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.
|SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS|
|SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS|
|SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS|
|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
|Art Gallery of South Australia|
Private Collections in Australia
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