RESEARCH + PRACTICE
Robbie Rowlands draws on existing objects and spaces in a practice that seeks to renegotiate the empirical by challenging the way we see the world. In his work we find the structures and objects that provide support to our lives are redefined and represented,encouraging us to question our relationship to them. His works positioned within the temporal state of abandonment, or at times complete loss once completed, introduce a sense of memorial to the subjects whose existence may otherwise go unnoticed. We begin to take notice of what is around us. What we experience becomes critical, precious and finite with time now bracketed, allowing incremental reflections rather than one particular viewpoint or distant observation. Rowlands is currently undertaking a Masters by Research and teachers across sculpture, sound and media at RMIT University.