‘Queer assembly’ – writing by Hugo Robinson on ‘I’m glad you’re here, just the way you are’

Kia ora Siân! I’ve been spending the last month trying to figure out how to best address you all in a piece of writing that would reveal even a shade of the colour you make me feel. A normal piece of writing could not possibly do justice to our relationships and the squiggly singing waves you emit. It seems that the best way to do that is to describe what I’ve learnt from you all through the social world you immersed me in. So, I write this letter to you to share some secrets that you pressed into my hands.

What happened in 2017…

It is the last day of 2017 here in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and as usual, I am taking some time to reflect on this year. Usually I do this with pen and paper, but this year I thought I’d share it with you here. It’s been a year of big change, with some serious illness…

Clubs

I’m putting together some thoughts and works for a show to fundraise for Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP, working with survivors of sexual abuse and their whanau. I’m writing labels, and thinking / feeling through these works: All of my Club works were made in response to the violence and abuse that we experience on the…

The boat floats 2014

My work is always across media, working ideas through drawing, collage, sculpture, installation and writing. In a practice which is so deeply rooted in process, often questions get asked about planning; How do you plan your work? This show attempts to address that question, in showing the interwoven nature of the drawings, sculptures, collages and…