TCotA Arts Forum | Cameron Robbins

Summary

TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

5th Aug 2016 12:30pm

End Date

5th Aug 2016 1:30pm

Venue

Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

RSVP / Contact Information

TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

Cameron Robbins

Cameron Robbin’s 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, Japan, Norway, China, 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 interpretations of the dynamics and scale of the physical world suggest the complexities of the unknown.

Cameron is based in Melbourne and studied Fine Art (Sculpture) at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Victorian College of the Arts, and has lectured in Art and Design at RMIT since 2000. Cameron was the recipient of Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship in 2015, and has received New Work Grants in 2011 and 2013, and various commissions.

Cameron Robbins' Art Forum will present a detailed look into some of his major projects from the last two years. He will focus on several works created for the Field Lines exhibition at MONA; and a look at the recent development of a large scale permanent kinetic drawing work for a museum in Victoria.

Image credit: Anemograph Mt McKay, Lions Head. Image courtesy of the artist


TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.