Light Works –
and the Nature of Light Itself
Artist Talk: Sunday June 23 at 2pm
June 22 – July 28, 2019
Cameron Robbins’ work makes tangible the underlying structures and rhythms of natural forces. He has produced site-specific installations and exhibitions in art centres, disused buildings and outdoor sites in Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Norway, China, Denmark, Germany and the UK. He is the first Australian artist invited to present a large scale solo exhibition, ‘Field Lines’, at the Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, in 2016, where he also recently completed a major permanent 50 year wind drawing installation.
Cameron’s inquiries employ structural devices including kinetic wind, sun, or water powered mechanical systems. Their aesthetic is the result of both careful engineering and resourcefulness. The outputs of these site-specific installations include drawings and sound compositions. These interpretations of the dynamics and scale of the physical world suggest the complexities of the unknown.
He studied Fine Art (Sculpture) at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Victorian College of the Arts to 1990; lectured in art and design at RMIT since 2000; awarded Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship in 2015, and New Work Grants in 2011 and 2013, and various commissions.
Cameron’s artist talk will centre on the theme of ‘Light works and the nature of light’ and will feature a mix of images, information and anecdotes.