Jill wins Santander Universities Travel Award

PublishedDecember 5th, 2016

hughes-enginehouse-2Jill has just heard that she has won a Santander Universities Travel Award to travel to Australia and Mexico next year to develop her research project investigating the Cornish mining diaspora. Jill intends to investigate both the aftermath geological landscapes, and the transplantation of Cornish culture in Bendigo and Moonta, ‘Little Cornwall”, Australia, and Pachuca and Real de Monte, Mexico.


The Boo, Waterfoot Christmas Christmas Art Market Nov 26th and 27th

PublishedDecember 5th, 2016

imagesJill will be participating in the Horse and Bamboo Theatre (The Boo) Christmas Art Market this weekend Nov 26th and 27th 12-4, along with Alan Birch, and a stall representing Prospect Studio Printmakers.

You can browse and purchase new prints by Jill at great prices, including her new Geevor series created for the ‘Aftermath’ exhibition at Geevor Tin Mine Museum in Cornwall  this year.

The Boo, 679 Bacup Rd, Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 7HB

Phone: 01706 220241

‘Aftermath’ exhibition to end Oct 23rd 2016

PublishedDecember 5th, 2016

Jill’s major new solo exhibition, ‘Aftermath’, at Geevor Tin Mine World Heritage Museum, finishes this Sunday, 23rd Oct. The exhibition, running since February 13th, has been visited by hundreds of people, and Jill has undertaken a number of activities to guage audience response and feedback on placing challenging contemporary art in an industrial heritage museum.

In July and October, Jill has worked at Geevor with fellow researcher and academic, Dr Gaynor Bagnall,  from the University of Salford, to undertake interviews and questionnaires with visitors, culminating in participatory art workshops with adult groups, exploring Jill’s ideas and themes and creating their own artworks in response. Jill and Gaynor are currently analysing the material collected with a view to writing up a journal article and undertaking further research.

Visitors were keen to engage with the artwork, and to acknowledge the role such work might have in offering an alternative and different perspective to visiting an industrial museum and industrial heritage more generally.

For example, qualitative comments included ‘was surprised how interesting it was’, ‘it is very unique, enlightening pieces’, ‘lovely to see different perspectives through art’, ‘not expected different,’ adds a different dimension to the subject, ‘it gives another angle to it’, and ‘art can give additional insight into industrial heritage by bringing a visual element’.szd-jpeg

Quote from visitor to ‘Aftermath’ exhibition.

..”Your work really spoke to me. I have family connections with Geevor and Levant (I am a descendent of Richard White the Captain of Levant) but the often twee and realist representations of Levant and Geevor didn’t really connect with me.
Your representations are really powerful and thought provoking.
I loved them.”


Prospect Open Studio 1st and 2nd Oct 2016

PublishedDecember 5th, 2016

Prospect Studio will again be opening its doors as part of the annual Rossendale ‘Reveal’ Open Studios Trail on Sat 1st and Sun 2nd Oct 2016, 11-4. You can view and purchase new work by Jill, including new prints produced for her current exhibition at Geevor Tin Mine World Heritage Museum.

Jill’s work in new survey show ‘Women Artists:1861 to 2015.’

PublishedMay 25th, 2016

SZD"Sheds of Rossendale". 'Factory Lean-to'.Bronze Souvenir version .Photography David BennettWork by Jill recently purchased by Touchstones Rochdale for their permanent collection can be seen in the new survey show ‘Women Artists:1861-2015’,

Touchstones,The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ. The show runs until Spring 2017.

Hours: Tues-Sat 10am–5pm
‘This exhibition presents a selection of art from the Borough’s collection, charting and celebrating the Art Gallery’s history of collecting work by women. Drawing on this strength, and tracing the role gender has played in the production of art, the exhibition looks at how the formal and conceptual concerns of female artists have changed from the late 19th century to the present day. It includes work by Henrietta Ward, Dorothea Sharp, Laura Knight, Stella Magarshack, Gillian Ayres, Lubaina Himid, Maud Sulter, Cornelia Parker, Junko Mori and Hayley Tompkins.’

‘Smallest Sculpture Park In The World’ May 2016.

PublishedMay 25th, 2016

Jill will be showing new work at ‘The Smallest Sculpture Park In The World’, as part of the Chorlton Arts Festival 2016.

Organised by artist Bob Nancollis, you can see Jill’s work along with artist Alan Birch at 4, Corkland Rd, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 8UT. Tel 07973216169.

Opening times:- Sat 21st, Sun 22nd, Tues 24th, Thurs 26th, Sat 28th, SZDIMG_9273Sun 29th May, 1-5pm.


‘Open Spaces-Under Construction’ , Bocholt , Germany, April 22-May 1st 2016

PublishedMay 20th, 2016

Jill has recently been invited by curator Barbel Mollmann to participate in the international project, ‘Open Spaces-Under Construction -Zukunft bauen’ , at Kubaii, Bocholt, Germany April 22nd-May 1st.

Jill will be creating new work with 14 other international artists in Kubaii (Kultuquartie Aa und Industriestrasse Bocholter), a beautiful old textile spinning mill in the old industrial quartet of Bocholt, soon to be redeveloped.

‘In the Bocholt context, the series of works Randall proposes to exhibit questions ideas about permanence and transcience, about the passing of time and the tide of history.
They celebrate renewal and change, and make us aware of life’s impermanence, of the constant state of building, demolishing, flux and change. OPEN SPACES_Banner_Herding_230x350_RZThe works make strong links between the shared textile industry heritage of Rossendale and Bocholt , introducing elements from the Rossendale industrial landscape into Bocholt .
Randall will be making a series of new Bocholt sheds and architectural structures prior to the Open Spaces ‘Under Construction –Build The Future Residency, and creating some whilst there, responding directly and immediately to the place.
Some of the acclaimed series of works, ‘Sheds of Rochdale’ and ‘Sheds of Rossendale’ will be brought to Bocholt and reconfigured with the new Bocholt sheds in a dynamic sculpture installation.
In the ‘Age of the Refugee’, the works have poignant nuances, referring to the idea of shelter, refuge, referencing the improvised human shelters constructed from available materials in shanty towns all over the world. Part found-object, part sculpture construction, they also play with sculptural language and notions of the beautiful and ugly.

Jill Randall showing at Hepworth Print Fair Sat 5th & Sun 6th March

PublishedMarch 5th, 2016

Jill Randall has been invited by PAPER Gallery, Manchester, to show prints on their stall along with students from the BA Visual Art Course at The University of Salford at the Hepworth Print Fair, The Hepworth, Wakefield, Sat 5th & Sun 6th March 10-5. All prints are for sale.Sized 'Two Thoughts'. J.Randall. Etching & chin colle. Edition of 10.

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Jill Randall ‘Aftermath’ Exhibition opens Feb 12th 2016

PublishedJanuary 31st, 2016

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Opening Friday February 12th at 6pm.

Geevor Tin Mine World Heritage Museum,
Pendeen, Penzance,
Cornwall. TR19 7EW
Exhibition continues Feb 15th-Oct 31st 2016
Sun – Fri 10 – 4
Contact Jill Randall:


‘Aftermath’ is the first exhibition for ‘Another Eden’, a major research project proposed for
Cornwall which Randall is leading, and which aims to explore the 10 sites of Cornish World
Heritage Mining from a visual arts perspective, creating innovative new artworks, and
engaging local communities and visitors to the sites.
Against the backdrop of the rich context of the World Heritage site of Geevor, the
exhibition draws strong connections between the environment of the working mine and its
aftermath landscapes , offering a different way of interpreting these sites, their history,
unique ecology, and alternative beauty.


PublishedSeptember 24th, 2014

Prospect Studios, the home of artists Alan Birch, Jill Randall and Liam Spencer, will be opening their doors 11-5 on Sat and Sun 4th and 5th October as part of the “Rossendale Art Trail” 2014 event.
You can also visit 7 other studios and venues in the area.
Prospect Studios will be celebrating their 10- year anniversary with a party 5-8 on Sat Oct 4th, with the chance to win a special celebratory limited edition print box from Alan, Jill and Liam.
Please join us to see and buy new painting, sculpture and prints.

Prospect Studios, 137-141, Burnley Road East, Waterfoot, Rossendale, Lancs BB4 9DF.
Tel 07757 273651
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