Friday, 26 November 2010

Jane Robbins

For those of you yet to visit the gallery, I will quickly explain a bit about it's layout.  The ground floor is mainly dedicated to fine art and the walls are covered with fantastic pieces of artwork ranging from Rolf Harris and Timmy Mallett (yes Timmy Mallett) to John Luce Lockett and Beryl Cole.  The second floor is our member's area where local artists exhibit their own work.  Currently we have 200 artists on our books.  The range is incredibly diverse and interesting. We  hold workshops downstairs and have an exhibition room for our solo exhibitions.
Dotted amongst the paintings are sculptures, jewellery, glass, textiles and many other things to catch the eye.  At the moment we are fortunate to have  Jane Robbin's figures for sale in the gallery.  The coloured resin dancing figures are called the "Three Sisters" and are currently on display on the ground floor.

The Three Sisters
Jane, who is currently  artist of the month in this web magazine, grew up in Merseyside.  Trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Jane worked in theatre and television painting sets and sculpting. Her sculpting ranged from fake heads to polystyrene gargoyles. Jane went on to train in figurative sculpture at Stafford Art College and now specialises in  portrait sculpture from her studio in Shrewsbury Shropshire.

Her commissions include famous names such as Percy Thrower, Linda McCartney, cartoon character Andy Capp and the Queen Mother.
Jane will be unveiling a centenary bronze Mining Memorial for The Pretoria pit Disaster in Westhoughton Lancashire on Dec.19th

centenary bronze Mining Memorial for The Pretoria pit Disaster in Westhoughton Lancashire

Jane also teaches sculpture throughout the UK and is working with the charity "Saving Faces" a charity set up to support facially disfigured patients in hospital.

Come and view her work first hand in the gallery and tell us what you think.

More of her work can be seen on her website  

* above background info taken from

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