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Jill Randall makes sculpture and installations and exhibits her work nationally and internationally in galleries, museums and sculpture parks. Jill Randall was elected Member of The Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2014 and is a member of the European Sculpture Network.

Randall recently exhibited work in the Venice Biennale (2019) in the PAPER Pavilion, ’Personal Structures’, Palazzo Mora, and the sculpture survey show ‘No Particular Place to Go’, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, alongside Henry Moore and Anthony Caro. (2019.)
In 2021, she participated in the International Artists Residency, OPEN SPACES 800, Bocholt, Germany, along with artist Alan Birch.

International group exhibitions include Artists Space, New York, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, and Galerie de Leones, Porto, Portugal.

Solo shows include ‘Sheds of The Valley’, The Bug, Rochdale, (2021), ‘Aftermath’, Geevor Tin Mine World Heritage Museum, Cornwall, (2016), ‘Jill Randall At The MerzBarn, Cumbria,(2014) ,’Place/Displace’, Touchstones, Rochdale, (2013/14),”Golden Venture”  National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, “Light Matter”, the Lowry, Salford,  and “Secrets and Lives”, the Yard Gallery, Nottingham.

Jill Randall was invited to participate in the international project and exhibition, “Open Spaces-Under Construction – Zukunft bauen”, at KuBAaI, Bocholt, Germany, in 2016. Randall was one of 2 sculptors selected to represent the UK in the European sculpture survey show, “European Sculpture – Difference & Diversity”, at the Parco Culturale Le Serre, Turin, Italy ,(2010), and spoke at the 1X International Sculpture Forum of the European Sculpture Network.
Jill Randall has been the recipient of many individual awards, including a Travel Scholarship to Barcelona from the McColl Arts Foundation, 4 Arts Council Awards to Artists, Foundation for Sport & The Arts and the National Lottery, a Royal Society of Arts “Art for Architecture” Award, and an ‘Artists At Work’ Award from Cywaith Cymru/Artworks Wales.

Artists Residencies include  Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Anglesey, (2007-10), Magnesium Elektron/The Lowry, Salford,(2001-3), Grizedale Arts (1999), and a major commission for the Irwell Sculpture Trail (2001), along with international residencies in Spain, Australia and Portugal.

She has an important parallel practice working on major public art projects in collaboration with other professionals, 3 of which have won national awards. She is half of  the “Dogs In Space” public art partnership with artist Alan Birch.

Jill Randall is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher on the B.A. Fine Art Programme at the University of Salford, and lives and works in Rossendale, Lancs.