Janet Allsebrook is a multi-media artist working in jewellery design, printing, photography, 3D installations, and the creation of artist books.
Her art education has included a MA Printmaking from Bradford College and a post-graduate diploma in Film and Photography from the University of Bristol.
Janet’s work has been shown in exhibitions in the UK, USA and in other European countries. Her prints, for example, have been exhibited at the ‘Livre d’Artiste & Jeu de Hazard’, Marseille 2015, the MA21 Exhibition at Dean Clough, Halifax in 2014, and the ‘Celebrating 21 Years of Arts & Media Postgraduate Programmes’ exhibition at Bradford College in 2014.
Janet also regularly works within the archives of Museums, Libraries and with scientist collaborators, producing multi media exhibitions as a result of research. She was, for example, an Artist in Residence at The Leeds Library in 2016. Janet’s multi-media work was presented at the Library during February/March 2016 in their exhibition: ‘The Enlightenment: Maps, Plants and The Triangular Trade,’ that examined the motives of the search for wealth and power by European nations, including 18th century morals, including debates about slavery, and about commerce and plant hunting. The image below is from this Leeds Library project. Janet has also been Artist at The Soil Association Conference, Bristol, 4th – 6th November 2015.
Janet has written :
Underpinning my work are ideas about life, death, decay and belief.
Broadly, my work is concerned with the discussion of ideas which seem unresolved, the puzzling way we live and the differences between “now” and “then.” Much of my material comes from close observation of my living space and garden. Nature mirrors our human actions and times.
An exhibition of Janet’s painting, photography and sculpture on the theme of death and renewal: ‘Something Rich and Strange’, was presented at the Smith Square Gallery, Thornton, in 2015.
Janet’s artist books have been shown at book fairs and exhibitions, including Artist Book Fairs at Sheffield and Leeds. Her books have been purchased by Tate Library Archive, the Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections Library, and by private collectors across Europe and in the USA.
You can also read Janet Allsebrook’s ‘My Art’ artist statement at http://www.notjusthockney.info/my-art-janet-allsebrook/