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Ms Janice Egerton


ACADEMIC RESOURCE MANAGER
Fine Art, Design and Film and Visual Culture
3671/3682
EGERTOJ@hope.ac.uk

I hold a Degree in Constructed Textiles and a Masters in Textiles from Manchester Metropolitan University.  I have worked in the Higher Education sector for around 25 years and throughout that time have held a number of responsibilities including Head of Department, Carter Preston Trustee, Learning and Teaching representative, Faculty Senior Academic Advisor and AQA Design Technology contributor.


I have a professional career which centres around problem solving through Design. Creative interests span a range of work which include professional commissions and debate discussion on sustainability and production. Themes that run through my research are sustainability, appropriation and transformation. These interests have manifested themselves with a number of projects such as undertaking a designer in residence with the International community, Ramacrisna Missao, Betim, Brazil. Sustainability, appropriation and transforming everyday discarded materials for a new purpose are recurring themes that thread through and underpin my research interests. I am interested in adding value, transforming the everyday and creating an understated aesthetic which is thoughtful, functional and contributes to the burgeoning sustainable industry.




Teaching Specialisms:


â—� Design Practice

â—� Materials exploration

â—� Problem solving through design

â—� Sustainability and ethical consumerism

â—� Constructed textile (process and application)

â—� Contemporary stitch (hand and digital)


School Roles:


â—� Academic resources manager for Creative Campus

â—� Recruitment/schools liaison officer 

â—� Learning Spaces working group

â—� Global Hope Committee


Boards/Networks


â—� Vila Nova Familicao (VNF) partnership, Portugal 

â—� The Fabric District Festival working group member

â—� Member of the FTC (Association of Fashion and Textile Courses) 

â—� Director of Blackbush Associates (Business Association)


Recent Works:


Design Intervention: Transforming the everyday - A Tate Liverpool Event as part of Tate Exchange the year of ‘Production’. Linking research and materials exploration to engage participants through a hands-on workshop to create work and facilitate a discussion forum on themes of sustainability and transformation through production (2018)

Fifty Seats: Transforming the everyday - Creating and exhibiting a collection of over 50 works. A bespoke and curated edition of textile works presented as seat covers. The aim is to create an environment of whimsical charm through an emerging dark narrative. The notion of the pastiche is explored by using the readymade and adapting, transforming and creating the unexpected. L1 (2019/20)

Fabric District Arts Festival - as a contributor to the festival workshop series Hats Off engaged the local community and stakeholders in discussion whilst making a collection of bespoke millinery.  the event was supported by Try & Lilley local Hatters and accompanied by an exhibiting of recent work in the Fashion Hub, Liverpool (2019)