Julia Robinson is an Adelaide based visual artist working in the field of sculpture and installation. Her work reflects an interest in religion, the afterlife and death and how humans address these concerns through ritual. Drawing on established belief systems and a multitude of sources including myths, fairy tales and European superstition and folklore, Robinson’s work explores our discomfort with the finality of death. Recent works have invoked fertility rituals and motifs of resurrection and are infused with an air of sexual candour.
Since graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2002, Julia has exhibited regularly both in Adelaide and interstate and has been the recipient of a number of ArtsSA Project Development grants and an Australia Council New Work Grant for Established Artists. Julia is currently lecturing at Adelaide Central School of Art and works from Switchboard Studios in Norwood. Her work is held in the Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank and private collections in Australia.
Julia Robinson is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery