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Robyn Lees


Robyn Lees

Ceramic Artist

Denmark  WA

 

             

Since graduating with a Visual Arts Degree from Edith Cowan University Robyn Lees has been working as an artist and has developed an extensive solo and group exhibition profile. 

 

Her work is represented in eminent collections and publications. 

She has worked as a ceramic lecturer, art teacher, and workshop presenter. 

 

Robyn's work explores the female stereotype through the use of the ‘Painted Lady', with all the connotations of mask, vamp and party girl. “My ladies contemplate the woman's function and attempt to reference her emotional strength, spiritual aspirations and personal vulnerabilities”.

 

Since moving to the Great Southern with its diverse and magnificent natural landscape her work has developed. The feminine/environmental dynamic has become the focus of her stories. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

1988 – 1990​    Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art, Edith Cowan University, Perth WA

1983 - 1985​     Bachelor of Education, West Australian College of Advanced Education

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE​

2011 on​              Artist and workshop facilitator, Butter Factory Studios, Denmark WA

2015​                   School Ceramic Workshops - Spirit of Play, Golden Hill Steiner School, Great Southern Grammar, Denmark Youth Centre

​                           Ceramic workshop at Canning Art Centre

2014​                   School Ceramic Workshops – Mount Barker Community College

2014                   ​Balijup Environmental Artist Residency

2006-2009          ​Committee Member – Board of Denmark Arts

2004-2005          ​Workshop presenter, Albany Summer School

2003-2005          President, Art South

2003                   ​10th National Ceramic Conference Demonstrator, Bendigo Vic

2001                    ​9th National Ceramic Conference Demonstrator, Perth

1996-1999           ​Member-Organising Committee for the 9th National Ceramics Conference​

1991-2001           ​Ceramic Sessional Lecturer – Edith Cowan University

1996 -2001          ​Committee member of Ceramic Arts, WA

1992-1994           ​Art Teacher – Highgate School, Perth WA

1993-1994           Member – Steering Committee ‘Clay and Glass Association WA)

1991-1992​           Member – Ceramic Field of Study Committee, Edith Cowan University

1992-1993            ​Resident Ceramicist, Fremantle Art Centre

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2012​                    Margaret River Gallery, ‘New Contemporary Works’ 

2007                    ​Margaret River Gallery, ‘Small Worlds’

2005                    ​Margaret River Gallery, ‘En Armored’

2002​                    Margaret River Gallery, ‘Matala Maidens – A Greek Odyssey’

1997​                    Perth Galleries, ‘Kitsch-en Objects’

1995​                    Margaret River Gallery, ‘Damn Whores and God’s Police’

1994​                    Perth Galleries, ‘Landforms’

1992                    ​Perth Galleries, ‘In-production’