CoCA is proud to present the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Auckland-based artist Peter Robinson (Kāi Tahu).
For this exhibition, Robinson is developing a new body of work that will sprawl throughout CoCA's gallery spaces with a number of sculptural forms made out of manipulated steel rod, felt, and acrylic.
Widely recognised as one of Aotearoa New Zealand's leading contemporary artists, Robinson's work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Robinson also has a strong connection to the Canterbury region being of Ngāi Tauhi descent, born in Ashburton and as a graduate of Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury. He was New Zealand’s representative at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), participated in the 13th Istanbul Biennale (2013), 11th and 18th Biennale of Sydney (1998/2012) and the 8th Baltic Triennale of International Art, Vilnius (2002). Robinson was nominated for the Walters Prize in 2006 for The Humours at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, and again in 2008 when he won for his exhibition ACK at Artspace, Auckland.