Robyn Stacey – News
ROBYN STACEY in PLANETARY GARDENING
3 March – 26 March 2017
Photo Access, Manuka Arts Centre, ACT
Planetary Gardening explores the symbiotic relationships between the cultural and the chemical, the organic and the technological, and the agency of human and non-human actors.
Stills is delighted to announce the recent acquisitions of Robyn Stacey’s work Martin Sharp’s Eternity, Wirian Bellevue Hill (2016) by City of Sydney; and Love Finger (1996) by Art Gallery of NSW.
Stills is delighted to announce the recent acquisitions of Robyn Stacey’s work Living room Rose Seidler House with exterior mural (2016) by both the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Art Gallery of NSW.
Stills is delighted to announce the recent acquisition of Robyn Stacey’s Lighthouse Wharf Hotel, Port Adelaide (2016) by the Art Gallery of South Australia.
ROBYN STACEY in 'AUSTRALIAN EXOTICA'
16 April – 29 May 2016
Monash Gallery of Art, VIC
This exhibition explores the characterisation of Australia as a land down under, where things are out of the ordinary and colourfully unconventional. For many contemporary artists, this European vision, inherited from European cartographers, is something that needs to be subverted and critiqued. For others, the idea of living in an eccentric environment continues to inspire a distinctively Australian sense of place.
ROBYN STACEY in 2016 ADELAIDE BIENNIAL OF AUSTRALIAN ART: MAGIC OBJECT
27 February – 15 May 2016
Art Gallery of South Australia, SA
Congratulations to Robyn Stacey who will be participating in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art which surveys contemporary Australian art. Stacey will present new camera obscura works in the Biennial which includes over 20 artists who collectively ask the question – are artists the last magicians?
ROBYN STACEY: CLOUD LAND
18 September 2015 – 3 April 2016
Museum of Brisbane, QLD
In Cloud Land, Stacey uses the city of Brisbane to stage her dream-like camera obscura works - upside-down, reversed and distorted images projected onto the surface of an entire room. Camera obscura is one of the oldest photographic techniques invented more than 1000 years ago. It allows light in through a tiny hole in order to project a scene from outside onto an inside surface.
ROBYN STACEY in 'CONSTRUCTED WORLDS'
23 May – 4 July 2015
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, NSW
This exhibition brings together five important photographers who respond to the relationship between image, object and the viewer.
ROBYN STACEY ARTIST TALK: THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S EYE
Sunday 16 May 2015 @ 2pm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW
ROBYN STACEY in COLOUR MY WORLD
3 April – 30 August 2015
National Gallery of Australia, ACT
This is the first exhibition dedicated to a significant aspect of recent Australian art: the handcoloured photograph.
ROBYN STACEY in ‘THE PHOTOGRAPH AND AUSTRALIA’
21 March – 8 June 2015
Art Gallery of New South Wales
‘The photograph and Australia’ investigates how photography was harnessed to create the idea of a nation and reveals how our view of the world, ourselves and each other has been changed by the advent of photography.
THE BRENDELS ACQUIRED
Stills is delighted to announce the recent acquisition by SAMSTAG Museum of Robyn Stacey’s The Brendels, 2005 from the series Supermodels.
ROOM 1306 MERCURE POTTS POINT, JODI ACQUIRED
Stills is delighted to announce the recent acquisition by UTS Art Collection of Robyn Stacey’s, Room 1306 Mercure Potts Point, Jodi, 2013 from the series Guest Relations.
ROBYN STACEY in BEASTLY
23 November – 7 December 2014
Delmar Gallery, NSW
ROBYN STACEY ARTIST TALK, ART GALLERY of NEW SOUTH WALES
13 November, 2013 @ 5:30pm
Photography Gallery, Art Gallery of NSW
As part of Art After Hours, Robyn Stacey will talk about the processes and ideas embedded in her work Walnuts (2009), included in ‘Joy before the object’ on exhibition until 2 February 2014. Robyn will explain how her work draws our attention to practices of museology, particularly the categorising and photographing of artefacts.
15 October - 25 October 2013
Adelaide Perry Gallery, NSW
Adelaide Perry Gallery will present a selection of Robyn Stacey photographs spanning the artist's career. Works will be exhibited from the series Hot House, 2001; The Collectors Nature, 2003; Supermodels, 2005; Beau Monde, 2005/2006; The Great and the Good, 2008; Empire Line, 2009; and Tall Tales and True, 2010.
In 2000 Stacey began researching and photographing historical archive collections in Australia and overseas and spent a number of years working with each collection. Using objects from the Macleay Museum and the NSW Historical Houses Trust, Stacey has created pictorially sumptuous images of eighteenth and nineteenth century specimens, artifacts, and scientific models. These painstakingly constructed photographs present the historical archives to a contemporary audience, revealing their aesthetic, social and historical value. These images allow us not only to glance into earlier worlds, but to consider hierarchies of taste, culture and knowledge.
This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the PLC Sydney Students Photographic Prize 2013.
ROBYN STACEY in 'JOY BEFORE THE OBJECT'
28 September 2013 – 2 February 2014
Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW
Robyn Stacey work Walnuts (2009) from the series Empire Line is included in this group exhibition of 23 artists. This exhibition looks at what it might mean to photograph objects. It explores the nature of the object and displays works that capture the history and complexity of object photography.
ROBYN STACEY: GUEST RELATIONS
29 April to 30 June 2013
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Robyn Stacey's new body of work, Guest Relations, is inspired by her three week Artist-in-Residence at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins in February 2013.
Guest Relations reflects on the transient nature of the hotel room as a place of waiting; waiting for the next thing to begin, or waiting to go home. Using camera obscura, one of the earliest forms of photography, Stacey seamlessly weaves hotel guests into the urban Melbourne cityscape. The upside down, reversed image of the external world is projected onto the hotel room ceiling and walls, creating a surreal and inward-directed space in which her waiting figures appear.
ROBYN STACEY, ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
February 4 – 24, 2013
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Robyn Stacey will embark on a month long Artist-in-Residence at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins this February 4 – 24, 2013.
In the past, Stacey has delved into the interior, domestic worlds of some of Sydney's most important historic houses, including Vaucluse House and Elizabeth Bay House. Her current residency will shift her photographic gaze to the city of Melbourne, and the public/private domain of the hotel. Stacey's work inspired by her stay at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins will be exhibited at the hotel.
ROBYN STACEY acquired by ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
STILLS is delighted to announce the recent acquisition by the Art Gallery of South Australia of Robyn Stacey’s Fontaine de Vaucluse, 2009.
ROBYN STACEY in ART + FOOD: BEYOND THE STILL LIFE
2 to 20 October 2012
Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
Robyn Stacey’s 9pm Elizabeth Bay House features in this exhibition that looks at representations of food within the visual arts. Coinciding with the Sydney International Food Festival Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life considers issues surrounding consumerism, food production and cultural identity.
ROBYN STACEY FEATURED IN 'RETURN TO SENDER'
UQ Art Museum
The University of Queensland, University Drive, St. Lucia
9 June to 26 August 2012
Return to Sender is an exhibition of works by artists who left Queensland in the late 1970's and early 1980's, largely in reaction to the political and cultural scene in Queensland at this time. The artists in the exhibition are; Robyn Stacey, Barbara Campbell, Jeff Gibson, John Gillies, Ross Harley, Rosemary Laing, Lindy Lee, Fiona Macdonald, Tracey Moffatt, Mark Titmarsh and Gary Warner.
A Verdant Heart
Hawkesbury Art Gallery, NSW
9 December 2011 until 5 February 2012
ART BANK ACQUISITIONS: ROBYN STACEY, JAMIE NORTH AND JESS OLIVIERI AND HAYLEY FORWARD WITH THE PARACHUTES FOR LADIES
Stills Gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition of works by Robyn Stacey, Jamie North and The Parachutes for Ladies by Art Bank.
Artbank is the largest buyer of contemporary Australian art in the country. Artbank promotes Australian culture and the enjoyment of living with Australian art by making the collection available for rent and reinvesting its revenues back in to the collection. Artbank focuses its support on emerging artists providing access through the collection to the country’s most exciting developments in contemporary visual arts.
ROBYN STACEY: HOUSE BOOK LAUNCH AND EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF SYDNEY
Robyn Stacey and Peter Timms
Book Released October 2011
Exhibition 15 October - 5 Feb 2012
Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney
House, a new book and an exhibition opening 15 October 2011 at the Museum of Sydney will feature the stunning still-life photography by Robyn Stacey, showcasing the extraordinary and everyday objects from the Historic Houses Trust’s collections and properties.
The exquisite photographs are the result of a four-year collaboration between the Historic Houses Trust (HHT) and Stacey who gained unprecedented access to the more than 29,000 objects held in the collections of Elizabeth Bay House, Vaucluse House, Rouse Hill House & Farm and the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection.
The exhibition will feature over 15 of Stacey’s striking images, a selection of objects from each of the properties and a slide-show revealing the intricate process behind each photograph.
CONSTRUCTED WORLDS: CHRISTINE CORNISH & ROBYN STACEY FEATURED AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA
Constructed Worlds explores photography from the 1980s. During this period, photography can be best characterised by work made in the studio. Although photographers continued to document the world by going out into it, others manipulated and altered the image, often appropriating and reinterpreting imagery from the past. Following inroads made in the previous decade, the 1980s saw photography elevated to a high art form.
Constructed Worlds is exhibited in the photospace part of the permanent galleries and the works are all in the National Gallery collection. Australian photographers included in the display are Christine Cornish & Robyn Stacey, amongst many others.
A half-day forum titled Tableaux Vivant: 1980s Photography is being held on 21 May, at the National Gallery of Australia, where Robyn Stacey will be discussing the themes of the decade.
PAT BARSSINGTON, PETRINA HICKS & ROBYN STACEY: SILENT FEATHERS
Maroondah Art Gallery, VIC
28 January - 5 March, 2011
Silent Feathers is an exhibition featuring the diverse range of representations of birds. Drawingupon the symbolism of birds and their role as companion animals, food source or as harbingers of environmental loss, 13 artists including Pat Brassington, Petrina Hicks and Robyn Stacey provocatively examine human complicity in the fate of the bird.
ROBYN STACEY: CURIOUS COLONY SH ERVIN GALLERY, SYDNEY
Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer
11 January - 20 February 2011
Curious Colony: a twenty first century Wunderkammer is an exhibition organised by Newcastle Region Art Gallery that transforms the S.H. Ervin Gallery into a twenty first century room of wonders where colonial curiosities jostle contemporary art. This major exhibition brings together the work of colonial inspired artists including Stills artist Robyn Stacey. The exhibition will show Stacey’s work from The Great and the good series, Mr Macleay’s Fruit and Flora.
ROBYN STACEY: Monash Gallery of Art presents Living deadly: haunted surfaces in contemporary art
The exhibition has been specifically inspired by the way contemporary Indigenous artists from Arnhem Land talk about their use of finely painted cross-hatching or rarrk. Living deadly explores ways in which optical effects are used to make the viewer physically aware of things beyond their physical reality. Opens Saturday 24 July 3pm.
Living deadly also includes work by Brook Andrew, John Gollings, Anne Ferran, Ruark Lewis, John Mawurndjul, Rod McNicol, eX de Medici and James Morrison.
ROBYN STACEY: CURIOUS COLONY A twenty first century Wunderkammer
Newcastle Regional Gallery
10 July - 29 August 2010
A twenty first century room of wonders where colonial curiosities jostle contemporary art. This major exhibition brings together the work of colonial inspired artists including Stills artist Robyn Stacey. The exhibition will show Stacey’s work from The Great and the good series, Mr Macleay’s Fruit and Flora.
PAT BRASSINGTON, ROBYN STACEY & BEVERLEY VEASEY: A Generosity of Spirit - Recent Australian Women’s Art
Queensland University of Technology Art Museum
2 July - 3 October 2010
A Generosity of Spirit: Recent Australian Women's Art from the QUT Art Collection exhibition presents some 30 key works acquired over the last four years including Stills artists Pat Brassington, Beverley Veasey and Robyn Stacey. Generosity of Spirit simultaneously acknowledges the generous philanthropy of former Queensland artist and QUT alumnus Betty Quelhurst (1919-2008), and the work of selected Australian women artists. The Betty Quelhurst Fund was established in the acquisitions program enabling the QUT Art Museum to purchase major works by leading Australian mid-career women practitioners. The exhibition will travel to Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide from 22 October to 17 December 2010.
ANNE FERRAN & ROBYN STACEY
TIME TRAVEL: REIMAGINING THE PAST
Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW
7 May - 20 June 2010
Anne Ferran and Robyn Stacey feature in this exhibition that examines how and why Australian contemporary artists look to the past for inspiration. The selected works are from Ferran’s 2004 series Twice Removed, which celebrates the lacemakers of Calais who migrated to Maitland in Australia and Stacey’s Empire Line and The Great and the Good series, which draw on the collections of the NSW Historic Houses Trust.
SAVE FIRSTDRAFT: ART AUCTION
6 - 10pm Thursday September 3 2009
Christine Cornish and Robyn Stacey are donating work for Firstdraft's Renovation Fundraiser, which will be hosted by the MCA's Elizabeth Ann Macgregor. The work will be available for Preview on Wednesday 12 - 8pm September 2.
Their works can be viewed on the First Draft website
National Gallery of Australia
This is a fantastic opportunity to view two of Robyn Stacey's lenticulars, Skull and Monkey, which were acquired by the National Gallery of Australia in 2007. Lenticular prints seem to shift and change as the viewer moves in front of them, an effect created by a ridged lens over a digital print that amalgamates several images.
ARTISTS INTERPRETING HISTORY - ROBYN STACEY
On Friday 4 September Museums & Galleries NSW and the Historic Houses Trust will present Artists interpreting history, a half-day seminar studying some of the engaging - and sometimes controversial results - of artists' interventions of museum spaces and collections. Join Ross Gibson, artist and academic, as he leads discussion on the possibilities and problems associated with artistic intervention. Artists (including Stills artist Robyn Stacey) and curators, will discuss how successful projects can reach new audiences, and invigorate existing collections.
THE MUSEUM EFFECT
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
14 May - 28 June 2009
Gallery Floor Talk 16 May 1pm
Robyn Stacey is exhibiting Leidenmaster II & Entomology, in this exhibition examining the aesthetic influence of museological conventions on contemporary art. Stacey works closely with historic collections, surfacing artefacts and specimens in compositions that ring true to their original context and breath life into their subjects.