
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Robert Baines. Neckpiece: Perception, 2018. Silver, electroplate, lacquer.. Robert Baines
Neckpiece: Perception, 2018
Silver, electroplate, lacquer.
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Robert Baines. Neckpiece: Perception 3, 2018. Silver, electroplate, lacquer.. Robert Baines
Neckpiece: Perception 3, 2018
Silver, electroplate, lacquer.
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Robert Baines. Neckpiece: Perception 5, 2018. Silver, electroplate, lacquer.. 15 x 15.2 x 7.5 cm. L: 37.5 cm. Photo by: Anton Juradjevic. Robert Baines
Neckpiece: Perception 5, 2018
Silver, electroplate, lacquer.
15 x 15.2 x 7.5 cm. L: 37.5 cm
Photo by: Anton Juradjevic
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Robert Baines. Pendant: Perception 5, 2017. Silver, electroplate, lacquer, granulation construction.. 7 x 9.4 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Anton Jadrijevic. Robert Baines
Pendant: Perception 5, 2017
Silver, electroplate, lacquer, granulation construction.
7 x 9.4 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Anton Jadrijevic
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Robert Baines. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2017. Silverpowder coatedd.. 4 x 6 cm. Photo by: Robert Baines. Robert Baines
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2017
Silverpowder coatedd.
4 x 6 cm
Photo by: Robert Baines
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Robert Baines. Neckpiece: Perception 4, 2017. Silver, electroplate, powdercoat, lacquer.. 19 x 16.5 x 7.5 cm. Photo by: Anton Juradjevic. Robert Baines
Neckpiece: Perception 4, 2017
Silver, electroplate, powdercoat, lacquer.
19 x 16.5 x 7.5 cm
Photo by: Anton Juradjevic
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Robert Baines. Necklace: Steampunk from the Cosmos, 2015 - 2016. Gold 750, 255 gms.. 12 x 39 x 10 cm. Photo by: Jeremy Dillon. Awarded at: Finalist Loewe Craft Prize 2016. Robert Baines
Necklace: Steampunk from the Cosmos, 2015 - 2016
Gold 750, 255 gms.
12 x 39 x 10 cm
Photo by: Jeremy Dillon
Awarded at: Finalist Loewe Craft Prize 2016
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Perception 4 and 5, 2015. Silver, powder coat, electroplate.. Robert Baines
Brooch: Perception 4 and 5, 2015
Silver, powder coat, electroplate.
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Robert Baines. Neckpiece: Perception 2, 2015. Silver, electroplate, powdercoat, lacquer.. 31.5 x 23 x 13 cm. Photo by: Jeremy Dillon. Robert Baines
Neckpiece: Perception 2, 2015
Silver, electroplate, powdercoat, lacquer.
31.5 x 23 x 13 cm
Photo by: Jeremy Dillon
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Perception 2, 2015. Gold 750, 103gms.. 9.5 x 10 x 5 cm. Photo by: Anton Juradjevic. Robert Baines
Brooch: Perception 2, 2015
Gold 750, 103gms.
9.5 x 10 x 5 cm
Photo by: Anton Juradjevic
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Cosmos, 2014. 750kt gold.. 10.5 x 13 x 4.2 cm. Robert Baines
Brooch: Cosmos, 2014
750kt gold.
10.5 x 13 x 4.2 cm
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Larger than Life, 2014 - 2015. Silver, electroplate, powdercoat, paint.. Photo by: Anton Juradjevic. Robert Baines
Brooch: Larger than Life, 2014 - 2015
Silver, electroplate, powdercoat, paint.
Photo by: Anton Juradjevic
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Hey True Blue, 2013 - 2014. Silver, powdercoat, paint.. 13 x 18 cm. Photo by: Jeremy Dillon. Model: Nellie Baines Misirilosoy.. Robert Baines
Brooch: Hey True Blue, 2013 - 2014
Silver, powdercoat, paint.
13 x 18 cm
Photo by: Jeremy Dillon
Model: Nellie Baines Misirilosoy.

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Robert Baines. Brooch: Parrot, 2012. Silver, electroplated, powder coated, paint, found object.. 10.5 x 16.9 x 2.4 cm. Photo by: Jeremy Dillon, Marion Fulk. Awarded at: Herbert Hofmann Prize 2013. Robert Baines
Brooch: Parrot, 2012
Silver, electroplated, powder coated, paint, found object.
10.5 x 16.9 x 2.4 cm
Photo by: Jeremy Dillon, Marion Fulk
Awarded at: Herbert Hofmann Prize 2013
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Robert Baines. Bracelet: Yellow Giraffe, c. 2012. Sterling silver, powdercoat, electroplate, paint. Robert Baines
Bracelet: Yellow Giraffe, c. 2012
Sterling silver, powdercoat, electroplate, paint
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Robert Baines. Bracelet: Car bracelet, 2009-2010. Silver electroplate, collected objects.. Photo by: Gary Sommerfield. Robert Baines
Bracelet: Car bracelet, 2009-2010
Silver electroplate, collected objects.
Photo by: Gary Sommerfield
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Compact Disc circa 2000, 2010. Silver, glass powder coat, electroplate, compact disc.. 8 x 8 x 3.5 cm. Robert Baines
Brooch: Compact Disc circa 2000, 2010
Silver, glass powder coat, electroplate, compact disc.
8 x 8 x 3.5 cm
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Redder than Green, 2009. Silver, powder coat, paint, electroplate. 6.3 x 12.3 x 9.3 cm. Property of the artist
. Photo by Jeremy Dillon. Robert Baines
Brooch: Redder than Green, 2009
Silver, powder coat, paint, electroplate
6.3 x 12.3 x 9.3 cm
Property of the artist
Photo by Jeremy Dillon

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Robert Baines. Brooch: Meaner than Yellow, 2008. Silver, powder coat, electroplate, paint.. 12 x 12 x 7.5 cm. Robert Baines
Brooch: Meaner than Yellow, 2008
Silver, powder coat, electroplate, paint.
12 x 12 x 7.5 cm
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Whiter than Red, 2006. Silver, powdercoat.. 19.7 x 9 x 7.8 cm. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. Robert Baines
Brooch: Whiter than Red, 2006
Silver, powdercoat.
19.7 x 9 x 7.8 cm
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
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Robert Baines. Bracelet: Courtly Love, 2005. Gold, silver, plastic.. 8 x 7.7 x 5 cm. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. From series: More Amazing Schmuck Stories. West German, circa second half of tenth or early eleventh century.. Robert Baines
Bracelet: Courtly Love, 2005
Gold, silver, plastic.
8 x 7.7 x 5 cm
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
From series: More Amazing Schmuck Stories
West German, circa second half of tenth or early eleventh century.

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Robert Baines. Bracelet: Java-la-Grande, 2004 - 2005. Indo-Portuguese technique dating from the Circa. Second-quarter of the 16th century, silver-gilt, iron, plastic, wood,. 9.9 x 7.4 x 8.9 cm. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. From series: More Amazing Schmuck Stories. Robert Baines
Bracelet: Java-la-Grande, 2004 - 2005
Indo-Portuguese technique dating from the Circa. Second-quarter of the 16th century, silver-gilt, iron, plastic, wood,
9.9 x 7.4 x 8.9 cm
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
From series: More Amazing Schmuck Stories
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Robert Baines. Body piece: Leg Brace for Lloyd (Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital), 2004 (?). Plastic, silver, steel, leather, paint.. 8 × 7.7 × 5 cm. Photo by: Robert Baines. Robert Baines
Body piece: Leg Brace for Lloyd (Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital), 2004 (?)
Plastic, silver, steel, leather, paint.
8 × 7.7 × 5 cm
Photo by: Robert Baines
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Robert Baines. Neckpiece: Redline 3, 2003. Silver, powder coat.. 32 x 2.4 x 9 cm. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. Robert Baines
Neckpiece: Redline 3, 2003
Silver, powder coat.
32 x 2.4 x 9 cm
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
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Robert Baines. Neckpiece: Redline 1, 2003. Silver, powder coat.. 29 x 29 x 3 cm. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. Robert Baines
Neckpiece: Redline 1, 2003
Silver, powder coat.
29 x 29 x 3 cm
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Saaremaa, 2002. Silver, gold, plastic car, metal car.. 10.5 x 7.5 x 6.8 cm. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. From series: More Amazing Schmuck Stories. Robert Baines
Brooch: Saaremaa, 2002
Silver, gold, plastic car, metal car.
10.5 x 7.5 x 6.8 cm
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
From series: More Amazing Schmuck Stories
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Bloodier than Black, 1998. Silver, powdercoat.. 25.3 x 12.8 x 4.4 cm. Photo by: Gale Spring. Brooch 73.. Robert Baines
Brooch: Bloodier than Black, 1998
Silver, powdercoat.
25.3 x 12.8 x 4.4 cm
Photo by: Gale Spring
Brooch 73.

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Robert Baines. Ring: Intervention of Red, circa.?, 1996. Sterling silver, powdercoat, Coke® can, glass beads.
.  . 6.5 x 7 x 8 cm. Photo by: Jeremy Dillon. Robert Baines
Ring: Intervention of Red, circa.?, 1996
Sterling silver, powdercoat, Coke® can, glass beads.
 
6.5 x 7 x 8 cm
Photo by: Jeremy Dillon
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Robert Baines. Object: Intervention of Red, 1994. Gold, plastic.. 4.2 x 2.4 x 3.5 cm each. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. Ear Ornament.. Robert Baines
Object: Intervention of Red, 1994
Gold, plastic.
4.2 x 2.4 x 3.5 cm each
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
Ear Ornament.

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Robert Baines. Badge: Archegos 4, 1992. Gold, silver.. 21 x 29.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Jeremy Dillon. From series: Adventures of the Archegos. Robert Baines
Badge: Archegos 4, 1992
Gold, silver.
21 x 29.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Jeremy Dillon
From series: Adventures of the Archegos
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Robert Baines. Badge: Archegos 3, 1992. Gold, silver.. 21 x 29.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Jeremy Dillon. From series: Adventures of the Archegos. Robert Baines
Badge: Archegos 3, 1992
Gold, silver.
21 x 29.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Jeremy Dillon
From series: Adventures of the Archegos
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Visible Likeness. Plenitude, 1985. Gold, silver, bronze, enamel, stainless steel.. 7.5 x 6 x 3.7 cm. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. Robert Baines
Brooch: Visible Likeness. Plenitude, 1985
Gold, silver, bronze, enamel, stainless steel.
7.5 x 6 x 3.7 cm
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Entering the Plenitude, 1983. Fine gold, coloured gold, silver, diamonds (80) 0.75, Aquamarine 3.82 cts., enamel, bronze.
.  . 4.2 x 6.3 x 3.1 cm. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. Robert Baines
Brooch: Entering the Plenitude, 1983
Fine gold, coloured gold, silver, diamonds (80) 0.75, Aquamarine 3.82 cts., enamel, bronze.
 
4.2 x 6.3 x 3.1 cm
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Things Hoped For. Antipodean Forms, 1982. Alloyed gold, silver.. 9 x 9.1 x 2.6 cm. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. Robert Baines
Brooch: Things Hoped For. Antipodean Forms, 1982
Alloyed gold, silver.
9 x 9.1 x 2.6 cm
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
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Robert Baines. Ring: Five Rings, California (?), 1969. Chrome plated silver, stone (?), case, print, pen on paper.. 15 × 24.2 × 21.5 cm. Photo by: Robert Baines. Detail. Robert Baines
Ring: Five Rings, California (?), 1969
Chrome plated silver, stone (?), case, print, pen on paper.
15 × 24.2 × 21.5 cm
Photo by: Robert Baines

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Robert Baines. Pendant: Untitled, 1969. Sterling silver, white gold, yellow gold, mimetite crystal.. 20.7 x 12.1 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. Robert Baines
Pendant: Untitled, 1969
Sterling silver, white gold, yellow gold, mimetite crystal.
20.7 x 12.1 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
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Robert Baines. Ring: Together Again, c. 1964 (?). Gold, paper, mirror.. 4 × 3.5 × 3.5 cm. Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld. Robert Baines
Ring: Together Again, c. 1964 (?)
Gold, paper, mirror.
4 × 3.5 × 3.5 cm
Photo by: Garry Sommerfeld
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Intro
Living Treasure: Master of Australian Craft, goldsmith and emeritus professor at RMIT University, Robert Baines has maintained an international profile with exhibitions, awards, lectures and publications for more than fifty years. His works are in prestigious public collections in Great Britain, Germany, France, Poland, USA, New Zealand, and Australia.
 

Statement

Broadly I have made pieces that manifest a chosen subject. A fundamental condition is that jewelry captures human drama and in that is a wealth of possibilities. There is an endeavor to build a contemporary statement referencing cultural history. There are dangers in this strategy as the work could be hastily dismissed because of its seeming preoccupation with historicity.
My primary interest is in the history of the goldsmith and the artifact that makes it manifest. This basically starts with Bronze Age gold technology and the jewelry meanings over that broad period of Greek Gold of the High Classical Era (which includes the Etruscan period in particular). Subsequent jewelry histories have their wonder and offer abundant potential subjects to “play with.” Historical jewelry is a social and political document that is available to research, reinterpret, and question its authenticity.

 

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2020:
Meeting  21 May 2020 - 24 May 2020  Jewellery Symposium Haxthäuser Hof 2020: Follow your Bliss.
Fair  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  CANCELED / Schmuck 2020.
2019:
Lectures  26 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019  Larger than Life. A lecture by Robert Baines.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019  Formosa on My Mind. Contemporary Jewellery Object of Taiwan.
Exhibition  06 Sep 2019 - 05 Nov 2019  MasterMakers.
Lecture  26 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019  Fifty Years a Goldsmith by Robert Baines.
National Tsing Hua University, Arts and Design.
Lecture  19 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019  Fifty Years a Goldsmith by Robert Baines.
National Tsing Hua University, Arts and Design.
Lecture  12 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019  Fifty Years a Goldsmith by Robert Baines.
National Tsing Hua University, Arts and Design.
Lecture  05 Jul 2019 - 05 Jul 2019  Fifty Years a Goldsmith by Robert Baines.
National Tsing Hua University, Arts and Design.
Workshop  01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jul 2019  Precious Objects: Object and Association with Robert Baines.
Fair  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Schmuck 2019.
2018:
Exhibition  21 Oct 2018 - 07 Nov 2018  Intimate Friendships by Robert Baines.
Exhibition  16 Oct 2018 - 03 Mar 2019  Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines.
Exhibition  09 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018  Returning to the jewel is a return from exile by Galerie Biro.
Exhibition  17 Jan 2018 - 03 Mar 2018  Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies by Robert Baines.
2017:
Exhibition  13 Dec 2017 - 03 Jun 2018  Jewellery. Made By, Worn By.
Exhibition  25 May 2017 - 28 May 2017  High Wire by Robert Baines.
Exhibition  04 Apr 2017 - 07 May 2017  Friedrich Becker Prize 2017 Exhibition.
Fair  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Schmuck 2017.
Award giving  04 Mar 2017 - 04 Mar 2017  Friedrich Becker Prize 2017 Winners.
Award  02 Jan 2017 - 10 Jan 2017  Friedrich Becker Prize 2017.
2015:
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  08 Nov 2014 - 15 Jan 2015  Words and Works from a World Away.
Exhibition  20 Jun 2014 - 05 Oct 2014  glAmour.
Exhibition  08 May 2014 - 11 May 2014  Gallery Loupe at Collective 2 Design Fair.
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
Award  07 Mar 2014 - 04 Apr 2014  Friedrich Becker Prize 2014.
2013:
Exhibition  30 Nov 2013 - 23 Feb 2014  Pensieri Preziosi 9: Contemporary Australian Jewellery.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 06 Jun 2013  SCHMUCK 2013 at Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 06 Jun 2013  SCHMUCK 2013 at Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
Award  09 Mar 2013 - 09 Mar 2013  Herbert Hofmann Prize 2013.
Fair  06 Mar 2013 - 12 Mar 2013  Schmuck 2013.
2012:
Exhibition  11 May 2012 - 14 May 2012  Galerie Marzee at Collect 2012.
Fair  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Schmuck 2012.
2011:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2011 - 13 Nov 2011  Robert Baines: Frisches Fleisch - Fresh Meat.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2011 - 02 Apr 2011  Australian Jewelry Topos.
2010:
Exhibition  07 Nov 2010 - 20 Feb 2011  Returning to the jewel is a return from exile.
Exhibition  26 Feb 2010 - 10 Apr 2010  Schatzkammer Australien – Treasure room Australia.
2009:
Exhibition  13 Mar 2009 - 15 Mar 2009  Returning to the jewel is a return from exile.
2008:
Award  03 Jun 2008 - 29 Jun 2008  Friedrich Becker Prize 2008.
Exhibition  11 Apr 2008 - 02 May 2008  Karl Fritsch and Robert Baines.
2005:
Fair  10 Mar 2005 - 16 Mar 2005  Schmuck 2005.

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Book:  Schmuck 2020 Catalogue. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern:  Munich,  2020
Book:  Le Stanze del Possibile. An Exhibition Catalogue. Marobin, NichkaHannah Gallery:  Barcelona,  2019
Article:  Mad Exhibition Explores Fake News, Sensationalist Headlines, And Conspiracy Theories Through Jewelry. BWW News Deskwww.broadwayworld.com:  New York,  2018
Article:  Robert Baines, Intertwining luxury. Morozzi, CristinaThe Moodboarders Magzine:  Pomezia,  2016
Book:  Jewellery 1970–2015. Bollmann Collection. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2015
Book:  Words & Works from a World Away. McArdle:  Melbourne,  2013
Book:  Fabulous Follies, Frauds and Fakes. Baines, RobertAustralian Scholarly Publishing:  Melbourne,  2013
Book:  Karl Fritsch: Ninkern. Kruger, Daniel; Rothmann, Gerd; Baines, Robert; Hufnagl, Florian; Fritsch, KarlBraunbook Publications:  Wellington,  2012
Book:  More Amazing Schmuck Stories. Australian Scholarly Publishing:  Melbourne,  2010
Catalogue:  Robert Baines: Metal. Object Australian Centre for Craft and Design:  Sydney,  2010
Book:  Preziosa 2009. Cutting the mirror. An aesthetic lexicon. Le Arti OrafeLe Arti Orafe:  Florence,  2009
Book:  Just Must. International Jewellery Art Exhibition. Kodres, Krista; Veenre, Tanel; et. al.Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2008
Book:  Bracelet 'Java La Grande. Macmillan Art Publishing:  Melbourne,  2005
Book:  Partyline: A, AAA, AAA-Redevent. RMIT University Press:  Melbourne,  2004
Book:  Robert Baines: Bloodier Than Black: AAA,AA - REDEVENT. Drutt, HelenGalerie Biró:  Munich,  2000
Book:  The Intervention of Red Robert Baines Goldsmith Artificer. Galerie Biró:  Munich,  1997
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