Oct
24
2021

Artist Cameron Robbins has created a sunlight powered drawing instrument which draws in graphite onto the gallery’s foyer wall, inspired by the lunar eclipse of May 26 2021. Each line is made as sunlight filters through cloud, atmosphere and trees, to motivate a solar-motor driven pen. Each day, drawings accumulate from thousands of consecutive lines. Cameron explains: “During the eclipse we are reminded that the Earth always casts its shadow into space while the moon passes through it on its monthly journey and project onto it is the red ring of all the sunset and sunrises at once.”

Cameron’s work makes tangible the underlying structures and rhythms of natural forces, he has produced site-specific installations and exhibitions in art centres, disused buildings and outdoor sites in Australia, Japan, Norway, China, Germany and the UK.