|Discover & support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’, plus by exploring the OSNotts website and by visiting them in their studios and workplaces around the county & city on the dates stated.|
- Visit Janet at her Open Studio on 11-12 June, 11-5 (East Notts, venue 22).
- with Guest Jo Cox.
- Refreshments – Tea, coffee, soft drink & cakes.
- No Wheelchair Access – studio up short flight of outdoor steps.
TEXTILES AND MIXED MEDIA
2d and 3d art works using print, collage and stitching on paper and cloth.
76 Main Street, Lowdham NG14 7BJ
After studying fashion and embroidery, working in the fashion industry and teaching in further education, Janet undertook an MA in the 1990s, altering the direction of her practice.
While never far from the textiles and cloth that she has used all her life, Janet now uses print and stitch, frequently combining this with paper, paint and collage.
Her work is influenced by natural and man-made marks on and in the land, and walks in her rural surroundings locally and elsewhere. Regardless of the starting points, the outcomes result in an abstract composition.
JANET GILBERT – STUDIO
My studio is a large upstairs room at the back of my house that, because of a slope, opens out onto the garden. I have two large, high tables in the centre, useful for printing, drawing and everything else. There is a small dyeing room attached. Access is through the garden, so you can visit that during open studios too.
JANET GILBERT – WORK
I use sketchbooks to explore and develop my ideas, working in wet and dry media and collage. Working with textiles resolves these ideas, starting with various forms of print, building the work layer on layer. Stitch and collage are also introduced, though sometimes I may print over that too.
If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.
Whilst there is no space for activities during open studios, work in progress will be available, and we will be happy to talk through our range of techniques and processes. The video shows work in progress in my concertina sketch book: