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The London Open 2015 – a FAD Q&A with Jane Bustin.

In abstract, Art, Artist, FAD, Gallery, Jane Bustin, London Open, LondonOpen2015, Magazine, Minimal, painting, Whitechapel on 21/07/2015 at 12:34 pm
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Tabitha’s Cape 2014 by Jane Bustin

The London Open 2015 Q&A with artist Jane Bustin. A FAD Magazine Interview

The London Open Whitechapel Gallery’s triennial exhibition has just opened. 48 of the most dynamic and exciting artists have been chosen from an entry of over 2100 and this online interview comes from FAD Magazine …

1. Have you always felt yourself an artist?
Probably after the first week of art school when I realised you could actually just paint all day.

2. Can you tell us more about your work and what are the main ideas you would like to express?
I make abstract formal compositions reflecting on modernism and materiality. & I take influences from 14th century frescos, 15th century Dutch painting, iconography, modernist architecture and design, French modernist literature, dance, fabrics, books, hardware stores, Japanese ceramics, neon signs, cosmetics, sweet wrappers …

My main interest is to create a resonance within the work that goes beyond its material properties.

3. How do you start the process of making work?
The start of the work is always through the choice of materials.

4. Do you consider the viewer, when making your work?
Always and never, since I am primarily the viewer.

5. Name 3 artists that have inspired your work.



6. What defines something as a work of art?
When you need to look again and again and something stirs in the pit of your stomach.

7. How was it finding out you had been chosen as part of The London Open?

8. How have you found working with the Whitechapel Gallery on the exhibition?
The curators and assistants have been superb, I have never before as an Artist in a large open exhibition felt so considered, involved and appreciated.

9. What plans do you have to continue to pursue your art career in 2015?
I am looking forward to exhibiting in November at the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh in a show ‘Resistance and Persistence’ based on an essay by Sean Scully on Giorgio Morandi, including works from both artists.

10. Final Question – if you had £49,000 to buy art who would you invest it in?
Women Artists over the age of 49!


Get more details on The London Open: HERE

Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Tube: Aldgate East 


T +44 (0)20 7522 7888 

E info@whitechapelgallery.org



The London Open 2015

Galleries 1, 8 & 9

Mon: Closed

Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11am–6pm

Thurs: 11am–9pm

The Shape of Things at The Dot Project

In abstract, artists, Ben Austin, Chelsea, dot project, Fulham, India Whalley, Jane Bustin, Katrina Blannin, minimalism, painting, Selma Parlour, Shape of Things, Tim Ellis on 14/06/2015 at 7:54 pm
Threads II by Jane Bustin, 2015

Image: Threads II by Jane Bustin 2015

The Shape of Things

Featuring artists:

Katrina Blannin

Jane Bustin

Selma Parlour

Tim Ellis

Curated by India Whalley and Ben Austin

Private View: June 25, 6pm – 9pm 

Exhibition: June 26 – July 31, 2015

‘The Shape of Things’ is the second group exhibition at The Dot Project and examines the artistic practice of geometric abstraction in a contemporary context.

The Dot Project

94 Fulham Road

London, SW3 6HS 



0207 589 9199

ABJAD at Ingleby Gallery featuring Jane Bustin, Kevin Harman, Paul Keir, Jeff McMillan opens 23 Jan

In abstract, abstraction, Art, artists, Edinburgh, Jane Bustin, Jeff McMillan, Kevin Harman, painting, Paul Keir, scotland on 15/01/2015 at 2:41 pm
Jane Bustin, Christina the Astonishing VI, acrylic, gesso, wood, copper, 40cm x 35cm overall, 2014

Jane Bustin, Christina the Astonishing VI, 2014


Jane Bustin, Kevin Harman, Paul Keir, Jeff McMillan

An exhibition of four artists who, in their sometimes sideways approach to abstraction, balance conceptual concerns with an intuitive touch.

24 January – 21 March 2015

Private View: Friday 23 January, 6 – 8pm

Ingleby Gallery

15 Calton Road, Edinburgh EH8 8Dl

OpenIng Times: Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm




Tel: +44 (0) 131 556 4441

Image: Jane Bustin, Tabitha Silk, 2013 (detail), acrylic, oil, tea, silk, wood, 40 x 30 cm

Jane Bustin thumbnails

Jane Bustin, Christina the Astonishing VI, acrylic, gesso, wood, copper, 40cm x 35cm overall, 2014

Jane Bustin, Christina the Astonishing VI, acrylic, gesso, wood, copper, 40cm x 35cm overall, 2014

Jane Bustin, Threads, acrylic, linen, wood, 20cm x 30cm, 2015

Jane Bustin, Threads, acrylic, linen, wood, 20cm x 30cm, 2015

Jane Bustin, Tablet 4, acrylic, oil, paper, latex, 28cm x 43cm overall, 2014

Jane Bustin, Tablet 4, acrylic, oil, paper, latex, 28cm x 43cm overall, 2014

Jane Bustin, Tablet II, 20cm x 25cm, acrylic, gesso, paper, wood, 2014

Jane Bustin, Tablet II, 20cm x 25cm, acrylic, gesso, paper, wood, 2014

Jane Bustin, Tablet 1, silk, ink, acrylic, wood, 20cm x 25cm, 2014

Jane Bustin, Tablet 1, silk, ink, acrylic, wood, 20cm x 25cm, 2014

Jane Bustin, Tabitha silk, 40cm x 30cm, acrylic, oil, tea, silk, wood, 2013

Jane Bustin, Tabitha silk, 40cm x 30cm, acrylic, oil, tea, silk, wood, 2013

Jane Bustin, Slip, acrylic, porcelain, wood, 24cm x 25cm overall, 2014

Jane Bustin, Slip, acrylic, porcelain, wood, 24cm x 25cm overall, 2014

Jane Bustin, Cloth, red ink, paper, cotton, wood, 20cm x 30cm, 2014

Jane Bustin, Cloth, red ink, paper, cotton, wood, 20cm x 30cm, 2014

SHOW-OFF by LeandaKateLouise

In abstract, Art, artists, Jane Bustin, Martin Creed, Paintings, Sam Belinfante on 27/10/2014 at 5:59 pm



Show-Off, a choreographing of artworks.

David Batchelor, Sam Belinfante, Jane Bustin, Martin Creed, Blue Curry, Matthew Darbyshire, Rose Davey, Claire Dorsett, Iain Hales, Tess Jaray, Sam Kennedy, Rory McCartney, Bruce McLean, Zoe Mendelson, Paulina Michnowska, Lisa Milroy, Mali Morris, Rob Phillips, Heino Schmid and Tessa Whitehead, Phoebe Unwin, Vicky Wright, Sarah Kate Wilson, Rose Wylie, Joel Wyllie.

8th and 9th November, 7.30pm
Doors close 7.30pm – no late admittance.
Location: Battersea, London. Address details will be sent to you upon rsvp-ing. rsvp to info@leandakatelouise.com

Show-Off aims to mobilise sculptures, paintings, drawings and performances in front of a seated audience, physically bringing a procession of works to directly ‘meet’ the onlookers rather than the viewer activating the work through their own movements in space.

Conjuring ideas of a catwalk, cattle market, debutant ball and auction house, art handlers will carry or direct each work on stage one by one to ‘show them off’. Each work will be professionally lit and illuminated for a limited time before being carried off stage.

The stage has been conceived and made by Gary Woodley as a design for flexible living. The stage can be reconfigured in a multitude of ways. Individual plywood units can each be moved, stacked and rotated to house each artwork in a variety of ways.

Show-Off is born from a frustration with private views. Artworks provide a context for socialising which in turn obstructs the intention of artwork as viewed object.

A specially commissioned limited edition print by artist Rory McCartney will be available to purchase at the EXHIBITION PRICE of £50. A bespoke frame has been collaboratively designed by Rory McCartney and Gary Woodley. Framed prints will be available at the EXHIBITION PRICE of £250.

LeandaKateLouise present an on-going series of projects, designed to generate innovative ideas and exhibitions that challenge both LKL and the artists they work with. This exhibition is curated by Rose Davey and Sarah Kate Wilson as LKL.


Astonishing at Austin Forum ends on Friday

In abstract, Art, Artprojx, Christina the Astonishing, David Gryn, Duro Oluwu, Gianni Notarianni, Jane Bustin, John Moores Painting Prize, Lina Lapelyte, Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial, Minimal Art, Salon 94, Serpentine Gallery, Walker Art Gallery on 07/07/2014 at 9:21 am
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Image: Christina the Astonishing by Jane Bustin at John Moores Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.


The Astonishing by Jane Bustin


Where are you ? by Lina Lapelyte, a sound work


Austin Forum, 55 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8AU

Exhibition ends 11 July 2014. Tuesday-Friday 11am to 6pm

Contact: David Gryn: david@artprojx.com +447711127848  https://davidgryn.wordpress.com  http://www.artprojx.com


http://www.janebustin.com   http://www.lapelyte.com   http://www.austin-forum.org

Jane is also in:

More Material at Salon 94, Bowery in New York, curated by Duro Oluwu. Aug 1 http://www.salon94.com/exhibitions/detail/more-material

John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/index.aspx

Royal Academy Summer Show, London 2014 https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/15

Lina is also in:

Park Nights at the Serpentine Pavilion on 29 Aug with Hunky Bluff http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/park-nights-2014-lina-lapelytes-hunky-bluff

The Astonishing – Jane Bustin and Lina Lapelyte at Austin Forum opening 26 June

In abstract, Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Austin Forum, David Gryn, Duro Oluwu, Jane Bustin, John Moores Painting Prize, Lina Lapelyte, Liverpool Biennial, London, Royal Academy, Salon 94, Serpentine Gallery, Walker Art Gallery on 16/06/2014 at 9:33 am
three-dimensional work by Jane Bustin

Image: Christina the Astonishing V by Jane Bustin 2014


The Astonishing by Jane Bustin

Where are you ? by Lina Lapelyte. A live performance and ensuing sound work

Austin Forum, 55 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8AU

Opening evening: 26 June 2014 6-9pm

3 Lina Lapelyte performance through the evening

RSVP events@artprojx.com

Exhibition dates: 27 June – 11 July 2014

Tuesday-Sunday 11am to 7pm, Monday by appointment.

www.janebustin.com www.artprojx.com www.lapelyte.com


The Astonishing by Jane Bustin is a series of paintings developed into modernist female icons, a balance of material, colour and structure. There is something strong and resolved in their form, but hints and sides of shadow and fragility in their effect.

The recent series of works ‘Tabitha’ and ‘St Christina the Astonishing’ take their reference from 14th century frescoes, iconography and the stories behind the making of female Saints. Whilst the final painting resembles a formalist abstract construct, the choice of colour, paint and material used, directly reflects the psychological concept of the subject.

The myth of St Christina describes that in order for her to save other peoples souls, she had to take on other peoples suffering by subjecting herself to terrible ordeals such as climbing into burning ovens, falling from treetops only to appear unscathed hence earning the name ‘Christina the Astonishing’. The materials used in the paintings reflect these ideas: the luminous fluorescent and neon acrylic, the depth and longevity of oil paint and the use of copper with its historical healing powers and as a conductor of energies.

Jane Bustin has been in numerous group exhibitions including Kettles Yard Cambridge, Ferens Museum (Hull), Southampton City Art Gallery, Djanogly Gallery (Nottingham), Royal Academy (London), B55 Gallery (Budapest), John Moores Painting Prize 2012 and the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012/13. Bustin has had solo shows at Testbed 1 (London), The Eagle Gallery (London), Artprojx Space (London) and The British Library (London). Her work is in several collections including V&A Museum (London), Yale Center USA, Ferens Museum (Hull).

Christina the Astonishing 1 is in the John Moores Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool opening 4 July. Two other works in this series are featuring in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2014.

Jane Bustin also features in fashion designer Duro Oluwu’s summer exhibition selection More Material at Salon 94, Bowery in New York 26 June – 1 Aug

Lina Lapelyte: Where Are You? a performance and sound work

Where Are You? a work that involves female bodies and male voices; castrato arias and instrumental drones; Italian texts and English translations. It was first presented at the David Roberts Arts Foundation at Lina’s solo show ‘Everything I Do, I Do it Big’.

Lina Lapelyte is an artist, composer, musician and performer living and working in London and Vilnius. After obtaining the degree in classical Violin in Lithuania, Lina moved to London where she studied Sound Arts and did her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. In her works such as operas Have a good Day! and Candy Shop she has been exploring the phenomena of song. Using song as an object, Lina examines the issues of displacement, otherness and beauty, re-enactment supports her investigation into aesthetics, control and reality.

Lina is also an active participant of London improvised music scene. Her collaborators include David Toop, Angharad Davies, Anat Ben David and Rhodrie Davies. Recently Lina Lapelyte has been shortlisted for the Arts foundation award and Brian Eno described her practice as ‘working right at the edge of what popular music could become.’ Currently Lina is making a new performance work, which will be presented at the Pavilion Nights, Serpentine Gallery.

Lina Lapelyte has been exhibiting and performing at the David Roberts arts Foundation (London), ICA (London), CAC (Vilnius), CCA (Glasgow), Ikon (Birmingham), BBC proms (London), Tate Modern (London), Skopje Bienalle (Skopje), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Spor (Aarhus), Echoraum (Wien), Holland Festival (Amsterdam)

The Space: Austin Forum

Austin Forum provides a project space situated within the community of the Augustinian friars. This context naturally creates a healthy tension and dialogue between the ancient Order’s traditional engagement with meaning and transcendency and the expressions and voices within contemporary art practice.

Austin Forum is a non-profit public space and project. Its aim is to bring people and groups together to engage in culture through visual art, youth work and community projects that explore spirituality and social justice. Our work focuses on creative activity which can invigorate the wider community and help it to reflect freely on the universal questions and profundities of human experience.

The Austin Forum’s subterranean, double-height space, is located in the Augustinian Centre, behind St. Augustine’s Church and Priory, 55 Fulham Palace Road, W6 8AU.

For more information contact: Gianni Notarianni O.S.A: austin-forum@hotmail.com

Contact: David Gryn +447711127848 david@artprojx.com

davidgryn.wordpress.com www.artprojx.com www.janebustin.com

a little patch of yellow wall … curated by Jane Bustin at Lion and Lamb 25 April

In abstract, Hoxton, Jane Bustin, Lion and Lamb, Sue Hubbard, Susan Sluglett on 10/04/2014 at 10:12 am

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a little patch of yellow wall…..like some priceless specimen of Chinese art, of beauty that was sufficient in itself  (MARCEL PROUST)

curated by Jane Bustin

26 April – 17 May 2014

Opening: Friday 25 April 6.30pm

Talk: Saturday 17 May at 5pm Chaired by Peter Ashton Jones and Juan Bolivar

Bergotte stands before Vermeers View of Delft: 

At last he came to the Vermeer which he remembered as more striking, more different from anything else that he knew, but in which, thanks to the critic’s article, he remarked for the first time on some small figures in blue, that the ground was pink, and finally the precious substance of the tiny patch of yellow wall. His giddiness increased; he fixed his eyes, like a child upon a yellow butterfly which it is trying to catch, upon the precious little patch of wall. “That is how I ought to have written,” he said. “My last books are too dry, I ought to have gone over them with several coats of paint, made my language exquisite in itself, like this little patch of yellow wall.” Meanwhile he was not unconscious of the gravity of his condition. In a celestial balance there appeared to him, upon one of its scales, his own life, while the other contained the little patch of wall so beautifully painted in yellow. He felt he had rashly surrendered the former for the latter…. He repeated to himself: “little patch of yellow wall, with a sloping roof, little patch of yellow wall” while doing so he sank down upon a circular divan ………. he was dead. 

Each artist was asked to make a small yellow painting in response to this extract from REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST THE CAPTIVE. The project will be developed and expanded by writers, their thoughts about the exhibition written on yellow post-it notes. Writers confirmed include: Kaethe Cherney, Tracy Chevalier, Naomi Gryn, Sophie Herxheimer, Martin Holman, Sue Hubbard, Emily King, Sophie Radice, Anthony Rudolf, Xander Smith.

Lion and Lamb, 46 Fanshaw Street, Hoxton, London N1 6LG

Open: Mon 1-11, Tues-Sat 12-11, Sun 3-10

Contact: lionandlambgallery@gmail.com  

Directors: Peter Ashton Jones, Juan Bolivar, Caterina Lewis, Katrina Blannin: Tel. 07866946631


The Lion and Lamb is a unique opportunity for painters to curate painting shows: visual essays or a kind of platform where artists can examine current practices in painting, take works from their usual contexts and experiment with new juxtapositions.

Jane Bustin janebustin@hotmail.com +442083740488 www.janebustin.com

Jane Bustin in Chapter at Austin Forum 20 June 2013

In abstract, Art, Bruce McLean, Donal Moloney, Gianni Notarianni, Jane Bustin, Jo Volley, Minimal Art, minimalism, painting, Rose Davey on 12/06/2013 at 8:04 pm
Tabitha by Jane Bustin

Tabitha by Jane Bustin, 2013


Now open and it is excellent !!!

An ancient order of friars and a group of young artists will open a new non-profit, contemporary art space in west London with its inaugural show, ‘Chapter’, on Thursday 20 June.

Priest and artist Gianni Notarianni O.S.A. (Order of Saint Augustine), and artists Robert Phillips, Rose Davey, Donal Moloney, Kieren Reed and Sarah Kate Wilson have invited eighteen established and emerging artists to exhibit in the new Austin Forum, Hammersmith. The artists have been chosen to represent excellence in a cross section of contemporary art practices, with established artists exhibiting alongside emerging practitioners and with an emphasis on creative ways of responding to the Austin Forum space.

The exhibiting artists are: Ed Allington, Jo Bruton, Bronwen Buckeridge, Jane Bustin, James Capper, Matthew Ensor, Geraint Evans, Nick Goss, Abigail Hunt, Sachin Kaeley, Sam Kennedy, Natasha Kidd, Hannah Lees, Barry Martin, Bruce McLean, Damien Meade, Tom Price, Jo Volley.

The title ‘Chapter’, a name given to the friars practice of coming together in the priory to share issues and ideas, alludes to the intentional decision to have no overarching theme for the show, rather a sharing and celebration of contrasting expressions.

Opening Times:

Exhibition opening times: 21 June – 4 July 2013

Tuesday -Sunday 11am to 7pm, (Monday by appointment)

The Space: Austin Forum

The Austin Forum’s subterranean, double-height space is located in the Augustinian Centre, behind St. Augustine’s Church and Priory, 55 Fulham Palace Road, W6 8AU. Near Hammersmith for tubes and buses.



MOSTYN OPEN 18 – artists announced

In abstract, Adam Carr, Alfredo Cramerotti, Art, art prize, Artprojx, David Gryn, Jane Bustin, Mostyn, Mostyn Open, painting, Ryan Gander, Wales on 07/11/2012 at 3:48 pm


18th January – 14th April 2013

MOSTYN | Wales is delighted to announce the participating artists for MOSTYN Open 18. They are, Jacqueline Bebb, Jane Bustin, Cath Campbell, Tomas Chaffe, Danilo Correale, Sean Edwards, Alex Farrar, Claudio Gobbi, Gareth Griffith, The Hut Project, Yuki Kishino, Lawrence Leaman, James Lewis, Stuart Middleton, Edward Morgan, Philip Newcombe, John Henry Newton, Laura Reeves, Zhao Renhui, Hua Kuan Chen Sai, Chris Shaw-Hughes, Nikolaus Schletterer, Mathew Tom, Alaena Turner, Gwyn Williams, and Jesse Wine.

Beloved by Jane Bustin

Since its inception in 1989, the Open has functioned as a call-out to artists of any age and residing place to enter, with an exhibition of the selected artworks taking place at MOSTYN, and a prize of £10,000 awarded to a single artist or collective.

While continuing in this tradition, the 18th edition will also bring a fundamental addition. A prize of £1000 will be given to the Peopleʼs Choice, which will be determined by the artist who receives the most votes from the visiting public during the exhibitionʼs run. In doing so, the questions that will be raised, and central to this renewed edition, are: How do we examine and judge artwork? What criteria do we bring to perceiving, interpreting and understanding artwork? What really makes our favourite?

The selection of artists for MOSTYN Open 18 represents the rise of MOSTYNʼs international profile and the significance of the Open itself, with participants from Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, as well as the UK.

MOSTYN Open 18 has been selected by Adam Carr, Curator of MOSTYN; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN; Ryan Gander, and you, the visiting audience, for the People’s Choice.

MOSTYN | CYMRU | WALES is Wales’s leading public contemporary art gallery and receives financial support from the Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council Art Service and Llandudno Town Council. Situated in the north Wales coastal town of Llandudno it reopened in May 2010 following an award winning major expansion project designed by Ellis Williams Architects. Mostyn Gallery Ltd is a registered charity trading as MOSTYN. MOSTYN is part of the Plus TATE network of galleries.

MOSTYN, 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1AB +44(0)1492 879201 www.mostyn.org

Open Daily 10.30am – 5.00pm ADMISSION FREE

For more information or to request images please contact Lin Cummins, Audience Relations Manager at MOSTYN on +44 (0)1492 879201 or email lin@mostyn.org

MEDIA RELEASE November 2012

Contact for Jane Bustin – see www.janebustin.com 

Jane Bustin Anatole Notes at Testbed

In abstract, Anatole Notes, Art, Artprojx, Battersea, David Gryn, Jane Bustin, Jerwood Drawing, John Moores Painting Prize, Mallarme, Man Ray, Mark Blacklock, Will Alsop on 01/09/2012 at 10:35 pm

silence (il pardonne) / silence (he forgives)
oil on oak, somerset paper, japanese paper and letterpress 2010 14cm x 74cm
Jane Bustin

Anatole Notes (part 1) by Jane Bustin

Les Mystères du Château de Dé by Man Ray presented by Artprojx

Testbed 1

‘Mallarmé would have reacted to these paintings with silence. He was always eloquent.’ Anthony Rudolf on Anatole Notes

The Anatole Notes project consists of assembled groupings of paintings, objects, paper and letterpress text. Each assemblage reflects on the unfinished fragmented poems ‘Pour un Tombeau d’Anatole’ by Stephane Mallarmé (1879), ‘a tomb for Anatole’ translated by Paul Auster (1983). These fragmented phrases are Mallarmé’s attempt to come to terms with the death of his eight year old son Anatole. The sound and the visual arrangement of Mallarmé’s poems were as important as the meaning. His most famous poem ‘un coup de dés’ was a major influence on hypertext and has been the subject matter for many artists including Man Ray, Marcel Broodthaers etc.

Bustin’s reflections on his texts attempt to combine the written words with visual equivalents to reveal the expansive meaning of the text. Each work consists of three or four painted objects arranged on the wall and floor; they are made of various materials e.g. wood, linen, paper, metal, oil paint and readymade chairs. The Mallarmé text has been hand letter-pressed onto paper or linen by New North Press. See http://www.janebustin.com

This series has works that also feature in the John Moores Painting Prize and Jerwood Drawing Prize.

‘The purity of vision and execution in Jane Bustin’s work is startling. Warmth and emotion blur the edges of a teak-tough minimalism as exemplified in the materials used: natural wood grains and rich papers abutting sheer plastics and the mattest blacks.’ Mark Blacklock, writer

Contact: David Gryn david@artprojx.com +447711127848 http://www.artprojx.com

Press info, pricelist, images, more information all available on request.