BIOGRAPHY
Todd Robinson works primarily with sculpture, installation, video and fashion. Recent work develops from an ongoing series of gravity inspired sculptures featured in Oooh (2013), Experiments in Natural Philosophy (2015), Oooh Aaah (2016) and The Wringing Core (2017). His work embraces an uncanny realism and utilises ambiguous and fictive materialities to engender tactile and visceral responses to the art object. Recent institutional group exhibitions include Soft Core, curated by Michael Do, first presented at Casula Powerhouse in 2016 and touring to regional galleries in NSW and Victoria through 2018; Fantastic Worlds (2015), Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD; Right Here Right Now (2015), Penrith Regional Gallery; and Sculpture from the Collection (2015), Ipswich Art Gallery, QLD. In 2016, Robinson was the winner of the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, and he is currently working on a large-scale sculptural commission in Nanjing, China and a suspended sculpture for Sydney Contemporary Installation curated by Rachel Kent and Megan Robson from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. He has received numerous grants and residencies including Australian Council of the Arts, New Work Grants (2004, 2014) and his works are held in the public collections of Ipswich Art Gallery, Queensland; National Gallery of Victoria; Artbank; and Woollahra Council. He combines his art practice with work as researcher and Director, Fashion and Textiles Program, School of Design, University of Technology, Sydney.