Robyn Woolston

  • 'Straining Every Sinew' / Birmingham (2020).
  • Fort Worth, Texas 2019 - 2022. An interdisciplinary residency exploring eco grief and climate anxiety within the extraction-rich.
  • 'Straining Every Sinew' / Birmingham (2020).
  • Artist in Residence & conference panel member at the International Solid Waste World Congress, Brazil.
  • 'Strangers in a Strange Land’ (2013). Solo Show / Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
  • 'Coals to Newcastle STOP Burn Me STOP' (2012).
  • ‘FIELD OF DREAMS’ (2011) / Installation detail. 45,000 plastic bags.
  • 'Supa Scoop' (2007) / Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

Woolston is a visual artist who works across installation, photography, moving image and print. Often working in non-gallery spaces, across community settings and within archives or sites of listed significance.

Her practice generates frameworks for climate-based reflection; focussing upon developing structures for ecological and emotional recovery via public realm interventions, socially engaged practice and site-specific responses.

‘Robyn often examines issues that others shy away from, from difficult emotions to consumer waste. In so doing, she seeks to make visible that which is forgotten, left behind and discarded.’

Ann Bukantas, Head of Fine Art. National Museums Liverpool

Previous installations have included 132,000 plastic knives and forks, 7500 ice-cream containers, 45,000 carrier bags, a selection of trees from Ash to Silver Birch as well as a reproduction Las Vegas sign.

Previous locations have included Fort George, National Trust Acorn Bank, National Trust Penrhyn Castle, Edge Hill railway station, Hull railway station, the Walker Art Gallery, Holst Birthplace Museum, Edge Hill University, an empty shop unit in Blackburn town centre and a grove of trees on Ullswater in the Lake District (UK).

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    • Highlands & Glasgow

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