About Tate Project

I am a practising sculptor with a history of Artists Residencies in industry – most recently in an abandoned copper mine, responding to site and context as the starting-point and driver of the work.
I am also a 0.6 Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader for the B.A. Visual Arts Course and Leader of the Research Group for Contemporary Fine Art at the University of Salford.

I have been granted Sabbatical leave from Sept 2012 to February 2013 to undertake a Research Residency at Tate Britain, studying and researching the O + I/ APG (Artists Placement Group) Archive .
The maxim of the APG was “Context is half the work”, one of the driving forces in the last 50 years in fine art practice, and is the legacy of my own work.
As a newly-acquired and very significant archive within the history and legacy of socially-engaged Arts practice and Artists Placements in Industry, it has not yet received much exposure, and I am hoping that my project will lead to new insights and the development of my work and ideas.

I am very excited by the potential to study and reappraise it from the perspective of a practitioner with many years practical experience in this area , and to develop both visual and written material which could result in a publication, exhibition and  potential placements and projects for University of Salford students.

Jill Randall. “Mapping the Underground” Drawing Performance, Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Anglesey.

Jill Randall. “Breath” recycled RZ5 magnesium alloy. Magnesium Elektron Factory Residency.