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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‘Jill Randall At The Merzbarn’ 18th June – 4th July 2014.

PublishedJuly 2nd, 2014

Jill is currently exhibiting her renowned “Sheds” series sculpture installation at The Merzbarn, the artist Kurt Schwitter’s last iconic studio in Cumbria, Opening Sat 28th June 2pm.

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Jill Randall at The Merzbarn.      June 18th – July 4th 2014.

“Context is Half the Work”.     
APG (Artist Placement Group,1971) .

Jill Randall’s work reveals the sublime and beautiful, the poetic and resonant in bleak and unpromising places, and involves making work with and from post-industrial, ‘toxic’, or ‘spoiled’ environments. She responds to odd and extreme places – the ‘abused’ landscapes of Robert Smithson’s Land Art, the peculiar and darkly beautiful volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands, the “terrible beauty” of the toxic abandoned copper mine at Parys Mountain in Anglesey, industrial estates, power stations, chemical works, old farms, backstreets in working towns.
This installation is a large and ongoing series incorporating the ‘Sheds of Rossendale’, and ‘Sheds of Rochdale’ series. These works explore the overlooked and secretive, celebrating the “ad hoc” and improvised. They began when Jill Randall moved from urban Manchester to semi-rural Lancashire, and began to notice the many improvised (and possibly illegal!) architectural constructions within this landscape when travelling to her studio ; sheds, lean-tos, pigeon shed complexes, barns and industrial buildings.
Jill Randall is intrigued by this conquering of geography and the assertion of ‘territory’ , the rural and industrial interfaces of these places, and the communities that have settled and inhabited them. Her work also explores the relationship of people to place, re-examining land and landscape, people and industry, the ethic of work, and its effect on our lives.
These buildings removed from context have been lovingly recreated, “model-railway” -style, with painstaking attention to detail, using recycled wood, paper and card. Some have been cast into bronze as mock ‘souvenirs’, questioning notions of material value .

“Jill Randall at The Merzbarn” is an opportunity to see Randall’s renowned ‘Sheds’ series in the context of one of the world’s most famous and iconic sheds -The Merzbarn, and celebrates the importance of these insignificant spaces in the act of creativity.

..”It always surprises me but where art comes from is spiritually much closer to the dump and discard of the culture…..Provincialism or coarseness or unculture is greater for creating art than finesse or polish .” 

“Perfection”, David Smith by David Smith, Sculpture and Writings, Edited by Cleve Gray, Thames & Hudson.1988.  

‘Shed’ sculpture in Smallest Sculpture Park In The World

PublishedJuly 2nd, 2014

Jill recently took part in the fabulous and quirky annual event for the Chorlton Arts Festival May 2014-‘The Smallest Sculpture Park In The World’, held at the home and garden of artist Bob Nancollis. Jill exhibited one of her works from the recent “Sheds of Rossendale” series, and the event was a great success, attracting many visitors over 2 weekends.NewsJill Randall.Sheds of Rochdale Series. 1 copy

New work in ‘Whitaker Open’ Show

PublishedJuly 2nd, 2014

Jill has recently exhibited 2 new steel sculptures in the new ‘Whitaker Open’ exhibition, held for the first time at the Whitaker,  March  2014.This is a new initiative for the reformed Whitaker, Rossendale’s quirky and elegant Museum and Art Gallery in Whitaker Park, Rawtenstall.

One of Jill’s B.A. Visual Arts Students at the University of Salford, Keeley Love, was awarded the Prize for an Outstanding 3-dimensional work.

“Two Thoughts-Pitt-Rivers” . Steel. Jill Randall 2014

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