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Robert Andrew

Elemental Forces

By Tim Walsh

Portrait of Robert Andrew. 

Courtesy the artist.

The inner suburbs of Brisbane offer some of the city's steepest hills. On one of these crests is Robert Andrew's house, where I sat with a cup of tea in early June discussing the artist's life as a machine-obsessive. The fascination began, he told me, at the age of five when he started taking apart electronics to determine their inner workings. This continued into his teens; he remembered receiving a Walkman cassette player for his birthday one year…

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