Our special guest at Sculpture at Bathers 2017 is Cameron Robbins, an artist with a rapidly growing reputation who recently held a solo exhibition ‘Field Lines’ at MONA, Tasmania.
Robbins has been described as an “instrumentalist”. His artworks harness natural forces and are sculptural engineered instruments which produce recordings of these forces at work. The wind, tidal movements, magnetic anomalies, vortices and unusual weather have all been utilised by Robbins to drive his instruments and produce visual or sensory outcomes, such as drawings, light and sound. All have an atmospheric quality which inextricably links them to their conception and creation, with breathtaking results.
Robbins will install his wind driven kinetic sculpture, ‘Anemograph’ at Bathers Beach for the duration of the exhibition, along with several works at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle. These will include Magnetometers, wind drawings and Mt. Jim Magnetic Anomaly photographic series.
To see more of Cameron Robbins’ work, visit cameronrobbins.com.
Anemograph photo (below) by Brodie Ellis.
- Year: 2016
- Materials: Timber, stainless steel, aluminium, bearings, carbon fibre, Bunbury basalt, electrical wiring, LED, optical glass
- Size: 320 x 700cm
- Price: Sold