As a socially engaged artist Robyn works across installation, moving image, photography and sculpture. She often questions material use and the value we place upon waste. Previous installations have included 132,000 plastic knives and forks, 7500 ice-cream containers and a reconfigured Las Vegas sign. During 2012 she won the Liverpool Art Prize and went on to exhibit 3.6 tonnes of plastic waste within one of Europe’s premier collections of Victorian paintings at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Her work has also featured in the New York Times Dot Earth blog, National Geographic Traveller magazine as well as on the front cover of the Green Party magazine: Green World.
‘Harvestment (2015) provides a meditation upon celebration and harvest, mortality and growth. Filmed in diverse locations which include a waste pickers co-operative in São Paulo, Brazil, and a large-scale horticulture unit deep within the eastern agricultural belt near Peterborough. The film focuses upon what humanity sees fit to harvest, or re-purpose, from a Scottish estate’s snow-clad stag remains to the urban detritus of Latin America. The soundtrack to the work includes Highland pipers, choral practice from Peterborough Cathedral and a vintage gramophone.’