Repairing with Carl Clerkin at Beasley Brothers' Repair Shop, Eternally Yours - Care, Repair and Healing, Somerset House, London

Freddie Robins has been repairing 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

Beasley Brothers’ Repair Shop is open on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
See more repairs on Carl Clerkin’s instagram

For more information on the exhibition and opening hours

15 July 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

15 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

tree

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

Maker's Eye: Stories of Craft,  Crafts Council Gallery, London 7 July - 9 October 2021

Maker's Eye: Stories of Craft, Crafts Council Gallery, London 7 July - 9 October 2021

Freddie Robins is one of the selectors invited to chose works from the Crafts Council Collection to create a ‘visual answer’ to the question – What does craft look like and mean to you? Alongside this selection curator Dr. Christine Checinska was asked to consider what was missing. Her selection of works by contemporary makers plays tribute to the founding ethos of the collection – to document innovative practice by emerging makers.

The final result is Maker’s Eye: Stories of Craft, an exhibition which features over 150 craft objects embodying multiple viewpoints on craft and its meaning.

As well as being a selector Freddie Robins has also been selected. She has two works from the Crafts Council Collection exhibited in Maker’s Eye – Hand of Good, Hand of God (1997) and Crafts Kills (2002).

Maker’s Eye: Stories of Craft runs from 7 July – 9 October 2021.

Crafts Council Gallery
44a Pentonville Road
Islington
London
N1 9BY

Open Wednesday – Saturday. Entrance free
For more information and to book tickets

Maker’s Eye: Works by Selectors
Crafts Council Gallery

(Freddie Robins, photographed with Allsorts by Judith Robson, Allerseelen by Hans Stofer and Match Pin by Gary Wright. 1 – 11 Floor Pad by Ann Sutton can be seen in the background (all held in the Crafts Council Collection), at her home. Photo: Jamie Stoker)

01 September 2021

Government Art Collection - Art X-UK acquisition

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Freddie Robins’ work I has been purchased for the Government Art Collection through Art X-UK Acquisitions.

“Over the past year, the Government Art Collection has collaborated with contemporary art networks to collect new works by 45 visual artists from across the UK, celebrating and supporting the diversity of creativity across the Union.

In this difficult and unusual year, the Collection invited the networks for nine regions in England, and the networks in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, to nominate artists as part of a special project, Art X-UK. Our collection curators went on a virtual tour of artists’ studios from Penwith to Ballygally, to select works for the Collection to display in government buildings worldwide. Art X-UK, supported by the Advisory Committee on the Government Art Collection, was a unique way of responding to the impact of COVID-19 on the visual arts sector.

This project has enabled the Collection to support 45 artists, acquiring over 90 works, and spending £230,000 across the UK. As part of the nomination process, we asked each network to form a group and put forward the artists’ names, providing a statement on their selection process for transparency, including a list of the selectors. Asked to consider diverse representation of artists within each region, 24 of the artists are women, 2 identify as non-binary, 20 as minority ethnic, 6 as LGBTQ+, and 4 with disclosed disability.” For more information about the Government Art Collection

31 August 2021

Freddie Robins @ Art at Home, Twickenham - Friday 27 - Sunday 29 August 2021

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Freddie Robins will be presenting her work through Art at Home from Friday 27 – Sunday 29 August.

Art at Home in Lion House, 13 Sion Road, Twickenham TW1 3DR

To be Covid Safe please book a time to visit, hourly slots available, through eventbrite. Admission and booking is free.

Friday 27 August Exhibition Preview 6.00 – 8.00pm Book here
Saturday 28 August 10.00am – 6.00pm Book here
Sunday 29 August 10.00am – 6.00pm with Artist Talk @ 11.00am Book here

Art at Home presents a curated choice of affordable artworks for your home. Devised by Kath Wood (Kath & Company) and inspired by her lifelong passion to connect artists to new audiences, Art at Home is the culmination of more than 30 years of working with artists, galleries and museums across the UK.

Visit site here
For more information about Kath Wood and Kath & Company
instagram @kathandcompany

13 August 2021

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