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  • Notes from  a small room #15  Mixed media drawing on paper mounted on gessoed board  15 x 30 cms  6x12ins

  •   'Allegro'    Graphite charcoal chalk and wax on paper 28.5 x 19 cms 11 x 7.5 ins

  • Notes from a Small Room # 3   Graphite charcoal chalk and wax on paper.   25 x25 cms   10 x 10 ins.  

  •  Notes from a Small Room # 17   Mixed media drawing on paper mounted on gessoed board 15 x 30 cms 6 x 12 ins

  •  Gustave Fauré  #6  Graphite charcoal chalk and wax on paper   38 x 56 cms  15 x 22ins

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    'Nohan'   Graphite charcoal chalk and wax on paper     25 x 17.5 cms  10 x 7ins

  •  Notes from a small room #5    Graphite charcoal chalk and wax on paper.  25 x25 cms 10 x 10 ins.

  • Gustave Fauré  # 5      Graphite charcoal chalk and wax  on paper     38 x 56 cms    15 x 22 ins

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    The work from this exhibition is available for sale here

  •  Film cover image:   Fiona Robsinson.   Notes from a small room #7(detail)   Graphite charcoal chalk and wax on paper

  • For twenty years or more, Fiona Robinson has visited Chateau d'Oiron in Deux Sevres, watching as it gradually transformed from approaching dereliction to proud historical monument housing contemporary artwork.  Often, on weekdays, she found the rooms empty so the sense of owning the space, the intimacy and the loneliness seemed preserved. It is timeless. 

    She recently felt the need to respond to these recurring visits and her, by now, extensive relationship with the house.  This short film and exhibition consists of work made over the summers of 2014 and 2015 although inevitably it references the accumulated memories and experiences of previous years.  

    Snatched Moments reveals her long-standing deep attachment to this particular place and its art. The drawings in the film, set to Claude Debussy’s yearning, reflective piano piece Reverie, were made in many different spaces within the Chateau. They engage with the fabric of the building, its narratives and Gavin Bryars The Listening Room, a suite of site-specific music composed for Oiron, which plays in the chateau's former kitchen. 

    Rarely occupied by the living, this space, now called the Listening Room is peopled by a circle of black leather armchairs sitting facing each other. Activated as the door opens, Bryars’ music plays on a loop. Robinson spent many hours here absorbing and responding to the intensely evocative sounds, the silences and the history contained in the cracks in the damaged crumbling walls.




     

     

  • FIONA ROBINSON

     

     

    SNATCHED MOMENTS 2016

  • Notes from a small room #16     Mixed media  drawing on paper mounted on gessoed  board   15 x 30 cms   6 x 12ins

  •  Film 3 min. 57 sec.

    Stills selected from 58 drawings, graphite, chalk, wax and found material on paper and Japanese tissue, sizes variable, 2014-15.

    Réverie (1890) by Claude Debussy played by James Langevin.


    Paper size 25 x 25 cms Image size 19.5 x 20 cm

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  • Notes from a small room #1      Graphite charcoal chalk and wax on paper    25 x 25 cms   10 x 10 ins

  • Notes from a small room  #12    Graphite charcoal chalk  and wax on paper   25 x 25 cms  10 x 10 ins




     

     

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  • Notes from a small room #7  Graphite charcoal chalk and wax on paper    25 x 25 cms   10 x1 0 ins

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  •   Notes from a small room  #18   Mixed media drawing on paper mounted on gessoed  board   15 x 30cms   6 x 12 ins