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Helen Robbins 

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1968-71      Dartington College of Arts, Devon                             Diploma in Fine Art            

1971-72      Exeter University, Devon                                                Certificate in Education                                                               1977-79      Faculty of Fine Art, University of Brighton            Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking  

1983-85     Goldsmiths’ College, London                                        Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy



Work experience since moving to Ireland  


Project Director
2000 – 2012        
Art Alongside Project 

Organisation, planning and facilitation of visual art projects throughout County Wexford, funded by Wexford County Council

and the Arts Council in partnership with the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Wexford Arts Centre


Full Time Employment in Voluntary and Statutory Sectors, U.K.

1985 -96 Art Teaching and Art Therapy with people with mental health difficulties and addiction 


Teaching (Lecturer / Tutor in Printmaking)

Brighton , Faculty of Fine Art

Canterbury College of Art

Morley College of Adult Education, London    


Solo / Two Person Exhibitions during the last 25 years

2019        Courthouse Arts Centre, Co Wicklow

2017        Watergarden Gallery, Thomastown,Kilkenny

2016        Festival of Writing and Ideas, Borris House, Carlow 

2011         Garter Lane Arts Centre,Waterford  

2007       Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford

2001        Wexford Teachers’ Centre, Co. Wexford 

2000      Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow

                 Mullingar Arts Centre, Co. Westmeath

1999        Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford (Opera Festival)

                 The Ice House, London

1998        St Martin’s Gallery Trafalgar Sq.,London


Other Vsual Art Work

2020      Visual Carlow 'The Sky is Blue' (Carlow Festival)2019      

                 Cill Rialaig  residency awarded

                 Carlow County Council Arts Act Grant awarded

                 Cairde Visual Open Submission Exhibition


2017        Bare Root’ exhibition, Wexford County Buildings

                 Cairde Visual Open Submission Exhibition

                 Cill Rialaig  residency awarded


2016        Artlinks Bursary Award  County Carlow

`                 ‘Behind the Margin’  -group show -Presentation Centre, supported by Wexford Arts Centre


2015        Cill Rialaig  residency awarded

                 Carlow County Council Arts Act Grant awarded


2014        ‘MATERIALISATION: Mapping the Making’. I was one of five textile/fibre artists invited to participate in this collaborative project

                 The exhibition was held in the Link Gallery, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, as part of the 2014 Carlow Arts Festival


2013         Open Submission Exhibition, Carlow Arts Festival

                  Selected for long term exhibition in the Carlow Arts Festival Gallery


2007        Wexford County Council Commission through the Percent for Art Scheme



                  Annual ‘Art Alongside’ Exhibition showing project work selected from participating schools and groups alongside works of professional artists 


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