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Zoe Robertson

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Published: 05.05.2016
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris.
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris

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flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris.
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris

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flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris.
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris

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flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris.
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris

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flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris.
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris

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flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris.
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris

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flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris.
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris

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flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris.
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris

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flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris.
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris

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flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris.
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris

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flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
. Finale performance artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown, Amy Voris, Christian Kipp, Stephen Snell 
. Steven Chamberlain and Tom Tebby
. Photograph: Christian Kipp.
flockOmania2 a solo exhibition at The Parkside Gallery (UK)
Finale performance artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown, Amy Voris, Christian Kipp, Stephen Snell 
Steven Chamberlain and Tom Tebby
Photograph: Christian Kipp

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Zoe Robertson Solo Exhibition: flockOmania at the Lanchester Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris
. Image credit: Christian Kipp.
Zoe Robertson Solo Exhibition: flockOmania at the Lanchester Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris
Image credit: Christian Kipp

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Zoe Robertson Solo Exhibition: flockOmania at the Lanchester Gallery (UK)
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris
. Image credit: Christian Kipp.
Zoe Robertson Solo Exhibition: flockOmania at the Lanchester Gallery (UK)
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris
Image credit: Christian Kipp

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Zoe Robertson
. Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
. Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris
. Finale Artists: Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters , Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell 
. Steven Chamberlain and Cath Cullinane
. Photograph: Christian Kipp.
Zoe Robertson
Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
Dance Artists: Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris
Finale Artists: Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters , Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell 
Steven Chamberlain and Cath Cullinane
Photograph: Christian Kipp

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Zoe Robertson
. Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
. Photograph: Christian Kipp.
Zoe Robertson
Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
Photograph: Christian Kipp

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Zoe Robertson
. Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
. Photograph: Christian Kipp.
Zoe Robertson
Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
Photograph: Christian Kipp

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Zoe Robertson
. Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
. Photograph: Christian Kipp.
Zoe Robertson
Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
Photograph: Christian Kipp

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Zoe Robertson
. Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
. Photograph: Christian Kipp.
Zoe Robertson
Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
Photograph: Christian Kipp

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Zoe Robertson
. Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
. Photograph: Christian Kipp.
Zoe Robertson
Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
Photograph: Christian Kipp

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Zoe Robertson
. Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
. Photograph: Christian Kipp.
Zoe Robertson
Solo Exhibition: flockOmania
Photograph: Christian Kipp

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flockOmania

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Zoe Robertson
. Installation and Performance L219 
. Photo by: Christian Kipp
. Featuring artists Steven Chamberlain, Cath Cullinane, Natalie Garrett, Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters, Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell, and Amy Voris.
Zoe Robertson
Installation and Performance L219
Photo by: Christian Kipp
Featuring artists Steven Chamberlain, Cath Cullinane, Natalie Garrett, Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters, Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell, and Amy Voris

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Zoe Robertson
. Installation and Performance  L219 
. Photo by: Christian Kipp
. Featuring artists Steven Chamberlain, Cath Cullinane, Natalie Garrett, Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters, Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell, and Amy Voris.
Zoe Robertson
Installation and Performance  L219
Photo by: Christian Kipp
Featuring artists Steven Chamberlain, Cath Cullinane, Natalie Garrett, Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters, Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell, and Amy Voris

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Zoe Robertson
. Installation and Performance  L219 
. Photo by: Christian Kipp
. Featuring artists Steven Chamberlain, Cath Cullinane, Natalie Garrett, Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters, Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell, and Amy Voris.
Zoe Robertson
Installation and Performance  L219
Photo by: Christian Kipp
Featuring artists Steven Chamberlain, Cath Cullinane, Natalie Garrett, Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters, Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell, and Amy Voris

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Zoe Robertson
. Installation and Performance  L219 
. Photo by: Sally Collins
. Featuring artists Steven Chamberlain, Cath Cullinane, Natalie Garrett, Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters, Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell, and Amy Voris.
Zoe Robertson
Installation and Performance  L219
Photo by: Sally Collins
Featuring artists Steven Chamberlain, Cath Cullinane, Natalie Garrett, Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters, Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell, and Amy Voris

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Zoe Robertson
. Installation and Performance  L219 
. Photo by: Sally Collins
. Featuring artists Steven Chamberlain, Cath Cullinane, Natalie Garrett, Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters, Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell, and Amy Voris.
Zoe Robertson
Installation and Performance  L219
Photo by: Sally Collins
Featuring artists Steven Chamberlain, Cath Cullinane, Natalie Garrett, Christian Kipp, Nicholas Peters, Daren Pickles, Stephen Snell, and Amy Voris

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Red, a collaborative project created by a duo of Zoe Robertson’s including Zoe Robertson, a Canadian violinist and Zoe Robertson, the British jewellery artist

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Intro
Award winning jewellery artist Zoe Robertson is a practice based researcher at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University. Her current studio practice explores the notion of Jewellery and Performance, in which the relationship between the object, the body and space is explored.

Statement

Award winning jewellery artist Zoe Robertson’s current studio practice explores themes relating to jewellery within performance. She creates theatrically sized jewellery, experiments on the edges of the discipline and enjoys working collaboratively. She is co-founder of The Dual Works an artist studio based in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter and her work is exhibited within an international arena.

The interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of her works moves beyond jewellery and into the fields of performance, sound, and dance. As seen in her latest solo exhibition flockOmania2 this cross disciplinary approach enables her to create experiential and immersive environments which invite audience interaction and participation.

This open-minded approach to challenging the boundaries of jewellery coupled with an intuitive relationship with materials is the driving force and motivation behind her work. Design ideas arise by experimenting with a breadth of unconventional materials often industrial in nature and the combination of these processes continually serve to initiate a visual language which is capitalised upon to create her work. The physicality of the objects is important and materials that evoke a sensory response play an important part in the vocabulary for her creative decisions.

She has become increasingly interested in objects that are animated or activated by a bodily movement and started to define this as performing jewellery. She explores the visual and multi-sensory relationships between the objects, the body, and space by researching key themes such as body extensions, movement and dual wearability.

Her work is exhibited within an international arena and images of her work are published extensively which you can see on this website.

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2016:
Exhibition  06 May 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Plastic is Forever.
Meeting  17 Mar 2016 - 17 Mar 2016  Beyond Jewellery. Performing the Body.
Exhibition  22 Feb 2016 - 01 Apr 2016  flockOmania2.
Exhibition  22 Jan 2016 - 30 Mar 2016  Not Too Precious at Kilkenny.
2015:
Open call  01 Dec 2015 - 08 Jan 2016  Beyond Jewellery: Performing the Body - Call for Papers.
Exhibition  09 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015  Junk: rubbish to gold.
Exhibition  23 Oct 2015 - 17 Jan 2016  European Prize for Applied Arts Exhibition 2015.
Exhibition  11 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015  Not Too Precious.
Exhibition  19 Jan 2015 - 19 Feb 2015  flockOmania by Zoe Robertson.
2014:
Exhibition  16 Sep 2014 - 26 Oct 2014  Intimately Connected.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2014 - 16 Mar 2014  Suspend.ed in Green.
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
2013:
Open call  28 Sep 2013 - 12 Oct 2013  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial.
Exhibition  06 Sep 2013 - 06 Oct 2013  Play for Display.
Exhibition  04 Jul 2013 - 18 Aug 2013  Sex, Drugs & Rock ’n’ Roll…Vices or Lifestyle?.
Exhibition  10 Jun 2013 - 15 Jun 2013  Graduate Show: Tinker, Treasure, Jewellery Pleasure.
Exhibition  03 May 2013 - 31 May 2013  Stain-Less.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2013 - 11 Mar 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.
Exhibition  07 Jan 2013 - 28 Jan 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.
2012:
Exhibition  28 Sep 2012 - 12 Oct 2012  Sex, Drugs & Rock ’n’ Roll…Vices or Lifestyle?.
Award  01 Sep 2012 - 03 Oct 2012  Cominelli Foundation Award 2012.
Exhibition  13 Jul 2012 - 09 Sep 2012  European Prize for Applied Arts 2012.
Exhibition  11 Jun 2012 - 16 Jun 2012  Graduate Show 2012.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2012 - 30 Mar 2012  Diamond Jubilee Exhibition 2012.
Exhibition  13 Jan 2012 - 03 Mar 2012  Target the Heart.
2011:
Exhibition  14 Jan 2011 - 27 Feb 2011  Alchemists: New concepts in jewellery.
2010:
Fair  16 Apr 2010 - 19 Apr 2010  SOFA NEW YORK 2010.
2009:
Exhibition  27 Nov 2009 - 24 Jan 2010  European Prize for Applied Arts.
2008:
Exhibition  15 Jan 2008 - 09 Sep 2008  Flockage: The Flock Phenomenon.

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Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Estrada, Nicolas.  Promopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Catalogue:  European Prize for Applied Arts / Prix Europeen Des Arts Appliques. 2015
ISBN:978-2-87536-023-6
Catalogue:  Not Too Precious. 2015
ISBN:978-905865-12-3
Book:  Attending to Movement: Somatic Perspectives on living in this World. Sarah Whatley, Natalie Garrett Brown, Kirsty Alexander.  2015
ISBN: 978 -1 -909470-63-7
Catalogue:  flockOmania. 2015
ISBN:978-1-904839-78-1
Catalogue:  Collect 2014 – The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects. 2015
Book:  I love you – Design Jewelry & Accessories. DESIGNERBOOKS:  2014
ISBN: 978-988-12231-4-2
Book:  | Art Jewelry Today EUROPE. 2014
ISBN:978-0-7643-4678-1
Book:  2013 Beijing International Jewelery Art ExhibitionI. 2014
ISBN: 978-7-5180-0050-0
Catalogue:  Stain - less ACJ Members Exhibition. 2013
Magazine:  Vogue. 2013
 August
Online Interview:  Urban Coco - The Power Issue. 2013
August
Book:  Suspended In Pink. Laura Bradshaw- Heap:  Dublin,  2013
Article:  Birmingham, Big City Culture. 2012
Book:  Contemporary Jewellery Art: Innovative Materials. 2012
Book:  Diamond Jubilee - ACJ Members Exhibition. 2012
image of "Flock on Queenie" 2012 the Jubilee Crown also featured as part of the ACJ marketing campaign on posters, flyers, postcards and advertised the touring exhibition in Crafts Magazine No 236, May /June.
Book:  Jewelbook. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Van Damme, Jaak.  Stichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
Catalogue:  Sexy. 2012
ISBN 978-83-62534-07-4
Catalogue:  Portage: Textiles, Extremes of Scale. 2010
Catalogue:  Craftsmanship and Design Awards. 2010
Book:  Paradigma 2. 2010
ISBN 978-1-904839-39-1
Article:  Perception to be stretched at textile show - Shetland Times. 2010
29th Oct
Podcast:  Zoe Robertson - Brilliantly Birmingham. 2009
Catalogue:  Trends Guide – Birmingham City University. 2009
Catalogue:  In Their Own Words. 2009
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Book:  Paradigma. 2009
ISBN 978-1-904839-36-1
Book:  Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Jewellery Making Techniques. 2009
ISBN 978-1-84448-490-4
Catalogue:  ITAMI International Craft Exhibition. 2009
Podcast:  Zoe Robertson Part 2. 2009
discover the Birmingham School of Jewellery
Podcast:  Zoe Robertson Part 1. 2009
discover the Birmingham School of Jewellery
Magazine:  Textile Magazine No 32 pg 29. 2008
Magazine:  Flock Friendly Newsletter pg 1. 2008
Magazine:  Flock News Issue#1/1008. 2008
Magazine:  Jdex Magazine pg 16. 2008
Catalogue:  Silver Schools by The Gallery of Art in Legnica. 2007
ISBN: 83-87304-81-6
Book:  Jewellers Directory. Association for Contemporary Jewellery:  2007
ISBN 9780713684094
Magazine:  Jdex Magazine pg 10. 2007
Magazine:  Own Art West Midlands – Arts Council galleries insert. 2005
Magazine:  FX Magazine. 2002
 pg 53 
Magazine:  The Times Magazine. 2002
pg 62-66 
Magazine:  Skin Two Magazine Issue 38. 2002
pg 33
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