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Tina Lane


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Photography, Sculpture, Printmaking ... 81 Followers Member since 2006
United Kingdom

Biography

‘Enter with me into the imagination, for I am the architect and you are the key’

I follow the ethos of the inarticulate mind allowing me to create without initial set objectives. I am a practice led artist making connections through mixed mediums. I tell narratives in large bodies of smaller works, which often includes performance. Being inclusive not exclusive is important to me so I often work collaboratively. My on-going project is ‘The Connecting Line’, like the red line of fate. My UK practice has led me to India and from there Japan following random connections either perceived or real. The concept of my work is to allow the subconscious mind to create the inarticulate form.

‘Enter with me into the imagination, for I am the architect and you are the key’

I follow the ethos of the inarticulate mind allowing me to create without initial set objectives. I am a practice led artist making connections through mixed mediums. I tell narratives in large bodies of smaller works, which often includes performance. Being inclusive not exclusive is important to me so I often work collaboratively. My on-going project is ‘The Connecting Line’, like the red line of fate. My UK practice has led me to India and from there Japan following random connections either perceived or real. The concept of my work is to allow the subconscious mind to create the inarticulate form. Read less

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Japan Residency


Where do I begin?? Two glorious months in amazing Tokyo.

Highlights:
I mostly used digital imagery as I took night walks around the the back streets of Tokyo. Each night a different area, incredibly safe.

My work was documented for Fuji Television.

I created work from what was available and visited so many galleries I lost count.


July 2016 ‘Play Ground’, The John Hansard Gallery, Southampton


A four day event where artists, creatives and practitioners have been invited to experiment within the space and develop their practice in potentially new and varied directions through collaboration and artist-led activity. From 13-16 July, John Hansard Gallery will be a test space for new ideas as a group of artists come together to consider the question ‘How can play help us to explore individual and collaborative practice?’
Participating artists: Letty Clarke, Jonathan Kelham, Alys Scott-Hawkins, Tina Lane, Bevis Fenner, Eloise Rose, Debbie Lee, Dave Hubble, Jill Laudet, Bettina Fung, Deborah Gearing, Savinder Bual, Ana Cozendey and Maja Hill.


June 2016 ‘Residency’, Art Castle International, Poovar, Kerala, India


Apart from the fact the organisers went on holiday to Bahrain for our stay and left us in the jungle! I and two other international artists did however get on with work and made the best of the situation, we had a good size studio space. India has the most amazing colours, wildlife and scenery.
Participating artists: Giuseppe Buzzotta, Francesco Fontana, Tina Lane.


September 2015 ‘Platform Graduate Award’, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth


The Museum of Categorisatium was selected by Aspex Gallery for Platform Graduate Award 2015, run by CVAN SE, (Contemporary Visual Arts Network).
Now in its fourth year, the 2015 Platform Graduate Award profiles new talent emerging from universities and colleges in the South East region. Working as part of CVAN (The Contemporary Visual Arts Network), five galleries in South East England – aspex, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; Modern Art Oxford; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes and Turner Contemporary, Margate – each showcase the work of recent graduates from their region.
Aspex has selected work by Fine Art and Photography graduates from the University of Portsmouth, University of Chichester, Arts University Bournemouth, Winchester School of Art,Southampton Solent University and UCA, Farnham.


July 2015 ‘Beauty Right There’ Solent Showcase, Southampton


The Museum of Categorisatium was selected selected by Showcase Gallery for Solent University Best of Degree Show 2015 to take part in the summer showcase exhibition.


June 2015 ‘Ascend’ Fine Art Degree Show, Southampton Solent University


Entrance to the The Museum of Categorisatium at the degree show.


November 2014 ‘The Museum of Categorisatium’ Monkey Gallery, Southampton


A pop up Gallery in Southampton.


Night Walking - The Old Girls Club


Tina Lane Art documents her night time walks in Tokyo while highlighting how the British and Japanese cultures tackle sexism and ageism differently...

http://theoldgirlsclub.uk/night-walking-tina-lane%E2%80%8B/


October 2014 'Someone & Something', Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.


The Pods.

The birth of ‘Pods’ began outside this gallery. I was sat on the ground pushing paint around a sheet of paper and it began to rain. I watched as the drops gradually saturated the paper. Deliberately I allowed myself an ‘absence of mind’ where nothing else existed apart from the behaviour of the water on the painting. Then without thinking I picked it up and screwed it into a ball. The physicality of the paper reaching it’s limits of cohesion meshed with the streaking paint was wonderfully satisfying. At that point I knew I had found my material, my ‘something’.
The ‘minumentals’ within the pods are a continuation of existing work; they question the importance of size in art, as well as being part of my ‘inarticulate forms’. Instinct brought them together.
The remaining narrative belongs with the viewer, my ‘someone’.


Play Ground | OPEN HOUSE 16 July 2016 2-8pm


What is Play Ground?
For four days this July, artists, creatives and practitioners have been invited to experiment within the space and develop their practice in potentially new and varied directions through collaboration and artist-led activity. From 13-16 July, John Hansard Gallery will be a test space for new ideas as a group of artists come together to consider the question ‘How can play help us to explore individual and collaborative practice?’
Invitation to Open House
On Saturday 16 July, we invite you to join us as we open the gallery for you to investigate the results of this four day experimental project Play Ground. From 2-6pm you will be able to meet the artists, explore the space, experience artist led-sessions, and be part of the evolving discussion.

Following this from 6-8pm there will be a chance to share a drink together, alongside screenings of short artist films based around the concept of ‘Play’. This includes PLAYAWAY, a film about Somerstown Adventure Playground, Portsmouth and Somerville Adventure Playground, London (a project by Delta Arts).

Keep an eye on the Facebook event for up to date information on the day.

All are welcome to drop in on the day – open house!

Participating artists include: Letty Clarke, Jonathan Kelham, Alys Scott-Hawkins, Tina Lane, Bevis Fenner, Eloise Rose, Debbie Lee, Dave Hubble, Jill Laudet, Bettina Fung, Deborah Gearing, Savinder Bual, Ana Cozendey and Maja Hill.


June 2014. A Happening. Palmerston Park, Southampton.


Sadly Ejector Seat was cancelled this year as they no longer had funding. So myself and many of the other artists decided to continue to make a happening, in keeping with the use of public spaces ethos my work at this time depicted we made it happen.


PLATFORM review, by Kia Charalampous 22 October 2015


Aspex’s latest exhibition is a chase of contradictions.
The Platform Graduate Award 2015 profiles new emerging talents from universities of the South East region, and the selected participants have created a collective and daring exhibition.

Tina Lane’s structures seem to be sprouting out of the wall, fragile and ethereal, like sensations found at the edge of consciousness. Do not blink while observing these. By the time you open your eyes they might be gone, or worse, shattered into a million pieces. Twelve consecutive attempts to capture the movement of a flame, or the sunray inside a cloud, or the blinking of a water drop as it jumps above the lake.

Participating Artists: Paul Benham, Holly Child, Ejaz Christilano, Lina Ivanova, Julia Keenan, Joanne Key, Nathan Klein, Tina Lane, Amelia Marsh, Gemma McGrath, Emma McKinney, Jasmine O’Hare, Cathryn Quail,


May 2014. Declaring Space, Catchcold Tower.


The title is taken from the book of the same name by Michael Auping. It was a transient public art gallery utilizing public space, exhibited for just an afternoon at Catchcold Tower in Southampton. The pieces were archived groups of resin minumentals repeating a pattern but with a difference each time. The point of the art was the use of the space but with a secondary underlying display of order and difference. Much like humans, in the end we are all made of the same stuff regardless of hierarchy, race, religion, political leanings and so on.


SHOWCASE GALLERY – Beauty Right There


The latest show at SHOWCASE GALLERY – Beauty Right There – selects works from over 30 of this year’s fine artists, illustrators, photographers, graphic artists and fashion students from a variety of disciples. Striking photographs, 3D masks, handmade books and an entire museum emporium with newly invented specimens, will be on show this year.

The exhibition runs until from July to August 21.

Entry to the Solent Showcase Gallery is free and it is open from 11am-6pm, Monday to Friday and 11am to 5pm on Saturdays.

Email: showcase@solent.ac.uk for details.


March 2014 ‘Identity 14’ The Weigh House, Southampton 'Open'


The Weigh House is a medieval ruin, four high walls surrounding a courtyard. Once it was used to weigh the goods brought into the docks of Southampton and a proportion taken for the kings tax. It now stands unused and locked.

The locked gate signifies an ownership of that space; a space the public are permitted to use when paying and under certain circumstances.

My work was opening this locked gate to the public, allowing the public to use the space as they want. It also represents the underlying politics of the use of public spaces in Southampton.

Is it ok to lock these places away or lease them out to commercial businesses? Is it part of an on going erosion of freedom and public property that people take for granted and accept? So, in a bigger picture the act of opening the gate also allows us to think about the freedom of speech by the act of unlocking to a free and open space. What people do in this space is their choice. Should people wish to sit and eat lunch that is fine. Stand and smoke, that is fine, children run about playing, that too is fine. Street entertainers to set up and play would be terrific. During the time of the exhibitions opening hours, it is the people’s space to use respectfully and lawfully. Anyone, or any group can use the space as theirs, to enjoy and admire. It is after all a public property.

The idea is to not interfere or plan any events, no rotas of who uses it when. Simply allow the space to be.

Hopefully the presence of the open gate will encourage inquisitive people to enter; and therefore take part in the art. Freedom also means to give a choice; they can also ignore the open gate and walk past.


Declaring Space, Catchcold Tower, May 2014.


http://www.farawayvisions.com/mayday-picnic-at-catchcold-tower/ A review by travel writer Meraid Griffin.


The Art of Giving. January 2014.


Whilst on a visit to London Galleries I took with me a bag of my minumentals boxed. If I enjoyed my visit to the gallery and the staff were kind I gave them a box containing a tiny sculpt. This was to staff for them personally, it is a nice way to say thank you for a pleasant visit. In a world where we are climbing over each other to scrabble to the top, it is nice to do something nice just because you want too. I am happy to say all gifts were received with thanks and a smile.


Identity 14. 'Open'.


As part of our upcoming second year exhibition ‘Identity 14’ I will be exhibiting a conceptual work at the Weigh House, 76 French Street, Southampton. The Weigh House is a medieval ruin, four high walls surrounding a courtyard. Once it was used to weigh the goods brought into the docks of Southampton and a proportion taken for the kings tax. It now stands unused and locked.

The locked gate signifies an ownership of that space; a space the public are permitted to use when paying and under certain circumstances.

My work is to open this locked gate to the public, allowing the public to use the space as they want. It also represents the underlying politics of the use of public spaces in Southampton.

Is it ok to lock these places away or lease them out to commercial businesses? Is it part of an on going erosion of freedom and public property that people take for granted and accept? So, in a bigger picture the act of opening the gate also allows us to think about the freedom of speech by the act of unlocking to a free and open space. What people do in this space is their choice. Should people wish to sit and eat lunch that is fine. Stand and smoke, that is fine, children run about playing, that too is fine. Street entertainers to set up and play would be terrific. During the time of the exhibitions opening hours, it is the people’s space to use respectfully and lawfully. Anyone, or any group can use the space as theirs, to enjoy and admire. It is after all a public property.

The idea is to not interfere or plan any events, no rotas of who uses it when. Simply allow the space to be.

Hopefully the presence of the open gate will encourage inquisitive people to enter; and therefore take part in the art. Freedom also means to give a choice; they can also ignore the open gate and walk past.


June 2013 ‘Unearthed’ The Wool House Gallery, Southampton


The exhibition was held in the 600 year old historic Wool House, which has had many uses in its lifetime including that of a prison in the 15th century. It is an exhibition of installation, sculpture, painting and photography that explores the themes of loss and recovery in relation to a sense of time and place.


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The Woolhouse


Unearthed was the very first exhibition held by The Woolhouse when it reopened as an Arts Venue.


April 2013 ‘I am Warrior’ The Juneau Projects. The John Hansard Central


The John Hansard Central.
Open Exhibition.


The Playgrounders Regroup!


A two day event following on from the artist collective formed last year by The John Hansard Playground Event, we got together to further explore how play helps both collaborative and individual practices. With much thanks to 'a space arts' for the use of the the wonderful space at The Arches, Southampton..


November 2012 ‘Lighten Up’ Solent Showcase, Southampton


A group event with live drawing in light on the walls of Southampton Guild Hall and Showcase Gallery. news/news-articles/2012/lighten-up.aspx


The Juneau Project, I am Warrior. April 2013


An open exhibition at the John Hansard Central Gallery.


Art Exhibitions and Performance


Television Show
April 2017. “Tokudane!” Fuji TV morning show. Peep! “Japan at Night” taken by a foreigner. Tokyo, Japan.

Solo Exhibitions
May 2014 ‘Declaring Space’ Catchcold Tower, Southampton
April 2014 ‘The Art of Giving’ Performance, London

Group Exhibitions
Aug-Sept 2018 MA Fine Art Degree Show, Winchester School of Art, The University of Southampton, Winchester
June-July 2018 ‘WSA Emerging’ Four person exhibition, The Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
May 2018 ‘MA Interim Exhibition’ Winchester School of Art, Winchester
April 2018 ‘PhotoBookShow CPF18’ Cork, Ireland
October 2017 ‘Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition’ Tokushima, Japan
June 2017 ‘Submit, Exhibit’ Market Place Studios, Stockport, Manchester
May 2017 ‘Makers of the Multiverse’ Juneau Projects, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
July 2016 ‘Play Ground’, The John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
June 2016 ‘Residency’, Art Castle International, Poovar, Kerala, India
September 2015 ‘Platform Graduate Award’, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
July 2015 ‘Beauty Right There’ Solent Showcase, Southampton
June 2015 ‘Ascend’ Fine Art Degree Show, Southampton Solent University
November 2014 ‘The Museum of Categorisatium’ Monkey Gallery, Southampton
October 2014 ‘Someone & Something’ Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
March 2014 ‘Identity 14’ The Weigh House, Southampton
June 2013 ‘Unearthed’ The Wool House Gallery, Southampton
April 2013 ‘I am Warrior’ The Juneau Project. The John Hansard Central
November 2012 ‘Lighten Up’ Solent Showcase, Southampton
April 2011 ‘Imaginarium’ The Art House, Southampton


Publications
‘Night Walking’ Tina Lane, A documentation of night walks in Tokyo highlighting how the British and Japanese tackle sexism differently. Publisher: The Old Girls Club, May 2017 theoldgirlsclub.uk/night-walking-tina-lane
‘Images of Tokyo’ A series of online magazines. Self Published. www.flipsnack.com/tinalane/images-of-tokyo.

Artist Residencies
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. 1 Feb-1 April 2017
ArtCastle, Poovar, Kerala, India. 1 June-10 July 2016
Lower Hewood Farm, Chard, Dorset. June 2014

Art Commissions
In several Private Collections
RSPCA charity work 2010
Salisbury Leisure Centre 2001


BBC Solent, Lighten UP


news/uk-england-hampshire-20468632


April 2011 ‘Imaginarium’ The Art House, Southampton


Imaginarium, Stages Concept CD Music and Art.
Stages displays the Voyage of an anonymous individual travelling as they struggle to deal with four strongly contrasting emotions: Shock, Composure, Panic and Realisation. Both the music and the art will demonstrate emotional extremes, from dark and twisted depths to the height of euphoria in a complex fight for emotional control.

Alec Heald - Composer, Creator, Song Writer, Drummer and electronics programmer.
Sam Whitbread - Co- Founder, Composer, Creator, Song Writer, Bassist.

Artists -
Tina Lane, Charlotte Clark, Matthew Blyde, Kelly Donovan, Emma Evans, Christopher Green, Ellie Pattison, Thomas Sellers, Kat Reilly, Emily Taylor, Alice Wall, Jimmy Williams, Emily Wilson.


May 2017 ‘Makers of the Multiverse’ Juneau Projects, Spacex Gallery, Exeter


Juneau Projects, Makers of the Multiverse, concept image for the pavilion, 2016 © courtesy of the artists

I am pleased to be selected to join in this terrific concept work. Juneau Projects will be asking contributors to consider how they could extend their creative practice to include live events and experiences, reaching audiences and customers via new platforms. In this way Makers of the Multiverse acts as a developmental resource for artists and makers as well as a public artwork.

Makers of the Multiverse has been developed with Spacex as a project that aims to expand the way artists and makers can show and sell affordable multiples. It proposes alternatives to more traditional art world structures and hierarchies by considering artists’ engagement with the role of distribution, pricing and accessibility of artwork.

Makers of the Multiverse
Dates: 13 May – 10 June 2017
Pavilion Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11.30am – 2pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am-4pm
Location: Piazza Terracina, Haven Road, EX2 4AR
Free admission (some ticketed events)

Opening Reception: Saturday 13 May 3-5pm, all welcome


Present.


Living in the south of England, I gained a BA 1st class in Fine Art at Southampton Solent University 2015. Ireturned to study for my MA in Fine Art in September 2017 at the Winchester School of Art. UK.


Artist Statement


The concept of my work is to allow the subconscious mind to create the inarticulate form. A paradox really because the form created is the direct result of the thinking, yet it’s construct requires no conscious thought to be true to the concept. It just is. A term referred to as ‘The Psychologists Fallacy’. Sometimes it can be re-related as the conscious mind struggles to articulate the inarticulate.

As a maker the materials and their behaviour are equally as important, as it is for me to experiment with them. It is trying to allow the material freedom to behave in it’s own way. Also using materials that are considered waste or ‘leftovers’ and questioning why is this not equally as valuable as a preconceived made thing. With all that said I have no absolute, no definitive, I am reluctant to marry a specific style, but isn’t that the beauty of art today? Here I sit with one foot in the camp of surrealism by the use of associative play and the other in set in the ideas of abstract expressionism. I speak with my work and once out in the world it is up to the viewer to interact or not.

This brings me to a juncture where it seems I have a series of contradictions that are yet to be fully resolved; I see it as an on-going evolution of my work.