Woolston is a visual artist who works across installation, photography, moving image and print.
Often working in non-gallery spaces, across community settings and within archives or sites of listed significance.
Her work focusses upon developing creative frameworks for ecological and emotional recovery via public realm interventions, socially engaged practice and site-specific responses.
‘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 132,000 plastic knives and forks, 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.
Previous locations have included Fort George, National Trust Acorn Bank, National Trust Penrhyn Castle, Edge Hill railway station, Hull railway station, Holst Birthplace Museum, Edge Hill University, an empty shop unit in Blackburn town centre and a grove of trees on Ullswater in the Lake District (UK).
She has shown across the UK, Europe and Australia.
‘Robyn is a consummate professional delivering highly creative and original work. She is always looking to develop her practice, learn new skills and find new paths. Her work with communities is exemplary, enabling engagement, providing inspiration and facilitating creativity. She creates an atmosphere that enables individuals and groups to create work of which they can be proud. As an artist Robyn has delivered inspired and inspirational commissions. I would recommend Robyn Woolston to deliver challenging and evocative personal work and accessible and empowering community work. Work with her – she’s amazing.’
Jo McGuire. Development Manager Wirral Museums Service Merseyside