Please Touch

  During the installation of this work I had been determined to place the clay nests on the wall, as I had originally imagined them. But it just didn’t work.(I really did keep trying to make it work!!) I finally allowed myself to listen to both the work, and my friends, whose advice I had asked for and placed all of the nests on the floor. In the action of doing this, Paul Blackman and I discussed how lovely it was to hold them. The clay nests have a warmth about them. From this we decided to invite the audience…

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…

rag rugs

Today i got give a box of hand dyed cotton that has been prepared for making a rag rugs….. Rag rugs are a traditional rug made here in the early 1800’s by the monarchy, and this tradition slowly trickled down to the farming folk. Linen, then cotton as it became more common and less expensive , was recycled, torn into strips, and woven into rugs… Rag Rugs were made to adorn the floors of the important rooms. As the traditional took hold, the rugs began to tell the stories/history of the people, as the cloth used held the memories of…

Forest……..

Its been a month (or so) since Forest was installed iIn the Little Red Train at Ceres Environment Park….. All in all it was a success. A friend suggested that the measure of success was… did you like it in the space? Yes and Would you do it again… Yes below are a few of my favourite images For more images and comments go to….. FOREST     Standing in the space and just… listening beautiful Stef!                      (Mischa)         A wonderful travelling journey woven and dense with memory…

Forest

is an installation of nests and Textured Paper Drops that i am currently building in the Little Red Train at CERES Environment Part in East Brunswick , Melbourne. This installation has evolved out of 4 years of gentle development that started in the Solo Residency I undertook at Victoria University. I thought it was going to be a dance piece a textural poem that moved through the seasons telling a story of a tree and the bird woman who weaves nests….. but it seems it is an installation. the tree is woven through the space and will be echoed in…

the meditation of doing

Today my head is full of how to why to what to who to do it with why how what why and this continues as the energy waxes and wanes and confidence grows and dissipates with every success and failure and i finally sit pick up the needle and rope and start sewing tight stitches tighter than usual neat precise stitches that turn a rope found into a nest bound and to each stitch is attached  one of these thoughts and questions and i find some of the whys disappear as i remember why and some of the hows get…