Cam Robbins

Tunes by Cam Robbins


Cameron Robbins’ 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, Switzerland, Japan, Norway, China, Denmark, Germany and the UK. Cameron Robbins is the first Australian artist invited to present a large scale solo exhibition, ‘Field Lines’, at the Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, in 2016, where he also recently completed a major permanent 50 -year wind drawing installation.

Cameron’s inquiries employ structural devices including kinetic wind, sun, or water powered mechanical systems. Their aesthetic is the result of both careful engineering and resourcefulness. The outputs of these site-specific installations include drawings and sound compositions. These interpretations of the dynamics and scale of the physical world suggest the complexities of the unknown.

When not doing all this, he plays clarinet, saxophone and other things in jazz and experimental music ensembles. He was born in Melbourne 1963, and now works between Castlemaine and Melbourne, in south-eastern Australia. Studied Fine Art (Sculpture) at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Victorian College of the Arts to 1990; lectured in art and design at RMIT since 2000; awarded Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship in 2015, and New Work Grants in 2011 and 2013, and various commissions.