Julia Robinson is a South Australian visual artist working in the fields of sculpture and installation. Her work reflects an interest in pre-Christian rituals and calendrical customs relating to fertility and the cycle of the seasons and by extension, cycles of growth and decay. Looking to her British ancestry as a starting point, Robinson creates objects that sit at the intersection of folklore, ritual and folk horror, a genre currently experiencing a revival through films, literature and music. Recent works employ historical costuming and sewing techniques to examine narratives around fecundity, sex and death and evoke forms in a state of metamorphosis.
Since graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art Julia has exhibited regularly and been the recipient of a number of grants and awards. 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, Adelaide.