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BIRGIT RASTRUP

My Works

I sew tapestries and puppet theatre curtains in various forms of appliqué work such as mola, quilt, embroidery etc, and make masks and shields in gauze or leather made on a clay or plaster base. As the finishing touch, I paint and decorate the masks with horses’ hair, feathers and the like. My works are meant both to be displayed on the wall and to be used for carnival, theatre and dancing.
My INSPIRATION springs from nature and old ethnic cultures. The four corners of the world and the four elements are a basic theme in my works. I am inspired by indigenous peoples across the world, particularly by their wealth of symbols and old mask making traditions.

L├ŽderskjoldBorn March 8th, 1946.

Education:
Trained as a weaver in 1966-69 by Anne-Marie Kornerup and Bodil Bødtker Næss.

Exhibitions 1969-2007:

“ Nordisk eksperimentel Textil” and “Nordisk Textilleg” I Norge, Sverige, Finland og Danmark
Kunsthåndværkerudstilling, Charlottenborg
Kunstindustrimuseet, Kbh.
Albertslund Børnebibliotek
Galleri Zenn, Kbh.
Galleri Øst, Århus
Koldinghus
Fyns Forum, Odense
l├ŽderskjoldGalleri E, Nyborg
S.A.K. Bygningen, Svendborg
Filosofgangen, Odense
Møntergården, Odense
Tandens Tempel, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Klosterbakkenbakken, Odense
Norrkøping Stadsmuseum, Sverige
Fyns Kunstmuseum, Odense
Tietgensskolens Kunstforening, Odense
Haderslev Museum
Het Princessehof- Museum, Holland
Aalborg Kunstpavillon
Nordenfjelske Kunstindustrimusseum, Trondheim
Nordens hus, Rejkavik, Island
Gammel 3 l├ŽderskjoldeEstrup, Djursland
Den Fynske Landsby, Odense
Herning Museum
Røhsska Museet, Gøteborg., Sverige
Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense
Odense Central Bibliotek
Galleri Rasmus, Odense
Munkeruphus, Nordsjælland
Galleri Sparre., Odense
Brandts Boghandel, Odense
Kvindemuseet Århus
Stibo Datagrafik, Århus
Esbjerg Museum
Toldboden, Kerteminde
Bundsbæk Mølle, Skern- Egå Museet
TV/Midt Vest, Holstebro
Vejlefjord
The Danish Cultural Institute, Edinburgh
Runde Tårn, Kbh,
Næsby sognegård
Odense Universitets Hospital
DUA in Åsum m.m.m.

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Member of
The Funen Handicraft Workers union, 1978-2004
Hesbjerg Children’s Theatre, 1978-present

Study trips:
Israel, Holland, France, Spain, Greece, India, Sri Lanka, Western Africa, Indonesia.

Have taught and lectured on:
Textile sculpting, weaving, tapestry sewing, mask and shield making. Since 1969 at schools, evening courses, folk high schools, high schools, as well as course centers for adults and children alike, among others:
Århus Academy of Art
West- and Mid-Funen high schools
Fuglsø Centret
Odense School of Occupational Therapy
Lilleskov Tileworks
Lilleskolen in Odense, KUH in Kolding.

 
Birgit
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