Robert Hague was born in Rotorua, New Zealand and re-located to Australia in the mid-1980s. He has been a practicing sculptor for over three decades and during this time he has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. In 1999 he was awarded 'The Director's Prize' in Sculpture By The Sea, Sydney and in 2000 he received the 'Waverley Art Prize' for Sculpture, Sydney. Robert Hague's sculptural work is part of corporate and private collections in Australia, China, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States.
Robert Hague is a Melbourne based sculptor who works primarily with bronze and steel. He is fascinated by the radical asymmetry of his work, one that forces continued change in the work through rotation. He sees it as a revelation in the making that is constantly challenging his ways of creative thinking.
'My work is inspired by a conversation with an American sculptor, about rotational symmetry. I had argued against symmetry but decided to experiment with rotation after his comments on repetition. In particular to the Orbis series, the internal cuts make reference to the Maori wood carvings I grew up amongst in Rotorua, New Zealand. Robert Hague