Robbie Rowlands’ sculptural interventions examine and resource our built environment, bringing to light objects and materials that serve a function, but are often overlooked. The work in Rowlands’ exhibition ‘Further’ utilises recovered concrete formwork panels, assembled and scored with a series of cut tapered lines, bringing new focus to his site-based interventions. Treated as one, the Assembly Point vitrines form a horizon with distinct vanishing points. Rowlands’ intention is to lead you to consider not just what is within these spaces but what exists beyond.
“I'm interested in the relationship between the form and the formwork. Each of these panels, reveal traces – staining, scarring and swelling – from their role in forming (concrete). In their retirement, resting layered, stacked and stored, additional traces of dust, map edges and points of connection. In their randomness, they piece together like a patchwork blanket, telling a story of shared experience. I'm not wanting to be trapped purely by the textural quality of the surfaces. I'm interested in the remnant, the forgotten, and what exists further than the surface.”
1 June - 8 July
152 Sturt Street
Southbank, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia