Approved: 16.08.2006

Robin Dance

Artist, Writer

Approved: 16.08.2006

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

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Biography

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. Education 1970-73 Fine Art Department, Middlesex Polytechnic, London 1968-70 Foundation Studies, Colchester School of Art Teaching 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 Publications Lectures and workshops Commissions Exhibitions Public Collections 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

Solo exhibitions 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 Group exhibitions 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