Julia Robinson is a South Australian visual artist working in the fields of sculpture and installation. Her work reflects an interest in rituals and calendrical customs relating to fertility and the cycle of the seasons and by extension, cycles of growth and decay. Recent works seek to evoke signifiers of fecundity through a conflation of lavish costuming, adornment and forms in a state of metamorphosis. Drawing on a multitude of sources including myths, fairy tales and European superstition and folklore, Robinson examines our connection to life, death and sex.
Since graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art Julia has exhibited regularly and been the recipient of a number of grants and awards from Arts South Australia and the Australia Council. Recent exhibitions include Monster Theatres: 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at The Santos Museum of Economic Botany, The National 2019: New Australian Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Long Ballads at Ideas Platform Artspace, and Sensual Nature at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Julia lectures in the BVA program at Adelaide Central School of Art. Her work is held in the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Artbank, Tamworth Regional Gallery and private collections.
Julia Robinson is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery