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Print Fellow – UON Print Room 2019/20

 

Exhibitions / Installations

 

 2020         Project Space Installation, NN Contemporary   September tbc  

 2020         Arts for Health MK, Installation MK Hospital March - August

 

 2020         Arts Central, Corridor Installation, Jan - March

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

 2019         Graduate Art Show, Yardley Hastings, November 23/24

 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 Heas Office, Milton Keynes

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

 2003/04    Milton Keynes Arts Festival Group exhibitions

 

 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

Artist's statement

 

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.  Ultimately the work will be discarded only to remain active in the form of video work where the lines will be distorted and played with.  Jan also re-imagines the installations in the form of prints and small scale tape works.

 

Whatever size Jan works in the lines are spontaneous, always eliciting hope in the artist with a fresh enquiry into how lines can create a challenge for the eyes and for the soul.

 

As well as taking on the role of Print Fellow at University of Northampton, Jan now works from a studio within Arts Central in Milton Keynes and is also supported by CRE8TAPES who will provide all the tape for the artist's future installations. 

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News

 

Jan has recently completed an installation at                                in MK.      Covering the entire length of the corridors within the Kiln Farm building, the work contains many different motifs, some illusory, some connected with the artists within the studios.

 

Jan's next project will take place at Milton Keynes University Hospital where she will be creating work on the corridors leading up to the Childrens' Ward as part of Arts for Health MK.  

 

As well as continuing to research her use of tape and completing a year of Print Fellowship at University of Northampton Jan is also preparing for an installation at NN Contemporary's Project Space at their  home  to open later in the year.

 

cre8tapes continue to generously support Jan with materials for her installations.

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