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Jane Rushton

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I am a mixed media visual artist based in the West Highlands of Scotland. My practice is about exploring and investigating the world around me. Themes of fragility, transience and endurance provide a focus, plus the interplay between the micro and the macro.
Drawing on the processes that create the features and characteristics of the natural environment, studio investigations reflect and play out these processes on paper and canvas.
The geographical focus of my work is usually the north, including the immediate surroundings of my shoreline studio, and the Arctic, where I have undertaken extended field trips sometimes with scientists. I have become interested in drawing on the knowledge and methodologies of other disciplines as a means of expanding my approach to material investigations, with the ultimate aim of making work that provokes a different type of engagement: of seeing, valuing, knowing and understanding.
BA: Visual Culture, M.Phil: Art practice and Theory

2020 – Resipole Studios – Small Works
2019 – Resipole Studios – Breathing Spaces, solo
2018 – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Breathing Spaces, solo
2018 – Scott Polar Museum, Arctic Dialogue(s), solo, Cambridge
2018 – Dalby Forest, SelfScapes, group
2017 – European Commission JRC, Arctic Dialogues II, solo, Italy
2017 – European Commission Research & Innovation Centre, Arctic Dialogues II, solo, Brussels
2016 – Resipole Studios, Lost Horizons, solo
2016 – Moray Arts Centre, Greenland: At the Margins, 2 person with Rhea Banker
2016 – RhueArt, Greenland: At the Margins, 2 person with Rhea Banker
2015 – Greenland: At the Margins, 2 person with Rhea Banker. Touring 3 cultural centres in Greenland; Ilulissat & Nuuk Kunstmuseums, and Taseralik, Sisimiut
2014 – Grønlandske Hus, Greenland: At the Margins, Copenhagen
2014 – Fabric of the Land, Aberdeen
2014 – Inchmore Gallery, Inverness
2013 – Fabric of the Land, Aberdeen & Edinburgh
2012 – Lime Gallery, Hidden Landscapes, group, Settle, N.Yorks
2012 – Fabric of the Land, University of Aberdeen
2012 – East Street Arts, Close to Home, group, Leeds
2011 – Environmental Dialogues, CORE, Edinburgh
2011 – Lancaster Environment Centre, Arctic Dialogues, solo, Lancaster University
2010 – Taseralik Cultural Centre, Distance and Proximity, Sisimiut, Greenland
2010 – Peter Scott Gallery, Experimentality, group, Lancaster University
2009 – Katuaq Cultural Centre, Distance and Proximity, Nuuk, Greenland
2008 – Michael West Gallery, Location, group, IoW
2007 – AtticSalt, solo, Edinburgh
2006 – Lancaster Environment Centre, Findings, with Lynda Gray
2005 – Spiral Gallery, Settle, N. Yorks
2005 – Lancaster Environment Centre, Habitats, Lancaster University
2003 – Peter Scott Gallery – Lancaster University
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  • Elemental
  • Acrylic
Breaking Through
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  • Breaking Through
  • Acrylic
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  • Incoming
  • Acrylic
Holding On
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  • Holding On
  • Mixed Media
Waiting for the Storm to Pass
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  • Waiting for the Storm to Pass
  • Mixed Media
Time Worn
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  • Time Worn
  • Mixed Media