Image caption/information: Basketcase, 2015 – machine knitted wool, crocheted lurex, wicker basket,
260 × 520 × 260 mm. Photography: Douglas Atfield.
Friday 18th March 2016 at 1.00pm
Lecture Theatre SB42
Garthdee House Annexe
Freddie Robins is an artist who challenges our perception of knitting as craft. Her work is internationally renowned, her practice crossing the boundaries of art, design and craft. Living and working in Essex and London, she is Senior Tutor and Reader in Textiles at the Royal College of Art.
She predominantly produces work for public exhibition, most recently, What do I have to do to make it OK? currently at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, Liberties, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London and Sluice_2015 art fair, OXO Tower Wharf, London. Last year she exhibited with the Blackwater Polytechnic through Sluice_ as part of Exchange Rates: The Bushwick Expo, Theodore:Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA and exhibited in Artifex gallery, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania. In 2012 she was on the UK shortlist for the prestigious Women to Watch exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA.
Her work is held in private and public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Nottingham Castle Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum and KODE – kunstmuseene i Bergen, Norway.