Current Temporary Exhibitions

Tape Works: Jan Harrington

June 2021 - 2022

Long term loan


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Near wards 4-5 (Childrens wards)

This series of artworks created exclusively using tape, for exhibiting at Milton Keynes University Hospital, are a study of colour and line.

The artist is known for creating large installations out of tape, mainly in a monotone colour palette, these smaller artworks proved to need a more intense use of colour as the basis of each piece. Once the colours have been decided, the work itself is created instinctively, with patterns emerging as tape is layered on tape, until the form becomes apparent to direct the completion of the piece. In some instances, the tape work becomes physically three dimensional as the tape slowly loses its adhesive quality creating an extra depth and a new life to the work.

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Within and without

Arts for Health collection 2020 (June 2020) 61 x 91 cm Tape on board £725

This is the only tape work that is in some way relevant to the world we have found ourselves in during 2020, as individuals within worlds created by others.

Through the rails

Through the rails - Arts for Health collection 2020 (June 2020) (61 x 91 cm) Tape on board £725

A study of line and colour, with the contrasting tones allowing a structure and depth to form through the layers.

Thick and thin

Thick and thin - Arts for Health collection 2020 (June 2020) Tape on board 61 x 91 cm, £775

Created out of pure joy of colour and fun building up layer upon layer.

Through the windows

Through the rails - Arts for Health collection 2020 (June 2020) (61 x 91 cm) Tape on board £725

Reminiscent of looking through windows into windows, the structures allow the viewer to look into worlds next door.

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︎ Events / Activities

The artist joined us at the MK Rose in Campbell park for Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day (MK DAD) 2021, where she helped participants to make a collaborative artwork from brightly coloured tapes - read more about the event here.

︎ About the Artist: 

Jan Harrington is a contemporary artist with a studio based in Newport Pagnell, the artist graduated from BA Fine Art at the University of Northampton in 2019 in and was shortlisted for the Platform Graduate award at MK Gallery the same year. Discover more at:

All images courtesy of the artist ©JanHarrington
With thanks to the artist sponsor:

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