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Rob was commissioned to fill Queen Anne's House, a Landmark Trust folly, with art. This included a weeklong series of art and reminiscence events for the local community.
Clifton Park Museum
Rob's last solo art exhibition was at Clifton Park Museum in Rotherham. It was inspired by the Turner Prize winning artist, Mark Wallinger, who described Rob's work as 'brilliant'.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Rob was commissioned to attract 125,000 new visitors to Buxton Museum and Art gallery, to celebrate their 125th anniversary.
As Head of Department for the environmental charity Raleigh, Rob was sent on assignments to Chile, Tanzania and Pakistan as the official artist and photographer.
The name Birkenhead comes from the old English 'Bircen' meaning birch tree. These beautiful trees once covered the entire peninsula (it's 'head').
Rob is a practicing artist who has exhibited at various galleries such as the Cork Street Gallery and Derngate Theatre in Northampton.
As a writer and artist, Rob has been commissioned to create a variety of bespoke newspapers, printed on the same national presses as the Guardian and Telegraph.
Rob is an enthusiastic amateur who has spent 13 years working for the UK's leading photographic libraries, such as Corbis, then a small company privately owned by Bill Gates.
Rob worked on an augmented reality app as a free resource for local families. . He has also created an insult generator app for the RSC.
At part of the Olympic celebrations, Rob was commissioned to create a working automata to celebrate the concept of movement.
Cambridge University's Festival of Ideas
To communicate the bewilderment of pain, Rob plunged a theatre into total darkness then using rotating mobiles used verbatim voices to create a visceral landscape.
De Morgan Collection
Rob was commissioned by the De Morgan Collection to take a modern view of the Art Deco classics, to court intrigue and interest.
Elsecar Heritage Centre
To illustrate the plight of pit ponies, Rob fused a vintage image from the coal mine archive with a high-tech X-ray of a horses bone.
Rob was commissioned to help children celebrate nature in the urban housing estate where they live. They made bugs from debris they found in the skatepark.
Rob trained in Theatre Design and worked on various West End shows, and was part of the team who created the original Phantom of the Opera.
Rob Young is an award-winning writer and artist who helps people to communicate.