Short C.V.

Born:             Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.

Art Education:
1983                 M.A. Fine Art (Sculpture), Manchester Polytechnic.

1981                 B.A. (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture), Falmouth School of Art.


2016                  Santander Universities Research Travel Award.

2007                “Artists At Work” Award, Public Art Wales/ Celf Gyhoeddus Cymru.

2007               “Creativity Works” East Lancashire Award.

2004 & 5          Arts Council England North West Award.

1994                 Foundation For Sport and the Arts Travel Award.

1994                 North West Arts Board Individual Awards to Artists.

1994                Royal Society of Arts “Art For Architecture” Award.

1994                 Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Award.

1991                 McColl Arts Foundation Travel Scholarship.

Selected  Commissions:

2010/11          ”Copper Kingdom”, Amlwch Industrial Heritage Project, Amlwch, Anglesey.

2009              “Hiddenplace”, Burnley, Lancs.

2008             “Valley of Stone”, Rossendale, Lancs.

2008              “The View”, Bacup, Lancs.

2006              “Artescape” A13 Project, Mill Pool, Barking, London.

2007              “Black Path” Urban Regeneration Project, Manchester.

2003               Castleton Road Play Area Public Space, Preston, Lancs.

2001               Irwell Sculpture Trail, Salford.

2001               Tissington and High Peak Trail Interpretation Project, Derbyshire.

2000               Stretford Road Corridor, Manchester.

1999               Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton, Somerset.

1999               Grizedale Forest , Cumbria.

1997               Tay Square, Dundee.

1993               Wharfside’, Salford Quays, Manchester.

1990               Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.

Public Art Consultancies:

2011-12     Copper Kingdom Project, Amlwch, Menter Mon.

2010          A5025  Public Art Project, Anglesey County Council.

2009-10    Amlwch Industrial Heritage Study, Anglesey.

2007          Public Art Feasibility Study, Ordsall Hall, Salford City Council.

2001-2       Levenshulme High School For Girls Public Art Project

1997-8       Groundwork St Helens ,Ollery Green Public Art Project.

1994-5        Rishton Town Centre Public Art Project, Lancs.


2013/14/15   Flat Time House. London.

2012-13     Tate Britain, Research Residency.

2007-10    Parys Mountain Copper Mine Amlwch, Anglesey, North Wales.

2000-6      Scottish Sculpture Workshop International Residency

2000/1      Irwell Sculpture Trail, Salford.

2000-2       Magnesium Elektron,  Salford.

1999            Grizedale Forest Sculpture Residency, Cumbria.

1994            Guest Lectureship and Artist-in-Residence, Australia.

1991             Fine Arts Travel Scholarship, Barcelona, Spain.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016          ‘Aftermath’, Geevor Tin Mine World Heritage Museum, Cornwall

2014          ‘Jill Randall At The Merzbarn’, Cumbria.

2013           ‘Place/Displace’, Touchstones Rochdale.

2011           ‘Golden Venture”, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

2005         “Secrets and Lives”, Yard Gallery, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham.

2003        “Light Matter”, The Lowry, Salford.                         

2000        “Pristine”, Bankley Gallery, Manchester.

1997        “Terra Incognita”, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Greater Manchester.

1994         “Last Voyage of the Gilt Dragon”, Perth, Western  Australia.

1992        “Barcelona Works”, Le Chat Noir Gallery, London.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017         ‘Feared and Farcical Futures’, Bury Art Museum, Lancs.

2016        ‘Open Spaces’, Kubaii, Bocholt, Germany.

2012        Pendle International Print Biennale, Barrowford, Lancs.

2011         ‘Arte em secrete’, Galerie de los Leones, Porto, Portugal

2010        “Difference & Diversity in Practice”, European Sculpture Network,
Martini Arte Internazionale,Turin, Italy.

2010        ”Stowage”, Exeter Town Centre and UK Tour.

2008        “Valley of Stone”, The Boo, Rossendale , Lancs

2008        “A Sense of Place”, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester.

2006        “Twins”, Stadt Kunsthaus, Bocholt, Germany.

2006        “Ex Voto”, MNAUP Gallery, Porto, Portugal.

2005        “Ex Voto”, Galeria da Restauracao, Olhao. Portugal.

2003        “Night of 1000 Drawings”, Artists Space, New York.

1997        “Les Arts en balade”, L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

1997       “Between the Eyes”, Oldham Art Gallery,

1995        “Ten”, Cornerhouse, Manchester,

1991        “New Art North West’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool.

1990         “Changing Tack”, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester,

1990        “Four Contemporary Artists”, St Martins Gallery, London.

1985        “Sculpture in a Garden”, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

1980        “New Contemporaries”, ICA, London

Publications and book sections:

2013      ”Context is half the Work”-The LIve Brief in Fine Art Education.
‘Fine Art practice, research and education across Europe. Granada, Spain, 978-84-338-5574-9.

2011       “Golden Venture”-Jill Randall-Artists Residency at Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Anglesey.

2005      “Jill Randall. Secrets and Lives -An Artist’s Diary.”

2003 ‘    “Guia de Europa Parques de Esculturas” (Guide to European Sculpture  Fundacion NMAC Documenta Artes, Barcelona,      Spain, ISBN 0 905634

2001       “Pristine”, New work from Grizedale Forest. ISBN 0 9525450 7 1.

2001      ‘The Britart Directory’ page 233, ISBN 0-9540781-0-1

1996      “Terra Incognita”.  ISBN  0 9529470 0 5.

1992      “Artists Handbook:”Across Europe”. Spain’ chapter, Commissioned by “AN Publications.ISBN 0 907730 15 9.

2006-        Guest Lecturer, Universidade de Porto, Portugal

1997-         0.6 Senior Lecturer , B.A. Visual Arts Course, University of Salford, Manchester.
Member of AnDRE Art & Design Research & Engagement Group

1994        Guest Lecturer, Claremont School of Art, Perth, Western Australia.

Other Activities:

2014          Elected Member of Royal British Society of Sculptors

2005-       Member of European Sculpture Network.

1983-03   Founder-member and Chair of SIGMA -Sculptors in Greater Manchester Association.