Janne Robberstad

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Archive for August, 2014

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TAU-exhibtion poster

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

A new exhibition is on the way!

National treasures – the buildings

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The last in the National treasures-series is about buildings. Mind you, these are only a couple I´ve seen in the past weeks, there are tons more of interesting places and spaces.  Halsnøy Convent is from way back in the 11th century, I think. None of the buildings have survived completely, but there are cellars. And […]

National treasures – the crafts

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Third in the national treasures-series: crafts! Wouldn´t you like a suitcase like this?! This travel-trunk is probably from the 18th century, made of wood, and completely covered in gold leather. Also called cuir de corrode. The work is impeccable despite the age, the colors still vivid. A treasure-chest in the true meaning of the word! […]

National treasures – the textiles

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Continuing the National treasures-series. Here are some of the textile treasures I found this summer: An antique, paisley-patterned table-cloth made of silk and wool found it´s way to Stalheim, Norway´s largest private museum. A collector who happened to be a hotel-manager travelled around his area collecting all sorts of treasures, big and small. And even […]

National treasures – the nature

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Norway is a small country, for better and for worse. A densely populated, weird, long shape on the map. But it is a country filled with unexpected treasures, some of whom I´ve seen this last part of the summer. So let me share in a couple of posts, some of the national treasures, big and […]


Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Fall means it´s time for workshops. This time, graphic artist Jan Terje Rafdal is visiting Bømlo Art Group for a weekend crash-course in graphic art-making. Jan Terje is super-talented, and he makes the most awesome oil-paintings of the mountains where he lives. You can see some of his work here. Oh, and I made the […]

bobbin lace… kinda

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Fall means back to school, and in my case that means back to the workshops at Voss. This time we got to try making bobbin lace. Oooo… it´s complicated! I really had a though time trying to understand the 3D logic of it, just by looking at how it was built up. We did have […]


Sunday, August 17th, 2014

In addition to the abstract oil painting, I am also working on a 3D collage. It´s a mix of techniques used in book-binding, jewelry-making and traditional collage. These will become little pictures to hang on the wall. If I had mounted them differently, they could have been necklaces, hence the title: jewelry for the wall! […]

Foggy seas

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Another new oil-painting: Foggy Seas, 30×30 cm, oil on wood

Sunset in summer

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Another abstract oil-painting: Sunset in Summer, 20,5×29,5 cm, oil on wood

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