Dr Anne Robinson

Senior Lecturer in film studies

Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson

Dr Anne Robinson is a senior lecturer in Film Studies (0.6) and a practicing artist. She holds the following qualifications: PhD Fine Art (London Metropolitan University), PGDip Film & TV Studies (University of Westminster), PGCE Post 16 sector (University of Greenwich), and a BA (Hons) Fine Art, Film & Video (St Martins School of Art).

Dr Robinson is a member of the steering committee for The Facility Centre for Creative Practice as Research at London Met and curated the event One More Time in October 2011. She has previously curated symposia and screenings including: Time, Flesh and Nerve in 2006 and Slip Frame in 2007.  

Anne's practice encompasses moving image installations, painting and performance and is concerned with the perception and politics of time passing. Her practice-led PhD work explored temporality, film and painting and she is also interested in expanded cinema and surrealism. She has shown work nationally and internationally, including recently working with the Comm(o)nist Gallery on song-films and performance interventions and showing installation works at Ghost IV in London. 

Anne has exhibited work at the V&A, APT Gallery, East Side Arts in Leeds, Mappin Gallery in Sheffield, Manchester Metropolitan University, Walker Art Gallery, in Minneapolis and on Channel 4. Her installation works Que Sera and  Is It You? were shown in gallery spaces at London Met in 2010 and 2012. Anne also made a site specific video installation for 5 screens, Maybe in the Sky, in the planetarium at World Museum, Liverpool during the Biennial in autumn 2008. Recent publications include: Underwriting:an experiment in charting studio practice in the Journal of Visual Arts Practice, spring 2009 and Travelling Eye in The Journal of Media Practice. She will be giving a paper about 'temporality' at Psi19 Conference at Stanford University in 2013. 

Anne has worked at London Metropolitan since 2002. Prior to teaching in higher education, she was head of department for Media at Hackney Community College and has also worked in further and adult education as lead external moderator for OCN London for access programmes. 


  • Sir William Boremans Foundation 1999

  • London Arts Board 2000/2001

  • Millennium Commission 2002

  • Arts Council England, 2003

  • Arts Council England, 2008

Dr Robinson's specialist area of research is artists’ film and video, focusing in particular on artists’ experiments with time and duration in moving image work.

Dr Robinson has taught on some of the following modules:


  • Artists Film & Video
  • Surrealism and Film
  • Exploring Film, Television and Digital Practice
  • Representation and Identity

  • Constructing Reality in Film & TV

  • Fine Art Contextual Studies


  • Approaches to International Film on MA Film Studies

  • Tutorial sessions on MA Fine Art

  • Video Production on MA Digital Media


Forthcoming video art projects during 2013 in Marseilles at DeCentreDer Space and Psi19, Palo Alto

Solo/two person shows

  • 1999: Life of Crime; APT Gallery, London

  • 2001: Fragile; Manchester Metropolitan University

  • 2002: Seconds Away; Century Gallery, London

  • 2003: Sound Disturbance 2; Seven Seven Gallery, London

  • 2007: SlipFrame: solo show and symposium at APT Gallery, London.

  • All at Sea: Video work at Documenta 12, Filmwaves magazine, Sept 2007.

  • 2008: Lighter Darker (Maybe in the Sky): site specific video installation for five screens; Planetarium, World Museum Liverpool; shown daily September – November

  • 2009: Slow: solo show at Unit 6 gallery, JCAMD, London 
  • 2012: Fine Art PhD show at Commercial Road Gallery, Cass

  • 2013: Shuffle Festival, St Clements

  • 2014: "Over Time" ACE funded research project ­ Feb­Sept ­ site specific on Thames foreshore, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich University, National Maritime Museum and Queens House, Greenwich.

  • 2014: "Vital Excess", 2 person show with Mike Evans at Cass Gallery

  • 2014: "Ghost on the Wire" exhibition and London/Singapore collaboration at Bermondsey Project Space.

  • 2014: 'Seeafar' at Folkstone Triennial and Deptford X

Selected recent group shows, curating and commissions

  • 1999: Daddy's Razor: Lux cinema; video installation
  • 2000: New Work: Mappin Gallery, Sheffield
  • 2000: Thirteen; Morley Gallery
  • 2000: Medicine Medicine Medicine: Stroud House Gallery
  • 2001: Curiosities; video work produced for the Victorians exhibition at the V&A
  • 2001: Reality Interventions; Gallery Westland Place, London
  • 2002: Cinema Bizarre; various London venues & Walker Arts Centre, Minn. USA, with performance artist Stacy Makishi
  • 2003:Sound Disturbance ; Live mixing video collaboration with musician Dierdre Cartwright: Arts Council funded Touring work, various venues
  • 2004: Ignition; digital arts symposium, Cornwall
  • 2004/05: drawing series for White Collar magazine
  • 2006: Talkshow; Lounge Gallery, London
  • 2006: Time, Flesh & Nerve; Lounge Gallery, London; as curator & live mixing video work: Slice Through the Night
  • 2006/07: Re-possessed; Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery; video installation

  • 2008: Maybe in the sky with diamonds; Video installation for Liverpool World Museum

  • 2010: Que Sera, video installation at Correspondence, Libeskind Graduate centre, London Met

  • 2011: Protest Your Love for ‘Feminist Disco’, Camberwell School of Art and ‘Manual’ by Frisk at The Others, London

  • 2011: Curating One More Time,  exhibition and symposium at London Met, Boilerhouse and Libeskind Centre

  • 2012: Common-all Games in collaboration with Communist Gallery and Eastside Arts, Leeds

  • 2012: Two video works in GHost IV at St John's, London
  • 2014: Supernormal Festival: contemporary art

Recent conference papers publications

  • Robinson, A. (2010), "Travelling eye: the elusive digital frame and the elasticity of time in art", Journal of Media Practice 11: 3, pp. 215–229, doi: 10.1386/jmpr.11.3.215_1

  • Travelling Eye: paper at Journal of Media Practice 10th Anniversary Symposium, University of Sussex July 2009

  • Robinson, A. (2009), "Underwriting: an experiment in charting studio practice", Journal of Visual Arts Practice 8: 1+2, pp. 59–74, doi: 10.1386/jvap.8.1 and 2.59/1

  • Slivers of Crystal: paper given at Historia, Memoria Amnesia: the Afterimage of Memory: Leeds University; July 2006

  • All At Sea: Johanna Billing and Dias & Riedweg at Documenta 12, Filmwaves/Art Insight; Issue 34 Autumn 2007

  • "Que Sera: Time Travel and Physical Thinking" at psi19, video and paper presentation at Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA, 2013

  • "Is It You?" paper and presentation of with at UA: Central St Martins, 2014

  • "Long Away and Far Ago" at Falmouth University, 2014

  • "Enlarger Than Life: Song Films and Irrational Gestures" at psi20, Theatre Academy of Shanghai, China, 2014

Visiting artist sessions

  • University of Leeds Fine Art, UNiversity of Glamorgan & University of the Arts: Camberwell