Andrew Purvis sits down with Julia Robinson to discuss her exhibition The Beckoning Blade at Hugo Michell Gallery. From scythes to smocks, the Burry Man to the Wicker Man, witchfinders and gourdfathers; tune in to hear about the cultural, conceptual, and material considerations that drive Julia’s practice.
- The Beckoning Blade at Hugo Michell Gallery
- Matthew Hopkins - Witchfinder General
- The Burryman
- The Wicker Man (film, 1973, directed by Robin Hardy)
- The Song of Master John Goodfellow
- gourd (fruit)
- The Gourdfather
- Beatrice in the 2020 Adelaide Biennial at Museum of Economic Botany
- Rappaccini’s Daughter
- The Names of the Hare (poem, translated by Seamus Heaney)
Image: Julia Robinson, The Cull, linen, thread, steel, fixings, 110 x 110 x 15cm, 2021, photo Sam Roberts.
Julia Robinson is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Arts South Australia, its art funding and advisory body.
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