Robbie Rowlands

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Subsurface

Celebrating the completion of Robbie Rowlands’ major sculptural commission Crossing the Floor, the inaugural Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery exhibition Subsurface draws on supportive works developed over a two-year period.



Artist Robbie Rowlands, in conjunction with RMIT CAST, undertook a residency in the Town Hall prior to its closure for redevelopment. During this time his investigations captured unique qualities of the building’s architectural features, textures and history. Paying specific attention to the floor as a surface this research, and the final sculptural work, pay homage to its function as a support to the community over time.

Featuring photo documentation, film and sound - including the old supper room sound system - the exhibition brings together this rich research, revealing layered histories that inspired the final sculptural work, now permanently on display in the main foyer.

The gallery launch also features a series of photographic works that capture the original townhall by renowned photographer John Gollings and a documentary by Singing Bowl Media.



This project was commissioned by Kerstin Thompson Architects and Hume City Council.

20 November - 6 December, 2019

Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery
10 Dimboola Road
Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia

Download exhibition catalogue (PDF)