Robert Carter


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I’m Robert Carter, an artist based in Whangarei, New Zealand. This blog follows my research interests and documents my work.

Useless Signage #1

I decided to create a sign that is deliberately meaningless, that ties into the visual language of the city.

Electric Painting #1

For a while I’ve been playing with the idea of an Electric Painting. I wanted to comply with some of the accepted conventions of painting, but using my own set of materials.  

Dub Cycles @ Quarry Arts

My vision for the Dub Cycles was to be able to create music as a band, and have a jam, by riding three exercycles.

Band Practice

A rolling, collaborative, series of experiments, with George Hajian, Zöe Rapley, Kimberly Annan and Elke Finkenauer.

Composition for an L-shaped space

Sound installation and performance in conjunction with Sculpture Northland, Whangarei Quarry Gardens, 5 November 2017.

Stop Motion Animation

In this Band Practice project we created an animation. For this work I used a range of found materials, including 8mm film and parts from old printers.  

Smashing Plate

The Smashing Plate was the result of my participation in The Great Plate, an annual fundraiser for the Quarry Arts Centre. At the same time I was working on Overthinking It, a Band Practice project. In this project we tried to create some… Continue Reading →


I kept a diary of everything I ate and what I saw other people eat, for a few days, and made a video based on it.


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