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.
1988 – 1990 Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art, Edith Cowan University, Perth WA
1983 - 1985 Bachelor of Education, West Australian College of Advanced Education
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
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’