Peter Robinson presents a major new installation for The Dow
Acclaimed New Zealand sculptor Peter Robinson presents a
major new installation for The Dowse.
invited to take part to create a series of colourful felt
sticks in the gallery, bringing together conceptual
minimalism with craft traditions.
Following on from
Robinson's major piece for the Auckland Triennial, If You
Were To Work Here: The Mood At The Museum, this follow-up
exhibition continues the artist's recent interest in
bringing together strangers to co-create with him. On
opening day the gallery floor will be filled with a carpet
of hundreds of small felt rings, while a stack of coloured
aluminium rods stand by. Visitors are encouraged to select a
rod and feed rings on to it, creating a unique felt
Robinson has always been simultaneously a
materialist and a conceptualist, weaving complex ideas into
the most spectacular manipulations of fabric, felt, wax, or
plastic. He is the artist who wrangled six tonnnes of
expanded polystyrene foam so it wound its way through an
entire gallery, the glare of light coming off so much white
it was as blinding as its title, Snowball, Blind Time,
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