Art at Home

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A selection of work by Freddie Robins is now available through Art at Home.

Art at Home presents a curated choice of affordable artworks for your home, available to buy online. Devised by Kath Wood (Kath & Company) and inspired by her lifelong passion to connect artists to new audiences, Art at Home is the culmination of more than 30 years of working with artists, galleries and museums across the UK.

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For more information about Kath Wood and Kath & Company
instagram @kathandcompany

22 December 2020

Kette und Schuss, CC binder, Forum 9, Puurs, Belgium 25 October - 13 December 2020

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Exhibition featuring the work of – Achim Kobe – Alexander Marinus – Annie Wintein – Caroline Achaintre – Christophe Coppens – Delphine Desguilage – Dialogist Kantor – Franz West – Freddie Robins – Gommaar Gilliams – Hilde Overbergh – Ilse Van Roy – Kinoshita Suchan – Madeleine Wermenbol – Mirre Yayla Seur – Sofie Haesaerts – Victor Alimpiev – Marian Zhunin
Kette und Schuss storytellers, Luisa Soipi and Pablo Hannon

Kette und Schuss curators, Hilde Overbergh and Ilse Van Roy

CC binder, Forum 9, 2870 Puurs-Sint-Amands, Belgium
25 October – 13 December 2020

Opening event 25 October 15.00-19.00pm
Closing event 13 December 15.00-19.00pm

Open everyday from 11.00am-18.00pm
Entrance Free

For more information

09 October 2020

Stour Surrounding: Artists and the Valley

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‘Stour Surrounding – Artists and the Valley’ is a documentary film that takes a look at artists both past and present who have responded to the landscape of the Stour Valley. In the film we hear how this special landscape – of John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, Cedric Morris and Alfred Munnings – continues to shape and speak to the work of contemporary artists today. Moving between studio interviews and beautiful footage across the valley we hear from painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling who speaks of ‘absorbing’ the landscape, and from Simon Carter, and May Cornet who talk expressively about how they respond to the Stour Valley and landscape in their own individual ways.

Other artists featured are Michael Carlo, Chris Dobrowolski, Freddie Robins, Alex Robbins, Charlotte Verity and Andrew Vass.

The film has been produced by artist and gardener Jevan Watkins Jones with Offshoot Films. It was commissioned by the ‘Improving the Stour Valley for Visitors’ project, which is hosted by the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and is funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Watch film on youtube

Read Stour Surrounding – Artists and the Valley Booklet

01 October 2020

Maternal Art Magazine

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Freddie Robins’s Knitted Homes of Crime feature in the new publication Maternal Art Magazine: Issue 1 “Stay at Home”
MAM is a new art magazine focusing on artists from around the world producing work about the maternal. The first issue, Stay At Home is a response by 24 artists to their experiences of working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The magazine aims to support artists through this challenging time as well as raising money for Women’s Aid. Stay At Home has been edited by Helen Sargeant, an artist and academic based in Todmorden, Yorkshire, UK.

Read press release
Buy digital edition of Maternal Art Magazine

Instagram: @maternalart
Twitter: twitter.com/ArtMaternal

21 July 2020

Textile Curator

Freddie Robins is interviewed for Textile Curator. Founded by Helen Adams, Textile Curator showcases fine art textiles, ‘waking up the world to contemporary textile art’.

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Follow on instagram @textilecurator

16 June 2020

The Crafts Council ask six leading makers how they are getting through lockdown

Isolation inspiration for reading, working and simply passing the time from Junko Mori (metalworker), Julian Stair (potter), Adam Nathaniel Furman (artist and designer), Freddie Robins (textile artist), Simone ten Hompel (metalworker) and Akiko Hirai (ceramicist).

Read here

23 May 2020

Material Matters with Grant Gibson

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“The brilliant Freddie Robins talks to Grant Gibson about her love of knitting and making art that’s ‘difficult, demanding and awkward’.”

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13 May 2020

Vitamin K, Embroidery magazine, May/June 2020

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“Freddie Robins challenges the cultural preconceptions surrounding knit, using it as a powerful medium to unnerve, question and examine ideas around the domestic, gender and the human condition.”

Writer and curator, June Hill, writes about the work of Freddie Robins in the new Pioneer section of Embroidery magazine, volume 71, May/June 2020.

02 May 2020

ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE Ghost prints for sale

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress artist, Matthew Burrows, has instigated the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE. The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work, on instagram using the tag #artistsupportpledge, which they are willing to sell for no more than £200.00 (not including postage + packing). Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches £1000.00 of sales, they pledge to spend £200.00 on another artist/s work.

For more information about the Artist Support Pledge click here

These Ghost prints are made on an 1851 Albion press directly from inked up hand knitted toys from Freddie Robins’ extensive collection.
There are four different images available – big bear, panda, bear with hat and monkey.
The prints measure 297 × 420mm (A3) and are made onto 270gsm Colorplan Pristine White paper. Prints are signed and dated (2016) and presented in a transparent polyester wallet, laid on mountboard.

£75.00 each, plus £7.00 postage + packing for delivery (in UK). Prints are posted flat in rigid cardboard packaging using Royal Mail (Recorded 1st class medium parcel service). Payment can be made via PayPal or Bank Transfer.

To buy, or make an enquiry, please email
contact@freddierobins.com
or go to instagram @iamfreddierobins
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16 April 2020

Covid-19 Global Quilt

An online global quilt project started by artists Kate Just and Tal Fitzpatrick via instagram to gather, narrate and share experiences of Covid-19 via craft.
instagram @covid19quilt

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@iamfreddierobins in Essex UK shares: ‘This is a sample for a very large knitted ‘tapestry’ entitled ‘Be afraid, be very afraid’. The tapestry is not about the COVID-19 crisis but does now read like a self-fulfilling prophecy. The initial samples for the tapestry, knitted on an automated industrial knitting machine, were littered with holes and dropped stitches. Instead of repairing these through darning I decided to cover them with a self-curing plastic clay. This is a kick back against the current obsession with darning and the ‘virtue signalling’ that this has become for many. Why does textile craft always have to be associated with, and justified through, the good and the virtuous? Why can’t we just make stuff for the hell of it?’ #covid19quilt

15 April 2020

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