Robert Andrew

Robert Andrew Bio:

Born in Perth in 1965, Robert Andrew is a descendant of the Yawuru people, his Country is the lands and waters of the Broome area in the Kimberley Region, Western Australia.

Andrew’s work speaks to the past yet articulates a contemporary relationship to his Country. His work often combines programmable machinery with earth pigments, ochres, rocks and soil to mine historical, cultural and personal events that have been buried and distanced by the dominant paradigms of western culture. There is a continual state of motion conveyed in this work that reflects a circularity in relationships between past and present. The work combines footage sourced from Andrew’s kinetic installations and communicates his evolving relationship to Country as he continues to uncover his familial history.

Andrew’s work has been presented in major exhibitions in Australia and internationally including: Yokohama Triennale, Japan, 2020; The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2019; Colony: Frontier Wars, National Gallery of Victoria, 2018; Experimenta Make Sense, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 2017; and Ars Electronica, Austria, 2017.

His recent solo exhibitions include: Inscribed, Milani Gallery, Brisbane, 2021; Data Stratification, Kapelica Gallery, Slovenia, 2018; and Our Mutable Histories, Museum of Brisbane, 2017.

His work is held in the collections of National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), St Andrew’s Hospital Collection, and Gadens Lawyers Brisbane.