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Andrew Rogers: Rhythms of Life


Summary Note

The archive Andrew Rogers: Rhythms of Life consists of materials related to "the world's largest contemporary art undertaking," a project that commenced in 1998 that by 2015 was comprised of 51 geoglyphs located in 16 countries across seven continents. The materials include press articles and photographs of situated geoglyphs.

Biographical Note

Andrew Rogers is a distinguished and internationally recognized artist. He exhibits internationally and his critically acclaimed sculptures are in numerous private and prominent public collections in Australia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States of America. He has received many international commissions and has created “Rhythms of Life”, the largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world.

Scope and Content

Australian artist Andrew Rogers describes his ongoing project as "the world's largest contemporary land art undertaking." Titled Rhythms of Life, the project commenced in 1998 and by 2015 comprised 51 geoglyphs
most of which are constructed of stone
across 16 countries on seven continents. The geoglyphs range in size up to 40,000 sq. m/430,560 sq. ft. and are placed at altitudes ranging from below sea level and up to altitudes of 4,300 m/14,107 ft). Up to three geoglyphs (ranging in size up to 40,000 sq. m/430,560 sq. ft) are located in each site. The project has involved over 7,500 people in 16 countries across seven continents. Outside Melbourne, a Rhythms of Life site was commissioned in association with the 2006 Commonwealth Games. In China the Rhythms of Life walls stretch 2.1 km/1.3 miles. To date, the project has involved more than 7,500 people on seven continents.
The title of the project, the Rhythms of Life is derived from one of Rogers' early abstract bronze sculptures that symbolizes change in society and its relationship to the natural world. Materials include press articles and photographs of situated geoglyphs.


The Andrew Rogers: Rhythms of Life archive is organized into four folders by subject:
  • Folder 1: Artist Information and Project Summaries
  • Folder 2: Press Materials
  • Folder 3: Documentary Photographs
  • Folder 4: Satellite Documentary Photographs

Inclusive Dates


Bulk Dates


Quantity / Extent

.5 cubic feet


English, Russian, Slovak, Turkish

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Related Publications

Eleanor Heartney. Andrew Rogers: Geoglyphs, Rhythms of Life. New York: Charta Books Ltd., 2009.

Langen, Silvia. Rhythms of Life: A Global Land Art Project. Munich; London; New York: Prestel Publishing, 2016.

Langen, Sylvia. Outdoor Art: Extraordinary Sculpture Parks and Art in Nature. Munich; London; New York: Prestel Publishing, 2015.

Rogers, Andrew, and Robert Lindsay. Andrew Rogers: A Retrospective: Maquettes 1996 – 2015. Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia: McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, 2015.

Container Listing:

  • CAE Box 2

    • Folder 1 Artist Informationa and Project Summaries 2011 – 2015
    • Folder 2 Press Materials 2001 – 2009
    • Folder 3 Documentary Photographs, #1-131 1998 – 2012
    • Folder 4 Satellite Documentary Photographs 2005 – 2015

Additional Materials

    CAE Flat File F7 Oversized Items

    • 3#109 Andrew Rogers: Rhythms of Life - Time and Space: Cappadocia, Turkey, Photograph, 2011
    • 4#18 Cappadocia, Turkey, Image 18, Photograph, 2011