Biennale of Sydney

Robert Andrew

Robert Andrew, Tracing Inscriptions, 2020, burnt branches, string, rocks, and electro-mechanical devices, dimensions variable. Installation view for 'Overlapping Magisteria 2020 Macfarlane Commissions' Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Commissioned by Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and The Macfarlane Fund. Courtesy of Robert Andrew and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photograph: Andrew Curtis. Copyright © Robert Andrew.
Robert Andrew, Connective Reveal—nagula, 2020. From the series ‘Connective Reveal’, ochre, oxides, white chalk, water, and electro-mechanical devices, 600 cm x 280 cm x 60 cm. Installation view for 'Yokohama Triennale', Yokohama Museum of Art, 2020. Commissioned by Yokohama Triennale 2020. Supported by Australia Council. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photograph: Kieta. Copyright © Robert Andrew.
Robert Andrew, Continuing Depth of Connection—ngan-ga, 2021. From the series ’Continuing Depth of Connection’, crushed granite, ochre, string, and electro-mechanical devices, dimensions variable. Installation view for 'Inscribed' Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Supported by Australia Council. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photograph: Carl Warner. Copyright © Robert Andrew.

Robert Andrew

Born 1965 in Perth, Australia
Lives in Brisbane, Australia
Yawuru


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. His work investigates personal and family histories that have been denied or forgotten. 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.

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Details to be announced