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Lewis Robinson

01642 738061
Job title:
Senior Lecturer
School of Computing, Media & the Arts
Computing, Media & the Arts research

About Lewis Robinson

My practice is based in sculpture and drawing. I have exhibited nationally and internationally. I have produced public commissions sited in a variety of locations in the North East of England.

Studied at Hull College of Higher Education 1979-82 and Newcastle Polytechnic 1986-88.   

2017 Flux, Fringe Arts Bath festival, Bath (curated by Sightlines Projects)
2017 M.A.W (Middlesbrough Art Weekender), International Arts festival.
2015 Anonymous Drawings. (Touring Germany, Italy)
2014: SHIFT Newcastle Arts Centre Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
2011: Redefining the Domestic, Duckett & Jeffreys Gallery Malton, North Yorks

As 2nd year tutor on the BA (hons) Fine Art programme I am responsible for the studio modules. As sculpture tutor I run workshops across all three year groups providing engagement with sculptural process and material exploration. In all my teaching I endeavor to encourage and nurture student confidence and help them recognize the vital importance of a studio culture. 
Royal British Society of Sculptors

View Lewis Robinson’s exhibition 

Research interests

Lewis Robinson is interested in the world of matter and its transmutation, the shift from one state to another. There has been a growing curiosity and awareness in the way matter is made up and cannot be destroyed, only transformed. His works demonstrate the mental and physical process of a sculptor who enjoys the physical piecing together of fragments and remnants.

His sculptures embrace unpolished surfaces and makeshift construction.  The process is one of playful improvisation exploring the paradoxical impulse of creative destruction using found domestic objects; in particular wooden furniture. This intervention is a circular relationship between the parts and the whole, the original object and the resulting image.

More recently his sculptures explore and reference furniture but without the necessity or restriction of an original single object. The resulting works combine made and scavenged elements pillaged from different material histories creating dislocated hybrids that could be perceived as sculpture/furniture/domestic object. What continues to fascinate this artist is the strangely familiar nature and robust fragility of these works.

He references a number of influences from Minimalism of the 1960s as well as the New British sculpture of the 1980’s.

In the news

  • Creative students unveil the folklore of the Moors in new exhibition
    North East Connected, online, 28/06/2018
    A unique two-part exhibition celebrating the artwork of talented Teesside University students will open on the North York Moors next month.

  • BOC deal is 'a huge vote of confidence' for steelmaker
    Evening Gazette, 06/07/2015
    Unveiling of a sculpture by Lewis Robinson, a fine art lecturer from Teesside University.

  • Artist to host sculpture tour
    The Northern Echo, 15/10/2014
    Artist Lewis Robinson will host a talk and tour of his sculpture studio.

  • One year on - and the dream is coming true
    Evening Gazette, 25/03/2013, p.21
    The design, by sculptor and senior lecturer of fine art at Teesside University, Lewis Robinson, stands outside SSI's Steel House offices. But in the distance is the blast furnace and the plant that ha

  • Tribute to steelworks saviour unveiled
    Darlington & Stockton Times, 15/02/2013, p.19; BBC Radio Tees, Ken Snowdon, 17/02/2013, 13:11:01
    A memorial to union leader Geoff Waterfield, who fought to save steelmaking at Redcar, was unveiled this week. The sculpture was made from two slabs of steel that marked landmark highs and lows. One w

  • Sculpture is such a fitting tribute to our man of steel Geoff
    Gazette Live (Web), 12/02/2013; Evening Gazette (Teesside), 12/02/2013, p.3
    The commitment, determination and passion of Teesside's man of steel Geoff Waterfield has been honoured with the unveiling of a memorial sculpture at Redcar's Steel House. At an emotional ceremony yes

  • Memorial artwork links tragedy and celebration
    Northern Echo, 12/02/2013, p.3; BBC Radio Tees, Mike Parr, 11/02/2013, 11:42:04; BBC Radio Tees, Neil Green, 11/02/2013, 16:14:58
    The recent history of the Teesside iron and steel industry has combined tragedy with moments of great celebration. It was fitting that the memorial to union boss Geoff Waterfield was made from two hug