Janet’s ‘Unique and Fascinating’ Artwork |


The work of a local artist was praised after being included in a recent major art exhibition.

Janet Corran’s entry into the recent ‘Ellyn’ art exhibition, titled ‘The Teacher’s Cabinet’, has been described as ‘unique and fascinating’, after being recognized for a prize by UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.

Janet’s work received praise for responding to the brief for the exhibition, which was the impetus for the Isle of Man, its locality, heritage and environment, as well as for including the idea of ​​the debate ” nature versus culture ”and the importance of environmental learning for young people.

Janet said she was delighted that her work was chosen as the winning piece in the exhibition, as she recognized and recognized both her work and her work as a teacher.

Janet, a psychology professor based at University College Isle of Man, created her installation artwork by rearranging and decorating a disused and decorated piece of furniture and filling it with curiosities, each celebrating the unique status of a biosphere of the UNESCO of the Isle of Man.

Inside the cabinet is a small house and forest, and on the sides and front of the cabinet is an assortment of learning sheets, with acetate on the front. containing handwritten information from Janet, as well as various small inclusions that promote understanding of learning about nature using the environment around you.

“I am delighted to win,” said Janet.

“This recognition is very motivating because it means that my work has been understood.

“My installation explores how we learn and includes many references from my work in education.

“The Ellyn Brief was a gift to me because it allowed me to immerse myself in my own story and summarize what my teaching has been over the past 30 years.”

The Ellyn exhibition took place over three weeks in October and showcased the work of 66 different artists based on the island or linked to the island in a meaningful way.

After the exhibition, the works of art were also published in the book “Ellyn: A Tale of Manx Contemporary Art”, which is available at local bookstores.

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