Jill Randall is a visual artist and a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the School of Arts & Media at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK.

Jill  has recently won a Universities Santander Travel Award to travel to Australia in July 2017  to research an arts and industry project based around the Cornish metal mining diaspora, investigating both the physical ‘aftermath’ mining landscapes, and the transplantation of Cornish culture in these places.

This will develop Jill’s artists residencies in mining sites in Anglesey and Cornwall on a global scale.

There are very strong historical and cultural ties between Cornwall and Australia, reflected in the the twinning of St Just and Penzance in Cornwall with Bendigo in Australia.

(photo Leanne Lloyd)