Michaela Gleave + Cameron Robbins — Lines of Sight


Michaela Gleave, Eclipse Machine (Retograde Motion), 2015, projection lamp, motors, prisms, timber, stand, 70 x 70 x 140cm

Michaela Gleave, Eclipse Machine (Retograde Motion), 2015, projection lamp, motors, prisms, timber, stand, 70 x 70 x 140cm

OPENING DRINKS: FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER, 6PM
EXHIBITION: 9 – 31 OCTOBER, 2015

SPECIAL EVENT: Occulation of Venus astronomical viewing at 4:00am | October 9 | Royal Park, Parkville. Click here for more information.

Lines of Sight is a collaborative exhibition by Michaela Gleave and Cameron Robbins. For these two artists, the cosmological and ephemeral have been long-standing interests. For their exhibition at Anna Pappas Gallery, Gleave and Robbins will create individual works, as well as a collaborative piece.

Utilising tricks of perception and relationships between space, matter and time, Gleave investigates the systems and structures that construct our everyday reality. Her installations are immersive and atmospheric, and rely on the viewers’ relationship with their surroundings, often mimicking the organic construct of natural phenomena.

Robbins will exhibit a new series of wind and light photographs which continue his interest in unpredictability and chaos, but also the rhythm and patterns of nature. Robbins will continue his enthusiasm for site-responsive kinetic sculptures with his work in Lines of Sight.

The interests of these two artists perfectly align to create a charged exhibition.

Michaela Gleave holds a Master of Fine Arts (Research) from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the School of Art, University of Tasmania. Selected solo exhibitions include A Day is Longer Than a Year, 2013, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle; Into the Aether, 2013, MCA Art Bar – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and We Are Made of Stardust, 2012, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong. Selected group exhibitions include Experimenta: Recharge, 2015, RMIT Gallery, touring exhibition; Elemental Phenomena, 2015, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane; Project 15 DEATH / LIFE, 2015, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne; New Worlds: Science Fiction & Contemporary Art, 2014, CoFA Galleries, Sydney; and Trace: Performative Works from the Collection, 2014, The Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Gleave has completed residencies in New York, Tokyo and Berlin, and is held in private collections in Australia, Germany and the UK.

Cameron Robbins has been a practicing artist for 25 years. Selected solo exhibitions include Var Jevn Dogn Equinox, 2015, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; The Red Queen, 2014, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart; and Melbourne Now, 2013-14, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Selected group exhibitions, such as Motorenwerke, 2015, Galerie oqbo, Berlin; FreeRange, 2014, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne; and the Hong Kong, and Korean International Art Fair’s in 2011. Robbin’s work is held in the National Gallery of Australia, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, and Scienceworks, Museum of Victoria, amongst others.