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…

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…

Sometimes the materials want to tell there own story…

Wire burnt in the Black Saturday Fires given to me by a farmer has been sitting in my studio quietly gathering dust until recently when I was looking for something to weave… Some made is way into the base of a nest The rest wanted to tell its own story and all i had to do was hang it on the wall It soft twist and lines of straggling wire creating a 3d sketch

Today i made this…..

Still working the the notion/form of the nest a little obssesed with clay Inspired by last terms teacher challenge –  to make a nest in clay by thinking like a bird (these are the ones i made in class!) I up scale… Its my first attempt at working with clay outside a class situation…. so the test will be in the firing… have i made the paper clay right?… Will the mix of clays i have used work? Whoops i forgot to run a wire underneath the second one…will i get it off the board all those great learning questions…

Contained

In January I took up a fellow artists offer to make an installation in a shipping container. WildWildGoose Contained was a 3 month residency by Dagmara in 2 shipping containers next to the Maribrynong Rver in Footscray (Melbourne) Check put the other work that was created in this space on the Facebook page Wildwildgoosecontained On the overpass bridge next to the container are two enormous pasted up photos of Uncle Larry, gently watching over us, and those who pass by. Across the river a depot of shipping containers a 24 hour flow of trucks and cranes Next to us a…

Warringa Park School Residency

Warringa Park is a dual mode school which caters for all children with an intellectual disability and has a current enrolment of 431 students. (Taken from their website) I am there every Wednesday this term working with 4 classes from the middle years to create 3d sculptures/lanterns of endangered species for their end of year performance “Walk on the Wild Side” The event is during the day so they won’t be internally lit…. It has been a crazy journey….maybe a little ambitious but now they are made and papered and ready to be decorated ….

Lantern Season is over…for this year

Since returning from the  Bird Lab Residency is Sweden I have been deep in lantern land. First the Lismore Lantern Parade This year we celebrated the 20th anniversary of this fabulous event. and then INTO THE LIGHT – Cycles of Change. This was the 4th year for INTO THE LIGHT, which started in response to the 2009 Black Saturday fires. Each year we have reflected on the process of healing and with a group of local artists,designed an event in response to where the community is at now. It is a very special event. I feel privileged to be part of it…