ABOUT ME

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Robins is a British photographer and visual artist based in the Midlands.

She often gravitates to the beauty, obscurity, and ambiguity of everyday life to creatively capture and record the mundane. 

She is an experienced Educator working in Further Education, and her career has spanned over both darkroom and digital technology. Much of her current work has stemmed from her obsessive passion to collect and hoard objects. Items appear in her work from her past and present, creatively integrating nostalgic memories to explore fact and fiction. 

Robins has the ability to sympathetically visualise and communicate an extensive range of concepts through her unique visual language and often compelling narrative. Her observations can be obvious and direct, but also pithy with quirky humour.

Both spirited and serious messages are poised in her ‘constructed’ scenarios, which are personal and sometimes intimate. She uses her daughters as ‘props’ in her photographs to realise her visions of ‘how we live’ in the 21st century. Collections, artefacts, and portraiture are sympathetically merged with memorabilia, text and still life. Her composition aims to probe and connect with ‘who we are’ and where we have come from. She likes to capture fleeting moments of our constant impact and existence in the world. She is relentless at recording and re-evaluating our environment. It’s fairly easy to recognise that the mundane is never mundane in Robins’s compelling creations. 

Decade of Change
QUEEN
Bath Photo Festival 2022
SONY - CREATIVE OPEN WINNER
SONY - CREATIVE OPEN WINNER
FIRST PROPER HUG
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HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL
HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL 2021
PHOTO IS:RAEL
PHOTO IS:RAEL
SHUTTER HUB YEAR BOOK 2021
Potato Necklace
Precious Potatoes
Merging Present and Past
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language_Millepiani Rome
Artist Talk Magazine
Derby Format2021
Derby Format2021

Exhibitions & Publications

CURRENT:

2022 -NPG (National Portrait Gallery) Platinum Jubilee, 'recreation of Royal portraits' second place prize winner.

National Portrait Gallery

2022 -‘Decade of Change’ global photography award & exhibition for 1854 & British Journal of Photography. 
The work will form part of a touring exhibition, kicking off at Belfast Photo Festival from 03 June to 04 Sept 2022.

2022 - Bath Photo Festival Selected Exhibitor - 'All in Reach' - Jeans Hands Evidence II - Bath Photo Fest 2022 

2022 - ROAD TRIP Publication - Shutter Hub Road Trip

 

2022 - YOUR BODY BELONGS TO YOU - Shutter Hub

Les Alizes, Boulevard de l’ÉgalitéSaint Gilles Croix de Vie, France

18 April – 18 September 2022

Your body belongs to you

2022 - SONY World Photo Competition Short List 'Creative - 2022 Open' Exhibition at Somerset House London, 13th April - 3rd May 

Winners Gallery

2022 - FILM - LCB Depot 2022 Exhibition, Leicester

2021 - Portrait of Britain Winner - work on display until end Jan 2022 - JCdecaux Billboards, over 100 locations

Portrait of Britain Winners 2022

2021  -  'Head On' Photo Festival - Exhibitor

19th- 28th November 2021 -  Bondi Beach Promenade, Australia

HEAD-ON - Merging Present & Past review

HEAD-ON - Exhibition profile & images

2021 - 1854 & British Journal of Photography - Selected Exhibitor, A once-in-a-century Photography Collection curated to reflect a year of global pandemic life.

Edition 365

2021 - 3Shot Festival - The Triptych photography Festival - First Edition.

www.3shotsfestival.com

2021 - Open32 - Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.

2021 - ROSL  (Royal Over-Seas League) 'International Friendship’, Exhibition shortlist - contemporary creative culture throughout the Commonwealth, selected from over 500 entries and 40 countries. 10th December - February 2022 

Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London

2021 - Photo IS:RAEL International Photography - Exhibitor

www.photoisrael.org/en/פסטיבל-הצילום/

Tel  Aviv - 'Meeting Point'

Meeting Point

17-27 Nov 2021

 

2021 - Love Art Exhibitor - Leicester - Nov 2021 work on display at LCB Depot Leicester, included in the curatorial choices 2021. (Magic of the Real)

2021 - Creative Lockdown Exhibition - Exhibitor (Art in the Chapel) Leicester 9th-22nd November

RECENT & HIGHLIGHTS: 

2021 - Shutter Hub 2021 Year Book - Selected Work Included

Year Book 2021

 

2021- AxisWeb - FIVE2WATCH Feature

Five to Watch

2021 - Artdoc Magazine - Experimental Photography Magazine Featured Artist Experimental Photography

2021 - August - Proud 2nd place (& 4th Pace) winner of the 'Potato Photographer of the Year 2021' 

Photo Photographer of the year 2021

2021 - How I see you - Float Magazine, on-line exhibition artist

How I See You

2021 - OpenWalls Arles 2021

Then & Now - selected image. (1854 Media and British Journal of Photography) 

Open Walls Winners

2021 - May - LoosenArt -Language Exhibition Millepiani Rome

 

2021 - Artist Talk Magazine -Issue 15 -

https://www.artisttalkmagazine.com 

2021 - “Finding a Way Home” - English Riviera Showcase - Launch 20/4/2021 - May 16th 2021

https://www.art-hub.co.uk/ex/erps21

2021 - X-Collab 2021 - contributor

https://www.thexcollab.com/01-blue 

2021 - Artdoc - Photography Magazine

Selected - Narrative Portraits Exhibition 

Narrative Portraits

2021 - Passepartoutprize - Winner ( 2nd edition)  group exhibition planned for sept Winners Page

2021 - Format Festival - Several works included in 'The Peoples Picture' Mosaic.

The Peoples Picture - Format

2021 - Selected work ( Now and Then) LCB depot 'Film' Show Event March http://www.lcbdepot.co.uk/event/film 

2021 - LoosenArt - International group exhibition Instability and Precariousness curated by LoosenArt2020

www.loosenart.com

Exhibition runs 15th-22nd April 

(Millepiani Rome)

2020 - The South West Collective - Short List - The Pandemic In Pictures Prize Shortlist (selected work shortlisted) 

www.thesouthwestcollective.co.uk

Pandemic in Pictures

2020 - Artists Responding to...The Post Card Project ( Selected work included in publication) 

www.artistsrespondingto.co.uk

2020 - Rankin2020 - Shortlisted/Published image from part of the Rankin2020 series on Sky Arts (Profits from the book will be donated to Mental Health UK

2020 - European Photography 107/108 inclusion

https://equivalence-shop.com/European-Photography-107-108 

PAST

 2020 - L.O.V.E ART Selected Artist 2019, 2020, 2021

2020 - Inspired by Lockdown - (Sept-Dec) Selected pieces projected in Leicester Newwalk museum and art gallery Victorian Gallery and in virtual exhibition 'reflecting 'lockdown 2020'

2020 - Short listed in CUPOTY (close up photographer of the year) - Manmade Categorywww.cupoty.com/manmade-shortlist-02

2020 - Flea Circus Magazine Contributor - First Edition Selected Artist (Printed volume 1 - Sept 2020)

https://www.flea-circus.org/shop

2020 - Selected - Saatchi 'selected' Favourites (#FoodArt) '#SaatchiTakeOver' (instagram)

2020 - Art-Hole-Magazine (a-hole) - Volume 1  -Selected artist www.ahole.co.uk

2020 - The CLUNKER - 2020 line up (postponed due to CV19) 

https://www.the-clunker.com

2020 Public Source - PS contributor - covid 19 archive covid19.publicsource.xyz

2019 - Dangerous Pockets Project - A community art collaboration - Inspired by a poem 'Dangerous Coats' by Sharon Owens. Facilitated by artist Paula MacGregor

2019 - Open 30 - New Walk Museum (15th Dec - Jan 25th 2020)

Leicester Monday the 14th of October - 24th November 2019

2019 - 100 ARTISTS POP UP SHOW LEICESTER  - DIY GALLERY  & Art At The Chapel

2017 Selected images for: artonapostcard 

www.artonapostcard.com

2017 -  Work selected for 'Open 28' 

http://www.visitleicester.info/things-to-see-and-do/arts-museums/exhibitions/open/ work 

2017 - Selected image for ' Magnum Swap Show' @ Print Space London June 2017 https://www.theprintspace.co.uk/blog/swap-shop-shortlist

2016 - POINTS OF DEPARTURE - Leila Houston, James Chantry & Members of Silver Vine Arts

2016 - Open 27 (New Walk Museum) leicester

2015 - Silver Vine Arts - Summer Trail Exhibitor August 22nd - 31st / Former Existence Images on display at Queen Of Bradgate 97 High Street Leicester LE1 4JB

2014 - PH21 - http://www.ph21gallery.com Body Exhibition

https://www.ph21gallery.com/body

2014 - Photoplace Gallery (Middlebury, VT USA) - The Traces Left Behind - Butter, Bleach and Banana's - Selected work

2014 - Foto39 - Selected Work (http://www.foto39.org) http://www.foto39.org/2014-artists.html

2013 - Sandergram / Leicester People's Photography Gallery - Grandma's Shears http://www.leicesterpeoplesphoto.co.uk/the-sandergram-exhibition/

2009 - LCB Depot, View From This Side, Leicester  (solo show)  

Derby Format2021
Format-Derby
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Room 5
Room 5
Derby Format2021
Passepartoutprize Winner 2021
Artdoc magazine
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Artdoc magazine
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Finding a way home
TSWC - Pandemic in pictures
TSWC - Pandemic in Pictures
European Photography 107/108
European Photography 107/108
European Photography 107/108
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Rankin2020Clair_Robins
Rankin2020Clair_Robins
Rankin2020Clair_Robins
Rankin2020Clair_Robins
Art in Lockdown_Clair Robins
Art in Lockdown_Clair Robins
Art in Lockdown_Clair Robins
Art in Lockdown_Clair Robins
Art-Hole-Magazine
plants flowers travel instagram
CUFOTY plastic creative photography black and white
Frogs are funny
Love Art 2019 curve theatre
Summer Art Trail - Former Existance
Eating My Words
Circus - Open 30 newwalk museum leicester circus
Saatchi Gallery - Takeover #FoodArt
The shy Dancer - The Queen of Bradgate
Open 30 - Museum
Pretext 2020
Art at the chapel 2019 - I find it kinda funny
Grandmas Shears - Sandergram
The Beautiful Game - City Gallery
View from this side
View from this side
View From This side