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Janine Creaye MRBS

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Sculptor Janine Creaye MRBS
Janine Creaye Carving The Gateway

About Janine Creaye

Janine Creaye is a young and talented artist who`s work is both original and sometimes unusual but alwasy conceived in emotion. When not sculpting she even finds time to teach her skills

Exhibition History of Janine Creaye

Janine Creaye`s Exhibitions

2012 to 2014 - Bentley Weald WoodFair, display and demonstration of carving in the woods.
2014 - July Wests Woodfair, East Dean, West Sussex, display of waymarker and demonstration of carving.
2005 to 2014 - Open studios in Horsham District
2014 - Godinton House&Gardens, Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent
2014 - HORSHAM ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS exhibition at Roffey Park Institute, Forest Road, Horsham West Sussex
2014 - KINGS HILL Display of 5 head sculptures installed in prestigious office foyer of Kings Hill near West Malling, Kent
2013 - Horsham Artists in Action at Sedgwick Park near Horsham
2013/14 - Partners in Art run a POP UP SHOP In Swan Walk, Horsham town centre.
2012 - Summer Exhibition at Ashdown Gallery
2012&2011 - Brighton Open House stone sculptures in the garden during Brighton Festival
2011 - Large stone and wood carving at Harold Hillier Gardens, near Romsey Hampshire
2007 - Fanfare Gateway was displayed in the RBS Spectrum show at Abbey House Gardens, Wiltshire
2006 to 2010 - Portico Gallery, Riverhead, nr Sevenoaks, Kent.
2004/5 - Sculpture in the Garden, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester University.
2004 - Beyond Belief, St Mary`s Church, Guildford, Surrey.
2003 - Park Life at Egerton Park, Bexhill on sea.
2002 to 2003 - East West Project, touring exhibition Howden Centre, West Lothian; Worthing Museum; Theatre Chipping Norton; Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells; and Capitol theatre Gallery, Horsham.
1997 to 2004 - Surrey and South East Open Studios.
2002 - Junction 1:Flowers, at Lewis Elton Gallery and Dance department foyer for Borderlands Artists.
2001 - Summer show, Garden Gallery, Broughton Hants
2000 - East West Heads, at the Chitraniketan Art Gallery in Trivandrum, Kerala, South India
1999 - Down to the Sea at Alpha House Gallery in Sherborne, Dorset
1999 - Artists of Fame and Promise at Beaux Arts gallery in Bath
2001 - Summer Exhibition Bartley Drey Gallery
2000 - Hamlins Solicitors arranged by the Dostoyevsky Foundation
1999 - Artists of Fame and Promise at Beaux Arts Gallery
1998 - Sculpture Trail at Michelham Priory
1998 - Hampshire Sculpture Trust
1998 - Borderlands Quartet at Guildford House Gallery
1997 - Club Artists at Sussex Arts Club
1996 - Gallery Kaleidoscope
1996 - Docklands Gallery
1995 - Borderlands Artists
1995 - Summer Art Fair at McHardy Sculpture Company
1994 - Sculpture in Stanmer Park
1994 - Norwich Sculpture Park
1994 - Contemporary Portrait Society
1993 - Spirituality in Contemporary Art at Prema Arts Centre
1993 - Sculture Garden at Prema Arts Centre
1992 - Pastel Society at Mall Galleries

Biography / CV of Janine Creaye

Janine Creaye`s Biography
I primarily care in stone, but also carve wood and constuct in plaster or cement onto wire. The work is about simplified form and symbolism. The material and the process of carving are important. I use the way the stone breaks, cuts and polishes to reveal its structure of shell pieces and veins, and retain references to these possibilities of the stone in each final piece.

I create a particular form in response to the qualities of each piece of stome. The work is informed by detailed study of natural forms and patterns through drawing, which goes on to be formalised in shape, rhythm and tool marks to maek the carved work a completely new entity.

The subjects that most interest me are fossils/fish and the human head. The former taps into a sense of finding fragements and the beauty of incomplete things that allow imagination to find narrative past. The fist explore a type of symbolism and fluid shape. They can represent the soul, pure movement or a sense of freedom. On another level they also exhibit very strong forms without needing many figurative references to be identified.

Heads are a universal iconic form which are used in amny cultures to say things about power, identity and mood or create a simple focus for meditation and spiritual atmosphere. I wish to minimise any sense of identity of a person culture or era in order to concentrate on one strong impression and mood with each head. The expressions are to remain ambiguous, changing with different light, the gender and race are whatever the viewer wishes to project into them. They are intended to have a more direct and deeper sense.

My strongest influences are from simplified symbolic of the past. Particularly Egyptian and Indian Hindu and Buddhist carving of the 8th - 10th centuries. Particularly the Ramesses at Karnak and Abu Simbel (Egypt), the Siva of Elephants (near Mumbai, India) and the Samadhi Buddha, Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka). Travel to see these works at the scale they were carved and in the religious atmosphere of the countries they come from is very important to me. I have visited India 4 times culminating in a 5 week residency and exhibition on Kerala last December

Awards and Prizes of Janine Creaye

Janine Creaye`s Awards
SE Arts travel grant to research movement forms in Kerala, South India and working in Chitraniketan Reseidency Trivandum South India

Year of the Artist award for Medieval Chapel residency and performance with dancer Kate Lawrence

Direct Support Grant awarded from South East Arts for new work on contemporary dance

Professional member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS)

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Janine Creaye

Janine Creaye`s Acquisitions
Harold Pinter

Public Works of Janine Creaye

Janine Creaye`s public Works
I am a professional member of the Roayl Society of British Sculptors. I am currently invloved in two local artists groups `2 by 4` based in the Crawley/Horsham area and `Borderlands` based on the Surrey/Hampshire border. I am also a member of the Hampshire Sculptor Trust.

A large part of what I do and aim to do is site and create work for outdoor public spaces and architectural built environments. I would like to change atmospheres and moods of particular places (but not in anyway at the expense of their function) I am interested in responding to the specific place, its people, its history and environment to create appropriate works to improve the site and maek focus and identity to the spaces

Qualifications / Education of Janine Creaye

Janine Creaye`s Education

NVQ level III art teaching

MA in Public Art from Chelsea School of Art and Design 1999 - 2000

BA (hons) Fine Art, Sculpture from the University of Northumbria 1980 - 1983

Teaching Experience

I have taught adults life drawing, sculpture and painting for the last 9 years and led many community art workshops in the shorter term.

Most recently I have completed 2 workshop projects as a member of the 2 by 4 artists. One for Crawley Community arts working with South India dance class drawing onto fabric. The other for Horsham District Council on a reminiscence project with old peoples homes in the area. I collected stories, filmed and drew from the movement and gesture of the residents

Price Range of Work

Janine Creaye's work has a price range from £1,500 to £4,170

Mediums utilised

Janine Creaye's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Janine Creaye's work is found in the following categories on site:
Stylised Heads / Busts Sculptures (3)
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed
Fresh Water Fish sculpture statue statuettes
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Religious Sculpture
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Abstract Fish Sculptures
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue
Buddha Sculptures Statues figurines statuettes
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Gods or Goddess, or Deity Sculptures
Sea Fish Sculptures
Literary and Musical Characters Sculptures
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
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