Bad Mothers: Regulations, Representations and Resistance

Bad Mothers: Regulations, Representations and Resistance

Bad Mothers: Regulations, Representations and Resistance by Demeter Press, Canada, containing Robins’s chapter, Bad Mother is now published.

Demeter is an independent feminist press committed to publishing peer-reviewed scholarly work, fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction on mothering, reproduction, sexuality and family.

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17 March 2017

The Matter of Material symposium, Turner Contemporary, Margate - Thursday 27 April 2017

Freddie Robins will be in conversation with curators, Day + Gluckman to discuss Unpicking the narrative: difficult women, difficult work at The Matter of Material symposium.

The Matter of Material symposium is hosted by Turner Contemporary in collaboration with the International Textile Research Centre University for the Creative Arts. Other speakers are Prof. Lesley Millar, Entangled: Threads & Making curator Karen Wright, Shelly Goldsmith, Dr. Catherine Dormor, Prof. Catherine Harper, Dr. Maxine Bristow and Dr. Beverly Ayling-Smith.

Held alongside the exhibition Entangled: Threads & Making, this conference brings together academic researchers, makers and curators to discuss the role of textiles in contemporary art practice. The Conference will discuss the use of fabric in art, how textile can be seen as a piece of beautifully designed cloth; as contributing to the expanded field of textile art; or be appropriated for a particular work. Cloth is a universal material we love it and understand it, yet we overlook, and sometimes dismiss it as (im)material.

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02 March 2017

WAL App released on Apple App Store

WAL App released on Apple App Store

Freddie Robins is one of seven female artists featured on the new WAL App developed for the Women’s Art Library (located in the Special Collections and Archives of Goldsmiths Library, University of London).

The WAL App is part of a research project called How to Make an Archive Travel, led by Dr. Ana-Maria Herman. The project aims to make digitised materials from the Women’s Art Library archive ‘travel’ outside the Library’s walls and to perform a digital intervention by making women artists, their work and archives (more) visible.

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(Please note that the App was designed for the iPhone 5 device, but can be downloaded on other Apple devices such as the iPhone 6 and iPads.)

25 February 2017

Showtime at COLLECT 2017

Showtime at COLLECT 2017

Hand of Good, Hand of God will be exhibited in Showtime at COLLECT, The International Art Fait for Contemporary Objects presented by the Crafts Council at the Saatchi Gallery, London from 2 February – 6 February 2017

Showtime is an exhibition highlighting the rich history of Crafts Council exhibitions through a display of selected posters and works, including ambitions for future exhibitions and acquisitions.

Robins exhibits alongside the giants of British craft including Ann Sutton, Richard Slee, Grayson Perry, Edmund de Waal and Alison Britton.

01 February 2017

Liberties, The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall, 22 October 2016 - 7 January 2017

Liberties, The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall, 22 October 2016 - 7 January 2017

The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL
Open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Closed Sundays

Liberties, an exhibition of contemporary art reflecting on 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act curated by Day + Gluckman

Works by over 20 women artists will reflect the changes in art practice within the context of sexual and gender equality since the introduction of the Sex Discrimination Act (1975) in the UK. Some artists confront issues that galvanised the change in law whilst others carved their own place in a complex and male dominated art world. From the radical movements of the 1960s and 70s, the politics of the 80s, the boom of lad culture in the 1990s to the current fourth wave of feminism, encouraged largely through and because of social media, all of the artists’ question equality and identity in very different ways.

The exhibition presents a snapshot of the evolving conversations that continue to contribute to the mapping of a woman’s place in British society. Body, femininity, sex, motherhood, economic and political status are explored through film, photography, sculpture, performance and painting.


06 October 2016

What do I need to do to make it OK? Forty Hall, Enfield, 25 August - 20 November 2016

What do I need to do to make it OK? Forty Hall, Enfield, 25 August - 20 November 2016

Forty Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA

Open Tuesday – Friday, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday, Sunday + Bank Holiday, 12 noon – 5.00pm
(from 1 November closing time 4.00pm)
Free entry

Touring exhibition curated by Liz Cooper, launched at the Pumphouse Gallery, London in 2015, and has since been seen at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey and R-Space Gallery, Lisburn with new works continuing to be added as the tour unfolds. At Forty Hall Freddie Robins presents her specially commissioned work, Someone else’s dream.

The exhibition principally explores damage and repair through the processes and gestures of textile mending. Using stitch and other media in a range of scales and materials, the artists examine themes of disease and medicine, healing and restoration as applied to landscapes, bodies, minds and objects.


19 August 2016

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