b. 1946, New Zealand

Robin is inspired by nature’s design and endurance; and how subliminal forces impact on social, cultural and environmental perspectives.


Through monotone “marks” she strives to express and share empathy for the viewer to recognize universal compassionate matters.


As a “mark maker” she considers her mark is like a seed. To grow and survive it needs basic elements: it needs to be nourished, aired, practiced and protected. It needs to be resilient as it needs to be questioned, so when it’s harvested it will flourish, inspire and realise its potential.


Communication and empathy are the seeds sown in her practice: collections of marks telling stories of people, of perceptions and about interpreting marks of subtle nuances.


Through her practice she is but an observer: joy comes from connecting with various medium as a means to express and share her thoughts.


Inspiration comes from extra ordinary acts by humble people and those who have overcome great hurdles to reach their potential – along with a deep reverence to nature – in its splendour, resilience and seemingly perfect mathematical structure.


Hence a simple mark pays homage to others, to our environment and to an awareness that the prospect of possibilities, probabilities and potential exist in our own landscape.

Art Qualification
2005 – Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting), Auckland University of Technology


2014 -Fire & Clay (ASP)- People’s Choice
2014 – Small Sculpture Prize – Waiheke – Merit
2013 – Portage Ceramic Awards – finalist
2012 – Auckland Easter Show – 2nd Ceramics, Merit Painting – Open Acrylic/Oils
2011 – Auckland Easter Show – 2nd Ceramics, & Commended Mixed Media
2010 – Portage Ceramic Awards – finalist
2010 – Auckland Easter Show – 2nd Painting
2009 – Franklin Art Festival – Best Local Artist
2009 – Portage Ceramic Awards – finalist


Solo Exhibitions :

2015 “Mark” Artspost, Hamilton

2014 “What is the Most Important thing in the World? It is People! It is People! It is People!” FAC Pukekohe


2013 and 2014: Fire & Clay, The Pah Homestead, Auckland
2009, 2010 and 2013 Portage Ceramic Awards


2014 – Small Sculpture Prize, Waiheke

2014 & 2010 NZ Sculpture on Shore, Takapuna

2012 – Harbourview Sculpture Trail, Te Atatu Peninsular

2010 – Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens

Collaborate Exhibitions
2013 – DUST 1.5 – Wallace Gallery Morrinsville

2012 – DUST 1.4 – NorthArt, Takapuna

2011 – DUST 1.3 – Wallace Gallery Morrinsville,

2009 – DUST 1.2, – Gallery 3, AUT, Auckland
(NB: DUST is an art collective formed in 2005 – graduates from Elam, AUT and MIT Universities



2014 – Braveheart, Auckland

2011 – NZ Emerging Artists, Dunbar Sloane, Auckland

2007 – Supporting artist for Dr Jill Smith’s Doctorate Exhibition: Talking My Way Through Culture,

2006 – Ron Sang’s Annual Exhibition, Epsom