JULIA ROBINSON

JULIA ROBINSON

b. 1981, Adelaide.

Lives and works in Adelaide.

Julia Robinson is an artist working in the field of sculpture and installation. Her work reflects an interest in religion, the afterlife and death and how humans address these concerns through ritual. Drawing on established belief systems and a multitude of sources including myths, fairy tales and European superstition and folklore, Robinson’s work explores our discomfort with the finality of death. Recent works have invoked fertility rituals and motifs of resurrection and are infused with an air of sexual candour.

Since graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2002, Julia has exhibited regularly both in Adelaide and interstate and has been the recipient of a number of ArtsSA Project Development grants and an Australia Council New Work Grant for Established Artists. Julia is currently lecturing at Adelaide Central School of Art and works from Switchboard Studios in Norwood. Her work is held in the Art Gallery of South Australia and private collections in Australia.

http://julia-robinson.net/

JULIA ROBINSON - 'Structure for navigating an unknown afterlife', 2016 blackened cedar shingles, linen, woollen felt, ink, timber (cedar, Tasmanian oak), MDF, fixings, approx. 300 x 460 x 100cm
STRUCTURE FOR NAVIGATING AN AFTERLIFE
2016
JULIA ROBINSON - A Sunny Pleasure Dome, 2016, copper plated gourd, silk, thread, ribbon, stainless steel, 65 x 35 x 25cm. Photo by Sam Roberts
THE SONG OF MASTER JOHN GOODFELLOW
2016
JULIA ROBINSON - Folk death, 2014-15,Flywire, fibreglass, fabric (white velvet, linen, muslin), ink, thread, timber, gesso, cotton cord, approx 170 x 280 x 110cm
ONE TO ROT AND
ONE TO GROW
2015
ADELAIDE BIENNIAL:
DARK HEART
2014
JULIA ROBINSON - Legs eleven, 2010, flywire, fibreglass, fabric, fixings, thread, timber, vinyl, plaster, chair, belt, 90 x 100 x 60cm
DAMN YOUR EYES
2011
JULIA ROBINSON- Untitled, flywire, fibreglass, fabric, fixings, plaster, paint, dimensions variable, 2010
MISCELLANEOUS
BIOGRAPHY
1981
Born
 
1999-02
Bachelor of Visual Art, (Honours) Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide
CurrentlyLecturer, Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016Structure for Navigating an Afterlife, Art Pod, Adelaide City Council
The Song of Master John Goodfellow, GAGPROJECTS
2015One to rot and one to grow, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
2013Pinch wood, Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide
Some to stone, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
2012Some to the stone, Latrobe Regional Gallery
2011Damn your eyes, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Slumber or perish, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
2010The Sound of the Beast, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
2008Here’s to my sweet Satan, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
2005Howling around your kitchen door, Studio Gallery, Adelaide
Food goes in here!, Grote Street Library, Adelaide
2004eat, wolf, the Project Space, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 More love hours, Ian Potter Museum of Art
do it (Adelaide), Samstag Museum of Art
2014Dark Heart, 2014 Adelaide Biennial, Art Gallery of South Australia
Melbourne Art Fair, Greenaway Art Gallery at Royal Exhibition Building
Inner workings, Greenaway Art Gallery
Be Consumed: Creative collaborations from the Barossa, The Jam Factory
2013Neck of the woods, Adelaide Central Gallery
2012End of the World, Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide
New Work, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Deep Space, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
CACSA @ 70:Members Exhibition 1, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
Pass it on, FELTspace, Adelaide
Heysen Sculpture Biennial, The Cedars
2011Imagining Interiors, The Jam Factory
Third Impact, Light Square Gallery
2010CACSA Contemporary: The NEW NEW, The Gallerie, Adelaide
Flyblown, FELTspace, Adelaide
Nameless Cylinder, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
2009Between us, Adelaide Central Gallery
Nameless Cylinder, Seedling Art Space
2007Infernal Cake, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
Maladies and Remedies, The Project Space, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
I am afraid, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
2006Sensible Shoes, Adelaide Central Gallery
Maptacular, Downtown Art Space, Adelaide
Things will be great, MOP Gallery, Sydney
2005Petrified Nature, Downtown Art Space, Adelaide
Superstructure, West Space, Melbourne
2004Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
Thousand-Fold, 151 Hindley Street
2003

Further Doings, Downtown Art Space, Adelaide

 
SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS
2016 The Advertiser Contemporary Art Prize, SALA Festival 2016
2015Arts SA Independent Makers and Presenters, Project Development Grant
2013Arts SA Independent Makers and Presenters, Last Minute Presentation Grant
2011Australia Council Grant, New Work
Arts SA Independent Makers and Presenters, Project Development Grant
2008Arts SA, Independent Makers and Presenters, Project Development Grant
2007Arts SA, Independent Makers and Presenters, Project Development Grant
SAYAB (South Australian Youth Arts Board) Project and Development Grant
2004SAYAB (South Australian Youth Arts Board) Project and Development Grant
 
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015     Varieties of Religious Experience, Ken Bolton, The Dark Horsey Form Guide, Vol 15.3
             One to rot and one to grow, Kirsty Darlaston, Artlink, Volume 35: 3
             Dancing and Dying, Lisa Slade, Broadsheet, Volume 44.2
2014     Curating the curative: talismanic tendencies in contemporary art, Lisa Slade, Das Superpaper, March 2014
             Jump cuts, John Neylon, The Adelaide Review, Issue 415
             Conjuring up a dark heart for modern art, Brett Williamson, 891 ABC Adelaide
2013     Bodies cast in a state of sexual ambiguity, Robert Nelson, The Age, March 13th
             Playing the Fontanelle, Wendy Walker, Art Monthly, No. 265
2011     Sympathy for the Devil, Jennifer Kalionis, Artlink, Volume 31:4
             Death Becomes Her, Sinead Stubbins, Melbourne Weekly, August 31st
             Oh my Goth, John Neylon, The Adelaide Review, Issue 376
2010     CACSA Contemporary 2010: The NEW NEW, Lisa Harms, Artlink, Volume 30, No 4
2009     Satan and Friends, Inga Walton, Textile, Issue 1, No. 93
2008     No ifs or butts, Ross Moore, Sightlines Galleries, The Age, October 3rd
             Two Adventures in Three Dimensions, Megan Backhouse, Art Guide Australia, September/October
             Dante’s just dessert, Inga Walton, Profile, Fibrearts, September/October
2007     The Infernal Cake, Inga Walton, Craft Culture, March 24th
2006     Maptacular, Stephanie Radok, The Adelaide Review, Issue 290
2005     Petrified Nature, Sera Waters, Artlink, Volume 25:1
             Primavera 2004, Alex Gawronski, Broadsheet, Volume 33.4
2004     eat, wolf, Sarah Quantrill, dB Magazine, Issue 339
             Petrified Nature, Sera Waters, dB Magazine, Issue 344
 
COLLECTIONS
Art Gallery of South Australia
Private Collections in Australia

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