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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Viking Neptun by night

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

We interrupt these backstage theatre reports with a completely different matter. I´m in Ulsteinvik a couple of days to hang a truck-load of pictures. Both my own art, two colleagues art and children´s art. The Christening isn´t until the end of February, but the ship will be at sea until right before, so the decorations […]

2014 highlights

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

A new year is here, and I want to take time to celebrate some of my favorite memories from the year that´s gone. Here are some of my highlights: January: PERPLEKS, costume-design for Perpleks at Rogaland Teater. In June, it wins Hedda for best show! February: Optiship, reception art for a new shipping company. March: The biggest […]

Hardanger

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Hardanger is famous for two things. It´s fjord and it´s embroidery. The fjord is very scenic, and is frequently visited by large cruise-ships. The embroidery has gotten it´s international name for their own version of white-work-embroidery, used in their bunads. It´s also used in interior textiles, such as table-cloths. This weekend I am once again […]

The shamer´s daughter

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Tonight was the opeing night of The Shamer´s Daugther at HSH, the teacher´s college. The Danish author Lene Kaaberbøl´s fantasy-novel was the inspiration for this year´s “write-an-opera”-project. So welcome to Dunark, a mediaeval county, and Drakan´s dreaded rule. Drakan´s dungeon houses a courtyard filled with dragons! You can almost see the dragon here behind the […]

in the news…

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

An article written in Strandbuen about my flour-bags.

birdhouses

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

This weekend is the big birdhouse-day! The art-guerilia is had a creative family-get-together on Saturday where we´ll all make birdhouses. Sunday, we´ll take a walk in nature and hang them all up, inviting the birds to move in. This is my birdhouse. My Dad built it for me (Times are so busy!) and I decorated […]

felt

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

I visited my friend Nina the other day. She´s a professional felt-maker, and has published several books on the subject. She makes incredible and colorful landscapes in the her felted work. Patterns and colors melting into each other. NinaFiltmaker is her web-site. I really like these loose neck-capes. Like a big necklace, but warm Yet […]

new homes

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Earlier this week I went back to Tau to take down the exhibition that´s´´been there the past month. But not all the pictures are coming back home with me. Here are some of them. “You can´t see the forrest for the trees”, (ca 15×20+passepartou and frame cm), Acrylic paint on watercolor paper and oxidized brass. The lady […]

Naalebinding

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

A new workshop at the textile culture course, and another technique I have never tried before. Nålebinding is an old thread-binding technique, which the vikings used. So this is one of the original techniques, long before crochet and knitting. Knitting, which is popular today, didn´t become a common knowledge/skill until the 17th century. This is what […]

printing workshop

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

One of the fun projects that will go throughout the year, is visiting a arts and crafts class at one of the local schools. It will only be a short visit in each of the 4 groups during the year, where I show and tell a bit about printing. I notice that I am used […]

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