CV

Cornwall - London, UK.
b.1992

CURRENT / UPCOMING 2022

New digital work commissioned by Mater. A web-based research platform exploring materials through the eyes of artists and researchers. Launching May 2022.

Leading Facilitative Workshops & Organisational Development with Ceramic Art Dover. April - May 22 

Working towards

A new Performative Firing in Autumn 2022, Ceramic Art Dover. Supported by Future Foundry

Rame Projects, Artist in Residence, 

R&D for a NEW 2 year multi site Arts & Heritage Programme across the Southwest.  Summer 2022

R&D for a new AR project linking museums to remote historic sites. supported by Deep Digital Cornwall, University of Exeter. 2022

- supported by Thomas Duggan Studios via a Skills Grant awarded by Cultivator Cornwall. 

Stiles Collective Crit Series, Cornwall, supported by Cultivator Cornwall. Spring/ Summer 2022

Selected participant of Cohort 1, a rolling critic series across Cornwall taking place in the landscape. 

Prototyping & Building a New Mobile Gas Kiln with the ability to adapt to scale of work. 

- supported by a Capital Investment Grant, Cultivator Cornwall. 

PUBLIC PROGRAMMES

2021 And Everything And Nothing Has Changed. 5 month Public Arts & Heritage Programme, St Austell, Cornwall. Lead Artists and Creative Producer. 

Supported by Arts Council England, Austell Projects, Coastal Communities Fund,  FEAST, Creative Civic Change, West Craclaze Garden Village, Andrew McCall, Cultivator Cornwall & Cornwall Heritage Trust.  

PUBLIC SCULPTURE 

2022 (TBC) And Everything And Nothing Has Changed. 

Permanent Public Ceramic Sculpture, St Blazey, Cornwall. 

EXHIBITIONS 

2019 Stone Circles and Farming? Thanks Europe @ Looe Vistors Centre 
2015 Dangerous Women @ Russell Cotes Museum, Bournemouth.

2014 Platform Award @ Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
2014 Teeth Cut, But Have You Washed Your Hands? @ The Truman Brewery, London

2013 Occupy 01 @ Lokaal 01, Antwerp

2013 Experience Is, My Experience @ Drop Project, Bournemouth
2013 Arcade @ The Royal Arcade, Boscombe
2013 BH15 @ Boscombe

2013 The Multi-Exhibition Programme @ Drop Project, Bournemouth
2013 Factory @ The Factory, Boscombe
2012 The Sorting Room  @ The Gallery at AUB, Bournemouth

WORKSHOPS 

2021 Kiln Building, building the first Petal Kiln in the UK designed by Andes Allik. through an ongoing partnership with Cultivator Cornwall and The Creative Academy St Austell 

2021 HOW TO BUILD A STONE CIRCLE, Temporary Art Space @ The Sky Tip as part of And Everything And Nothing Has Changed. 

2021 Prehistoric Pottery Workshop, Par Beach, as part of And Everything And Nothing Has Changed.   

2019 Neolithic British Pottery Firing Weekend, Corpus Cross, Exeter. 

TALKS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS​

2022 Artist Talk on And Everything And Nothing Has Changed, Future Foundry, Ceramic Art Dover, Dover. 

2021 Artist Talk on Art In The Public Realm. Royal College of Art, MA ceramics and Glass. London 

2021 LANDSCAPE, THE FUTURE AND IMAGINATION. Podcast for Local Trust. https://localtrust.org.uk/news-and-stories/blog/landscape-the-future-and-imagination/

2021 Virtual Artist Talk, In conversation with Rhys Morgan, CAMP (Contemporary Art Membership Plymouth) 

2021  ''Staying in and coming out: A reflection on the LGBTQ+ experience in creative Cornwall.''

Panelist for Real Ideals Organisation, Panel Discussion, Online 

2020 BOTANY & BEYOND,White Gold Festival X Austell Project Digital Digging Festival, Online. 

https://www.austellproject.co.uk/connections-between-st-austells-biodiversity-and-the-historic-clay-industry/

DOCUMENTARY 

2021 And Everything And Nothing Has Changed, Landscape Archaeology of the St Austell China Clay Area. Commissioned by Robin Sullivan, funded by Arts Council England, Cornwall Heritage Trust, Creative Civic Change and Austell Project. 

2020 The Hembury Bowl, The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter.

(Artist/ Gabbroic Clay specialist) 

RESIDENCIES

2022 Rame Projects, Cornwall. 

2018 Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall.. 

2016 - 2018 Self Initiated Residency, Looe, UK. A 1km Line drawn on a map, explored over 2 years. 

2013 Lokaal 01 Gallery, Antwerp


PRESS

2022 FAD Magazine

 https://fadmagazine.com/2022/04/04/material-conversations-mater-x-robin-james-sullivan/

2021 Referenced in Marking Place: New Perspectives on Early Neolithic Enclosures, Book. Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers | Volume: 18

2021 Local Trust (Podcast) 

2020 Assemblage Magazine Online 

https://www.assemblagemagazine.co.uk/robin-james-sullivan

2019 Referenced in Neolithic Studies Conference, British Museum, London. 
2016 One Piece Of Advice

2015 Bournemouth Echo 
2014 BUMF

 

AWARDS & GRANTS 

2022 Artist Network Time, Space, Money Grant Recipient

2022 Capital Investment Grant, Cultivator Cornwall

2022 Skills Development Grant, Cultivator Cornwall

2021 Cornwall Heritage Trust Grant Recipient

2020 Arts Council England, Project Grant Award Recipient

2020 FEAST, Smaller Project Grant Recipient 

2020 Creative Civic Change (Local Trust, The National Lottery Community Fund, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and Esmee Fairbairn foundation), Grant Recipient

2019 White Gold International Ceramic Festival, Commission & Grant Recipient.

2014  South West Graduate Platform Award. (Shortlisted 10) 

 

OTHER

2022 Stile Collective Cohort, http://www.stile-collective.co.uk

2020/21 Creative and Cultural Leadership Development Programme, Cultivator (1st Cohort). 

2013 Artist Ambassador, Arts Bournemouth, Dorset.

2013 Artist Ambassador, Boite-en-valise, Representing British Performing Artists, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice

2013- 2015 Founding Member, Fifth Degree Artists Collective , Bournemouth, Dorset