Cameron Robbins produces work based on interaction with natural forces and the elements.
He has devised many ways of producing a kind of collaboration between artist and nature using sound, fog, water, photography, drawing and sculpture to interpret natural phenomena.
Cameron’s Wind Drawing Instruments are mechanical devices, set up in different locations to collect wind and weather energy and translate it into a strangely readable format of ink drawings on paper, which themselves take on the form of the storm (pictured).
In June 2016 Robbins will mount his first major museum solo exhibition, including seven new commissions, for Field Lines at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) Tasmania.
Cameron has been commissioned to create works for numerous significant exhibitions including; Gauge Brighton Festival, UK, 2015; The Red Queen, Museum of Old and New Art MONA (Hobart) 2014; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria (International) 2015, Setouchi Festival of Art Japan, 2010, and has been included in exhibitions at Artspace, (Sydney), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, ( Melbourne ), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Hong Kong and Korean International Art Fairs. He has created numerous monumental and long-lasting outdoor sculptural works that harness their natural surroundings including MILLKULTURE, Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 2015; Wind Section Instrumental, MONA 2015; Meta-pier (2006), and Raphael Stone Circles (2005) , a solar calendar, in outer Melbourne; Double Vortex (2006) for CH2 (City of Melbourne ).
Cameron was awarded an Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship in 2015/16, and was Artist in Residence at NKD – Nordic Arts Centre in 2013. Cameron’s work is held in numerous significant public and private collections throughout the world including the National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Victoria, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, MONA and the Holmes A Court Collection.
Drawings created by the Wind Section Instrumental installation at MONA as part of The Red Queen exhibition 2013–14.
Site Specific Works at Stockroom