.  Jane Rose


Jane Rose MA
Beach Litter Artist




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Jane Rose MA -  Isle of Colonsay
Beach Litter Artist

Jane Rose is an island based artist with a passion for beachcombing. She lived on the Isle of Tiree for nine years and is now based on Colonsay.

The manmade beach litter assemblages she creates are her personal response towards the large quantities of detritus that she finds washed daily along the tideline on the islands beautiful coasts.

Jane is fascinated by the variety of objects she collects but horrified that so much ends up in the sea causing harm to wildlife and pollution of our seas not to mention the spoiling of the beach environment. The purpose of her work is to encourage the spectator to reflect upon these issues and at the same time, hopefully, raise an awareness of this problem.

These collections are also works of art and very unique to a particular island location. The artist has chosen these special pieces of litter either for their visual qualities or their associations with the people who have used or worn them. The elements have left their mark and Jane presents the objects unchanged, often with bits of sand and seaweed still attached, in unglazed frames made from recycled wood.


Jane Rose, Beach Litter Artist, Isle of Colonsay

Born and educated in Cheltenham Gloucestershire
MA Degree 2005 through De Montfort University Leicester.

Jane has recently been approached by Merlin Entertainments concerning an ongoing project to create permanent beach litter exhibitions for many of the Sea Life Centres and Aquariums through out the UK and Ireland.

Another of Jane’s interests is street litter. While on the mainland she created some new artworks and exhibited them in the Gardens Gallery in Cheltenham.



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