Geoffrey Drake-Brockman has been exhibiting since 1986 with shows in New York, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Denmark, and London.  He has held major exhibitions at the Morris Museum in metropolitan New York (2018), Singapore Art Museum (2010), the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2007), the National Gallery of Australia in 2005 and in 2001, the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award (2004), the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (2002), Collaborative Concepts in New York (2002), and Sculpture by the Sea (Bondi, Cottesloe, and Aarhus/Denmark; 2001 - 2014). His large-scale installation "SKY" featured at Brisbane Curiocity 2019 and at the Perth Winter Arts Festival of 2017. Solo exhibitions include Moana Chambers (2022), Moores Building Contemporary Art (2021), Linton and Kay (2016), Goddard de Fiddes (1997), Fremantle Arts Centre (1993) and The Hooper Gallery in London (1991).

Geoffrey has undertaken numerous large-scale public art commissions including the eleven metre tall interactive robotic artwork “Totem”
(2012) at the Perth Arena, an interactive LED matrix "Surface" (2016) at Perth Childrens Hospital, the external Sculpture "One" (2019) for the University of Canberra, and a kinetic work titled “Readwrite" (2014) for the NEXTDC Data Centre in Malaga. Geoffrey won the Guinness Collection contemporary automata Best in Show and Peoples Choice awards in 2018, the National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Prize Highly Commended Award in 2001 and the Peoples’ Choice Award in 2005,  the Princess Margaret Search for Genius Art Award in 2003, and the Sir Charles Gardiner Art Award in 1993.

Geoffrey Drake-Brockman was born in Woomera, South Australia in 1964 and is based in Perth, Western Australia. Geoffrey completed a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Western Australia in 1985 and a Master of Visual Arts at Curtin University in 1994. Geoffrey  trained as a painter at Art School and his early work was figurative, colourist, painting. Since 2000 his work has been primarily sculptural and technology-enabled. The artist notes; “I am interested in the social impact of technology, a theme which I approach formally with geometric and colour based composition, as well as implementing electronic, interactive systems in my work. I seek to create autonomous works that are able to support unique, emergent, ongoing dialogues between viewer and art object”. Geoffrey sets out more detail on his conceptual basis in the talk he gave at TEDx 2013 in Perth, WA.


2022     Floribots, Moana Chambers, Perth
2021     Simulacra Lounge, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle
2016     Looking Glass, Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth
Floribots, Art Garden, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2007     Floribots, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
2002     Clownhead, (collab. R. Kuhaupt) The Breadbox, Perth
2001     Geoffrey, (collab. R. Kuhaupt) The Verge, Perth
1997     The Identity Appliance, Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth
1993     Augmentations, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
1991     The Hooper Gallery, London, UK
1987     Greenhill Galleries, Perth


2020    Twist, Riverena Building, Rivervale, Perth, Exterior Sculpture
2020    Orbs & Nets, Brabham School, Kinetic Sculptures
2019    Optic Alley & Essentialiser, Blazing Swan, Interactive Laser Installations

2020    Kites, Sheoak Grove School, Kinetic Sculptures
2019    Passage Through a Portal, Shenton College, Exterior Sculpture
2019    One, University of Canberra, Exterior Sculpture
2019    SKY, Curiocity - World Science Festival Brisbane, Opening Event, Interactive Installation
    SKY, Perth Winter Arts Festival Main Activation, Interactive Installation
2016    Surface, Perth Children's Hospital, Interactive Light Sculpture
2016    Colour Collider, Cecil Andrews School Interactive Light Sculpture
2015    Interlace, City of Joondalup, Interactive Water Sculpture
2015    Curl, Carter Lane Park, Subiaco - Exterior Sculpture
2015    Luminous, Chinatown, Perth, Exterior Interactive Light Sculpture
2014    Rain on Water, Butler Train Station – Interior Sculpture
2014    Readwrite, NEXTDC Malaga Data Centre – Exterior Robotic Interactive Sculpture
2012    Spiral, Northbridge Police Complex – Exterior Sculpture
2012    Totem, The Perth Arena – Interactive Sculpture and Laser Installation   
2010    Headspace – Interactive Sculpture for Christ Church Grammar School
2009    Counter, Transart – Interactive Sculpture in Central Perth   
2008    Autobot, Automotive TAFE – Interactive Robotic/Optical Sculptures   
2008    Optic Alley – Interactive Laser Installation in Central Perth   
2007    Anemone, 3X3 Forrest Place – Interactive Sculpture for Central Perth   
2005    Transfiction – Laser Sculpture on Parliamentary Triangle Axis, Canberra   
2004    LaserWrap – Permanent Laser Sculpture on the ACT Heath Building, Canberra   


2023    Black and White, Metamorphosis Gallery, Perth
2021    We are Nature, Kamile Gallery, Perth
2019    Weather the Weather, SciArt Initiative, New York Hall of Science, NY, USA
2018    Instrumental, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth
2018    Curious Characters, The Morris Museum, NJ, USA
2017    Note to Self, Mundaring Arts Centre, WA
2016    Machines and Makers, Mundaring Arts Centre, WA
2014    Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, NSW
2014    Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
2012    City of Joondalup Invitation Art Exhibition
2011    Sculpture by the Sea, Aahus, Denmak (Europe)
2011    Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
2010    Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
2009    Out of the Box, Holmes a Count Gallery
2006    Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
2005    National Sculpture Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2005    Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
2004    Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Prize exhibition, Melbourne
2003    Luminous Image, Collaborative Concepts Art Gallery, New York, USA   
2002    Sculpture from Sea, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Sydney   
2002    Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney   
2002    Mnemotech, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth   
2002    Biennale of Electronic Arts, Perth
2001    National Sculpture Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2001    Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney   
2000    Suburb, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA)   
2000    A Multi-Story City, City of Perth Invitation Art Award
1999    Shaky Ground, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA)   
1992    Pulit8, Pulit Artspace, London, UK
1989    New Works, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
1987    Triyptych, Praxis, Fremantle
1986    Sixpack, Praxis, Fremantle


2007    Orlan Post-Graduate Masterclass, Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA
1994    Master of Arts (Visual Arts), Curtin University School of Art
1991    Life Drawing, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
1985    Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), University of Western Australia


2018    Best in Show, Guinness Collection automata exhibition, the Morris Museum, USA
2018    Peoples Choice, Guinness Collection automata exhibition, the Morris Museum, USA
2015    Best Paper, Art and Design at Cyberworlds Conference, Uppsala University, Sweden
2005    People’s Choice Award, National Sculpture Prize, National Gallery of Australia
National Exemplar, Year of the Built Environment
2003    Princess Margaret Search for Genius Art Award
2001    Highly Commended, National Sculpture Prize, National Gallery of Australia
1993    Sir Charles Gairdner Annual Art Award

2021    DARROCH, Jay, Flowers, robots, time, and perspective, Magazine6000
2021    FERGUSON, Holly, Robotic Flower Bloom, Magazine6000
2019    DRAKE-BROCKMAN, Geoffrey, Popping Houses, Aesthetica Magazine
2019    SABEERAH
, External Cybernetics,  Art and Electronic Media
2018    REED, Megan, The Power of Simulation, Art of the Times, Fall Issue
2017    ZINDERMAN, Carly, Man, Machine, Viewer, Object, Just Luxe, 28 June
2018    SHIRK, Laura, The Creator vs. The Created, Bellus Magazine, 25 April
2017    DUSTMAN, Emily A, Drake-Brockman - Cybernetics Artist, E-Squared, Issue #3
2017    DRAKE-BROCKMAN, Geoffrey, Mirror Beings, Digimag 76
2015    DRAKE-BROCKMAN, Geoffrey, Created Beings, Cyberworlds
2015    SASAKI, Kasuo, Floribots Robotics & Origami, Tokyo University of Technology
2015    UEHARA, Kenneth, 30 Hypnotic Kinetic Sculptures You Can’t Ignore, Hongkiat
2015    CAUSA, Emiliano, Invasión Generativa, La Plata National University of Argentina
2015    Wikipedia:
2015    Youtube:
2013    BEVIS, Stephen, Mechanical dancer a life work, The West Australian. 19 April
2012    KLICH, Rosemary & SCHEER, Edward , Multimedia Performance, Palgrave Macmillan
2012    BEVIS, Stephen, Totem Tribute to Robotics, The West Australian. 5 November
2007    SPENCER, Ric, The West Australian - Visual Arts. 10 Feb
2005    RICHARDSON, Elvis, National Gallery of Australia, 15 July 2005, Artlink. Vol 25 no 4
2005    WARDEN, Ian, The Canberra Times. 15 July, p3
2004    FIRTH, Dianne & BARNEY, Jane, Landscape – Institute of Landscape Architecture
2003    GENNOCIO, Ben, Using Illumination to Truly See, New York Times Arts Review. 28 Dec
2002    ERICKSON, Dorothy, Mnemotech : sense + scape + time + memory, Artlink. Vol 22 no 4
2002    GRALTON, Beatrice, Craft Arts International. Vol54, p70
2001    BROMFEILD, David, The West Australian. 24 March


2017    Guest Lecturer, Architecture and Design, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
2016    External Supervisor
Honours Project, Machine Vision, Mechatronic Engineering, UWA
External Supervisor Honours Project, Realtime Control, Mechatronic Engineering, UWA
2014    Guest Lecturer in Futuremaking,  School of Architecture, University of Western Australia
2013    External Assessor, Spatial Robotics, Mechanical Engineering Honours Project, UWA
2010    Professional Practicum Mentor, Visual Arts, Curtin University of Technology
1996    Adjunct Research Fellow, Visual Arts, Curtin University of Technology


2018    Cybernetics Art & Created Beings, Automatacon, The Morris Museum, USA
2015    Created Beings, Cyberworlds, Uppsala University, Sweden
2015    Keynote, Art+Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, ArtsEdge Lectures, WA
2015    Keynote, Hack The Festival, Perth International Arts Festival
2013    Created Beings TEDx Talk:
2011    The Coppelia Project, Symbiotica, University of Western Australia
2005    Physical, Logical, Vurtual, Mybridge to Matrix Lectures, National Gallery of Australia


Member - Artsource (Max)
Member - The National Association for the Visual Arts