Hollingworth is a nationally recognised Australian artist, having held more than thirty-five solo exhibitions. His paintings are in collections around the world.

Robert Hollingworth won the London Magazine’s Short Story Award in 2016 with The Abstractionist which went on to become the first chapter of A Blank Canvas. He is the author of five other works of fiction, most notably They Called Me The Wildman (2008) which was shortlisted for the 2010 SA Premier’s Literary Award and included on the NSW and Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge lists. Hollingworth has also written and published many essays, reviews and short stories. He is a nationally recognised award-winning Australian artist having held more than thirty-five solo exhibitions and his work is represented in many public collections.

In 2015 he and his wife moved from Melbourne to the South Coast NSW where he continues to write and paint and has established The Wall, an exhibition space to foster the arts of the region.