Jane Watt

 

 

Jane is a visual artist, researcher and lecturer now based in Suffolk. I have made installations and site-specific work in the public realm since 1994. 

She approaches each project afresh: the place, people and situation all feed in to the development of new work. Jane adapts everyday materials or situations to create extraordinary and delightful interventions that uplift and challenge the viewer’s usual perception of that object, place or environment. I have changed the skyline of Hoxton with a flock of one hundred artificial birds on a city roof, researched how to make a straight rainbow on the Pentland Hills and gathered 6000 words from archives and the people of Cambridge for the worlds’ largest word search wall.

The interaction of light is an important consideration in Jane's work, and she tries to exploit both natural and artificial media so that her work can be experienced in different ways according to light levels, weather conditions, and the time of day or year. An intrinsic part of Jane's creative process is the on-going dialogue with different people who assist in, and contribute to, the realisation and reception of the work. Jane has enjoyed fruitful design collaborations with architects, lighting designers and engineers. She works with a range of groups and individuals affiliated to projects that are situated in the public realm, from councillors to street sweepers, school children to company directors, local businesses and residents.

She approaches each project afresh: the place, people and situation all feed in to the development of new work. Adapting everyday materials or situations to create extraordinary and delightful interventions that uplift and challenge the viewer’s usual perception of that object, place or environment. She had changed the skyline of Hoxton with a flock of one hundred artificial birds on a city roof, researched how to make a straight rainbow on the Pentland Hills and gathered 6000 words from archives and the people of Cambridge for the worlds’ largest word search wall.

 

 

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