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JANE KEITH

Linear Landscapes 9 September - 2 October 2013


Jane Keith has been a regular exhibitor at The Gallery since 1998 and we are delighted to host this special exhibition which includes framed textile wall pieces, unique handpainted scarves and shawls, printed skirts, ties, prints and accessories. Jane who is originally from Edinburgh studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee where she currently teaches. She works from her studio in Balmerino, Fife.

Work in progress, handpainted wall hanging


Ever inspired by overlooking the Tay where I live, surrounded by rolling lush landscapes, seascapes, colour, and most importantly pattern. I see pattern everywhere I look – stripes, chevrons, dots, dashes, abstract composition, layer upon layer of repetition of marks and textured surfaces. These are all frequently referenced from ploughed fields, tractor trails, dried seed heads of wild flowers and weeds, fences and boundaries (both new and decayed), rolling hills of crops and forests. With each season this shifts and evolves, continuing to supply neverending possibilities of how pattern may be layered onto cloth. Overall, the entire design process from ideas, drawings, development, fabric sampling, application of dyes and print processes is an organic reflection of where I live, work and raise my family. All of these factors are contained within my work. The print process and how the colour is applied to the cloth is a careful process; the dyes, background colour and order in which the pattern and colour is applied. Often I start off with white fabric and gradually build up the colour in layers. This adds depth and intensity to the pieces. All of the fabrics that I favour such as cashmere and linen are hand woven in local Scottish mills. Using the highest quality base cloth to work on, makes a huge difference to the way in which the fabric receives and conveys colour and the pattern applied. All of the printing is done in my studio in Balmerino. Recently I have been developing unique clothing, looking at how print lies on the cloth in relation to the shape of a garment, in the creation of simple silhouetted shapes, which can flatter and enhance the figure. The skirts are simple in shape and these are constructed in natural fabrics, aimed to become a dependable wardrobe favourite which can be dressed up or down. I am continuing to develop my cashmere scarves, which are a joy to create, the cashmere absorbs dye easily; printing and hand painting, each one are all unique. Overall, I feel that my work is moving forward in exciting directions, which is a translation of the joy I derive from the patterns and landscapes around me – and that I hope will be a pleasure to own and wear for many years. Work in progress of hand painted skirt

Jane Keith, July 2013


Cashmere Scarves 100% superfine cashmere scarves. Woven in Scotland. All individually composed, printed and handpainted. ÂŁ280 each

Detail of handpainted cashmere scarf, 70 x 200 approx cms, ÂŁ280 21


22 Handpainted cashmere scarf, 70 x 200 approx cms, ÂŁ280 22


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Handpainted cashmere scarf, 70 x 200 approx cms, ÂŁ280 23


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Handpainted cashmere scarf, 70 x 200 approx cms, ÂŁ280 24


25 Handpainted cashmere scarf, 70 x 200 approx cms, ÂŁ280 25


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Details of handpainted cashmere scarves, 70 x 200 cms approx, ÂŁ280 each


Guinea skirt, 2013 A-Line hand printed skirt with stitch embellishment, 100% heavyweight linen, fully lined. Size M. ÂŁ325


Linen Chevron skirt, 2013 A-Line hand printed skirt with stitch embellishment, 100% lightweight linen, fully lined. Size M ÂŁ325


‘Linear Lines’, 2013 Blanket wool, A-Line hand printed skirt, 100% wool, fully lined. Size M £390


'Dashes' 2013 Lipstick Indian Douppion, A-Line skirt, hand printed 100% silk, fully lined. Size M ÂŁ240


‘Dashes’ skirt, 2013 A-Line hand printed skirt 100% heavyweight linen fully lined. Size M. £325


Heavyweight Faille Silk A-Line skirt, hand printed, 100% silk, fully lined. By special commission only ÂŁ390


'Placement Guinea' Straight style pencil skirt, hand printed, 100% lightweight linen, fully lined. One inverted back pleat. Size M. ÂŁ340


‘Harlequin’ skirt, 2013 A-Line hand painted and printed skirt, 100% lightweight wool, fully lined. Size M. £370


Lightweight Linen skirt, 2013 Straight style pencil skirt, hand printed, 100% lightweight linen, fully lined. Three inverted front pleats & one inverted back pleat. One back pocket. Size M. ÂŁ370


‘Dashes’ skirt, 2013 A-Line hand printed skirt, 100% linen, fully lined. Size M. £325


‘Guinea Snowflakes’, 2013, Gold Douppion Silk A-Line skirt, hand printed, 100% silk, fully lined. Size M. £240


Cotton Contrast skirt, 2013 A-Line hand printed skirt, 100% cotton, contrasting bias edge, fully lined. By special commission only ÂŁ325


‘Linear Dashes’, 2013 100% organic cotton, raw slub denim (not your typical denim), fully lined. Size L. £325


Cotton Contrast skirt, 2013 A-Line wrap skirt, hand printed, 100% cotton, contrasting bias edge unlined with fully bound seams. Size M. By special commission only ÂŁ325


‘Chevrons’, 2013, Gold Douppion Silk A-Line skirt, hand printed, 100% silk, fully lined. Size M. £240


SKIRTS A-Line This is an easygoing, flattering knee length A-line. Sitting just below the waistline, it skims over the hips. Centre back invisible zip, with two back shaping darts, fabric facing and fully lined with breathable 100% cupro lining. Dry clean only. Straight Style Pencil Skirt This flattering shape sits just a couple of cms below the waist and goes to just below the knee. Sitting straight with a back inverted pleat which aids movement but doesn’t affect the clean lines. It has two darts at the front and four at the back, giving great shaping around the hips. Fully lined with side zip.

Sizing: XS S Waist: 62cm 66cm Hips: 86cm 90cm Waist to knee 57.3cm 57.8cm Sizing: Waist: Hips: Waist to knee

M 74cm 98cm 58.8cm

L 82cm 106cm 59.8cm

XL 90cm 114cm 60.8cm

The skirts pictured can be made in alternative colourways and fabrics. Please see below for pricing structure. Pricing: A-Line Blanket Wool £390 Lightweight Wool £370 Heavyweight Faille Silk £390 Heavyweight Linen* £325 Lightweight Linen* £325 Crisp cotton* £325 Indian Douppion Silk £240

Please measure carefully before ordering

These A-Line skirts do not have pocket. * Pockets can be added to this fabric for an additional cost. Please enquire for more details. Straight Style Pencil Skirt Heavyweight Linen with back inverted pleat* Heavyweight Linen with front and back inverted pleats* Lightweight Linen with back inverted pleat* Lightweight Linen with front and back inverted pleats*

£340 £370 £340 £370

These pencil skirts do not have pocket. * Pockets can be added to this fabric for an additional cost. Please enquire for more details.

knee Image from ww.chance-of-rain.com


Lithograph Prints Varying limited edition prints of design ideas used for Linear Landscape collection. Some are collaged before printing. Window mounted on card, ready to put into a frame of your choice. From £45 each

Above: ‘Corn Fields’, 2013, 15.5 x 12 cms, lithograph, £45 Left: ‘Field fence’, 2013, 19 x 4 cms, lithograph, £45


Left: ‘Balmerino sea scape’, 2013, 16 x 14 cms, lithograph, £45 Above: ‘Ploughed Fields’, 2013, 23 x 13 cms, lithograph with collage gold and silver leaf background, £55


Tea towels 100% organic cotton t- towels. Brightly coloured range of designs. Each batch is a limited print run of 12. Excellent dryers, and beautifully edged. 50 x 70 cms. ÂŁ18 each


Hand printed limited edition A5 notebooks. Made using specialist Gmund Bier 250gms textured paper (made from hops, malt and yeast, by-products from the Bavarian Brewers recipe, used to make “one of the finest papers in the world”). Books are JKD trademark yellow, printed with white ink. Inserts have 20sheets of medium weight drawing cartridge. Each book is stamped with a limited edition number. Limited Batch of 20 of each design. £18 each


JANE KEITH

EDUCATION 1991-1995 BDes (HONS) Printed Textiles, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee 1990-1991 Foundation Course at The Leith School of Art, Edinburgh AWARDS 2005 2005 2000 1997 1997 EXPERIENCE 2002 1997 1996 1996-1997 1995

Scottish Arts Council: Creative Development Award The Sally Scholfield Award for Print and Photography, Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition, Edinburgh Dundee by Design Special Judges Award for contemporary range of hand printed ties Scottish Arts Council: Business Start Up Grant Scottish Arts Council: Award for Individual Development

Judge for Dundee by Design Awards Established design studio: Jane Keith Designs Research Trip to Australia- visiting textile companies and giving lecture to art colleges in Perth, Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney. In house work with textile design studio Whiston and Wright (also acted as agents for Japan and USA) Three-month travel Scholarship to Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, with Christopher Farr Handmade Rugs, London

COMMISSIONS 2005 Commission to design the University of Dundee Corporate tie as an exclusive gift 2004 Commission to design a tie for the Scottish Executive as an Ambassadorial gift 2002 Private commission for USA collector to design large wall hanging –as seen at SOFA, Chicago 1999 Printed Velvet curtains for ground floor reception area of new hotel chain La Bonne Auberge, to open in Falkirk 1999- 2001 Wall hanging commissions through Scottish Gallery for private homes 1997 Banner for Science Park Building entrance hall 1996 Wrapping paper collection, Designers Guild, London 1996 Illustrations for a Liberty Brand Products Recipe Book SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2008 Origin, London October 2008 2005 Trade Mission to SOFA, Chicago sponsored by UKTI, as part of the Crafts Council group 2005 Chelsea Crafts Fair, London, October 2005 2003 Focus at Contemporary Applied Arts, London 2003 New Wave Exhibition: 6 Welsh, 6 Scottish Makers: Touring 2003 SOFA Chicago, USA - exhibiting under The Scottish Gallery 2002 SOFA Chicago, USA – exhibiting under The Scottish Gallery

TEACHING / LECTURES 2010-present Module leader for 2nd year Design and Craft undergraduate programme. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee Photography by Malcolm Finnie


More images of scarves, ties, lithographs and hand printed notebooks to come! Please keep checking our website: www.scottish-gallery.co.uk/janekeith

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