Artists in Residence

Ian Robinson

I am a painter working with themes for the vinyl enthusiast and book collector. Centred in the way I work is my own record collection and my practice relates to a personal hobbyist arena. A world full of the close-to-home activities of reading and listening to music.   In my enthusiasm to capture a subject I visit special collections making enquiries that fuel my own interests. The areas that interest me uncover care and passion, behold a forensic value as the signs and triggers reveal a visual translation.

After graduation with first class honours in 2011 I completed a residency here at The Muse Gallery and had a solo show in October 2012. The work from my graduation show won the Landmark painting prize. The work Stylus produced here in Portobello Road featured in the Griffin art prize and the Guasch Coranty Foundation International Painting Prize. In 2015 I won the Bryant and Keeling painting prize and last year I featured in the 2016 Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology Future Now.