Jane Fairhurst
Jane Fairhurst
Jane Fairhurst
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Jane Fairhurst is a mixed media artist and founding member of Cross Street Arts, within her work Jane uses a wide range of techniques including, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and photography and often incorporates objects from her own collections to make work that explores aspects of environmental, political and social issues in contemporary society. 


Freefall 7 and Rajasthani Freefall are part of the Freefall series originally comprising nine paintings. Jane appropriated the ‘Small Flower Series’ of woodcuts prints of 19th century Japanese artist Katasushi Hokusai. Jane then replaced the birds of the original prints with a hybrid creature of her own, to create work which is a celebration of natural flora and exuberant colour but which is instilled with a sense of unease by the freefalling bird-dolls. Jane first came across images of Hokusai’s work twenty years ago and was immediately impressed by his mastery of botanical subject matter and his superb skill with both line and colour. 


The freefalling ‘vanitas’ figures in each of the paintings, symbolise and question human confrontation with the natural world. Areas of colour are painted in layers to achieve the flatness of a print. The print quality is further enhanced by black lines drawn around the flowers and foliage. The combination of subject and intense colour creates striking and enchanting pieces. 


‘The title ‘Freefall’ expresses my feeling that we are freefalling into an uncertain future.’ Jane Fairhurst

Jane Fairhurst

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Weave a Scarf
Weave a Scarf

Saturday 5th September 2020

10am - 4pm

Join Jessamy and Sofia from Lazykate Textiles to weave a scarf on a rigid heddle loom using luxurious hand dyed yarns. You can even choose your own colours! 

Textiles Collage
Textiles Collage

Friday 16th and Friday 23rd October 1pm -4pm

6 hour workshop, spread over two 3 hour sessions.

Learn how to create a beautiful textile painting with the artist and maker Beverley Saville.  In this 6 hour workshop, spread over two 3 hour sessions Beverley will demonstrate the techniques she uses in her own work including collaging fabric, adding detail with paint and ink and enhancing with stitch. 

There will be plenty of opportunities to get hands on and ask questions.  The workshops are suitable for beginners and those with some experience wishing to try something new.  All materials needed will be provided, although you are welcome to bring your own fabric scraps, threads and inspirational pictures to add that personal touch.

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