Name

Mary Robinson

About

I have a particular interest in geological forms and crustacea. I am also drawn to the simultaneous sense of absence/presence in empty houses and buildings. Bachelard, in his book ‘The Poetics of Space’, beautifully describes this attraction:

'The old house is a geometry of echoes. The voices of the past do not sound the same in the big room as in the small bedchamber and calls on the stairs have yet another sound. Among the most difficult memories, well beyond any geometry that can be drawn, we must recapture the quality of light and the sweet smells that linger in empty rooms, setting an aerial seal on each room in the house of memory.'

Education:

BA [Hons] Fine Art & Critical Studies, Central St Martins, The London Institute, 1993
Further & Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate, 1994

Placements:

One year artist placement at the John Warin Infectious & Tropical Diseases & HIV Unit, the Churchill Hospital, Oxford, 1992/93

Teaching:

West Oxon College 1994 - 1996
Sunningwell School of Art, Oxon, 1996 - 2007

Membership:

Member of the Oxford Art Society, (OAS)
Member of West Oxfordshire Arts, (WOA)
Associate Member of OVADA, Oxford

Exhibitions:

Including site-specific work and installations from 1993 at:

Small Mansion Arts, Gunnersbury Park, London
Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London
Artweeks Open Studios, Oxon
Artweeks Habitat, Oxford
Art in Woodstock Festival, The Feathers hotel
Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford
Merriscourt Gallery, Sarsden, Oxon
Modern Art Oxford with the Oxford Art Society
Museum of Oxford
OVADA, Oxford
The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
Oxford Town Hall, Oxford
Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
Said Business School, Oxford
St Hilda's College, (JdP Music Building) Oxford
Sunningwell School of Art, Oxon: ‘Tutors Past and Present’
Windrush Health Centre, Witney, Oxon

2021
8th March - 24th April, ronapainting gallery, Oxford,
'For Women, by Women', (celebrating International Women's Day)
27th March - 18th April, Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition Online