The Jumper Chair for auction at SCP, London, 12 October, 6.00-9.00pm

The Jumper Chair for auction at SCP, London, 12 October, 6.00-9.00pm

Freddie Robins and Carl Clerkin’s Jumper Chair, along with all of the Beasley Brothers Repair Shop Collection, will be auctioned through SCP, London on Wednesday 12 October, 6.00 – 9.00pm

As part of the Eternally Yours exhibition, Somerset House commissioned Carl Clerkin to build a functioning repair shop in their gallery. SCP along with Very Good and Proper, Ercol, Pearson Lloyd, Jasper Morrison Studio, and John Tree Studio all donated components to the shop. Broken parts, excess stock, and waste material were sent to be repurposed. Carl Clerkin and a host of designer-makers set to work, breathing life into unwanted materials. An exhibition of all the outcomes will be displayed from 4 – 12 October, culminating with a live auction on the evening of 12 October.

Live Auction at SCP | 12 October 6.00-9.00pm
Register for your free ticket here

See all the lots and estimated prices here
Absentee bids can be made

SCP
135-139 Curtain Road
London EC2A 3BX
+44 (0)20 7739 1869

24 September 2022

Freddie Robins interviewed in ArteMorbida Textile Arts Magazine, Italy

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Freddie Robins is interviewed by Maria Rosaria Roseo in ArteMorbida Textile Arts Magazine. Text available in Italian and English

Read interview here

20 August 2022

The Jumper Chair collaboration with Carl Clerkin at Beasley Brothers Repair Shop, Eternally Yours - Care, Repair and Healing, Somerset House & Material Matters 2022

Freddie Robins has been ‘making’ at Beasley Brothers Repair Shop with the designer, Carl Clerkin. Beasley Brothers’ Repair Shop is Clerkin’s brainchild. It is modelled on traditional East End repair shops of old, that could and would repair anything. Clerkin is inviting other artists and designers to join him during the exhibition, working live to transform discarded objects to give them a new lease of life.

Clerkin has also selected photographs of his favourite artists’ and designers’ repairs. He has included Robins’ domestic repair Sofa damaged by cats, repaired by human through use of custom made tin badges.

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Eternally Yours – Care, Repair and Healing
Somerset House
Terrace Rooms, South Wing
Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Exhibition runs until 25 September 2022

Robins and Clerkin’s chair will be exhibited as part of Beasley Brothers Repair Shop at Material Matters 2022, a new design fair that takes place during the London Design Festival from 22 – 25 September 2022.

Material Matters 2022, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH
For more information and opening hours

20 August 2022

We are Commoners: Creative Acts of Commoning, The Gallery, Hull Central Library 23 July - 20 September 2022

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The Blackwater Polytechnic (Ben Coode-Adams, Freddie Robins, Sara Impey, Justin Knopp and Simon Emery – The Paintbox) are exhibiting the collaborative work, Tree, in the Craftspace national touring exhibition We are Commoners: Creative Acts of Commoning.

The exhibition highlights acts of ‘commoning’ that are shaping the way communities are working together to share and steward commonly owned assets and resources. It also investigates craft as a form of commons through knowledge, materials, practice and heritage.

The exhibition also includes new work by artists: Amy Twigger Holroyd, Deirdre Nelson, Hefin Jones, Linda Brothwell, Jacky Oliver, Common Agency Projects (Shane Waltener & Laura Glaser), Lise Bjørne Linnert with Gelawesh Waledkhani, Rachael Colley, Alinah Azadeh, Hefin Jones and Kate Hodgson.

The Gallery, Hull Central Library
Albion Street
Hull
HU1 3TF
Hull Central Library

Exhibition runs from 23 July – 20 September 2022

For more information about Craftspace and We are Commoners

14 July 2022

Tatty Devine's Cabinet of Curiosities @ Alfies Antique Market, London NW8

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Freddie Robins adds to Tatty Devine’s Cabinet of Curiosities with Many, a wooden gravel used in The Essex Witch Trials of 1645.

The Cabinet of Curiosities is an exhibition curated by Tatty Devine to celebrate the launch of their new AW22 jewellery collection. The exhibition captures the sense of wonder and awe from Wonder Rooms of the past and includes contemporary artists alongside folk art, oddities and curios alongside the new jewellery collection.

See the work at Alfies Antique Market,13 – 25 Church St, London NW8 8DT between 25th August and 17th September 2022.
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

For more information about Alfies Antique Market
For more information about Tatty Devine

14 July 2022

Wooly Thinking - Freddie Robins in conversation with Grant Gibson during Artefact 2022, 11.00am Saturday 14th May

Freddie Robins will be in conversation with Grant Gibson, design writer and editor, as part of the Conversations in Craft programme at Artefact, the Contemporary Craft Fair.

11.00am
Saturday 14th May 2022
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour,
Lots Road, London SW10 0XE

‘The common perception of knitting is that it’s a gentle, mindful activity. A thing you can do quietly in front of the television to relax after a hard day. Freddie Robins’ work is the antithesis of all that. It’s frequently dark, often witty, and always provocative, challenging the perceived hierarchy of art and craft.’

Tickets £10.00, with price donated to DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

For more information about the Conversations in Craft programme, Artefact, the Contemporary Craft Fair and to book tickets

06 May 2022

We are Commoners: Creative Acts of Commoning, Hub: a national centre for craft and design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire 7 May - 10 July 2022

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The Blackwater Polytechnic (Ben Coode-Adams, Freddie Robins, Sara Impey, Justin Knopp and Simon Emery – The Paintbox) are exhibiting the collaborative work, Tree, in the Craftspace national touring exhibition We are Commoners: Creative Acts of Commoning.

The exhibition highlights acts of ‘commoning’ that are shaping the way communities are working together to share and steward commonly owned assets and resources. It also investigates craft as a form of commons through knowledge, materials, practice and heritage.

The exhibition also includes new work by artists: Amy Twigger Holroyd, Deirdre Nelson, Hefin Jones, Linda Brothwell, Jacky Oliver, Common Agency Projects (Shane Waltener & Laura Glaser), Lise Bjørne Linnert with Gelawesh Waledkhani, Rachael Colley, Alinah Azadeh, Hefin Jones and Kate Hodgson.

Hub: a national centre for craft and design
Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford
Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW

Exhibition runs from 7 May – 10 July 2022
For more information and gallery opening hours

For more information about Craftspace and We are Commoners

24 April 2022

Amazing Women, The Show Windows: Reflections, City Arcade, Coventry 1 - 31 March 2022

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Freddie Robins will be exhibiting Hand of Good, Hand of God (1997) as part of Amazing Women in the The Show Windows: Reflections project, City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HX. The Show Windows will be visible all day every day throughout March 2022.

This Show Windows: Reflections project, co-produced by Historic England, Quiet Down There and Coventry BID for and with Coventry UK City of Culture, 2021, celebrates the city’s post-war architecture and hope for the future. The objects were selected from the Crafts Council collection by Coffee Tots, a cafe based in City Arcade and run by the charity Three Spires Family that offers a safe space for parents and their young children and a free creative group for parents who may feel isolated, are struggling with their mental health or anxiety and/or are on a low income.

The exhibition is also available online through Smartify until May 2023.
View exhibition here

For more information

21 February 2022

Inspire Keynote: Freddie Robins

Inspire Keynote: Freddie Robins

Collected – How an affinity with material objects shapes a creative life and practice
Organised by UAL Awarding Body. Teach Inspire Create 21/22

Recorded live on Friday 25 February 2022 3.00pm (GMT)

Watch recording on vimeo
Film running time 48:41 mins including Q&A session

In this keynote session Robins discusses her affinity with material objects and how this obsession has led her to create a life and a home surrounded by them.

“I love the silence of objects, their stasis and their dependability. In my keynote I will talk about how the objects that I own, and the ones that I fantasise that I own, inform both my creative practice and my teaching.”

For more information

20 January 2022

a-n Artists Bursaries 2021: Time Space Money

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Freddie Robins is delighted to have been awarded an a-n Artists Bursaries 2021: Time Space Money.

a-n (The Artists Information Company) Artists Bursaries 2021: Time Space Money is an emergency response fund to support artists and arts organisers to enable them to continue their professional practice at this critical time.

a-n.co.uk

16 December 2021

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