Alannah Robins (she/her) has an interdisciplinary artistic practice based between Ireland and Sweden where she regularly participates in and curates both solo and collaborative projects.
A graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Robins has won several commissions and awards for her artwork, including Tyresö Kulturstipendium, Helge Axe:son stipend, bursaries from the Irish Arts Council and Galway County Council and the inaugural Platform 31 award. She has exhibited, among other places, in the RHA, Dublin; London’s Dialogue Cultural Space; Pasaj Independent Arts Space, Istanbul; Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki; Oblastní Galeri, Liberec, and in Sweden’s Tegen2, Detroit Stockholm, Galleri CC and Kiruna Stadshus.
Robins uses familiar, domestic objects and simple materials like cut paper and drawing in her artistic investigations into man’s relationship to nature. Her interdisciplinary work has drawn her into collaborations with both classical and experimental musicians, notably HOT, A Swedish Circus on Merciful Inferno by Opera factory Sessions in Stockholm’s Supermarket Art Fair and New York Electroacoustic Music Festival and En Timme Natt, with Göran Fröst and Jacob Kellermann.
She is the founder and director of Interface, a studio and residency programme in Connemara. Interface is an artist-led not for profit studio and residency programme with a mission to provide catalysing opportunities for artists in residence to engage with other international and local artists through a unique platform exploring intersections between science and art. The studio is located in an old salmon hatchery, now a centre of scientific research. Interface have 40 locally-based members of the studio and have toured shows of their work to Stockholm twice.
1. Broken Vessels, Multidisciplinary Art Exhibition as part of Galway International Arts Festival. Photo credit: Brent Meistre (2021)
2. Papercut, Alannah Robins (2020)
3. Broken Vessels, Multidisciplinary Art Exhibition as part of Galway International Arts Festival. Photo credit: Brent Meistre (2021)