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 30, 2017

Our ocean-plastic art-project has been greatly supported by our local newspaper Bømlo-nytt. We truly appreciate that!

And here is the link to the NRK Hordaland-interview. (skip to 17)


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Wrasse reveal!

By spotogspindel | August 29, 2017

Our goal was to engage the general public in a debate around the ocean plastic  pollution issue. And the public has greeted this art-project with engagement and support, and we are so thankful!

After 11 days of hard work, the wrasse is finally ready to be revealed to the public (drum-roll)…

Brita Marie Servan from the local sustainable network “Sustainable Life” held the opening speech. Below Elizabeth was working right up until the opening started 🙂

With only a days notice (ups, bad planning on my behalf) around 40 people showed up at the opening, and they seemed pretty happy with the outcome 🙂

Yay! The ocean-plastic wrasse is here! Part of the team behind the project: Bjørn Inge, Trine, Elizabeth, Janne, Martha, Anita and Aase.

Next step: find a name for him! We´ll have a public naming-contest in a few weeks, to see who can come up with the best name for him.

Link to NRK Hordaland´s radio reportage here.

Teh following photos are taken by Larise Hollund, and are partly from the opening and partly from the work-process:




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The big reveal is tomorrow!

By spotogspindel | August 28, 2017

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Open day at the workshop

By spotogspindel | August 27, 2017

Saturday, we invited the public to an open house at the workshop. It was a social event, and lots of people stopped by. Everyone that came, had to drill a screw into the fish, as a symbolic participation and ownership in the project. Old and young!

The kids also had the opportunity to make their own collages from our supply of ocean-plastics. By drawing simple shapes onto paper, the kids could lay down the colored objects as they wished, the art could be photographed and the original collage could be re-done. Here is a starfish:

Some of the older kids participated, like this young girl who made at least one fin today. Give girls power-tools!

Elizabeth is instructing Larisa how to work with the fin. This one is special, as it will become transparent.

And Sonja is sewing a rope onto the fin with metal-wire. This fish demands a lot of labor, but it is starting to look REAL good! 🙂


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“wild” electricity

By spotogspindel | August 24, 2017

Working with 7th-graders at a CREATIONS´ WASO-project. The theme is Electricity, and the students studied electricity in nature, untamed, and the traces it left. This inspired them to make their own versions, put together as the set for the little opera.


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Free showing of the Plastic Ocean-movie

By spotogspindel | August 23, 2017

A good deal of people came, and the feedback we´ve been getting from this whole project is so encouraging! People express how important this issue is.

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a pictoral update

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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