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17 July 2024
The Amber Room at Cedric Bardawil Gallery
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8 June – 30 September 2024
Thread Count. An exhibition of contemporary textile practice co-curated by Freddie Robins and The Art Station.
The Art Station, 48 High Street, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1AB
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10 April 2024

Government Art Collection - Eye of the Sultan: a new display for Ankara

Government Art Collection - Eye of the Sultan: a new display for Ankara

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Freddie Robins’ work, I, purchased for the Government Art Collection in 2021 through Art X-UK Acquisitions, has now travelled to Turkey as part of the new display for the British Ambassador’s Residence in Ankara.

The new display in the British Ambassador’s Residence in Ankara reflects the long diplomatic relations between the UK and Turkey, which date back to the 16th century. The new installation coincides with an important centenary, the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 2023. When the Lausanne Treaty of 1923 was signed recognising the boundaries of the modern state of Turkey, King George V was on the throne, and he along with his Queen-Consort Mary of Teck are displayed at the Residence as a reminder of this salient moment in the country’s history.

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18 September 2023

History in the Making: stories of materials and makers, 2000 BC to now, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, 21 October 2023 - 11 February 2024

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Freddie Robins will be exhibiting Craft Kills from the Crafts Council Collection in History in the Making: stories of materials and makers, 2000 BC – Now

Compton Verney
Warwickshire
CV35 9HZ

Tues – Sun – 10am-5pm
Mon – Closed, except bank holidays
Galleries are open from 10.30am-5pm

Admission costs and booking

“ The exhibition brings together outstanding examples of historic craft from the collection of Woburn Abbey, with recent creations by some of the most exciting makers working today from the collection of the Crafts Council, for a unique exploration of materials and making across the ages.

Throughout human history, materials have been fashioned by skilled people into objects of beauty and utility. Taking six material groups – wood, clay, stone, metal, textile and organic – as a starting point, History in the Making will present the historic and contemporary side-by-side to explore changing attitudes towards materials over time, the importance of craft traditions for communities and the environmental impact of craft. As well as celebrating the amazing skill of leading makers. From a monumental mid-17th century Mortlake tapestry, woven to a design by the great Italian Renaissance artist Raphael – on loan from Woburn Abbey for the first time – to expressive hand-painted silks by award-winning artist and designer Christian Ovonlen, and precious 18th century silverware made by French Huguenot migrants, to highly personal glazed ceramic vessels by rising-star ceramic artist Shawanda Corbett, this exhibition presents a treasure-trove of unique and fascinating objects.

As well as celebrating more traditional approaches to craft, the exhibition will also pose questions about how scientific advances and new approaches to existing materials can offer more sustainable and planet-friendly methods of making. The final room of the exhibition will display recent creations by exciting makers who are at the forefront of developing new materials and processes, from living textiles made from plant roots to 3D printed vessels made from recycled coffee cups”.

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17 September 2023

If Not Now, When? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain, 1960 – 2022, Saatchi Gallery, London, 15 November 2023 – 22 January 2024

If Not Now, When? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain, 1960 – 2022, Saatchi Gallery, London, 15 November 2023 – 22 January 2024

Freddie Robins is exhibiting Bad mother, on loan from the Private Collection of Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs.

If Not Now, When? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain, 1960 – 2022 will invite audiences to consider issues of gender and time in order to suggest new narratives about sculpture by women in Britain during this period, looking at lives, work and social change. The exhibition is the outcome of a two-year research project, Hepworth’s Progeny, guided by an Advisory Board of Griselda Pollock, Lorna Green, The Hepworth Wakefield’s curator Eleanor Clayton, sculptors Sokari Douglas Camp and Jill McKnight, and independent art Historian Dr. Alice Correia. The exhibition was co-curated by Dr Anna Douglas and Dr Kerry Harker, organised by the Hepworth Wakefield. The project revisited research into women artists working in the expanding field of sculpture undertaken in the late 1980s by Green in her M.Phil thesis, The Position and Attitudes of Contemporary Women Sculptors in Britain 1987-89, at The University of Leeds. Selected from the nearly 320 artists who responded to the 1988 and 2022 surveys, the exhibition will present work by 29 female sculptors.

Exhibiting Artists
Phyllida Barlow, Glenys Barton, Keziah Burt, Shirley Cameron, Annie Cattrell, Helen Chadwick, Ann Christopher, Lorraine Clarke, Fran Cottell, Katrina Cowling, Nicola Dale, Deborah Duffin, Carol Farrow, Sheila Gaffney, Rose Garrard, Lorna Green, Mandy Havers, Bridget Heriz, Michele Howarth, Permindar Kaur, Christine Kowal Post, Rosie Leventon, Liliane Lijn, Kim Lim, Kara Lyons, Renate Meyer, Cornelia Parker, Victoria Rance, Freddie Robins, Veronica Ryan, Amy Stephens, Pamela Storey, Wendy Taylor, Shelagh Wakely, Lois Williams.

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road,
London, SW3 4RY

Open everyday, 10am – 6pm. Last entry to exhibition 4.30pm
Tickets from £10. Concessions & Family tickets available. Members go free

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15 September 2023

I Put a Spell on You - New Magic and Mysticism, Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester, 5 October - 17 November 2023

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Art Exchange
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ
5 October – 17 November 2023

Launch party Thursday 5 October 6.00-8.00pm

admission free

An exhibition about new magic and mysticism.

I Put a Spell on You explores today’s growing affinity with magic, which coincides with a time when we’re experiencing a profound loss of faith in modern society. Rationalism, science and the ‘progress’ of the modern era have left us lurching from one crisis to the next, while climate catastrophe calls into question our relationship with planet Earth. Against this backdrop, magic offers us an alternative universe – a space where we can become re-enchanted with the world again.

The artists in this show embrace magic, myth and mysticism as they explore alternative ways of thinking and being. They are guided by the historic figure of the witch – always close at hand in Essex where hundreds stood accused.”

I Put a Spell on You includes work by Alice Bucknell, Juno Calypso, Leonora Carrington, Chiara Fumai, Serena Korda, Akinsola Lawanson, susan pui san lok, Freddie Robins and Tai Shani.

Curated by Jess Twyman

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19 August 2023

Essex Artists Past and Present, Hayletts Gallery @ The Minories, Colchester, Saturday 30 September - Saturday 14 October 2023

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Hayletts Gallery – Modern British and Contemporary Fine Art at
The Minories
74 High Street
Colchester
CO1 1UE

Please join us for the opening 2.00 – 4.00 pm Saturday 30 September, otherwise daily 10.00am – 4.00pm. Closed Mondays.

Exhibition includes work by Ted Atkinson, Charles Bartlett, Edward Bawden, Richard Bawden, Simon Carter, Bernard Cheese, Chloe Cheese, Ben Coode-Adams, James Dodds, John Doubleday, Ian Hay, Walter Hoyle, Olwen Jones, Elizabeth Morris, John Northcote Nash, John O’Connor, Dione Page, Eduardo Paolozzi, Barbara Peirson, Michael Rothenstein, Anne Scwegmann-Fielding, Tessa Spencer Pryse, Freddie Robins, Humphrey Spender, Alison Stockmarr, Valerie Thornton and Chris Wenlock.

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Freddie Robins at Hayletts Gallery
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16 August 2023

If Not Now, When? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain, 1960 – 2022, The Hepworth Wakefield, 31 March – 15 October 2023

If Not Now, When? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain, 1960 – 2022, The Hepworth Wakefield, 31 March – 15 October 2023

Freddie Robins will be exhibiting as part of If Not Now, When? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain, 1960 – 2022 at The Hepworth Wakefield.

This exhibition will present the outcomes of a significant research project, Hepworth’s Progeny, hosted by The Hepworth Wakefield (2021-23) in collaboration with art historian Griselda Pollock and sculptor Lorna Green. The project generated a survey of women across Britain working in sculpture today and a comparative study with the stories of women who responded to a parallel survey issued by Lorna Green in 1988.

If Not Now, When? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain, 1960 – 2022 will invite audiences to consider issues of gender and time in order to suggest new narratives about sculpture by women in Britain during this period, looking at lives, work and social change. Selected from the nearly 320 artists who responded to the 1988 and 2022 surveys, the exhibition will present work by Phyllida Barlow, Glenys Barton, Helen Chadwick, Kim Lim, Veronica Ryan and Shelagh Wakeley, among many others.

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 5AW

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Closed on Mondays

Exhibition entry is £12 / £10 / FREE for Members, Wakefield District residents and under 18s. Ticket includes entry to all gallery spaces on the day of visit.

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15 August 2023

Threads, Heads & Tails: Freddie Robins and Julia Blackburn in Conversation, 3.00 - 4.00pm Sunday 24 September 2023, Saxmundham, Suffolk

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The Market Hall, High Street, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1AF

In Conversation at The Art Station presents: a conversation between Freddie Robins and writer, Julia Blackburn, about Julia’s book Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske, and their current exhibition of work by artist Abigail Lane, Heads & Tails.

£10.00 (if you are on a lower income but would like to attend please get in touch – info@theartstation.uk

Heads & Tails, is open at The Art Station between 2.00 – 6.00 pm, If you would like to see the show before the talk.

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14 August 2023

...proliferating materialities... Gallery SZN, 92 Brick Lane, London E1 13 - 16 July 2023

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…proliferating materialities… is an exhibition bringing together researchers from the royal college of art under the banner of the material engagement… in an exhibition which evidences various approaches to material (whatever this means) informed research… through artworks… text… and… moving image… the exhibition explores the various ways artists andresearchers apply practice-led and theoretical approaches… artworks employ poetic… creative… tacit… and… embodied ways of expressing new forms of knowledge…considering the fluid traversal of knowledge between making… and… thinking…

Gallery SZN, 92 Brick Lane, London E1 6RL
Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 July 2023, 12 noon – 6.00pm
Opening: Thursday 13 July 3.00 – 5.00pm
Event: Saturday 15 July 2.00 – 3.30pm

Exhibitors include:
Felicity Aylieff, Jonathan Boyd, Heike Brachlow, Steve Brown, Annie Cattrell, Sarah Cheang, Johnny Golding, Rebecca de Quin, Celia Dowson, Peter Oakley, Mah Rana, Freddie Robins, Michael Rowe, Katie Spragg, Jo Stockham, Katharina Vones, Max Warren, RCA Material Engagements PhD Group

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09 July 2023

Creature Comforts, JGM Gallery, Battersea, London, SW11, 9 November 2022 - 21 January 2023

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JGM Gallery presents Creature Comforts, a group show of 14 artists working with a variety of textile mediums.

“Textile art struggles to shake off its associations with sentimentality, domesticity and femininity. These cosy connotations, however, allow artists to direct their audience toward unexpected conceptual territory. Creature Comforts presents works by artists who subvert the assumptions about textiles, imbuing their work with strangeness, energy and intensity. The works are made using a variety of techniques, from tapestry weaving to knitting and soft sculpture, amongst others. They touch on themes of the domestic and reinterpret the traditionof this time-consuming craft. What results from this subversive approach is surreal imagery. luscious landscapes and decidedly strange creatures”.

Creature Comforts includes work by Alice Kettle, Andia Newton, Elina Flyrin, Freddie Robins, Hamish Halley, Heidi Pearce, Karolina Dworska, Lara Salous, Liza Dickson, Lola Pedersen, Martin Maloney, Molly Kent, Sebastian Sochan and Woo Jin Joo.
Catalogue available through gallery £10.00.

JGM Gallery
24 Howie Street, Battersea, London SW11 4AY
Open Wednesday – Saturday 11-6pm

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JGM Gallery | Discourse: Freddie Robins – watch JGM Gallery’s Karolina Dworska in conversation with Freddie Robins
(Film + photography credit: Julius Killerby/JGM Gallery)

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23 October 2022

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