Robyn Woolston



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Robyn Woolston is a visual artist who works across installation, photography, moving image and print.
From socially engaged practice to site-specific responses her work seeks to harvest, uncover and re-appropriate what is 'left behind' from archetypal narratives to manufacturing byproducts.


Woolston often questions economic imperatives, environmental impacts and the disjuncture inherent within our 'relationship' between the two.

Previous installations have included 7500 ice-cream containers, 45,000 carrier bags, a selection of trees from Ash to Silver Birch as well as a reproduction Las Vegas sign.

During 2012 she won the Liverpool Art Prize and was awarded a solo show in 2013 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, during which she exhibited 3.6 tonnes of post-consumer waste prior to recycling.
Her work has featured within National Geographic Traveller, Psychologies Magazine, the New York Times Dot Earth Blog as well as on the front cover of the Green Party magazine: Green World (issue 79).

In 2014 she exhibited her photography in São Paulo, Brazil, whilst contributing as a panel member to the International Solid Waste World Congress.

After a successful residency with the National Trust, during 2016, at Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, 2017 will see her undertake the inaugural Artist in Residence commission with the Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) in Inverness.

She has shown across the UK, Europe and Australia.


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