Julia Robinson - Slumber or perish

Julia Robinson's third solo exhibition at Anna Pappas Gallery, Slumber or perish follows a number of shows this year including, Imagining Interiors at the Jam Factory, Adelaide (curated by Wendy Walker in conjunction with Craftsouth), Damn Your Eyes at Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide and Third Impact in conjunction with Rohan Fraser, at Light Square Gallery, Adelaide.

Art Exhibition previously on at Anna Pappas Gallery in Prahran precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 27 August 2011 to Sunday 09 October 2011
Launch Friday 26 August 2011, 6pm

Bury it image

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Reflecting her fascination with death and the uncanny, this exhibition is inspired by the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. Severed limbs protrude from domestic objects and nearby walls; a giant dislocated tooth envelops a chair while dismembered arms reach out pleadingly from a wooden double bedhead. However, her dark subject matter is tempered with delicate needle work using traditional fabrics and quilting techniques that imply a labour of love and devotion. Although they are based on horrifically violent tales, the works in Robinson’s exhibition are ultimately beautiful and moving beyond their content; her finely crafted objects reflecting a playful and intricate creative process.

Julia Robinson held her first solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia in 2004 and has since had her work shown at a number of public galleries around Australia including the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. Robinson has received numerous grants from government arts agencies including NAVA and Arts SA and currently lectures at The Adelaide Central School of Art. A solo exhibition with new works is planned at La Trobe Regional Gallery, Victoria in late 2012. Robinson is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery.

Opening Night – Friday 26 August, 6pm
RSVP – 22 August info@annapappasgallery.com
Exhibition – 27 August – 9 October, 2011