Peter Robinson Agreements

28 January –
25 February 2023
Peter Robinson


, 2023
Installation view

What harm can come of paper? Plenty if you end up on the wrong end of a contract. Robinson’s new work investigates paper as both support and object. The works presented suggest ambivalence to the medium and those who employ it.

Selected solo exhibitions

Agreements, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2023; Local Colour, Shane Cotton and Peter Robinson, Hamish McKay Gallery, Auckland, 2022; Forward Backwards, Coastal Signs, Auckland, 2022; Notations, Sutton Gallery, 2020; Peter Robinson, Fieldwork, CoCA Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, New Zealand, 2018; Schisms, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2017; Neologisms, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2015; SYNTAX, Artspace, Auckland, 2015; Recreation Centre, Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2015; Pair et lmpair, Galerie Emmanuel Herve, Paris, 2014; Tribe Subtribe, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, 2013; Cuts and Junctures, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, 2013; The Influence of Anxiety, The Centre for Drawing Project Space, London, 2010; Polymer Monoliths, Artspace, Sydney and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2009; Line Works, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2008.

Selected group exhibitions

Paemanu: Walls to Live Beside, Rooms to Own: The Chartwell Show, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2021; XXX: Celebrating 30 Years of Sutton Gallery, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. 2021; Tauraka Toi: A Landing Place, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand, 2022; He Reka Te Kūmara, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand, 2021; Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, 2020; 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia 2019; Politics of Sharing-On Collective Wisdom, ifa-Gallerie, Berlin, 2016; Neither Forward nor Back: Acting in the Present, Jakarta Biennial, Indonesia, 2015; The Piranesi Effect, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2014; Mom, am I a barbarian?, 13th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, 2013; All our relations, 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, 2012; De-Building, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, 2011; Three Colours: Gordon Bennett and Peter Robinson, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2004.

Artist’s profile