I take photographs and make textworks, usually in response to historically and politically resonant locations which I explore over an extended period.
My most recently exhibited works were made in Krems an der Donau, Austria, whilst I was Artist-in-Residence, Galerie Stadtpark Krems (2002 to 2004).
The first series of photographs was made in and around Stein Prison (interior and exterior views of the prison, and landscapes).
The second series, a work-in-progress, reflects on the countryside around Krems and elsewhere in Lower Austria.
The third series was made at the Krems-Mautern bridge spanning the Danube. These more architectural photographs mark a departure from my earlier practice of working almost exclusively as a landscape artist.
Japanese Landscapes was made in 2000 whilst I was Kamiyama Artist in Residence in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. In this series I reflect on the 'concretised' landscapes of Kamyama, a rural district on the island of Shikoku in Western Japan.
Earlier working locations include the redundant military testing site at Orfordness, England (postwar landscapes); historical sites in Budapest; towns, villages and countryside in southern Germany (German Landscapes); places associated with the Holocaust in Austria, the Baltic States, France, Germany, Poland and Switzerland (Remains - Landscapes of the Holocaust).
Individual photographs and textworks, and combined images (diptychs, triptychs and polyptychs), are incorporated into larger series for exhibitions and publications.
I also give lectures and lead workshops in colleges in Great Britain and mainland Europe.
1970-73 Fine Art Department, Middlesex Polytechnic, London
1968-70 Foundation Studies, Colchester School of Art
2008 Chair of Examinations Commission, Tartu Art College (Estonia)
2007 Visiting Lecturer, Kunstuniversität Linz (Austria)
2007 Visiting Lecturer, University College Falmouth
2006-2007 Guest Professor of Photography, Tartu Art College
2000-2004 Part-time Lecturer, University of Brighton
1998-1999 Visiting Lecturer, Ecole d'arts appliques, Vevey (Switzerland)
1995-2001: Visiting Lecturer, University of Brighton
1990-1999: Part-time Lecturer, Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham
Areas of work
Lectures and workshops
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (Germany)
Permanent Collection of the Lower Austrian Government, St. Poelten
Centre Régional de la Photographie Nord Pas-de-Calais, Douchy-les-Mines (France)
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonika (Greece)
The Ulmer Museum, Ulm (Germany)
KAIR Collection, Kamiyama (Japan)
CV & Education
2008 - Robin Dance: Die Brücke , Galerie Göttlicher, Krems, Austria
2004 - Remains, Salle des Fetes, Saint-Venant , France
2004 - Robin Dance: Photography, Kunsthalle Krems/Galerie Factory, Austria
2002 - Japanese Landscapes, Sebra Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
2002 - Remains, Lycee de l'Escaut, Valenciennes , France
1998 - Landscapes, Photosynkyria 98, Thessalonika, Greece
1997 - Le Ventre de la Bête, Galerie du CRP, Douchy-les-Mines, France
1995 - Remains, Martinskirche, Langenau, Germany
1995 - Remains, Ulmer Münster, Germany
2007 - 1,2,3 Couleur, College Albert Chatelet, Douai, France
2004 - Blow Up, The Ulmer Museum, Ulm , Germany
2002 - Export, Yokohama Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
2001 - Naturstuecke: Photographien 1850 - 2000, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart , Germany
2000 - KAIR 2000, Kamiyama Festival, Japan
2000 - Paysages Marqués, Galerie du CRP, Douchy-les-Mines, France
2000 - The Sleep of Reason, Norwich Gallery
1999 - Continuities and Discontinuities, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonika, Greece
1996 - Myth and Landscape, European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Greece