Julia Robinson

2002 Graduate
Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours

‘Coming to Adelaide Central School of Art all those years ago was like coming home. I remember visiting the school on the cusp of Year 12 graduation and immediately feeling that I had found my place in the world. The small, community-minded environment, the focus and energy of the lecturers, staff and students, and the hands-on approach to visual arts practice all drew me in and has held me there ever since. 

I felt challenged, supported and nurtured at every step of my study and with each passing year, felt more connected to the arts community. The School grew my confidence in a way I had never experienced before and saw me on my way to the artist I now am.’ 

Julia Robinson is a South Australian visual artist working in the field of sculpture and installation. Her work reflects an interest in religion, the afterlife and death and how humans address these concerns through ritual. Drawing on established belief systems and a multitude of sources including myths, fairy tales and European superstition and folklore, Robinson’s work explores our discomfort with the finality of death. Recent works have invoked fertility rituals and motifs of resurrection and are infused with an air of sexual candour. 

Since graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art Julia has exhibited regularly and been the recipient of a number of grants and awards. Recent exhibitions include vs Rodin at the Art Gallery of South Australia, The Song of Master John Goodfellow at Greenaway Art Gallery, One to rot and one to grow at CACSA and Dark Heart: 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. 

Her professional experience includes artist-in-residence programs at Wilderness School and Seymour College, both in Adelaide. She is a member of the SALA Festival advisory panel and has been a Board Member of 

ACE Open (formerly the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia). She is also an occasional peer assessor for Arts South Australia and Carclew. Julia’s work is held in the Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank and private collections. 


banner image: Julia Robinson in her studio. Photo by Daniel Purvis