24/06/2021 - 31/12/2022
During my residency I focussed on a body of work which explores ideas of metamorphosis and transcendence, in preparation for my upcoming exhibition in Oblastní Galeri Liberec, Czech Republic. I have used paper cut, collage and shadow play to experiment with the dissolution of light and shadow. I also used the mould making facilities to experiment with playful assembled works which combine domestic, everyday objects with elements of nature.
Alannah Robins has an interdisciplinary artistic practice based between Ireland and Sweden where she regularly participates in and curates both solo and collaborative projects.
A graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Robins has won several commissions and awards for her artwork, including Tyresö Kulturstipendium, Helge Axe:son stipend, bursaries from the Irish Arts Council and Galway County Council and the inaugural Platform 31 award. She has exhibited, among other places, in the RHA, Dublin; London’s Dialogue Cultural Space; Pasaj Independent Arts Space, Istanbul; Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki and in Sweden’s Tegen2, Detroit Stockholm, Galleri CC and Kiruna Stadshus.
Robins uses familiar, domestic objects and simple materials like cut paper and drawing in her artistic investigations into man’s relationship to nature. Her interdisciplinary work has drawn her into collaborations with both classical and experimental musicians, notably HOT, A Swedish Circus on Merciful Inferno by Opera factory Sessions in Stockholm’s Supermarket Art Fair and New York Electroacoustic Music Festival and En Timme Natt, with Göran Fröst and Jacob Kellermann.
She is the founder and director of Interface, a studio and residency programme in Connemara.