Exhibition & Residency:
May 1 – May 30, 2011
Andrew Rogers is a sculptor whose works may be found in many plazas and buildings around the world. He is a leading contemporary artist.
Rogers is the creator of the world’s largest contemporary land art undertaking. Titled “Rhythms of Life,” the project commenced in 1998 and at present comprises 46 massive stone structures (Geoglyphs) across 13 countries in six continents and has involved over 6,700 people.
These Geoglyphs range in size up to 40,000 sq m/430,560 sq ft – and are commanding worldwide attention. They are situated in the Arava Desert – Israel, the Atacama Desert – Chile, the Bolivian Altiplano, Kurunegala – Sri Lanka, Victoria -Australia, the Gobi Desert – China, Akureyri – Iceland, Rajasthan – India, Cappadocia – Turkey, Jomson and Pokhara in Nepal, Spissky and the High Tatras in Slovakia, the Mohave desert in the USA and near the Chyulu Hills in Kenya. Individually and together the Geoglyphs form a unique set of drawings upon the Earth stretching around the globe, connecting people with history and heritage.
Of particular note is the site in Cappadocia, Turkey, where in May 2010 Rogers completed the “Time and Space” geoglyph park. The twelve structures comprise more than 10,500 tons of stone and, in total, the walls measure approximately 4 miles (7 km) in length. The structures that lie furthest apart are separated by a distance of 1.25 miles (2 km).
The title of the project, the “Rhythms of Life” is derived from Rogers’ early bronze sculptures.
Rogers’ works have been presented to leading world figures such as John Howard, Vincent Fox, Efraim Katzir, Richard Butler and Simon Wiesenthal. Andrew Rogers lives in Melbourne Australia and is a full time artist.