Jane Watt is an artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at University of Suffolk. Her research focuses on how artists negotiate with, and involve, people and place. She examines practical, social, heritage and environmental issues and how these influence the community and landscape in which she works. Jane works across a range of media including installation, sound, performance, analogue and digital media. For over twenty-five years she has undertaken a number of large-scale temporary and permanent public art commissions and exhibited nationally and internationally.
Recent cross-disciplinary collaborations include Mulberry – Tree of Plenty with artist Sara Heywood and researcher Dr David Chau, Associate Professor in Biomaterials and Allied Subjects at the Eastman Dental Institute, commissioned as part of Trellis: a UCL Culture and UCL East. As well as the development of Blast Radius with artist Susan Barnet, an ongoing interdisciplinary project in the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology at University of Suffolk to bring together artists, researchers and specialists in art, heritage and environmental science to share research and practice on contemporary coastal landscapes. In 2021, Susan and Jane were commissioned by BAN’s Landscape research Group to create the film Longshore Drift about coastal erosion on Orford Ness.