Dr. Kate Robinson BA (Hons) MRBS
Sculpture, drawing and the spoken and written word using body, voice, stone, metal, wood, ice, sand...
Meaningful social engagement...Art can be in an approach as much as it can be a thing.
Contexts range from galleries to parks to prisons and public squares, from archaeological sites to public and private memorials.
Creative and academic writing and the telling of stories through word and image...
Some professional highlights:
Making an ice bed inside an igloo in the Arctic Circle; sanding the backside of a Niki de Saint Phalle nana-figure in California; carving giant figures on an island in the East China Sea; a sand-drawing in the rain on top of a Pictish hillfort near inverness; discussing archaeology, up scaffolding, attaching copper birds to the entrance of a Johnstone new-build; making a tiny family of clay with a woman in a Glasgow geriatric ward; watching the northern lights, ice sculpting in Alaska; seeing a heathery spectrum appear behind ice prism in Estonia; dancing on a barge through Berlin, post sculpting near the remnants of the Wall; finding my fountain pen again, midsummer, after carving a head in Norwegian soapstone in front ofTrondheim Cathedral; melting lead in my kitchen.
Education: 2009: New Economic Powers, Oxford University Continuing Education 1989: Ba (Hons) Fine Art, 1st class, Glasgow School of Art 2002: PhD Classics & Humanities Computing, Glasgow University/Glasgow School of Art 1989: Ba (Hons) Fine Art, 1st class, Glasgow School of Art Solo Exhibitions 2016: Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. 2015-2016 Cradle of Scotland, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow. 2012 For Brass I Will Bring Gold...Glasgow University Memorial Chapel 2011 The Boardroom, Fairfields Shipyard, Govan 2008 Prism, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tallinn, Estonia 2007 Fruit, Galerie Landertinger Wagner, Salzburg, Austria 2005 The Big Game, Hughson Gallery, Glasgow. 2001 Theatre of Memory, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. 1998 Bee, Strathclyde University Chaplaincy. 1993 Aphrodite on the Beach, Bournemouth Art Gallery and Museum. 1992 Field, Henley International Festival 1990 In Ms Artistotle’s Garden, Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery. Awards: 2018 Robert Graves Poetry Award shortlist 2017 Words and Women National Writing Competition shortlist 2007 Sense Over Sectarianism Award for Brother Walfrid Veil 2004 Guardian/Modern Painters’ Prize for Writing on Art. 2001 Scotland Year of the Artist Award. 1999 Yorkhill Hospital Award, Scotland Year of Architecture Award 1998 Sciart Shortlist: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. 1992 McColl Arts Foundation, 1st Prize. 1989 John Keppie Award for Sculpture. 1986 Weir Pumps Centenary Award Public Art Commissions: 2015 Artistic Director, Our Place in Time Arts Festival; Fashioned Earth (film for EAA Glasgow 2015); Tracing Stories (film for EAA Glasgow 2015); Gie Me ae Spark o' Nature's Fire, artworks integrated into new Johnston Town Hall 2014 Via VeritasVita, for Bishop of Paisley 2013 Langlands Path Timeline, Govan, Glasgow 2011 Woman Man Sun Moon, Newhouse, M8; Govan Cross Lead Artist - banners and granite engravings 2008 Jimmy Johnstone, Celtic Park, Glasgow; Ramshorn Pavement Engravings, Ingram Street, Glasgow. 2007 The Symphony of the Trees, NewburyBerkshire. 2006 Processional Crosses,St Mary’s Church, Calton, Glasgow. 2005 Brother Walfrid, Celtic Park, Glasgow. 2000 Scotus College Cruciform, National Seminary for Scotland. 1999 Cowan’s Corner Sculpture Garden, Greenock Town Centre.1986 The Movement of Fluids, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Selected Group Exhibitions: 2014 CARA Arts of Resistance, London; Experiencing Bronze, Milton Art Gallery 2012 National Library of Scotland 2011 National Library of Scotland 2009 Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway. Special Yoga Centre, London. 2008 Ricefield, Glasgow; Stations of Grace, St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. 2007 New Hall Biennial, Cambridge; Paradise, Berlin, Germany. 2006 The Magic of the Ball, Berlin, Germany. 2005 Wild Dogs, Copenhagen, Denmark; The Lighthouse Gallery, Glasgow. 2004 Art: 2004, London; Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow; De Spelerij, Dieren, The Netherlands; Reciprocal Earth, Fold Gallery, Kirkby Steven. 2003 Flight, East-side Gallery, Berlin; Snowcase, Fold Gallery, Kirkby Steven. 2002 Ice sculpture, Nice, France; 2000 Jesus,The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 1999 Father Sun and Mother Moon, Zhoushan Island, China; The Green Man, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock;The Fisherman, Hardelot, France 1998 Word and Image, The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow;The Mothership, Fairbanks, Alaska; 1997 Mountain World, San Diego, USA; Buddha, Trahnem, Denmark. 1996 Dream, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh;Mountain, Copenhagen, Denmark; McClean Art Gallery & Museum, Greenock. 1995 Next? Artists, Residencies and Hospitals, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling and Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow.1992 Angel, Mall Galleries, London; The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden. 1991 Twentieth Century Sculpture, Millfield, Somerset;Fine Art Society, Glasgow;Gillian Jason Gallery, London. 1990 Society of Women Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, invited artist.Theatre & Media : 1990, Welfare State International,1992, Benchtours; Flying Geese Theatre Company; 1995, Ramshorn Theatre; 1996, Shakti Productions; 1998, Theatre Cryptic; 2015, Circa Media; Curating: 2015 Wandering Home - Following the Celtic Peregrinati, new photographs by Thomas Joshua Cooper, Govan Old Parish Church and Glasgow Cathedral; 2014 Grounded, photographs and text by Judith Parrott, AIRC II, for Glasgow Commonwealth Games (Australian tour 2015-2017); 2000 International Sand Sculpture Festival George Square Glasgow 1999 Wayside, CCA, Glasgow Publications: 2012 Between Us a Phoenix Arises, Seedbed Press 2011 Andenken (Memory Attunements) Seedbed Press 2009: Hidden Cities 5. 2007:‘Overlapping Worlds’, Textualities 2: Science and Intuition, ed. Jennie Renton (Edinburgh, Main Point Books).‘On the Pillars…’ and ‘The Ballad of Anton and Lynne’, Hidden Cities 3, ed. Rachel Jury, (Dancing Rabbit Productions, Glasgow). ‘Real Streams: Hildegard of Bingen’,The State of the Real, ed. Damian Sutton, Ray Mackenzie and Sue Brind,(London: Tauris) 88-97. 2006: A Search for the Source of the Whirlpool of Artifice(Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, 2006). 154pp. 2005: ‘Making Brother Walfrid’, (Celtic Football Club Supporters’ Association, 2005). ‘The Celestial Streams of Giulio Camillo’, History of Science, 43 (2005) 321-41. 2004: Reciprocal Earth, poems and images published as a set of 6 postcards; Fold Gallery, Kirkby Steven. ‘The Psalmist’ (short version) The Guardian Review, 18.09.04.‘The Psalmist’, Modern Painters, Autumn: 22-23. ‘Power and Persuasion in the Theatre of Camillo’, Power and Persuasion: Sculpture in its Rhetorical Context,ed. Urszula Szulakowska(Warsaw: Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2004) 37-48.2003: ‘Fame with Tongue’, Reformation and Renaissance Review, 6 (2004) 107-123.2003: Truman, J.; Robinson, K., Evans A.L., Smith, D.; Cunningham, L.;Millward, R.; Minnis, H.: ‘The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: A pilot study of a new computer version of the self-report scale’, European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 12: 9-14.; ‘Giulio Camillo and L’idea del Theatro’, E-Sharp: Online Journal. 1999 ed., Tall Ships, Short Stories, (Greenock: Greenock Tall Ships, 1999). 1997 Jacobsen, Fay W., ed., Living with Loss, (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1997). 1995 ed., Ae Fon Kiss, (Glasgow: Project Ability, 1995). 1990 In Ms. Aristotle’s Garden, (Glasgow: Glasgow Museum & Art Gallery). Papers: 2010 University of Oxford, ‘Contemporary Art and Otherness’, International Society of Religion, Literature and Culture Conference 2006 Glasgow University, St. Andrew’s College, Art and Theology Seminar 2003 Glasgow School of Art, ‘Real Streams: Hildegard of Bingen’ at State of the Real Conference. 2002 Glasgow School of Art Historical and Critical Studies Seminar; Southampton Institute of Fine Art Historical and Critical Studies Seminar; Leeds University, Paper: ‘‘Power and Persuasion in the Theatre of Camillo’ at International Art Historians Conference; Glasgow University, Paper: ‘Giulio Camillo’ at Postgraduate Conference. 2001 Strathclyde University, Collins Gallery, Artist’s Talk; 1993 Glasgow School of Art 1990 Glasgow Museum & Art Gallery, Artist’s Talk 1992-07 Visual arts and creative writing workshops: Employed by, amongst others,Glasgow Community Education; Project Ability; Church of Scotland; Artists in Exile; Glasgow City Council Sense over Sectarianism; Inspiration Festival. Work in Collections: Blackfriars College, University of Oxford; Celtic Football Club; Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde; University of Glasgow; Contemporary Art Society, London; Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art; Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery; Glasgow Royal Concert Hall; National Seminary for Scotland; National Space Science Centre, Leicester; New Hall, University of Cambridge; Southampton City Art Gallery; St Mary’s Calton, Glasgow; Strathclyde University Chaplaincy; Taylor Clarke Partnership; Private collections in UK, Europe and USA. Associate of Royal British Society of Sculptors.