Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer and an artist, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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By spotogspindel | August 23, 2017

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Beach-combing in Valevaag

By spotogspindel | August 16, 2017

This is what started #bomlokunstlag´ s ocean plastic art project: one members memory from his childhood when his friends and him used the coastal line and beaches as a playground. Now it is more like a dumping ground. They used to make little wooden boats. Now we’re wading in trash. So when I found this little wooden boat yesterday, I think it’s the perfect symbol of a happy coastal childhood and an encouragement to keeping our shores clean for more happy childhoods in the future.

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Another treasure found at the beach-cleaning yesterday: a Norwegian flag on a mahogony-pole. A small boat must have lost it.

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Today’s beach combing find: a message in a bottle! A real treasure of a letter from Linea, 9 years old.

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Did I mention I have an Instagram-account? You can find me as #spindelmaker

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GSO logo

By spotogspindel | August 16, 2017


This is the official logo for The Global Science Opera initiative. It happens to be the project I´ve done my master-research in. And it happens to be a logo I designed.


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One flew over…

By spotogspindel | August 14, 2017


Experimenting with different stage elements for One flew over the Cuckoo´s nest. Opening in October by Bømlo Teater. But today was a creative meeting with the director and the producer. Such creative and talented people.

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By spotogspindel | August 11, 2017


A surprise and an honor! I was caricatured by my friend Lars, who happens to have his own satire-page in the local/regional newspaper. That´s when you know you´ve made it – when you´re being caricatured 😉

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Art-guerilla in Bomlo supported by US

By spotogspindel | August 10, 2017

Our art.beach-create.debris. -project in the local press, Bømlo Nytt:

Skann 2

Skann 3

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Seaplastic, day 3

By spotogspindel | August 7, 2017


Visiting the western-most part of the island (Hiskjo), where we found some surprisingly clean beaches!


Beach-combing for the hard-core!


A beautiful sight: this cannister says: Don´t throw away! To be used by all of us for beach-cleaning.


Back at the workshop, cleaning today´s findings.


Catch of the day is the little seahorse 🙂


Elizabeth started to cut the canisters for me to clean the insides. Yuck! Some nasty stuff in some of them, was feeling a bit dizzy for a while there, despite ventilation.

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Sea-plastic art, day 2

By spotogspindel | August 5, 2017

Well, we finished washing the trash today, at least what we have so far. And when Elizabeth started color-sorting the plastic, the beauty appears pretty much straight away. But we some really cool plans for this plastic. It is no longer waste. IT will become the coolest fish on this side of the Gulf-current! 😉

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Photos by Elizabeth Roberts

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By spotogspindel | August 3, 2017


Today´s agenda: get ready for step two of the A.B.C.D.-project. This means getting all the collected ocean plastic to the workshop-garage, and wash it. The next month is going to be interesting! 🙂

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By spotogspindel | July 2, 2017

The art-guerilla is on a new mission! By the end of August we´ll have a big, new piece made, but before then, a lot of preparation has to take place. I will of course tell more about it later 😉 And today was certainly a kick-off.

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Five of us took off in a small boat out into one of the 1000 islands here, to find a rocky beach to clean (at least a bit) from plastic that´s been washed ashore from the ocean.

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In an hour we filled 5 big bags and then some, and you still couldn´t tell that we´d even been there. So much of the plastic is brittle and breaks easily into smaller pieces, which are tricky to get up and out.


I found 5 lighters, 3 paint-brushes, 2 mini-toys and a bag full of bottles…

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Of course we should have stayed longer and picked more trash with us, but the wind was growing in strength quicker than anticipated. We did see several places we could reach by car and foot too, so I think there will be many plastic-trous this summer!

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Well, at least we have raw-material to work with for the art-piece. And the beach is a tiny bit cleaner.

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