Artist - London
Open Frequency selector from January 2006
Freddie Robins is an artist based in London. She uses knitting to explore pertinent contemporary issues of the domestic, gender and the human condition. Her studio practice questions conformity and notions of normality, and intersects the categorisation of art and craft.
She is currently exhibiting in Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting (Museum of Arts & Design, New York) and Crimes of Omission (Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA). At the end of the year she will be holding a solo exhibition, Body, Nobody, Somebody (The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen, Norway).
In 2005 she was invited to co-curate Knit 2 Together - Concepts in Knitting for the Crafts Council. She also instigated and curated Ceremony (Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London). Ceremony explored the role of craft in the paraphernalia and rituals associated with the rites of passage. The exhibition culminated in the Knitted Wedding of Freddie and artist, Ben Coode-Adams organised by the knitting collective, Cast Off.
Her work is in the public collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Crafts Council, Nottingham Castle Museum and Aberdeen Art Gallery.
She has been a member of the Crafts Council Development Award Selection Committee and a Curatorial Advisor to Axis, for their curated on-line programme Open Frequency.
She is Tutor in Mixed Media at the Royal College of Art, London and is currently developing a new body of work funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council).