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  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Public Art
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Work history




May 2015
  • 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 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. She often questions economic imperatives, environmental impacts and the disjuncture inherent within our 'relationship' between the two. 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 September 2014 she exhibited her photography in São Paulo, Brazil, whilst contributing as a panel member to the International Solid Waste World Congress. She has shown across the UK, Europe and Australia.



MA by Research

Manchester Metropolitan University

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011


    Fine Art

    John Moores University Liverpool

    Aug 2005 - Jun 2007
    • 1st class honours


    Moving Image

    Plymouth College of Art and Design

    Aug 1997 - May 2000
    • Photomedia