Jill elected as Member of Royal British Society of Sculptors

PublishedJuly 2nd, 2014

On March 28th 2014, Jill was elected as a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors following her recent nomination.

Her work can now be seen on the RBS website

“Advancing the art and practice of sculpture

Committed to the pursuit of excellence in the art form, we aim to inspire, inform and engage people with sculpture/three dimensional art. We offer opportunities to see and experience the extraordinary diversity of contemporary work and to learn from those who make it through our exhibition programme. We support sculptors by providing bursaries to newly emergent sculptors, professional development seminars, a mentoring scheme and a growing number of awards and residencies. Established in 1905 as a not-for-profit company (83239), we are a membership society of 500 + professional sculptors and are a registered charity (212513). We are the oldest and largest organisation dedicated to sculpture in the UK.”


Jill’s work in ‘Prospect Printmakers’ Exhibition, Bury Art Gallery

PublishedJanuary 15th, 2014

Jill is currently showing work in the “Prospect Printmakers” exhibition at Bury Art Gallery, celebrating 20 years of printmaking classes with reknowned artist and printmaker Alan Birch. All Jill Randall’s prints have been produced at the Alan Birch Printmaking Studio, Prospect Studios, Waterfoot, Lancs  .

‘Since 1993, the classes originally held in Manchester, and now based in Rossendale, have seen over 250 people produce etchings, relief prints and collographs. The informal classes see artists visit for the one off experience of producing their first print, to artists who attend every month, and 3 artists on show ( John Hamilton, Chris and Loraine Waites have been there from the beginning! ) The exhibition features work by a selection of artists, 28 in total , many art trained  and some who were complete beginners when they first arrived.  The classes have seen a wide range of subjects and techniques explored, with artists attending other national prints studios to develop their work. The studios in Waterfoot ,home to painter Liam Spencer and sculptor Jill Randall  hold regular classes and open events. Many artists have exhibited their work, nationally and internationally and have  been selected for open exhibitions and and sold their work.’

Exhibition runs from 7th December to 22nd February 2014, Bury Art Museum  , Moss St, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0DR

0161 253 5878

For more details about Alan Birch Printmaking email alan on or visit

Opening of new solo exhibition “Place/Displace”

PublishedNovember 28th, 2013

My new major solo show opens on Fri 13th Dec 6-8 at Touchstones, The Esplanade, Rochdale. Its all around the theme of ‘place’ and includes new large sculpture, a new series of ‘Sheds of Rochdale” especially commissioned by the gallery, prints and  video.

It continues until March 8th 2014.

‘ Jill Randall’s work is firmly rooted in contemporary sculpture practice, making and

materiality. Conceptually driven, her work exploits the qualities and associations

of materials and often involves the recycling of materials invested with history and

narrative through their past use.

Place/Displace explores the importance of context in how we think about place. When

something is removed from its original context, we are forced to examine it anew.

Incorporating sculpture, prints, video and drawings, with commissioned new work

specific to and in response to Rochdale and the North West, Place/Displace enables

the viewer to scrutinise familiar places and buildings in new ways.

Exhibition preview: Friday 13 December 6pm – 8pm. Drinks will be served.


‘Reveal’ Exhibition at the revamped ‘The Whitaker’ Museum, Rawtenstall.

PublishedOctober 16th, 2013

New sculpture by Jill Randall can be seen at the newly revamped ‘The Whitaker’, Rawtenstall until October 27th in the “Reveal’ exhibition-a selection of the ‘best of’ the recent ‘Reveal Open Studios event.

The Whitaker, formerly the Whitaker Park Museum, has been transformed by the Whitaker Group,and has opened a cafe with contemporary decor, and is hosting frequent cultural events and activities.

Please visit their new website for futher info:-

Prospect Studios Open Studios This Weekend !!!!!

PublishedSeptember 24th, 2013

Come along to Prospect Studios Open Studio this weekend, 137, Burnley Road East, Waterfoot, Rosendale, Lancs, BB4 9DF.

Sat Sept 28th 10-4.

Sun Sept 29th 11-5.

View and buy new work by Jill Randall, and fellow Prospect Studio Artists Alan Birch and Liam Spencer.

This is part of the “REVEAL” Rossendale Art Trail Event, and you can also visit other Artists Studios in the area as well as have a refreshing day out in the hills. Its only 40minutes drive from central Manchester!

Prospect Studios Open Studio coming up in September

PublishedAugust 8th, 2013

Jill Randall in her studio, Prospect Studios, Waterfoot

Save the date for your diary! Prospect Studios will be opening up its doors again for the annual Rossendale Open Studio Event on Sat Sept 28th and Sun Sept 29th 2013. As well as a chance to view and buy the latest sculpture and prints by Jill Randall, you can also view and purchase the work of  printmaker Alan Birch and painter Liam Spencer, who work in Prospect Studios.Don’t miss!!!

Smallest Sculpture Park in the World, Chorlton Arts Festival.

PublishedAugust 8th, 2013

Jill Randall was again invited to take part in ‘The Smallest Sculpture Park in the World”, organised by artist Bob Nancollis, for the Chorlton Arts Festival on 18th-26th May 2013  at 4, Corkland Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manhchester.

Jill exhibited a series of small sculptures made in clay, copper and graphite from the series, “Sketches for The Great Abyss”, made during her Artists Residency at Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Anglesey.

From the series “Sketches for the Great Abyss”

“Context Is Half The Work”- Jill Randall to speak at National Conference

PublishedAugust 8th, 2013

Following her Tate Britain Residency, and a project at Flat Time House, London, Jill Randall had a Paper accepted for the National Association for Fine Art Education (NAFAE)  Conference, “Challenging Fine Art Pedagogies”, in London on  March 15th 2013.
The Paper was titled-“Context is Half the Work-The Live Brief in Fine Art Education”. “Context is Half the Work” was the maxim of the APG (Artists Placement Group), which Jill was studying in the Tate Archive. Jill used 2 Case Studies at 2 different sites of student projects at the University of Salford- Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Anglesey, and Flat Time House, London, to investigate the use of the Live Brief within teaching, and how staff research projects can introduce new ways of delivering Fine Art education, with benefits for the student and the institution. Jill Randall has a history of implementing her research practically within the University and re-introducing it into a teaching context.

Project at Flat Time House, London.The ‘Open Brief’.

PublishedAugust 8th, 2013

“Dark Matter” Installation at Flat Time House.. Jill Randall

“The Open Brief” Project, Flat Time House, London.

Following her Research Residency at Tate Britain, Jill Randall negotiated a project,“The Open Brief”, at Flat Time House, London, the former home and studio of acclaimed artist John Latham, and home to the John Latham Archive, collaborating with undergraduate students from B.A. Visual Arts Course at the University of Salford, to re-stage APG ideas from the Tate Residency. The Project took place March 5th-7th London, and resulted in new work, installed in Flat Time House.

Jill’s prints for sale this Saturday at Chorlton Christmas Fair

PublishedNovember 21st, 2012

Jill Randall.”Tethered House Series”.Etching & Collograph


St Clements Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy., Manchester, Sat Nov 24th 11-4.

Come and buy original prints direct from Jill and 12 different artists at Printmakers Inc. stall for 1 day only at bargain prices. All the printmakers attend workshops at the Alan Birch Printmaking Studio in Rossendale.