Print Fellow – UON Print Room 2019/20
Exhibitions / Installations
2021 Arts for Health MK, Installation MK Hospital July/August tbc
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
2020 'Seeing Ourselves' Group Exhibition, Arts Central 2020
2018 Ipseity’ Group Show, Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton
2010 Homebase House Magazine - ‘A Journey without Sleeping’
2002 Group 4 Court Services House Magazine - ‘Artworks in office spaces’
2002 Newport City Live Arena, Newport, Gwent
2001 Group 4 Regional HQ
1980/2001 Illustrative work for private clients, architectural, flora and fauna
2018 UON Chancellors Fund
BA (Hons) Fine Art (First) 2016-2019
ACE Milton Keynes A level 1999-2001
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.
Jan has recently moved to a new studio in Newport Pagnell and continues her work with tape, investigating pattern and line. Through the quiet times of lockdown, Jan returned to working in thread both as tapestry and embroidery with colour becoming a more important part of Jan's work, as she looks into context and texture.
The installation project planned for Milton Keynes University Hospital as part of Arts for Health MK, is currently on hold although images and details are available on the MK Arts for Health website. Jan has created 4 individual tape pieces for display when the Arts for Health MK is given the go ahead from the Hospital. (Images of these pieces are on Recent Project page)
cre8tapes continue to generously support Jan with materials for her installations.