Last 2 weeks of “Golden Venture” Exhibition.

Jill’s major solo exhibition, “Golden Venture”, currently showing at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, closes on September 18th 2011.- Last chance to see this exciting and innovative exhibition which is the culmination of Randall’s 3 year Artist’s Residency at Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Anglesey.

….”Randall’s residency at Parys Mountain re-examines this important site and her response is revelatory.  Here is a site that allows us to see the planet as a living organism, one that has been plundered in order to reap its mineral harvest and her work forces us to muse on the unhelpful distinction between the organic and the inorganic; it is not only flora and fauna that live and breathe. It is also typical of her approach that though copper may have been the rich seam that helped give meaning and definition to this place she now finds beauty in the toxicity, residue and slurry, the earth that was left behind.  However the success of the project lies in the way she negotiates this terrain and is able, also, to present a paean to our industrial past, to the workers and labourers who toiled and helped build Amlwch and Swansea, and how this rich seam of copper forged communities of people tied to the earth and alive to its riches.”

(From the catalogue essay by Brendan Fletcher, Artist, Writer and Lecturer on the BA Visual Arts Course at University of Salford.)