About Me

I am a self-professed ‘unfocused’ multi-disciplinary designer/ entrepreneur. I am constantly distracted by new ideas, interesting things, creative concepts, new ways of looking at problems … Oooooh look – shiny light …… With an eclectic background as an art teacher, army officer, training and business analyst, corporate manager, business consultant and artist, I like to think I have a balance of the creative and the rationale – or maybe I am kidding myself!

I am passionate about making things that people are passionate about.

Right now I am an artist, jeweller, homewares designer, milliner, dressmaker, and corporate business consultant.

Visit me at linked in to see what I do (and what I’ve done).

Red Zebra Designs is one of my creative outlets – with a current focus on the reuse of discarded objects and books to make jewellery and homewares, and the creation of fantasmagorical headwear. I am also a mother, I live with cancer, previous designer of full coverage headwear for hairloss sufferers (visit Beautiful You Cancer Charity), charity worker, art festival helper, gallery hand ….

Please visit my blog or Facebook page to see what else I am up to.

Creatively Yours,

Robyn

Recent Exhibition Record (click on the Exhibition Title to view additional information)

Solo/ Featured
2015 Invited Artist, ‘Recreate’ celebrations, Brisbane City Council, Wearable Art Installation    Wintergarden Mall, Brisbane CBD, QLD
2015 Feature Artist, ‘Through the Looking Glass’, Girl in the Painting Gallery, Nambour QLD
2013 Solo Exhibition, ‘Second Chance’, Tree Frog Gallery, Maleny, QLD
2013 Feature Artist, ‘Music and Fashion’, Tree Frog Gallery, Maleny, QLD
2011 Solo Exhibition, Selected Works, Envy Gallery , Mooloolaba, QLD

Group Exhibition (selected)
2015 ‘Paperwork’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2015 ‘Life Art Worldwide’, Lightspace Gallery, Fortitude Valley, QLD
2015 ‘Smallworks’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2015 ‘Reart’, M2 Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW
2015 ‘Of Peace and War’, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra, QLD
2014 ‘Connections’, Cathedral of St Stephen Art Group, Brisbane QLD
2014 ‘40 x 40’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2013 ‘40 x 40’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2013 Noosa Biosphere Festival Art Prize, Tewantin, QLD
2013 ‘Cut and Paste’, Reverse Garbage, Wooloongabba, QLD
2013 ‘Roses of Rosebed’, Rosebed Street Gallery, Eudlo, QLD
2013 ‘Restoring the Lost and Broken’, Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane QLD
2012 ‘Junkie Couture’, Reverse Garbage, Wooloongabba, QLD
2012 ‘Art Wear’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2012 ‘Tread Lightly’, Sunshine Coast Council Eco Exhibition, Tanawha, QLD
2012 ‘Tribe’, Rosebed Street Gallery, Eudlo, QLD
2012 ‘40 x 40’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2012 ‘Smalls’ Rosebed Street Gallery, Eudlo, QLD
2012 ‘In Your Face’, Nowhere Gallery, Nambour, QLD
2011 ‘Resilience’, Rosebed Street Gallery, Eudlo, QLD
2011 ‘Out of the Woodwork’, Rosebed Street Gallery, Eudlo, QLD
2011 ‘Smalls’, Rosebed Street Gallery, Eudlo, QLD

Prizes, Awards and Residencies
2016   Winner, Wearable Art Prize, Immanuel Arts Festival
2015   Winner, Best Sculpture, Immanuel Arts Festival
2015   Winner and Runner-up, Funky Art, Royal Queensland Show
2015   Winner (and 3rd), Wearable Art, Royal Queensland Show
2015   3rd, Non-wearable Beading, Royal Queensland Show
2015  3rd, Papercraft, Royal Queensland Show
2015  3rd, Christmas Decorations, Royal Queensland Show
2015   Winner, Best in Show, Horticouture, Royal Queensland Show
2015   3rd, Outstanding Creation, Horticouture, Royal Queensland Show
2015   Finalist, Reart International Recycling Exhibition
2014   Runner-up and 3rd, Funky Art, Royal Queensland Show
2014   Winner (and 4th), Wearable Art, Royal Queensland Show
2014   Winner, Best in Show, Horticouture, Royal Queensland Show
2014   Winner, Outstanding Creation, Horticouture, Royal Queensland Show
2014   Artist in Residence, Immanuel Arts Festival, Buderim2013 Highly Commended, Noosa Biosphere Festival Art Prize, Tewantin, QLD
2013 Winner, Wearable Art Prize, Immanuel Arts Festival
2013 Runner-up, Hatalk International Recycled Hat Competition (Hat displayed in Newport Millinery Museum, UK)
2013 Finalist Wearable Art, Eumundi Body Art Festival
2013 Featured Photography, Mercedes Benz International Fashion Week, Malta (image of my recycled paper dress taken by international fashion photographer, Anna Osk, featured as one of 20 on display outside Pjazza San Gorg, Valletta)
2012 Winner, Wearable Art Prize, Immanuel Arts Festival
2012 Merit Award, ‘40 x 40’ Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

Recent Featured Media Publications
2014 Down Under Textiles, Meet the Artist – Robyn Woodrow, Issue 14
2013 Australian House and Garden, Higher Purpose, November
2013 Noosa News, Conservation marries art in ‘green’ clothing’, 20 September
2013 Sunshine Coast Daily, You Can’t Google a Wedding Dress’, 17 September
2013 U on Sunday, Sunday Mail, ‘Dare to be Different’, 8 September
2013 Bespoke Magazine, ‘Beautiful Things’, Autumn
2013 Reykjavik Boulevard, ‘Anna Osk Erlingsdottir’, Issue 000, Iceland (images of three of my wearable art recycled paper dresses taken by international fashion photographer, Anna Osk, accompanied a feature article)
2013 Sunshine Coast Daily, ‘Defying the Tyranny of the Use By Date’, 25 May
2013 Hinterland Times, ‘Robyn’s distinctive new art is created from discarded ‘stuff’’, 1 May
2012 Courier Mail, ‘Treasures no death sentence for tomes’, December
2012 Peppermint, ‘Peppermint Loves Red Zebra Designs’, March
2011 Donna Hay, ‘Natural Flair’, December

Creative Teaching/ Workshop/ Presentation Experience
2016  ‘Assemblage’, Workshop Presenter, St Peters Lutheran College, Indooroopilly QLD
2015  ‘Assemblage’, Workshop Presenter, St Peters Lutheran College, Indooroopilly QLD
2014 ‘Working with Paper’, Workshop Presenter, Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim QLD
2013 ‘Trees’, Guest Faciltator, Bounty Boulevard School, Northlakes QLD
2013 ‘Paper Art Creative Practice’, Guest Speaker, Queensland Quilters, Paper Art
2012 Sustainability Workshop as part of Council Green Arts Community Festive Workshops, Workshop Presenter, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Cotton Tree QLD
2012 Sustainability Workshop as part of Social Inclusion Week, Workshop Presenter, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Caloundra QLD
2011 ‘Paper Art Decorations’, Workshop Presenter, Rosebed Gallery, Eudlo, QLD
1988 Secondary Art Teacher, St Peters Lutheran College, QLD
1987 Secondary Art Teacher, John Paul College, QLD

Academic Qualifications
Masters of Business Administration (Safety Science)
Masters of Professional Studies (Professional Development)
Bachelor of Education
Diploma of Teaching (Art and English)
Diploma in Training and Assessment Systems
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
Advanced Certificate of Training and Development
Bachelor of Creative Arts (incomplete)

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