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Exhibition, Tue 21 Aug - Sat 29 Sep 2018, free entry

Jana Sojka - Retro Nature

Jana Sojka - Retro Nature


After 8pm you can find me working in my little studio. I’m surrounded by the things that inspire me: interesting natural objects, collection of seedheads, old ephemera, favourite books and magazines. This is the special place where something has its beginning and ending.

I love when people view my work without knowing anything about me; it’s so intriguing. We are not meant to be defined by anything or anyone. My goal as an artist is to leave everything undefined, including myself. The most beautiful thing we can experience is mysterious.

My work is made of sensuality and intuition. Each of my collage is unique, a combination of old ephemera, magazines clippings and old photographs that I find in vintage shops. I also get a lot of support from people who help me finding beautiful pieces of past times. Each collage becomes incorporated with little drawings and marks that from one hand reveals itself in a most obscure way, but on the other hand tells me where to go and how to make it. I only observe how things follow their natural course.

I’m enthralled by the neutral colour palette, folds and wrinkles, random marks and the colour of past times.

Arranging, placing and glueing is like meditating, breathing and what’s most important – being.

It’s not about being sentimental. It’s a feeling of the passage of time. The time always overtakes our lives.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 21 Aug - Sat 29 Sep 2018


Free entry


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality




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Map reference: SD 514924  Lat: 54.32485 Long: -2.74873

In the centre of Kendal, off Highgate. The bus station and Kendal railway station are both a 10-minute walk away.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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