ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 35, SEPTEMBER 2017
My latest artist newsletter includes details of my upcoming solo show, A Growing Dance, and also features info about the Nasty Women event in London, in which I have work for sale. More info.
Pelican Bomb Article - 15th AUGUST 2017
Thank you Ashley L. Voss and Pelican Bomb for the terrific article: A Dual Role: Robyn LeRoy-Evans’ Artist Residency in Motherhood.
Axisweb #Playlist Feature - 2nd AUGUST 2017
Thank you Axisweb for featuring my new work on your latest #Playlist! This week's theme is 'Black and White'.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 34, AUGUST 2017
My latest newsletter includes exciting news about the Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and an update on my ongoing collaborative project, Form(ed), with Dianne Lee. More info.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 33, JUNE 2017
I am very excited to announce that I have begun An Artist Residency in Motherhood! I'll also be selling prints on June 10th at The Front. More info.
Axisweb #Playlist Feature - 1st JUNE 2017
Thank you Axisweb for featuring my new work on your latest #Playlist! This week's theme is 'Mother'.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 32, MAY 2017
This month I have photographs being featured in The People's City at Tate Liverpool, and have also been included in Issue 10 of Average Art Magazine. More info.
Axisweb 'Category of the Week' Feature - 8th MAY 2017
My show with Dianne Lee, Guts & Vigor, has been featured in Axisweb's Category of the Week. This week's theme is Installation.
Axisweb #Playlist Feature - 15th MARCH 2017
My video Caress has been featured in this week's Axisweb #Playlist. This week's theme is 'People'.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 31, JANUARY 2017
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 30, JANUARY 2017
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 29, SEPTEMBER 2016
Two of my photographs have been selected for the BAD BEHAVIOUR 2016 OPEN CALL at Brixton East Gallery in London, UK. For more info on the show, take a look at my latest newsletter. View Issue 29.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 28, AUGUST 2016
In this newsletter, view our work from GUTS & VIGOR, and read all about some very exciting news! View Issue 28.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 27, MAY 2016
In this issue, read about GUTS & VIGOR, an upcoming show with Dianne Lee at L'Entrepôt, Julia Street, New Orleans. Also, info about my artwork donation for The Front's fundraising event, Donuts and Daiquiris. View Issue 27.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 26, MARCH 2016
Read about upcoming show at PARSE Gallery, New Orleans, and get a sneak peek of a new series I'm working on. View Issue 26
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 25, FEBRUARY 2016
Axisweb #Five2Watch Feature - 11th DECEMBER 2015
Axisweb has featured my work in this week's #Five2Watch! This week's theme is 'Domestic Environments'. Thank you, Axisweb!
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 24, DECEMBER 2015
Happy Holidays! View Issue 24.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 23, JULY 2015
Fresh new art! View Issue 23
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 22, MARCH 2015
New work from NOLA. View Issue 22
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 21, DECEMBER 2014
Last chance to see Oppositions and Parallels, a group show featuring photographic work by Ryn Wilson, Naomi Shersty, and myself. Also, images from my performance Body Sculpture II. View Issue 21
Art e-Walk Blog Post on "Body Sculpture II" - 26th NOVEMBER 2014
Sylvie Contiguglia, blogger at Art e-Walk, has written a great post about my performance, Body Sculpture II, on her blog Art e-Walk. Read it here.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 20, OCTOBER 2014
Read about my summer residency in Sweden, and my first Stateside exhibition!
View Issue 20
Axisweb #Five2Watch Feature - 3rd AUGUST 2014
Axisweb has included me in their #Five2Watch this week. This week's theme is 'Performance'. Thank you for continuing to support me, Axisweb!
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 19, JULY 2014
Greetings from Scandinavia View Issue 19
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 18, JUNE 2014
New work from New Orleans! View Issue 18
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 17, APRIL 2014
A departure... View Issue 17
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 16, MARCH 2014
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 15, FEBRUARY 2014
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 14, JANUARY 2014
All the latest artist news from Robyn LeRoy-Evans. View Issue 14.
ARTIST NEWLETTER - Issue 13, NOVEMBER 2013
This month's newsletter showcases my latest work. View Issue 13.
ARTIST NEWLETTER - Issue 12, OCTOBER 2013
All the latest artist news from Robyn LeRoy-Evans. View Issue 12
ARTIST NEWLETTER - Issue 11, SEPTEMBER 2013
All the latest artist news from Robyn LeRoy-Evans. View Issue 11.
ARTIST NEWLETTER - Issue 10, AUGUST 2013
Read the latest news on my collaborative project, Form(ed), my submission for Videoholica International Video Art Festival 2013, and an update on the Bloc/Nástupište artist exchange. View Issue 10.
ARTIST NEWLETTER - Issue 9, July 2013
This month includes an update on the God's Bridge Project with Tania Kovats; information on the short documentary I'm making for the Nástupište Artist Exchange; and some exciting news! View Issue 9.
ARTIST NEWLETTER - Issue 8, June 2013
ARTIST NEWLETTER - Issue 7, May 2013
All the latest artist news from Robyn LeRoy-Evans. View Issue 7.
FOTOFILMIC'13 - SHORTLISTED, May 2013
THE GOD'S BRIDGE PROJECT WITH TANIA KOVATS, April 2013
I have been selected as one of 10 artists who will be working alongside sculptor Tania Kovats for the upcoming God's Bridge Project in Teesdale, United Kingdom.
'God’s Bridge is a unique limestone formation on the Upper Greta in Teesdale. The climate and geology have combined to create a vast natural span of the River Greta, which is as dramatic as it is arresting, and aptly named. Internationally renowned sculptor Tania Kovats will be leading this ambitious landscape based arts project and Artworks in Teesdale. An exhibition presenting the finished works and documenting the creative process will be mounted and toured to prestigious museums and galleries in the north east (including MIMA and the Bowes Museum).'
Organisers of God's Bridge project in Teesdale inundated with interest from artists at home and abroad, Northern Echo, 18th April 2013
Artist Tania Kovats to lead God's Bridge landscape project in Teesdale, Northern Echo, 11th March 2013
ARTIST NEWLETTER - Issue 6, April 2013
Read about my exciting new collaboration and latest work in this month's issue!
View Issue 6.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 5, February 2013
All the latest artist news from Robyn LeRoy-Evans. View Issue 5.
PROFESSIONAL ART PRACTICE CONFERENCE, February 2013
This month I was asked to document the annual Professional Art Practice Conference at Sheffield Hallam University. Following the week long series of lectures, seminars and activities, it is hoped that students in their final year of study will have gained a better understanding of what it means to be a professional artist. A variety of guest speakers shared their wealth of knowledge and experience, including Turner Prize Nominee George Shaw, Liverpool-based artist Emily Speed and many others.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 4, January 2013
All the latest artist news from Robyn LeRoy-Evans. View Issue 4.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER - Issue 3, November 2012
Read about The Restless Image in this month's newsletter. View Issue 3.
UPCOMING EXHIBITION, November 2012
The Restless Image
Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
6th - 10th November
Private View 9th November, 6.30pm
In their first dual show, recent Sheffield Hallam Fine Art graduates Sophie Goddard and Robyn LeRoy-Evans, will be exhibiting all-new painting and photographic work.
Stimulated initially by Closure (2001), a book of theory written by artist and philosopher, Hilary Lawson, Sophie and Robyn have been thinking on the opposing ideas of narrative and abstraction, openness and closure.
For her new paintings, Sophie Goddard inverts her previous interest in video painting, by painting video. Her work offers glimpses into the world of documentary, freezing an insignificant moment of narrative, and then re-configuring it in paint.
Following a recent trip to Los Angeles, Robyn’s photographs experiment with stillness and movement, lightness and shadow. She works at abstracting the content of her images to allow room for her viewer’s own narrative interpretation, or perhaps instead, a response unbound by narrative altogether.
Both artists work to provoke new discussion and thought around the idea of The Restless Image – an image that sits twitching between the closed nature of familiar representation, and the openness of ambiguity.
ARTIST NEWLETTER - Issue 2, October 2012
All the latest new on my forthcoming exhibitions, current work, and special projects.
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ARTIST NEWLETTER - Issue 1, September 2012
I have started a free monthly newsletter, which will feature up-to-date info about my forthcoming exhibitions, current work, and special projects.
View Issue 1.
SIA GALLERY RESIDENCY COMMENCES, Monday 9th July 2012
I have now moved into the mezzanine at SIA Gallery, Sheffield. For the next couple of weeks I shall be making work on-site, so feel free to pop in, have a chat and take a peek! You can find me on the first floor in Cantor Building, as part of Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus. I look forward to seeing you!
AN AWARD ON OPENING NIGHT, Friday 1st June 2012
Our Fine Art/Creative Art Practice Degree Show Exhibition, entitled Spectrum, opened on Friday evening. There was a tremendous turnout, with visitors arriving from all over the country. Thank you to everyone who came along to support!
I am delighted to announce that during the opening ceremony I was awarded an Artist's Residency at Sheffield Institute of Arts, to be completed this summer. I would like to thank all of my tutors for putting me forward for such a fantastic opportunity! I would also like to thank Tim Machin, SIA Gallery Manager - I look forward to working with you!
UPCOMING EXHIBITION, June 2012
A NEW STUDIO SPACE, May 2012
AN AFTERNOON WITH ANTHONY D'OFFAY, Thursday 19th April 2012
It was a true honour to have had the opportunity to speak with and present my work to the world-renowned art dealer, agent and philanthropist, Anthony D’Offay.
I, along with five of my peers from the Fine Art and Creative Art Practice courses at Sheffield Hallam University, were selected to present some recent work and given the rare chance to speak with one of the most prominent and well-respected figures of the art world.
Three of my recent photographs were shown, which Anthony initially described as ‘elegant’. He asked me if there is a particular photographer who inspires me, which then led into a discussion about the life and work of Francesca Woodman. Anthony mentioned that he recently purchased a collection of Woodman’s photographs that once belonged to her boyfriend. The eighteen photos that make up this highly personal series are now on tour as part of Anthony's Artists Rooms collection.
“Woodman’s work was all about what one can do in a room, with a camera and with a body.”
In the larger of the three photographs I displayed, Anthony picked up on the ‘hand barely touching the object’, which is exactly the point at which I was hoping to invoke my own eroticism.
Of the two smaller photographs, he said that these were more ‘poetic’, whereas the larger was more sexual. He mentioned the importance of ‘the vessel’; that what women do with vessels is very interesting.
Returning to the word poetic, Anthony began to speak quite excitedly about Japanese aesthetics, saying that my work held a similar quality. He suggested I should research into ‘everything Japanese’, Japanese ceramics, Japanese screens, mannerisms, and the Japanese fascination with ‘the mask’ also seemed to spark his interest. He also drew a rather entertaining comparison between British and Japanese culture – “what other nation wakes up after dreaming of tea in the middle of the night?”
I said that I had looked briefly at the work of Nobuyoshi Araki and Hiroshi Sugimoto after having a tutorial with Penny McCarthy last month. Just before he had to leave to do his talk on the Andy Warhol exhibition, Anthony recommended that I apply for a residency in Japan and should go meet Araki!
He asked if I had any more photographs to show him - unfortunately I only had my sketchbook with me. I showed him the photographs from my previous shoots - he asked when I had taken them, I said in January, and that the ones displayed on the wall were taken in March. ‘I think March is better than January, don’t you?’ I agreed, laughing, and said, ‘I should hope so!’ He also seemed to like my drawings very much (the 'Wanting' Series).
Anthony also mentioned Guy Bourdin’s photographs – I have not heard of Bourdin before, so I look forward to researching into his work further.
Anthony’s enthusiasm for my work was an incredible compliment, and a confidence boost that was exactly what I needed right now in the run-up to our Degree Show.
Thank you to my tutors Chloë Brown and Gary Simmonds for selecting me to present to Anthony and for giving me this unforgettable opportunity.
Finally, thank you to Anthony D’Offay for offering me such wonderful words of wisdom and taking the time to speak with me and view my work. It was truly an honour and a great pleasure!