Established Canberra artist Robyn Campbell will open a solo exhibition on Saturday 17 October 2020.
The exhibition entitled Echoes will show new works in ceramics and glass.
‘The majority of the work for ‘Echoes’ has been produced over the last two years between family tragedies, environmental disasters and the pandemic. With all these things going on, my studio was my place to retreat and play. The result is a body of work which is almost completely new, though it contains all the elements on which I traditionally focus… texture, simplicity of form, and light’. – Robyn Campbell
Initially trained in glass at the School of Art, ANU, Robyn achieved a high level of success in her medium exhibiting widely both nationally and internationally. She received many accolades for her work including a three-month residency at the Creative Glass Centre of America in 1995.
After a pause in her professional art practice to focus on family, Robyn returned and since 2013 has focused on ceramics and more recently porcelain.
Inspired by landscape and the natural world, Robyn creates sculptural objects where strong elements of texture and form invite closer investigation. Many of her works for this exhibition play with light; trapping, enclosing and reflecting in beautifully considered spaces.
‘In my recent work, the intangible elements of light, shadow and reflection interact, changing the pieces as natural light and perspective shift’.
Many of the trademark features from Robyn’s previous work in glass have flowed through into this new body of work. These include strong, sensual curves and lines, a pared back palette and simplicity of form. The sum of these parts is a resolved and accomplished body of work brimming with fresh ideas and showcasing exceptional technique.
‘Echoes’ is a mixture of diverse ideas, but the work is united by its subtle references to the natural world, and by serenity, simplicity, form, surface, shadow, and light.’
The exhibition opens on Saturday 17 October 2020. The artist will be in the gallery between 1 & 4pm.
Social distancing will be observed and as such there will be no drinks or nibbles.