Janetka Platun


Janetka Platun’s art challenges orthodox ideas about people, places and the status quo by igniting dynamic creative interventions. Her work poses questions about our moral relationship to our surroundings. The themes that run through her art are our collective search for belonging, transient concepts of home and how we deal with loss.

Recently Platun made a site-specific installation at Brixton Ice Rink, working in partnership with The National Theatre and People United. She produced artwork on Ynylas beach in Wales with Ceredigion Museum and Arts Council Wales and exhibited a fibre optic laser installation in Harlow, the birthplace of fibre optic communication. Platun also designed sails for a flotilla of yachts escorting the Olympic flame across the Thames as part of the Cultural Olympiad, which reached global audiences. Last year she worked with the Koestler Trust to create ‘Lights Out’, an installation in The Southbank Centre that showcased the writing of offenders in the UK.

Janetka Platun guest lectures to students internationally on the role of art projects and creative interventions within social contexts outside the cultural spaces normally reserved for the arts. This year she was invited to present her work at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is currently collaborating with the Geography department at Queen Mary University, London on ‘Globe’ an art project which explores questions of home and belonging in East London, an area shaped by migration.

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