CAMERON ROBBINS  . BIO & CV



Cameron is the first Australian artist invited to present a large scale solo exhibition at the Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania. This exhibition Field Lines opened in May 2016 across 9 new gallery spaces in the museum. 

His 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, both self-funded and commissioned. 

These inquiries employ structural devices including kinetic wind or water powered mechanical systems. Their aesthetic is the result of both careful engineering and resourcefulness. The outputs of these site-specific installations include wind drawings and sound compositions. These inter-pretations of the dynamics and scale of the physical world suggest the complexities of the unknown. 

Cameron is based in Melbourne Australia, plays clarinet and saxophone in jazz and experimental ensembles, and 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 vari-ous commissions. 


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2017    'Remote Drawings', solo exhibition, Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton, Victoria

2017    Collaboration with JIGSAW Clothing, a new range of fine garments based on Wind Drawings ‘Force of Nature’ exhibition curated by James Putnam, Mile End Pavilion, London

2017    ‘Socle Du Monde’ Biennale, Denmark 

2017    Private commission in Geneva, Switzerland

2017    Permanent Installation of Wind Section Instrumental at MONA 

2017    Residency at Hazelhurst Gallery

2017    Guest artist at ‘Sculpture @Bathers’ Fremantle WA

2017    FLOAT project Lake Tyers Victoria

2017    solo exhibition at MARS Melbourne Art Rooms

2016    FIELD LINES exhibition Museum of Old and New  Art (TAS)

2015    Awarded Visual Arts Fellowship from Australia Council for the Arts

2015    GAUGE project in Brighton, UK May

2015    Exhibition “Motorenwerke” Galerie oqbo, Berlin

2015    Exhibition, Anna Pappas Gallery, October 

2015    Commission, ‘Milllkulture’, Yarra Ranges Museum (Lilydale)

2014    Berlin: oqbo gallerie exhibition 

2014    3 Berlin Performances – sound music and drawing machine with Jon Tarry

2014    Melbourne Art Fair

2014    Composing Common Worlds, Town Hall Gallery exhibition

2014    Private Commission (Hobart), outside/inside Wind Drawing Machine

2013    New Work Grant (Australia Council for the Arts) 

2013    Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria (International) 

2013    ‘Loggerheads’, solo exhibition , Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton, Victoria

2013    Nordic Artists Centre, NKD Norway, Residency 3 months March-May

2013    Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) commission : Wind Section Instrumental

2012    CSI Flinders Street Railway Station

2012   GAUGE at ArtsHouse/Meat Market

2011    'Working with Atmosphere', solo exhibition, Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton, Victoria

2011    Hong Kong Art Fair with Gallery Barry Keldoulis  

2011    LSDM, Lunar Solar Drawing Machine, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney 

2011    Korean International Art Fair with GBK 

2011    Australia Council for the Arts New Work (established) Grant

2010   Very Slow Drawing Machine, Fracture Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne

2010   Shanghai Weather Station, East China Normal University Art School, Shanghai