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Robin Elliott-Knowles

Fine artist and illustrator

Born in London - UK

Lives & works in Hastings, East Sussex




The Neurocultures Collective

Stim Cinema - Nottingham Castle Gallery

November 25th 2023  - April 14th 2024

The Town Explores a Book 2022

An outdoor display of paintings based on the life of Mary Seacole

Uslip, The Black Box Theatre — Solo 2017

Autism Festival,  Kent University - Canterbury — Joint

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April 2017 

A curated exhibition of work by Autistic Artists as part of the Kent University - Canterbury Festival of Autism 


April 2016 The Observer Building Hastings. 

A solo exhibition of montage works, a series of political pieces aimed at Brexit, Farage and Trump. 

New Works,  The Electric Palace Cinema Hastings— Solo

November 2016

A mixed exhibition of new works by Robin as part of the  theatre's rolling exhibitions. 


Work Experience

Project Artworks — Work placement


A work placement with the leading arts organisation working with autistic and disabled artists, Robin worked closely with the team, documenting workshops and preparing sessions. 


Adult Animation Revolution

The Electric Palace Cinema - Hastings

Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October

An exhibition of related artworks (record sleeves, merchandise etc) as part of a season of controversial films, of Ralph Bakshi’s work, curated by Robin 


Joint College Exhibition - The Stade Hall

Cancelled due to Covid. A jointly curated show by 2nd year students of the Fine Arts Course. 


The B-Movie Fan Club 

The Electric Palace Cinema - Hastings. 

Robin has been programming the B-Move Fanclub for over five years, creating a monthly programme of sometimes classic and sometimes obscure B-Movies from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.


Sussex Coast College, Station Approach, Hastings TN34 1BA

Fine Art Degree

DATES: 2018 / 2021

Exam results PENDING

Sussex Coast College, Station Approach, Hastings TN34 1BA

Foundation Course in Arts. 

DATES 2016/2017

Saxon Mount, St Leonards TN38 8HH

A Secondary school specialising in SEND and Autism. 

Torfield , Croft Rd, Hastings TN34 3JT

A primary school specialising in SEND and Autism. 


Jane Caley  — Project Artworks


Rebecca Marshall  — The Electric Palace Cinema


  • Roland Fiddy award for drawing 2015

  • Nominated for the Roland Fiddy Award for drawing 2016



An encyclopaedic recall of historical facts. Robin has a fascination for history and the treatment of indigenous peoples. 

Robin is capable of or working on small and large scale works. Robin uses a variety of mediums, montage, acrylics and watercolours and works vary in size.


Satirical and cutting. Robin’s direct response to political situations and characters is highly personal but also bitingly to the point. 

A capable presenter.

Despite Robin’s Autism, Robin is a capable and engaging speaker often bringing incites into his presentations and talks that surprise . 


Robin has been diagnosed as Autistic.

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