Kathy Ackerman Robins has worked in community development, art, design and social activism throughout her working life. She founded and developed a Corporate Social Responsibility Programme in 1999 and continues to work in development initiatives, such as sustainable community garden and entrepreneurship programmes.
As an artist, Robins has exhibited her work in various local and international shows. Through her work, she aims to engage with issues of displacement and home in the context of entangled contemporary ecological and socio-political issues. Using natural materials and forms, she considers processes of human connection and interaction with the natural world. In the context of the current international, physical displacement and social disconnection of people from the land, Robins engages with materials and processes that echo issues of displacement and longing for a lost connection with place.
2015 - Masters in Fine Art, Michaelis School of Art, UCT
2012 - Post Graduate Diploma, Michaelis School of Art, UCT
1989 - Textile & Product Design Degree, Parsons School of Design, New York
1983 - Bachelor of Social Science, UCT
Accredited ASTAR Art Teacher