Cameron Robbins: Remote Drawings
Cameron Robbins delivers a new exhibition at Stockroom in Kyneton this month, his first show since his highly successful Field Lines at the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania.
Field Lines was a major exhibition spanning nine galleries at MONA; Robbins was the first Australian artist invited to present a large-scale solo exhibition there. His work employs structural devices, including kinetic-wind or water-powered mechanical systems, to transcribe patterns of wind or water, capturing a place through nature-fuelled drawings. These drawings sometimes result in a pen-to-paper work, and others in photography.
Regular visitors to Stockroom will know of Robbins’s permanent work on-site, Atmospheric Test Rig – a contraption that creates a mini column of swirling mist. This month, Robbins returns to Kyneton with new works, with Remote Drawings inhabiting three gallery spaces at Stockroom.
Remote Drawings continues the artist’s exploration of capturing patterns from nature’s forces. The exhibition will see a large-scale machine creating a wall drawing in real time, alongside a survey of sculptures, instruments and outcomes (represented through video, photography and field drawings) from recent site-based projects.
Robbins has created site-specific installations and exhibitions in art spaces, disused buildings and outdoor sites throughout Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Norway, China, Denmark, Germany and the UK.
Stockroom in Kyneton is situated in the town’s old butter factory, and operates as a contemporary gallery and retail space for artists and designers.
The exhibition will run until October 8.
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