Robert George is of Ngāti Kuki Airani (Rarotonga and Atiu) and Te Arawa heritage. Originally studying Fine Arts and Design, Robert gained a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology at Victoria University Wellington.
Robert started his Visual Arts career approximately 23 years ago when he began selling his acrylic paintings at local cafes in Rotorua. He now lives and works in Auckland, as a practising filmmaker who works in narrative and non-narrative film.
Recently, Robert was one of three artists nominated for the 2018 Auckland Festival of Photography Annual Commission. In 2016 Robert won the Emerging Māori Director award for his short film Smiths Ave at the Wairoa Māori Film Festival.
Recent work includes writing and directing duties on the second season of TV3’s documentary series, Arranged, working for Notable Pictures.
Last year Robert worked, to film an art house documentary about the Walters Prize Nominee, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, the Tongan New Zealand performance artist while on his Artist in Residency, funded by Creative New Zealand. Robert hopes to release the project as a feature film documentary later this year. With complimentary exhibitions to follow.
Robert continues to be the proud father of 19 month old, Ārama George.< BACK TO LISTINGS