Jan Bee Brown is a collaborative artist who works in film, felt and with vintage textiles to tell human stories inspired by oral history and museum collections. Jan’s work explores the lives of women and how their roles, aspirations and desires have changed in the past century. The work challenges the mundanity and monotony of domestic life reflected in the creative handwork of generations of women.
Recent commissions and exhibitions include:
As I Find a commission to produce a digital art film on the National Portrait Gallery’s National Memory – Local Stories First World War project with National Museums Scotland.
Hospitality Revisited a collaborative textile project for the Liverpool Biennial 2012 with artists Ulrike Oeter in Cologne and Isabel Ferrand in Utrecht.
Mothers and Daughters an art installation for Goedereede Arts Week: August 2011 with Rachel Welford and Stef Mitchell.
Entwined a group exhibition at Woodend Creative with artists Lindsey Tyson and Samantha Birch: November 2011.
Tickle your Fancy solo show at Electric Angel Gallery a textile installation looking at lace and the libido: March 2012.
Drowned and Found solo show for Goedereede Maritime Museum: August 2010 an installation of felt and knitted sculpture based on love, loss and knitting in fishing communities.