The work is currently on view at the gallery as part of the exhibition Unsettled: Recent Acquisitions of Australian Art, on now until 11 August 2013.
Charles Robb, Address, 1999, fibreglass and resin, 6 x 1.5 x 2.7m
collection Art Gallery of South Australia
Charles Robb’s sculptural work Trophy, acquired by the Gallery in 2003, can be viewed in the NGV Australia entrance foyer, while Yhonnie Scarce’s major works The Collected (2010) and Oppression, Repression (Family Portrait) (2004) feature in the new re-hang of the Indigenous Galleries on the ground level.
Charles Robb, Trophy, 2002, fibreglass, polyester resin, synthetic polymer paint, steel, dimensions variable
installation view, National Gallery of Victoria
Loss Control is a solo exhibition of new sculptural works by Charles Robb. Loss Control was conceived as part of an ongoing self-portraiture project, shaped by the artist’s interest in figurative and incidental form – especially the mundane objects and materials that accumulated in the studio during the modeling and casting process. In bringing these very different orders of objects together Robb seeks to testify to the strange slippages and correspondences that occur in the studio, and the new subjectivities that they produce.
23 March – 20 April 2013
dianne tanzer gallery + projects
Exhibition preview: 21 – 22 March 2013
ART BASEL HONG KONG
23 – 26 May 2013
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), Hong Kong
Juan Ford, Disobey Yourself, 2013, oil on linen, 91 x 71cm
1 June – 24 November 2013
Palazzo Bembo, Venice
Yhonnie Scarce, Burial Ground 2012, 224 pieces blown glass, Collection Art Gallery South Australia
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McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award opens this weekend featuring Charles Robb.
Robb’s new major work entitled Heavy Weather, features a high-jumping athlete, surmounting a monolith. This work seeks to bring these two opposing forces together. Immovability and vaulting athleticism, assertiveness and ungainliness – this sculpture represents the fraught relationship we have with the world and its objects.
The prize is to be announced this Sunday and the exhibition on until 14 July 2013. click here for further details.
Charles Robb, Heavy Weather, 2012, Boulder: Polyurethane/sand and polystyrene over steel frame, pigment, sealant. Figure: UV-stabilised polyester resin, pigment, Q-Cel, fiberglass, steel, sealant. 5.5m x 2.4m x 1.8m, Photographer John Gollings.
Charles Robb and Courtney Pedersen’s A Natural History of Trees is a meditation on the materiality of wood and the raft of associations that it conducts. Taking the form of a pine‐panelled room containing a pair of life‐sized tree trunks composed entirely of stacks of cut paper, the installation is simultaneously a response to the complexity of our relationship with nature and place, and an evocation of the precarious quality of the collaborative process.
Exhibition dates - Wednesday 11 July – Saturday 28 July
Charles Robb, A Natural History of Trees
Theatre of the World explores and rejects the notion that ancient and contemporary artworks are inherently different and that we must burden the past with the weight of history.
Curator Jean-Hubert Martin is the former director of Centre Georges Pompidou, Kunsthalle Bern, the Moscow Biennale and Paris Musée National des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie amongst other prestigious positions.
Neil Haddon and Charles Robb’s work will be on display at MONA until April 8 2013.
Jean-Hubert Martin, curator of the exhibition “Theatre of the World” at MONA in Hobart. Picture: Peter Mathew Source: News Limited
Charles Robb, Extension, 2006, Gypsum-based acrylic resin, fiberglass, synthetic polymer paint, 60x27x43cm, Collection of MONA, Tasmania
Congratulations to Charles Robb on being shortlisted for this prestigious award.
Since its inception in 2003, the McClelland Sculpture Survey has emerged as the most important outdoor sculpture exhibition in Australia, displaying a wide range of works in different media and styles by both established and emerging artists.
Displayed throughout 16 hectares of bush and landscaped gardens, the McClelland Sculpture Survey is intended to provide sculptors the opportunity to present their works in an outdoor exhibition context. The exhibition is accompanied by a major comprehensive catalogue.
Sculptors nationally and internationally are eligible to enter the McClelland Sculpture Survey, an exhibition highlighting the diversity and invention of contemporary sculptural practice.
The selected artists are eligible for the McClelland Award 2012, an acquisitive award valued at A$100,000 (GST excluded). The McClelland Award 2012 will be judged by Deborah Edwards, the Senior Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.