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Petal Joan Robert - photo from an exhibition for CV page

Born in Georgetown, Guyana (formerly British Guiana) 1944. 1955-1968 resident in the United Kingdom. 1968-1971 resident in Denmark. From 1971 resident in Sweden. Lives in Uppsala.

Member of KRO (Konstnärernas Riksorganisation) = The Swedish National Artists’ Union

”Pictures that delve into the mysteries of life, visions, legends etc.  Clear colours or black and white.”


Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University, Scotland 1963-1968: painting, drawing, printmaking, silversmithing, under Robin Philipson, and art history/theory M.A. (Hons) under Prof. David Talbot Rice.
Interior decoration techniques, AMS, Sweden 1992. Exterior decoration techniques, AMS 1995.
Artistic design for motorways, AMS/NBV, 1996 as well as other short-term courses in casting, papermaking, etc. onwards.


Petal Joan Roberts - another photo from an exhibition for CV page

From 2000: 
Teatergalleriet, Uppsala 2002: 'Legends of the Rainforest' 
Aguélimuseet, Sala 2003 
Slottsgalleriet Ekebyhov, Ekerö 2004 
Drabantsalen, Uppsala 2005: 'Interaction', lithographs
Galleri 1, Uppsala: 'Heavens, The Earth, Netherworlds', The Cosmos according to aboriginal people in South America, 2009
Galleri 2, Walmstedtska gården, Uppsala, Numerical Symbolism, okt-nov 2020


From  2000: (UKK = Uppsala Artists’ Club, KRO = Swedish Artists’ National Organisation, FSK= Assn. Swedish Women Artists, SLU= Swedish Agricultural University, UU= Uppsala University)

Konst åt Alla, Uppland, 2000  
FSK Jubilee Exhibition,  Stockholm 2000 
LAA Vilnius, Lithuania 2001
Sigtuna Kulturgård;  Konstfrämjandet, Uppsala ’My Uppsala’ 2005
‘Utanför Systemet’, Gottsunda (UKK + KRO) 2006
Järnboden, Harg, 2009
'Litterart', Bror Hjorths Hus, Uppsala 2009
UKK Summer Salon, Uppsala 2010
International Women's Day, Uppsala, Uppsala 2011
'Mer än Karljohan' Joint project on fungus UKK /SLU/UU Uppsala, spring 2014
'Fredens Konst' joint project with local writers for The 200 Years of Peace celebration in Sweden, Å-Huset, Uppsala, autumn 2014
'Mer än Karljohan' exhibition divided up, one part to Naturum Siljansnäs, Dalas, Sweden, the other part to Naturum Koster, near Gothenburg, Sweden 2015. Also shown twice at SLU during 2014 and 2015.
Trolska skogen, Hälsingland, Sweden, 'Mer än Karljohan', summer 2016, whole exhibition.


2001, Uppsala Municipality, travel grant to Vilnius, Lithunia.


The Talbot-Rice Memorial Collection, Edinburgh University; County Council, Uppsala; Uplands konstförening; Uplandsbankens konstförening; Folketshusföreningarnas RO; Våra Gårdar RF; UNT (Upsala Nya Tidning); Håbo kommuns Board of Culture; Boservice Eriksberg; Stora Cell, Skutskär; Rest. Katalin Uppsala; and in a number of private collections.

Other work:
Interested in archaeology and history--have worked as guide at Skokloster Castle in Uppland. 1990 produced documentary film ’Artists at work’ shown during KulturNatten (Arts Night)1990 in Uppsala. 
Member of  Bildupphovsrätt (Swedish Artists’ Copyright Bureau).
2001: 'Survival—whose terms?' PowerPoint display and music presenting South American tribes and their struggle for survival.
2015: Book cover for 'Nemesis nu' by Bo Gustavsson, the author with whom I collaborated on a work of art for 'The Art of Peace', 2014. Published January 2016, Alhambra publishers.
2017: Book cover to Gustavsson’s ’Höst i Berlin’ (Autumn in Berlin), published 2017, Alhambra.
2018: Book cover to Gustavsson’s ’Din vita tystnad MEDIUM’ (Your white silence MEDIUM), published 2018, STYX publ.
2019: book cover to Bo Gustavsson’s Venus efter Metoo (Venus after Metoo), Alhambra publishers.
2020- 2021: Book covers to Bo Gustavsson’s ’Den osynliga staden’ and to ’Jag reser i andetaget av nu’. See Gallery.