Robyn Woolston is a visual artist who works across installation, photography, moving image and print. 

From socially engaged practice to site-specific responses her work seeks to harvest, uncover and re-appropriate what is 'left behind' from archetypal narratives to manufacturing byproducts. 

 

'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

 

She often questions economic imperatives, environmental impacts and the disjuncture inherent within our 'relationship' between the two. 

Previous installations have included 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. 

During 2012 she won the Liverpool Art Prize and was awarded a solo show in 2013 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, during which she exhibited 3.6 tonnes of post-consumer waste prior to recycling.

Her work has featured within National Geographic Traveller, Psychologies Magazine, the New York Times Dot Earth Blog as well as on the front cover of the Green Party magazine: Green World (issue 79).

In 2014 she exhibited her photography in São Paulo, Brazil, whilst contributing as a panel member to the International Solid Waste World Congress.

After a successful residency with the National Trust, during 2016, at Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, 2017 will see her undertake the inaugural Artist in Residence commission with the Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) in Inverness.

She has shown across the UK, Europe and Australia.

  

Previous clients have included:

 

Birmingham City Council

Bluecoat / Liverpool

Curve Gallery / Australia

Edge Hill University / Lancashire

Green Party

Grundy Art Gallery / Blackpool

Guys Hospital / London

Harrogate School of Art & Design

Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) 

HM Prison Service

Hull School of Art and Design / East Yorkshire

Intel

International Solid Waste Association / Vienna 

ITV

Liverpool City Council

London Print Studio

Maerz Arts Association / Linz, Austria 

Metal / Liverpool & Peterborough

Mitsubishi 

National Geographic Traveller

National Trust 

Plymouth College of Art

Psychologies Magazine

Syson Gallery / Nottingham

Tenderpixel Gallery / London

Walker Art Gallery / Liverpool

Williamson Art Gallery / Birkenhead