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Exhibitions / Installations

 2021        International Festival MK, Mandela Flags July 21

 2021-22        Arts for Health MK, Installation MK Hospital

 2020       'Seeing Ourselves'  Group exhibition, Arts Central Studios

 2020       Arts Central, Corridor Installation, Jan - December

 2019        Platform Graduate Award Show, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes  November 7/30

 2019        ‘Free Range’ Graduate Show, Truman Brewery, London

 2019        Degree Show, UON

 2019        ‘Rich Threads’, Project Space, NN Contemporary, Northampton.

 2018        CVAN-EM. Annual Event, UON. Invited artist

 2018        ‘Ipseity’ Group Show, Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton

 2017        Westbury Arts Centre, collaboration with MK College    

 2017         ‘Forecast’ Arts Festival     Delapre Abbey

 2010/14  'A Journey without Sleeping' - Head Office, Homebase, Milton Keynes

 2006        ‘A Journey without Sleeping’  Solo exhibition, Madcap, Wolverton, Milton  

                    Keynes

 2003/06  Acrylic collection exhibited KingsOak Head Office, Milton Keynes

 2001/03    Acrylic collection exhibited Group 4 HQ, Milton Keynes

 2003/04    Milton Keynes Arts Festival Group exhibitions

 

 Curation

2020         'Seeing Ourselves' Group Exhibition, Arts Central 2020

2018         Ipseity’ Group Show, Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton

2006        'A Journey without Sleeping'  Madcap, Milton Keynes 2006    '

 

 Articles

 2010         Homebase House Magazine  - ‘A Journey  without Sleeping’

 2002         Group 4 Court Services House Magazine - ‘Artworks in office spaces’

 

Commissions

 2002          Newport City Live Arena, Newport, Gwent        

 2001          Group 4 Regional HQ

 

1980/2001  Illustrative work for private clients,  architectural, flora and fauna

 

Bursaries

 2018           UON Chancellors Fund

 

Education  

 BA (Hons) Fine Art (First) 2016-2019

 ACE Milton Keynes A level 1999-2001

 

Nominations

 

Nominated for the Platform Graduate Award 2019.  Exhibited as part of this award at Project Space, MK Gallery, November 2019

Artist's statement  

January 2020

Jan's practice is an interrogation of line, how it interacts with itself, the space it inhabits and, most importantly, the viewer.  

 

Creating site specific installations in tape each line is intuitive, sometimes breaking through the usual confines of an artwork, across a wall or around a corner.    Jan plays with the work, adding, discarding, re-placing or redirecting, changing the visual exchange between artist and viewer through the time of an installation, as they walk past or through the different vistas.  

 

Jan works in response to the architecture and the social setting bringing new energy to often ignored and discounted spaces.  With  the introduction of anamorphic and sculptural elements a new spatial awareness can draw the viewer into the installation, leading minds away from thoughts and into your imagination.    

 

By its very nature the work is performative and ephemeral but is captured in prints and interpreted into screen prints and lately with the space and time to consider her practice through lockdown, thread has had an important role in continuing her interrogation of line.

 

As well as taking on the role of Print Fellow at University of Northampton, Jan now works from a studio in Newport Pagnell and is supported by CRE8TAPES.

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