Andrea Robinson

Andrea Robinson takes family stories, memories and artefacts as a starting point for her prints, artists’ books and installations. She creates her prints in series, making small editions by hand to form visual narratives that stem from the places where her family have settled or the places they have passed through, from the Himalayas to the Kent coast. Inspired by the light, colour and architecture of our coastlines, her photographs from day trips and longer stays are the basis for an on-going print project called 'To the Sea'; 'Smile' started as a ‘live’ collage of found images against a backdrop of the mountains where her father was sent to school.

Her work combines a range of screen print techniques, including print-collage, photo-stencil and hand painted mono print, and often incorporate maps, found images, hand drawn elements and family photographs - they represent a nostalgia for a time she can no longer ask about, and half-remembered histories.