Nest

A review and images from my installation at Rubicon ARI, Queensbury St, Melbourne August 2016   “Very cool to drop in on Stefanie Robinsons installation at Rubicon ARI today……we walk into a white space, walls , floor and ceiling . Hanging from the roof detritus ropes, sun worn ,ocean swept , sometimes unravelled and frayed . At intermittent points the ropes flair out into beautifully woven nests before being drawn back to follow gravity and continue to the floor where some coil , frayed ends tickle the floor, a minute nest, the essence of intimacy and well being , nestles…

nest… upcoming installation

Today is the 1st of August… I have 17 days until … Nest Stories in rope and clay “Today I bring inside the heavy brown rope and start to pull it apart     It is thick with dirt, dust and oil. It holds a story of work.     It is rugged and strong, like an old farmer who has spent his life in the fields…”   These nests have been woven from rope and formed in clay.   Fragile containers for hope:  an invocation for  shelter, security and safety for all.    This work is my response to her experiences as a…

Scenes on the Yarra

I sent a lovely day yesterday in Williamstown as apart of the final Scenes on the Yarra guided performance/installation  celebrating the Yarra River, created by Jeminah Reidy. I installed a collection of nests in trees along Nelson Parade and highlighted them with a sound scape created by Dean Lombard.  The soundscape include a song that he had written in response to one of the nests I had made from rope found washed up on the newport breakwater. The long tails of the nests reached down to the footpath. As I sat and waited for the performance to pass through I…

Continuum

As promised…. the professional photos of the installation installed in the Dirty Dozen Windows for the Christmas Exhibition “Urban Forest”. It was very exciting to be included in this exhibition, I have eyed up these display cases for a long time…. Lighting by Bronwyn Pringle Thanks to Alf Caruna for the Photos…. alfcaruana.com.au  

Warringa Park School

In November i was once again invited  back to  Warringa park special school. This is my 3rd project with them. I was  very excited to see the development in their skills …. In using the tape and the cane and understanding both what we are making and how to make it…. This time it was a tram …. The first day 4 classes helped me to build the frame, and the following week another 2 helped my cover it in the paper and then add the drawings. The fabulous art teachers Andrea and Ruth, had worked with their classes to…

INTO THE LIGT – Echoes of Home

In an attempt to catch up with things I did last year before this year kicks off …. here is the video I finally finished for INTO THE LIGHT – Echoes of Home INTO THE LIGHT is a community process and event developed using art to explore ongoing recovery issues in the region, break down isolation and build connections. It began in 2011 in response to community needs following the 2009 Black Saturday Bush fires. Locals asked that the project be repeated, to continue a collective reflection, realising that community recovery is an ongoing and evolving process that takes time…

The Village….. part 2

So quickly it happens…. The Village has gone up, and been taken done and now rests in a box in the studio. Except the shipping rope which is still sitting in the back of the car waiting for that extra person to be available to help us lift it out! Thanks to all of those who made it to have a look. I received a lot of positive feedback and have the vision for the next one…. Here are some photos from the opening….