OPENING : Saturday 9 September from 4:30 pm
Saturday 9 September to Sunday 8 October 2017

Remote Drawings


Cameron Robbins has been presenting his work to our Stockroom audience for many years.  Stockroom regulars will know his permanent work on site; Atmospheric Test Rig which has been a constant source of fascination. We are pleased to announce Remote Drawings; an exhibition in September 2017 of Robbins work across our three gallery spaces.  This significant project will be the first solo exhibition since his highly successful Field Lines, a major exhibition over nine galleries at The Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania. Cameron is the first Australian artist invited to present a large-scale solo exhibition at MONA.  

Cameron Robbins work makes tangible the underlying structures and rhythms of natural forces. Robbins’ 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 interpretations of the dynamics and scale of the physical world suggest the complexities of the unknown.  He has produced site-specific installations and exhibitions in art spaces, disused buildings and outdoor sites in Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Norway, China, Denmark, Germany and the UK.

Remote Drawings at Stockroom, presents a combination of large scale working drawing machines, video, field drawing, photography and intimate sculptural works encompassing the gallery spaces. A large Drawing Machine will create a wall drawing in real time alongside a survey of sculptures, instruments and outcomes from recent site-based projects. 

For the launch event on the 9th September at 4:30, Cameron Robbins, along with fellow musicians will be performing improvised music in response to the sculptures.  This one off event offers an opportunity to engage with the work in a dynamic and immersive manner.