Anne Robinson


2018-2020: Wakeful  screenings include: Whitechapel Gallery, London, CCA, Glasgow, Estonian Maritime Museum, Tallinn, APT, London, Cafe Oto, Supernormal Festival 

2018: ‘Booted’ new commissioned work for Queer Times at Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, now in GoMA Collection.

2020: March: Darks, screening at Five Years gallery, London.

2020: See Red Women’s Workshop featured in Unfinished Business,  show at British Library, London and Fac Au Mur,  Musee de Bretagne, France.

2018-19: See Red Women’s Workshop,’Still I Rise’ Notts Contemporary, Nottingham and De la Warr Pavillion, Bexhill.

2018: Alf, ‘Ghost Tide’ Thamesside Studios, London.

2018: ‘Temporalities’ CSM Gallery, UAL, London.

2018:  Darks, text and imaage, small publication commissioned by Inspiral London.

2017:Common Birds – new work showing in ‘Common and Garden’ at CGP London, August 2017

Workshop on Time Passing  with Breathing Space at St Augustine’s Tower, Hackney, April 2017

See Red, Feminist Posters 1974-1990, book publ. by Four Corners Press, London, 2016

‘Through the air with the greatest of ease: phonogenie’, Seismograf/DMT peer-reviewed journal (Fluid Sounds – special issue), Denmark, publ.2016

Ghost on the Wire 2, exhibition at Objectif, Singapore, Aug. 2016

Supernormal SuperSensorySummerSchool, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire, Aug. 2016

Inspiral London,  ongoing, collaborative urban walking art project, Kings Cross to Gravesend. Talk on Over Time  at Swedenborg House for Inspiral Festival September, 2016.


New film work in progress: The Hurrier

Knowing Looks forthcoming chapter for UAL publication, 2017

Screening and performance for ‘Hydracity’ with Inspiral London, Thames side gallery, 2021


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Senior Lecturer in Fine Art  at Middlesex University

Specialist teaching areas include: Artists’ Film & VideoSurrealism and Film, Fine Art Contextual Studies, Fine Art Studio Practice, Digital Imaging. Exploring Film, Power, Practice-Led Research Methods, Intersectionality, Constructing Reality in FilmRepresentation and Identity.

Solo Shows:

2018: Wakeful: If I Sleep I May Be Caught, APT Gallery, London.

2018: Wakeful: If I Sleep I May Be Caught, LV21, Kent.

2014: Vital Excess, Bank Gallery, London

2012: Fine Art PhD show: ‘Is It You?’ & ‘Que Sera’ at Commercial Road Gallery, London E1

2009: ‘Slow’, Unit 2 Gallery, London

2008: ‘Maybe in the Sky’, The Planetarium, World Museum, Liverpool

2007: ‘Slip Frame’, APT Gallery, London

2003: ‘Sound Disturbance’, Seven Seven Gallery, London

2002: ‘Seconds Away’, Century Gallery, London:

2000: ‘Fragile’, Manchester Metropolitan University

1999: ‘Life of Crime’, APT Gallery, London

Selected Curating:

2014: ‘Over Time’ project in Greenwich

2012-16: Supernormal Festival

2011: ‘One More Time’, symposium and group show at London Met, essay for ‘One More Time’ booklet: ‘Notes on Temporality in Art’

2008: ‘Slip Frame’, symposium and exhibition at APT Gallery, London

2007: ‘Time, Flesh & Nerve’ Artists’ Film event at Lounge Gallery., London

Selected Group Shows:

2016: ‘Bermondsey Artists’ Group’ atCGP, London

2015: ‘POOL’ atCGP, London

2015: ‘Fluid States’, University of Copenhagen/PSI

2015: ‘Fall of the Rebel Angels’, Venice

2014: ‘SeAfar’, Deptford X and Folkestone

2014: ‘Ghost on the Wire’, Bermondsey Art Space

2014 (two person show with Michael Evans): ‘Vital Excess’ at Bank Gallery, Cass, London

2014: ‘Chinese Open’, Soho: Riders, film work

2014: GHost Hostings 13, University of the Arts, CSM

2013: ‘Lumen’, Shuffle, London

2013: ‘DeTours’ at CGP, London

2013: CounterProductions Residency in Marseilles

2013: Artists’ committee screening at Psi, Stanford University, Ca.

2013: Exploding Cinema screening/performance on MS Stubniz

2012: GHost at St Johns, London

2012: ‘Common-all Games’ in collaboration with Communist Gallery and Eastside Arts, Leeds

2012: Anniversary group show at Space Station 65

2011-13: ‘Protest Your Love’ for ‘Feminist Disco’, Camberwell School of Art and ‘Manual’ by Frisk at The Others, London

2011: ‘Song of the Skiver’ video installation, Toilet Gallery, Kingston

2011: ‘Mountain’ for CGTV 2011:

2010: ‘Correspondence’, Libeskind Centre, London Met, incl. Video installation, Que Sera

2009: ‘Open Book’, Pages, London

2006: ‘Repossessed’, Leeds Met University and Waterman’s Arts Centre, London

2006: ‘Talkshow’, Lounge Gallery, London

2004: ‘Ignition’, Art Dept Digital Symposium, Penzance

2003: ‘Disco’, Quay Arts, Newport

2001: ‘New Work’, Mappin Gallery, Sheffield

2001: ‘Reality Interventions’, Gallery Westland Place, London

2000: ‘Medicine! Medicine! Medicine!’ Stroud

1999: ‘Daddy’s Razor’, The Lux

1992: ‘Exposing Ourselves’, The Worx, London

1987: ‘Last Requests’, Brixton Gallery

1986: ‘Corridors’, Royal Festival Hall

1986: ‘London Filmmakers’ Co-op Summer Show

1986:‘Against the Odds’, Brixton Gallery


1987: BA (Hons) Fine Art (Film & Video) St Martins School of Art

1989: PGDip Film & TV Studies: University of Westminster

19992: PGCE: University of Greenwich

2012: PhD Fine Art: ‘The Elusive Digial Frame and the Elasticity of Time in Painting’, Sir John Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan University

(1978-80: Foundation, Glasgow School of Art (completed 2 years painitng and mixed media, left to work in community arts)

Selected Film & Video/Commissions:

2003: ‘In the Bubble’ video commissions for the GLA

2003: ‘Sound Disturbance/Looks Like Jazz’ film & video live mix, funded by ACE – touring, incl. Royal Festival Hall, Cargo, Colchester Arts Centre

2002: ‘Cinema Bizarre’ video with Stacey Makishi, various incl. Soho Square London, Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis

2000: ‘Curiosities’ video commission for ‘The Victorians’ Exhibition at The V&A

1996: ‘Citymen Persuasion’, video

1987: Four Minute Cut’, 16mm

1987: ‘Boot Monkeys’ Super-8

1985: ‘Real Woman’, video (co-director C. Sheldon)

1984: ‘17 Rooms’, 16mm (co-director C. Sheldon)

1984: ‘Royal Fellowship’ Super-8

1987-1989: Management committee WAVES

1983-1985: Wildtrax Video Collective

1981-1983: See Red Collective

1983-1996: screenings incl. BBC2, Channel 4 & festivals


2017: The Viscosity of Duration, article for Journal of Contemporary Painting.

2015 – present: Associate Lecturer, UAL/Camberwell

2005-2015:  0.6 Senior Lecturer Film Studies, London Metropolitan University

2009 – 2015: Steering Group/Curator for Creative Practice as Research Centre, The Facility at LMU

2014: Contributor to Feminism and Subjectivities Research Group at UAL/Chelsea

2010-present: on steering group for The Facility, Practice as Research Centre at London Met

2005-2009: on steering group for Repossessed research group at London Met

2001-07: Visiting Lecturer, Digital Media and Film, London Metropolitan University


2015: ‘Phonogenie’ collaborative sound project and audio paper for ‘Fluid States’ at University of Copenhagen

2014: ‘Enlarger Than Life: Song-Films and Irrational Gestures’, paper at psi20, Theatre Academy of Shanghai

2014:‘Dance a cleaner dream: a meeting of artistic mysteries’, performative lecture, Subjectivity & Feminisms Research Group, number six ‘Tender Buttons’

2014: ‘Que Sera: Time Travel and Physical Thinking Part Two’, GHost 13, Central St Martins/UAL

2014: ‘Long Away and Far Ago’, paper for Haunted Landscapes Conference at t University of Falmouth

2013: ‘Que Sera: Time Travel and Physical Thinking Part One’, paper for for Psi at Stanford University, USA

2009: ‘Traveling Eye’ conference paper at: ‘Journal of Media Practice, 10th Anniversary Symposium’, University of Sussex

2006: ‘Slivers of Crystal’ conference paper at: ‘Historia, Memoria, Amnesia’ Conference, University of Leeds

Catalogue essays and small publications:

Tucker, J. ‘An encounter with the opaque: Notes to the exhibition’ Essay for Vital Excess, LMU, 2014

Robinson, A. Over Time, London, LMU, 2014

Robinson, A. Re-Turning, RePossessed Catalogue, LMU, 2006

Robinson, A. ‘Purchasing Holy Mount Zion’, White Collar magazine, 2nd  and 3rd editions, 2004  – 2005

2001:  Fragile, by Carol Rhodes, painter.

2007: ‘Surfacing: Questions of Memory in Anne Robinson’s Installation ‘Hold’’, Land 2, 2007

Evans, G . ‘Heretical Grace’, essay, Maybe in the Sky, Liverpool Museums, 2008

2001-present: teaching modules in: Artists’ Film & Video, Surrealism, Film Theory, Approaches to Film, Digital Video, Documentary, Contextual Studies, Fine Art Practice, on: BA Film Studies, MA Film Studies, BA Fine Art, MA Fine Art, BA Digital Media, MA Digital Media

2005-2010: Visiting Lecturer at University of Leeds, University of the Arts London, University of Glamorgan

1989-2000: FE and community teaching incl, Department head and course leader roles at Hackney Community College and Lewisham College, Southend College, Morley College and LOCN

Research Interests

Temporality in Painting and Film

Contemporary Art Practice as Research

Expanded Cinema

Artists’ Film & Video



Traveling Eye: the elusive digital frame and the elasticity of time in art’, Journal of Media Practice, Vol. 11 Issue 3, 2010, pp215-229

Underwriting: an experiment in charting studio practice’, Journal of Visual Art Practice, Vol. 8 Issue 1/2, 2009, p59-74

‘Variable Shutter/Dark Frame’, Knights Move journal, fifth edition, 2010, p6

‘All At Sea: Johanna Billing and Dias & Riedweg at Documenta 12’, Filmwaves/Artinsight, issue 21 (FW34), 2007, pp 8-11

‘Agency: Viva Viva’, Vertigo, Vol. 4, No. 9, Winter/Spring, 2009,

‘Re-Turning’ essay in Repossessed exhibition catalogue

 Drawing Series in White Collar magazine, 2nd & 3rd editions, 2004/2005

‘Sex on Film – Lesbians’, in Hilary Robinson (ed.) Visibly Female: Feminism and Art Today, London, Camden Press, pp13-18

Catalogue essays:

2001: ‘Fragile’, by Carol Rhodes, artist

2007: ‘Slip Frame’ by Dr Judith Tucker, University of Leeds

2008: ‘Maybe in the Sky’, by Gareth Evans, editor Vertigo magazine

2014: ‘An Encounter With the Opaque’, by Judith Tucker