18 September 2017
09 August 2017
Rugby Art Gallery & Museum
Little Elborow Street
Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
The last venue for the touring exhibition, What Do I Need to Do to Make it OK? The exhibition is an investigation into damage and repair, disease and medicine, and the healing and restoration of landscapes, bodies, minds and objects through stitch and other media. Exhibiting artists are Dorothy Caldwell, Saidhbhín Gibson, Celia Pym, Freddie Robins and Karina Thompson.
Make it OK? is curated by Liz Cooper, supported by Arts Council England and the International Textile Research Centre of the University for the Creative Arts.
01 August 2017
30 March 2017
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.
17 March 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.
15 March 2017
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.
Download WAL App here
(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
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