...Robbie Rowlands is committed to working through, and with, what he finds on the Depot site. At the far north end of the complex he takes the old ‘house’ where the Grendas upholsters once worked as a found object, which he can cut and mould to a new design.....Read More
Robbie Rowlands looks closely at the everyday objects around us, he questions their nature, their stability. Working both familiar and found materials, Rowlands cuts into and manipulates the recognisable, peeling back one form to reveal another, reflecting upon the passage of time and what lies beneath the surface of our familiar world.
Robbie Rowlands was born in 1968 and lives and works in Melbourne, he graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts in 1999. Rowlands studied at Pratt Institute, New York after, his first solo exhibition FOUND came out of this work. Rowlands participated in the exhibitions Structure, Space and Place, at the Tower Hill Memorial, Kangaroo Ground, 2007 and 26 Surf Street, Merricks, 2007, The offering 2009.