Sculptural site intervention
Nutalex oil factory
Opening 11th November 2pm
Set in the decommissioned Nutalex engineering workshop, a 1950s crumbling brick house set at the side of the factory, With what remains is a new sculptural site intervention created for Notfair 2017. Utilising remnant materials; pipes, oil and the physical structure of the site, this work is raw and visceral, representing mechanisms that support, house and in this case, produce the substances we consume.
12 James St, Windsor Vic 3181
Saturday 11/11 3-8pm
Sunday 12/11 12-5pm
Wednesday 15/11 3-7pm
Thursday 16/11 3-7pm
Friday 17/11 4-7pm
Saturday 18/11 12-6pm
Sunday 19/11 12-4pm
Light falls features a 20m light pole reformed to fall gracefully across The Strand walkway in Townsville. Precision cuts fragment the pole, disrupting its structural integrity and redefining its form.
In a landscape that has experienced the force of nature wreak havoc on the strongest of structures, the outcome here - with its gentle curves - attempts to find a balance, revealing an underlying stability.
Commissioned for Strand Ephemera 2017, Light Falls will be on Exhibition 28th July to 6th August.
Opening Thursday 1 June 6 - 8:30pm
Exhibition 2 - 3 June, 11am - 4pm (2 days only!)
Artist talk Saturday 3 June 2pm
Broadmeadows Town Hall
1079 Pascoe Vale Road
Crossing the Floor (this hall breathes) is an installation that reveals the rich artistic investigations that have informed Robbie Rowland's newly commissioned sculpture for the Broadmeadows Town Hall redevelopment project. Rowlands’ site-specific practice engages directly with the structure and fabric of the hall, revealing qualities that sit on the periphery of our awareness, often unseen.
This exhibition will be situated in the Supper Room space of the Broadmeadows Town Hall, soon to be closed for renovation as part of hall’s $23 million redevelopment. In addition to site-specific video and sound works developed through the research period, it will feature a delicately cut section of the supper room floor that reveals the preserved subsurface of the Hall’s fifty-year history.
This project is delivered by Hume City Council, in partnership with Kerstin Thompson Architects and RMIT Centre for Art, Society and Transformation (CAST).
Melbourne Fringe Festival - Fringe Furniture - Abbotsford Convent
Robbie Rowlands’ newly commissioned exhibition Scent Lingers brings together a selection of his recent work and an accompanying site-specific sound piece for Fringe Furniture 2016. Rowlands’s work artfully encapsulates the idea of redesign, bringing together familiar forms and breaking them down, challenging the way in which we see the world and design. Scent Lingers is a series of works that stand together and in contrast to works in Fringe Furniture; works that are beginning a new life contrasted with objects reaching the end of theirs. For Rowlands the process of decline and decay becomes an aesthetic event.
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Fringe furniture - Abbotsford Convent
Sacred Heart Laundry Rooms
15 September - 2 October, 2016
Opening - Wednesday 14th @ 6PM
Festival hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm
***Scent Lingers can be viewed all week from 11am -11pm***
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne, Australia
James Carey & Robbie Rowlands
Opening Drinks -Thursday 26 May, 6-8pm
Viewing: 1-4pm, Friday 27 - Sunday 29 May, 2016
365-367 Bell Street
Bellfield, Melbourne, Australia (Between Preston & Heidelberg)
*Parking on Wilkinson Crescent and Skeffington Street
Sighting is an intervention project by artists Robbie Rowlands and James Carey. Surveying the physical history of two soon to be demolished 1960s houses as source material to create artwork, Rowlands and Carey manipulate, reconfigure and remove interior surfaces and found materials to transform our universal understanding of domestic spaces.
Commissioned by surgery directors Heathcote Wright and Nima Pakrou as part of the MCES development in Darebin, this exhibition aims to connect the history of the site, its future potential and the broader community.
Presented by Blackartprojects & Melbourne Comprehensive Eye Surgeons
David Hagger - Blackartprojects
Mob: 0421 990 481 Email: email@example.com
Images: Shadows fall - Bedroom cut, abandoned house - Robbie Rowlands, 2016 Photo Robbie Rowlands
Exhibited in two window fronts, Robbie Rowlands’ Cutting Corners brings in to question our understanding of the ordinary. Through his distinctive cuts and manipulations of commonplace objects, Rowlands balances both the destruction of a subject and the potential for its re-imagining in order to shift our reading of the structural conventions that make up our surrounds.
26th April – 16th May 2016
Opening Friday 6th May 6-8 pm @ The Dolls House Gallery
Exhibition venues and times
The Dolls House Gallery
108 Miller St. Preston West, Australia (Day/Night till 12pm)
Window front (around corner)
30-36 Gilbert Rd, Preston West, Australia (Nightly 6-11pm)
Image: Falling by the side, Queen Anne bedside table, installation view, Dolls House Gallery, Melbourne
Special thanks to:
Rebecca Mayo @ The Dolls House Gallery & Fr Samuel @ St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
Long Division Gallery Presents
Tread lightly for this ground may be hollow
Detroit Residency Exhibition
5th - 26th March 2015
This new exhibition draws from Rowlands recent Australia Council residency at Popps Packing artist studios in Detroit USA. Through photography and film this body of work celebrates moments in which Rowlands finds a balance between the visible distress Detroit has experienced and the optimism that was so evident in the community he was surrounded by.
Opening Night March 5th 6 - 8pm
Featuring Oliver Mann (Live)
+ Support from Lisa Salvo
Oliver Mann is something of an anomaly in the music world. Working across various musical strands and languages, the Melbourne bass‑baritone's output is defined by its adherence to the classical canon as much as its re-imagining. While steadily building a reputation and career within an operatic context - including various roles with Opera Australia and the Victorian Opera - it's the coalescence between Mann's classical work and wider musical expressions that make his oeuvre so intriguing.
Long Division Gallery
Schoolhouse Studios Inc.
81 Rupert Street
PO Box 1453
Collingwood, VIC, 3066
Alice Glenn Hazel Brown
0400 579 006 0425773214
Special thanks to Popps Packing artist studios Hamtramck/Detroit
Robbie Rowlands in collaboration with the Charlton community
Transported from the regional Victorian town of Charlton, ‘Some still cry when it rains’ looks at both the trauma of the 2011 floods and the current drought that is affecting the region. Rowlands spent nights wondering the dry Avoca river bed capturing spot lit images of flood dispersed hay, tangled fence wire and other forms. Projected from the top of two round hay bale stacks onto a singular grain silo, this series of images and accompanying sound work places the audience within the surreal rural night landscape.
White Night - Tears before dawn precinct - City Square
“Art is so often seen as a purely urban experience that is somehow in opposition to the practical approach to living the country is known for........the site-specific nature of the work celebrated the unique voices of this district, allowing us all to see that art can be used to communicate the inner lives of everyone, no matter where they live.”
Lewis Winter – Charlton Resident
The In-between exhibition won best Charlton Community event of the Year.
January 29 – April 5, 2015
- Theresa Anderson
- Adam Bateman
- Graham Eschen & Aaron Miller-Rehm
- Rosane Volchan O'Conor
- Cheryl Pope
- Robbie Rowlands
- Michael Theodore
Thursday, January 29
5:30pm members preview
6:30-9pm free public reception
Shifting our gaze from the walls to the floor, Substrate makes visible the surfaces and systems that guide how we interact with our surroundings. The seven site-responsive installations facilitate conversation about roles of the artist, museum, visitor, art, and architecture.
Encouraged to physically challenge the structure of the museum, the Substrate artists have created works that conceptually subvert the institutional framework as well. Taking different approaches, the artists have cut, covered, scraped, scratched, pushed, pulled, and transformed the floors. Their installations penetrate the museum’s surface, summon ghosts of our past, and peel back layers of history.
The marks, holes, and scratches on the surface of BMoCA’s floors tell stories collected over time. Confessions of years of wear and tear provide clues to the physical and institutional memories of past exhibitions, installations, and even former functions of the building. Adding to what is already written, the artists will leave their own layer on the history of the museum. Substrate alters the spatial hierarchy away from the walls to the floor, drawing attention to routines of the museum environment and how we experience art and architecture.
Image: Robbie Rowlands, If this light could hold, Museum floor & wall cut, window reveal, Boulder museum of Contemporary Art, 2015
Robbie Rowlands - Detroit/Hamtramck residency exhibition
Through a one month residency at Popps Packing studios in Hamtramck/Detroit, supported by the Australia Council, Robbie Rowlands has created a new series of site-specific work that explores the direct landscape.
Opening Friday December 5th 6-10pm
Artist Talk Sunday December 7th 2pm
12138 Saint Aubin, Hamtramck, MI, USA
This residency was proudly supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Special thanks to Graem Whyte & Fiana Lerman of Popps Packing for their generous hospitality and support.
Charlton Arts Inc - Residency series exhibition
Exhibition one night only - 19th September 6-10pm
'In-between' is an exhibition outcome of a one month artist residency series undertaken by Robbie Rowlands in the country town of Charlton Victoria in 2014. Artist Robbie Rowlands captures the essence of two sites united by one river through sculpture, photography and sound.
Through a series of artist talks and the creation of site-specific artworks Rowlands introduced his practice to a broad section of the community. This engagement opened up new ways of considering contemporary art within the context of the rural landscape and country communities.
The project was co supported by Regional Arts Victoria and Charlton Arts Inc.
To register your interest in joining us for this event please contact
Nola Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org Mob: 0429436448