Contemporary artist and humanitarian Stuart Robertson melds photography, film, digital media, symbolism, hand blown glass and neon with his background in design and fabrication to create works that speak profoundly to the viewer causing us to confront our own preconceptions and gracefully recognise our similarities in the human condition.
Creating a global conversation and ripple effect, he draws on the phenomenal power of modern social networks and instant borderless communication that dissolves prejudice and makes mankind more connected than at any other time in history.
The artists practice has developed and been refined over 30 years. His artworks now hang in many private established collections throughout New Zealand and the USA and in recent years his profile has gained significant momentum internationally.
Robertson’s passion for seeing the world through an alternate view runs deep. His grandfathers were both prolific photographers with their own darkrooms and camera collections. Their love for the medium underpins the artist’s own obsession.
Robertson has spoken at many events and conferences. 100% of his fee goes directly to Peace in 10,000 Hands to fund the project. In a past life he spent six years on television, was a stand up comedian, magician and pickpocket. So the being on stage, entertaining and intriguing audiences with his many stories, anecdotes and the close calls from the project. Talking comes very naturally and the topics is 'the power of an idea'!
Studio 66 - 66 Industrial Place, Queenstown, New Zealand
Gallery X - Khartoum Place, 36 Lorne Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Gusto - SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland
Orleans Bar and Restaurant - Britomart, Auckland
Orleans Bar and Restaurant - Christchurch
Frame - Orakei Bay, Auckland
Beirut - Fort Street, Auckland
Oaken - Britomart, Auckland
Gusford Art Gallery - Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, August 2013
Orakei Bay, Global Launch Exhibition - Auckland, May 2014
LAB Art Gallery, Collaboration - South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, June 2014
Arts Foundation of New Zealand - Auckland, August 2014
Arts Foundation of New Zealand - Queenstown, August 2014
LAB Art Texas - Los Angeles, August 2014
Auckland War Memorial Museum, International Peace Day (Film) - Auckland, September 2014
Sydney Peace Day - Sydney, September 2014
Pataka ART+ Museum - Wellington, September 2015
The Digital Show - Leica Gallery - Melbourne, October 2015
Page Blackie - Wellington, February 2016
Suspended Light (2011)
Twelve Moments. Twelve Cities (2012)
Nine Shades of Black (2012)
An Alternate View (2013)