Colchester Art Society Lecture Series – Freddie Robins

16 May 2024

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10:00 – 17:00

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Colchester, United Kingdom


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  • Colchester North Station, direct from London Liverpool Street
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Who’s scared of the soft stuff? – Freddie Robins
Freddie Robins (b.1965) is Professor of Textiles at the Royal College of Art, London. She produces contemporary art works using textile materials and processes.


Robins is renowned for her inventive and provocative use of knitting, finding it to be a powerful medium for self-expression and communication because of the cultural preconceptions that continue to surround it.

She works to commission and exhibits nationally and internationally, most recently History in the Making: stories of materials and makers, 2000 BC – Now, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, If Not Now, When? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain, 1960 – 2022, The Hepworth Wakefield & Saatchi Gallery, London and I Put a Spell on You – Magic and Mysticism, Art Exchange, University of Essex.

In 2003 she held a solo exhibition, Cosy, at The Minories, Colchester.

She has been the recipient of numerous grants including Arts Council England/National Lottery, British Council, Crafts Council and AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council).

Her work is held in private and public collections including the Government Art Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, Crafts Council and Museum and KODE – kunstmuseene i Bergen, Norway.

Please note this event is for ages 16+

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