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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From pipes to pants

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

I´m working on the costumes for a show in Oslo, opening in a few weeks. It´s a NOT-old-fashioned version of a traditional Norwegian fairy-tale, originally titled “Sheparding the King´s rabbits”. The costumes will be slightly inspired by the props, which are also the set, namely a lot of old, used plastic pipes: Without revealing to […]

The Reception-desk at Eidesvik

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Eidesvik has recently finished a new office building, and with it, a new reception. I got the very honorable task of designing a new reception-desk for them. To be honest it´s the first piece of furniture I´ve ever designed. At least in this scale. We wanted it to look like the hull of a ship, […]

Christmas at Sola Airport

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Christmas at Sola Airport! It´s a big assignment I´ve been working on the past couple of weeks, hired in by a local marketing-agency as a set-designer/stylist. They had most of it planned/designed, but my job to execute, get it done. It starts (for my part) right before entering the security-area. A big sign showing what […]

Far, far away

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

” Far, far away” is the title of Kristine Nilsen Oma´s new dance/theatre/performance-show. It´s a personal story of a childhood with a drug-addicted father. Her story is so important, and needs to be seen by teachers, social services-people, police, prison-workers… anyone who work with people, really. This is 50 minutes of sorrow and laughter, of […]

The writing on the wall

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Or more precisely, the painting in the ceiling. Part of the scenography for Far, Far Away. Cold facts about drug-addiction and overdose deaths in Bergen. Tomorrow it´s opening night!

The big, red carpet

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

I´m in Bergen, it´s tech-day, and I´ve been working on getting the set for Far, Far Away ready. The set is quite simple, with a few, strong elements. The most obvious of them is a big, red carpet. I´ve cut the edges for an organic feel. My scissors is still sharp, but my fingers are […]

Bomlo backdrop

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Last night the Jubilee-concert celebrating Bømlo municipally´s 50 year anniversary took place. A simple, yet beautiful concert, with greetings from different groups and lots of musicians and groups participating, all playing something written by our local composer Kenneth Sivertsen. It was all a tribute to the island, and the people living here, and honestly I […]

Kim plays

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Kim Leker (Kim plays) is the name of the youth show that I´ve been working on for Haugesund Theatre. This is the whole gang of wonderful young actors: Director: Elisabeth H. Aars Set- and costume-design: Janne Robberstad Lighting-design: Øyvind Løype Below are some photos of the actors, the set and from the show. Two of […]

dance studio model

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Part of being a set-designer is making models. Models of the stage and everything you want to place on it. A lot of the culture-house-stages have the same minimum measurements, which makes it very practical to have a wooden model of one. For other shows in other venues, I make new models. This one is in […]

playing with Kim

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

“Kim Leker” (“Kim plays”) is the name of the youth show that Ive been working on at Haugesund Theatre. This week has been intensive, getting everything in place before Easter. The show doesn´t open until April 10th, so I can´t show you too many photos yet. But we had a photo-shoot today, and I just […]

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