Approved: 16.08.2006

Jane Frazer

Artist, Maker, Curator, Project manager, Teacher

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Jane Frazer combines hand-woven and knitted fabrics, heat manipulated textiles, perspex, video projections and photography to create eye-catching items for modern interiors.
Work ranges from small-scale perspex hangings and jewellery to large-scale installations, which can be bought or commissioned from the workshop. Paintings, digital artwork, video filming and production services are also available

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  • Location: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, North East
  • Activities: Further education, Practice-based research, Training delivery, Private commissions, Curating
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Jewellery, Photography, Textiles
  • Tags: weave, knit, sculpture, commissions, wire, photography, textiles, Newcastle, innovative, contemporary, design
 
 

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    Jane Frazer combines hand-woven and knitted fabrics, heat manipulated textiles, perspex, video projections and photography to create eye-catching items for modern interiors. Work ranges from small-scale perspex hangings and jewellery to large-scale installations, which can be bought or commissioned from the workshop. Paintings, digital artwork, video filming and production services are also available from Jane's studio. Jane currently uses the elements, wind and water, the natural and urban landscape for inspiration. Layering, reflection, transparency, illusion and the qualities of light are evident in all her work regardless of the medium. Information is collected and developed using photography, digital video and drawing then translated into designs for woven and manipulated sculptures. Jane weaves highly textural fabrics on a traditional floor loom from high-tech yarns, selected for their visual qualities in daylight and artificial light. The fabrics are constructed into eye-catching, ethereal 3D sculptural pieces designed for modern private or public spaces. Knitted wire structures are also produced. Although calming and tranquil in daylight, the fabrics can be transformed into vibrant, glowing sculptures by illuminating them with coloured spotlights or video projections. A quick and economical way to change the ambience of an interior. Currently smaller scale items are produced by heat manipulating perspex, light emitting plastics and various other materials. A range of hanging tiles and free- standing sculptures are sold through galleries and from the studio. Recent development work has led to a jewellery range and interior pieces using machine knitting, hand knitting and crochet with wire. Jane is a skilled weaver with over 30 years experience. Her international clients have included Stolt Offshore Limited, Det Norske Veritas and Infosto, Finland. www.janefrazer.co.uk www.thetextilehub.co.uk www.janeelizabethfrazer.blogspot.co.uk

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and Training

    2002 - Elected Member, Society of Designer Craftsmen, London

    2001 - BA Hons, Craft and Design, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen

    1997 - Textiles Part 1, Grade A, Open College of Art

    1978 - Dip.Ed, Biology / Art, University of Manchester

    1977 - BSc Hons, Biology, University of Manchester Solo exhibitions

    2007 - The 4th Dimension, Limousine Bull Artists Collective, Six Cities Design Event, Aberdeen

    Group Exhibitions

    2013 - Trio: A Textile Hub Exhibition, Farfield Mill, Cumbria 

    2010 - Treasure, NEOS, Ardo House, Aberdeenshire

    2009 - Scratching the Surface, NEOS, Ardo House, Aberdeenshire

    2009 - Tools of the Trade, Designed and Made Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

    2008 - "120", Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery, London

    2008 - Home Grown Talent III, Duff House, Aberdeenshire

    2008 - Installation, The Wallace Space , London

    2007 - A Touch of Red, MUSA, Aberdeen

    2006 - B sides in Olklahoma, Scottish Screen Production, Worldwide

    2006 - Craft Exhibition, An Tuirrean, Isle of Skye

    2006 - Featured Artist, Touched by Scotland, Oyne, Scotland

    2005 - Summer Exhibition, Bridge View Gallery, Aberdeen

    2004 - Designer Crafts, The Mall Galleries, London

    Curated Projects

    2009 - Tools of the Trade, Designed and Made Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

    2008 - Thinking Space, selected member's exhibition, Bridge View, Aberdeen

    2007 - Degrees of Abstraction, Bridge View, Aberdeen

    2007 - NEOS, A Breath of Fresh Air, Creative Space Scotland, Aberdeenshire 

    2006 - North East Open Studios, Creative Space Scotland, Finzean, Scotland

    Private Commissions

    1998 - Fabric and Perspex installation; 'Below the Surface', private commission, Stolt Offshore

    1997 - Acrylic painting; New Horisons, and interior design contract, private commission, Det Norske Veritas Projects

    Competitions, Prizes and Awards

    2004 - Lund Humphries Prize, Designer Crafts, The Mall Galleries, London

    2003 - Riverside Gallery Award for Modern Art, Milton Gallery, Aberdeenshire

    2001 - Texere Yarns, Student sponsorship

    2000 - Education Extension Award, Aberdeen Weaver Incorporation

    1998 - EDE and Ravenscroft Award

    Educational experience - tertiary

    2001 - Part-time Lecturer, Textiles, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen

    Other

    2008 - Professional Membership, Designed and Made, Newcastle

    2002 - Elected Member, The Society of Designer Craftsmen, London