I am a Scottish photographer, filmmaker, artist and educator who lives in Lewes, East Sussex. As with most students the magic of seeing an image appear gripped me from the start which led me to believe in the symbiotic relationship between creativity and naivety. A lot of my artistic impulses could be considered puerile. I’m driven by present circumstances first and foremost, but simple observations can fixate me for years.

Photography is my regular medium, but I also use video and alternative processes. The approach is always led by the subject matter. I do worry about the effectiveness of my pursuits in the age of mass communication, but I’m driven by a belief that it is important for artists and practitioners to reflect on the times they live in.

EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS

2019: Lumen Margate Exhibition – 8 Minutes (link)
2019: Peterborough Museum Open Exhibition 2019 – European Ferries (link)
2019: Co-op(t) Coventry Exhibition – European Ferries (link)
2018: 35 Chapel Walk Gallery Sheffield – Spikes (link)
2018: Nunn's Gallery Exhibition Norwich – Parking Among Trees (link)
2018: Leeds Big Screen Video Showcase – Longshore Drift (link)
2018: Cupola Contemporary Art Gallery Sheffield – Spikes (link)
2018: Unit 6 Gallery Richmond – European Ferries (link)
2018: Bankley Open Call Manchester – European Ferries (link)
2018: London Independent Photography Exhibition – European Ferries (link)
2018: Left Bank Leeds Arts Prize – European Ferries (link)
2018: Northern Light, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield – European Ferries (link)
2018: One Year Revolv, Safe House, London – Spikes (link)
2018: Ginnel Foto Fest, St. Matthew’s Ginnel, Ipswich – European Ferries (link)
2018: Live | Doorways | Nature Morte, Fringe Arts Bath – Spikes (link)
2018: Cooltsalon, Layden Gallery, London – Rush Hour (link)
2018: Artwaves Festival, Bridlington Spa – Longshore Drift (link)
2018: V.23 Gallery, London; Our Nature - SPIKES (link)
2018: Artizan Gallery, Torquay; The Art Of You - Parking Among Trees (link)
2017: Salisbury Cathedral - Body Of Writing (link)
2016: Kings House, Hove; Brighton Photo Fringe '16 - Spikes (link)
2016: The Skiff, Brighton; Shine for Shelterbox '16 - Spikes (link)
2016: The Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol; Engage 2016 Competition - Take 7 (link)
2016: The Amex Stadium, Brighton; SCF 10th Anniversary Award - Interviews (link)
2016: Presuming Ed, Brighton; The Short Circuit - Take 7 (link)
2016: Carmel by the Green, London; The Physical Fabric of Cities - Spikes (link)
2016: Foundry Gallery, Lewes; United Artists - Spikes (link)
2015: The Friends Meeting House, Brighton; Tackling Fuel Poverty - Take 7 (link)
2014: Edger Modern, Bath; The Tribe Prize - Spikes (link)
2014: The Shot I Never Forgot; Brighton Photo Fringe ’14 (link)
2013: Moksha Café, Brighton; Custom Exhibition - Spikes (link)
2012: Various locations; Brighton Photo Fringe ’12 – Cede (link)
2010: Hibbert Room, Lewes; Brighton Photo Fringe ’10 - Chalk Hill
2008: The University of Brighton; Degree Show – 37.8 Degrees
2008: Degree Art Gallery, London; The Signature Awards
2007: The University of Brighton; 2nd Year Show – Hidden

AWARDS / COMMISSIONS


2019: Peterborough Art Gallery Open Exhibition 2019 – Shortlisted (link)
2018: Bankley Open Call Manchester – Shortlisted (link)
2018: Left Bank Leeds Art Prize - Shortlisted (link)
2018: Revolv One Year Call Out - Winner (link)
2018: Culture MK - Commercial commission for Milton Keynes Council (link)
2018: Ginnel Foto Fest Awards - Shortlisted (link)
>2018: Longshore Drift; Video piece for Artwaves Festival (link)
2017: Body Of Writing; Light-box exhibition for LLL Productions (link)
2016: Engage 2016 Competition; The Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol - Shortlisted (link)
2015: Take 7; Video production for Sussex University (link)
2014: The Tribe Prize; Edger Modern - Shortlisted (link)
2014: Moscow Photo Awards; Fotoloft Gallery - Honorable Mention (link)
2012: The Danny Wilson Memorial Award; BPF ’12 - Shortlisted
2008: The Signature Awards; Degree Art Gallery London – Shortlisted

EDITORIAL / ARTICLES / PUBLICATIONS


2019: Crier Crowd Issue 1 - Lebensraum & Before; Dupplin (link)
2019: Lys d'Or; Dupplin (link)
2018: fLIP Photography Magazine; Parking Among Trees (link)
2018: Lys d'Or; SPIKES (link)
2018: Wake Up Screaming; 8 Minutes (link)
2018: rûm Magazine; Spikes (link)
2018: Cooltzine #1; Rush Hour (link)
2018: The Arts in Wiltshire; Body of Writing (link)
2017: Booooooom; European Ferries (link)
2017: Light Magazine; Reflections (link)
2017: Float Photo Magazine; Parking Among Trees (link)
2017: New Landscape Photography; European Ferries (link)
2017: On Landscape; European Ferries (link)
2017: Sussex Express; Midsummer Madness (link)
2017: Lenscratch; Parking Among Trees (link)
2017: Sussex Express; Macmillan All Out Swim (link)
2017: Viva Lewes; Christmas Tree Sellers (link)
2016: London Photography Diary, The Physical Fabric of Cities; SPIKES (link)
2016: Brighton Photo Fringe; Broadscape (link)
2013: Viva Lewes; Local Brewers (link)
2013: Our World My Eye; The Shot I Never Forgot (link)
2012: Brighton Photo Fringe; CEDE (link)
2008: Source Photographic Review; Dupplin (link)
2008: The Telegraph; Dupplin (link)

TALKS / INTERVIEWS


2018: Fringe Arts Bath; Spikes (link)
2017: BBC Wiltshire; Body of Writing (link)

EDUCATION


2005-08: BA(Hons) Editorial Photography - University of Brighton
2004-05: Foundation Photography- Distinction - Filton College Bristol

EXPERIENCE


2007-present: Freelance Photographer, Film Maker, Educator and Artist - willierobb.com
2019: Associate Artist - Milton Keynes Gallery
2009-17: Freelance Project Manager - Standard8
2006: Assistant Photographer - Adrian Turner
2004-05: Portrait Photographer - Photo Corporation UK

WORKSHOPS


2019: Secret Self(ie) Photography Workshop - Milton Keynes Gallery
2018: Freelance Video Production Workshop Leader - Sparks
2018: Coping with Circumstance Photography Workshop - Free Space Project
2016: Blind Veteran Photography Workshop Leader - Blind Veterans UK
2014: Princes Trust Photography Workshop Leader - The Princes Trust
Willie Robb 2019.
MK Gallery Associate Artist Willie Robb leading a photography workshop.
Willie Robb scanner self portrait.
Willie Robb on site.
Willie Robb on interview.
Willie Robb on site.
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