Dan Robinson








Hi! I'm an artist, writer and tutor from Leeds. My work biog is below. The homepage has web links to recent work and the left menu has an archive of older work. You can contact me at the email above. Thanks for looking, Dan

I won a Northern Writers Award in 2018 to complete my first novel and am writing very short stories. My writing is published online in Goldfish 2018, by Goldsmiths, London. In 2017 I did an Arvon course and was longlisted for the David T.K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship at University of East Anglia.

I've done multi-media installations (sculpture, sound, video, print, drawings, books, etc) in all sorts of venues, often in collaboration. I've been commissioned around the UK and France, for example by Liverpool and Rennes biennials, Grizedale Arts, Ikon Gallery and Ordinary Culture. In 2005 I co-founded art agency Mud Office with artist Charlie Jeffery. This led to quite a few projects in France making art shows, residencies, workshops and performances. Before that I did several site-based art projects for Grizedale Arts, Cumbria (with artist-architect Bryan Davies) called Thinking Space for the North. I have a Fine Art MA and a PhD in site-specific art as dialogue and fiction from University of Leeds.


I originally studied Fine Art (sculpture) & History of Art at University of Newcastle upon Tyne. After art school, I set up Bluetit artist-led practice in South London and produced art, music, photography, design and writing mostly for non-gallery spaces (abandoned tube station, airport, leisure centre, magazines). My first major gallery show was collaborating with Georgina Starr on Tuberama (1998), a musical for Ikon Gallery. After a brief time living in France, I returned to Leeds.

I've taught since 1998 in art schools in the UK and Europe. Between 2002-2013 I co-led an Interdisciplinary Art & Design degree at Leeds Arts University and ran the Media strand of Fine Art. I ran a research cluster, international exchanges and set up collaborations for art students with allotments, charities, hospitals and galleries. In 2020, I became Photography program leader and course developer for Open College of the Arts (part of Open University). I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery (2014), Dukes Wood, Nottingham (2013), Palais de Tokyo (2011), Castlefield Gallery (2007), Lucy Macintosh, Lausanne (2007) PM Gallery, Zagreb (2006), Leeds City Art Gallery (2005), Rosamund Felsen Gallery, LA (1999). Art residencies: CAC-Delme, France (2010). Grizedale (2005). Biennials: Rennes (2008), Liverpool (2006) and Venice (2005).