Go for a walk in Grizedale Forest Sculpture Park in Cumbria and you will come across the five meter tall sculpture ‘Woman of the Water’, by contemporary Irish artist Alannah Robins. This work is ranked by the Guardian as one of the top eight sculptures of the female figure in England in a group which impressively includes artist Henry Moore. Another masterpiece by Alannah Robins – the playful ‘Reflex’ – is no more than a hand high. Between these two pieces is a wide spectrum both in terms of size, material and expression.
Alannah Robins graduated with an honours degree in sculpture from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Alannah was an initiator and driving force behind the artist run Atlantic Artists Gallery and Studio in Connemara – a sparsely populated area between the mountains and the sea on the west coast of Ireland. Recent years exhibit iun London at the Dialogue Cultural Space and Tegen 2 in Stockholm. In Sweden, she works in the artist collective Detroit.