By Torin Francis

Presented by Metro Arts in association with Museum of Brisbane

New kinetic sculptures by Torin Francis.

Presented as a part of BAD STUDIO CITY, Bridging the In-between explores the intersections of meteorology, technology and spatiotemporal experience. Comprised of the works Yaw and Way, this show encourages audiences to reconsider the impact of climate and the role of technology within the discussion of these themes. Both works play with structures of space and reflect on the interactions we have with our immediate and wider inside and outside environments over time. Using instruments of measurement responsive to environmental conditions, this project seeks to dramatise the spatio-temporal dimension of the sculptural encounter and by extension our encounter with all objects.


8 – 30 May, 2021

Sat 8th: 10am – 6pm
Tue 11th – Sun 16th: 10am – 4pm
Tue 18th – Sat 22nd: 10am – 10pm
Sun 23rd: 10am – 4pm
Tue 25th – Sat 29th: 10am – 10pm
Sun 30th: 10am – 7pm


Metro Arts, West End

Image courtesy the artist, Torin Francis.


Torin Francis is a Brisbane based artist originally from London. His practice considers the devices we use to quantify, navigate, and comprehend the way in which the passing of time is perceived and experienced. This engagement with these mechanisms is explored through poetic relationships between objects and space in site-responsive installations, kinetic sculpture, assemblage, and moving image works. Francis re-evaluates and re-contextualises objects in both outdoor and indoor spaces. Natural phenomena, such as wind, weather and the environment, are used to harness outcomes, and material remnants from previous work are used in assemblages within the gallery space.

Torin graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017 with First Class Honours. Recent solo exhibitions include BLINDSIDE Gallery, Melbourne (2019), Milani Gallery, Carpark, Brisbane (2019) and Gyre, Metro Arts, Brisbane (2019).


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