Creative Arts


Yanina Temple

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Lecturer in BTEC Foundation

BA hons degree in Woven Textiles ( First Class Hons). Loughborough College of Art and Design.

Yanina Temple is investigating cultures where colour is predominant and is used and applied almost instinctively and naturally . There is a clear desire to incorporate pattern, colour and decoration, particularly within textiles, architecture and often in arbitrary simple placement of found objects in unexpected locations that she observe on her journeys. This interest follows through into her practical work evidenced in photographs, drawing and design work.

Recent influences range from ‘wycinanki’ (Polish paper cuts) to ‘zelij’ (intricate Moroccan tile work). Over many years, Yanina has collected organic and manufactured ‘world’ objects, including textiles that are found, gathered, or bartered, and are influences for personal work. She keeps extensive diaries and sketchbooks from world travels that feed her contemporary practice. She is currently assimilating, selecting and developing imagery and designs from personal photographs, collections and written observations to create a series of books.

In teaching textile and fashion students at Foundation level, Yanina believes in the sustained and developmental use of drawing and colour, and experimental exploration of individual and innovative ideas through a global awareness.

Yanina teaches across the broad spectrum of Art and Design Foundation and coordinates and teaches on the Textiles/Fashion pathway.