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PhD Examination

2024
Compressing Atmosphere: ceramic encounters between clay, body and site,' is presented to the public on Thursday 11 July from midday to 7pm in Site 8, School of Art, RMIT University.

Robyn’s PhD project, 'Compressing Atmosphere: ceramic encounters between clay, body and site,' identifies compression, the decisive touch and resulting mark of the artist’s body on clay, as a potent way to consider practice-led research. Compressive action is revealed as both a method of making and a conceptual lens through which to investigate material and site-driven affective outcomes. A creative condition of atmosphere under compression, is embraced as a way for an expanded ceramic practice to reflect cultural, social and environmental events as embodied material experiences.

Opening event

Join Robyn in a public showing of her research with drinks from 5-7pm or from midday for one day only, Thursday 11 July 2024. Enter the Site 8 Gallery from Bowen Lane, School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne.