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Robert Erskine FRSS

Robert Erskine is an English sculptor, designer and broadcaster. He is known for creating public contemporary sculptures and for his weekly live slot on US radio show 'Autolab'.
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Discipline
Abstract
Material
Metal (other)
Region
East of England

Completing post-graduate studies under Professor Reg Butler at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, Erskine continued to work from studios in London until 2014. He currently lives and works in Suffolk. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors.

Erskine describes his passion for engineering, industry and nature as main influences informing his work. Rare amongst contemporaries, he describes the hands-on process as essential to developing ideas and as such fabricates and casts his own work.

Erskine has created one-off sculptures and landmark elements for commercial, public and regeneration schemes.  He is a recepient of the Royal Society of Sculptors Sir Otto Beit Award for Outstanding Public Sculpture.  He has represented Great Britain at the International Sculpture Symposium, Holland, with his monumental sculpture White Rhythm, which was awared first prize by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.  His landmark sculptures have been awarded status of permanent public monuments by The Public Monuments Sculpture Association and The Courtauld Institute London, for contributing to the heritage and culture of the nation. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide. He is a visiting lecturer in the UK and overseas.

Erskine's design work in areas of product, industrial and architectural design include several patents, and he has worked with public, private and commercial clients.

Since the early 1990s Erskine has been a motoring broadcaster and journalist on the American weekly, live radio show 'Autolab', and also BBC. His hybrid background in sculpture, design and engineering, and passion for cars, brings particular focus to automotive design, technology innovation and education. His reporting has championed design firsts and his relaxed style, together with mechanical and design experience have given a platform to many of the motoring industry's key figures to discuss their work.