Sixty Drawings + 10, The Whitaker, Rawtenstall. June 17th-August 11th.

PublishedAugust 1st, 2022




60 artists, from a variety of different disciplines who exhibited in an exhibition in 2012 in Manchester, were invited once more to submit a drawing alongside 10 new artists invited to exhibit alongside the original 60 at The Whitaker.

60 Drawings + 10 explores, defines and celebrates the locality and discipline of drawing in its diverse forms.

My drawing presented in the exhibition, ‘Found Drawing, Parys Mountain Underground. Bridge,16 fathoms. First attempt ‘, has been selected from a body of 10 large ‘found drawings’. These huge, brightly-coloured drawings have been created by the passage of time in pitch blackness in the abandoned underground mine workings at Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Anglesey, by the repeated action of mineral drippings through the mine. Strategically placed , left for 6 weeks, and then retrieved (with difficulty), they have been carried up and down rickety ladders in pitch blackness, retracing the steps and actions of the early miners. The drawing both describes, and is created by, its unique environment.

Sixty Drawings + Ten

‘Printorium’, Millyard Gallery, Uppermill May 14th-July 16th

PublishedAugust 1st, 2022

Jill is exhibiting a series of prints in this special print exhibition at The Millyard Gallery, Uppermill, Oldham.

All work is for sale including unframed works in the print rack. 01457 870410

Millyard Gallery & Saddleworth Picture Framing
97 High Street.

‘Drawn In’, Turnpike Gallery, 2nd April-11th June

PublishedAugust 1st, 2022

I was invited to exhibit at the Turnpike Gallery in the solo show ‘Terra Incognita’ in 1996. This opportunity, along with a beautiful catalogue really helped my career, and its been great to renew my acquaintance with the gallery and its new creative director, Martyn Lucas.

‘Presenting a rich mix of drawings and works on paper, ‘Drawn In’ celebrates half a century of the visual arts within Leigh’s inspiring Turnpike Centre and points towards many years to come of art and culture being made, shared and celebrated with our communities.


50 works are included in the show by artists who have been here before. We are grateful to the many individuals who responded so positively to the invitation of being part of this exhibition, and to Flowers Gallery; Kirklees Collection: Huddersfield Art Gallery; Collect Art; Parafin Gallery; The Lowry Collection, Salford and Wigan Council for their generosity in lending artworks.’

The exhibition runs until 11th June and is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Turnpike Gallery Civic Square Leigh

01942 404469

Manchester Contemporary-with PAPER Gallery

PublishedAugust 1st, 2022

Jill was invited by PAPER Gallery, Manchester, to exhibit her sculpture on the PAPER stand at the Manchester Contemporary, Nov 19th-21st.

Prospect Open Studio Nov 13th &14th 2021

PublishedFebruary 7th, 2022

‘Sheds of The Valley’ Exhibition at The Bug. 23 July-20 August 2021.

PublishedFebruary 7th, 2022

A new solo exhibition commissioned by Analogue Farm, featuring 30 ‘shed’ sculptures, including 6 brand new ‘LockDown’ sheds, The Bug, Tong Lane (opposite Acre street),Whitworth, Rossendale.

Opening preview night 7-9pm Friday 23rd July 2021 Show open 23rd July – 20th August 2021.

Open days – Wed 4pm-6pm | Sat 10am-midday Viewings can be made by appointment – call or text – 07774021906

Last chance to see Jill’s work in ‘No Particular Place To Go’, Castlefield Gallery.

PublishedOctober 21st, 2019










I am delighted to be exhibiting in this exhibition, a major sculpture survey show at Castlefield Gallery.

I am exhibiting ‘End of the Line’, a sculpture from an exhibition I had at Castlefield in 1990 , alongside ‘In the upside down land’, a sculpture from last year.

No Particular Place to Go? Press Release.
35 years of sculpture at Castlefield Gallery

Venue: Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Exhibition Dates: Friday 6 September – Sunday 27 October 2019
Public Preview: 6–8pm, Thursday 5 September 2019 (press preview 5–6pm)

Artists: James Ackerley, Sir Anthony Caro, Nicola Ellis, Ana Genove?s, Lee Grandjean, Charles Hewlings, Hilary Jack, Stephanie James, Stephen Lewis, Jeff Lowe, Michael Lyons, Henry Moore, Jill Randall, Veronica Ryan, Laura White.

Established by artists in 1984, 2019 marks thirty-five years for Castlefield Gallery. The organisation actively supports artistic production and artist career development, providing artists with timely exposure whilst sharing their work with the public. Castlefield Gallery is often described as a home for artists.

Curated in collaboration with art historian Dr Clare O’Dowd and artist / curator John Plowman of Beacon Bureau, No Particular Place to Go? is informed by extensive research into Castlefield Gallery’s archives and exhibition history, exploring this history through the lens of sculpture

No Particular Place to Go? highlights the gallery’s rich history of engagement with British sculpture and the role it has had, and still has as a place for the ‘sculptural zeitgeist’. Pieces in the exhibition will date back to the gallery’s inaugural programme which included a solo presentation of work by Sir Anthony Caro (Castlefield Gallery’s ‘Artist Patron’ until he passed in 2013). Caro’s Table Pieces were a focus for the 1984 exhibition, the show running alongside a presentation of larger Table Pieces at The Whitworth, the museum and art gallery subsequently purchasing Table Piece XCVlll (1970) for their collection.

A few years later in 1987 Castlefield Gallery mounted a Henry Moore solo, the first exhibition of his work at a publicly-funded gallery following his death in 1986. The exhibition featured Moore’s smaller works, including five bronze maquettes. No Particular Place to Go? in particular foregrounds sculpture’s relationship to the studio / gallery / archive, as a way to reflect upon the ‘homelessness’ of the medium, the term ‘homelessness’ in relation to sculpture first used by Rainer Maria Rilke in his famous account of Rodin, initially given as a lecture and later published in 1910. Rilke described the sculptures he saw as he walked through Rodin’s studio as isolated, self-contained things, cut off from the world: ‘His works could not wait; they had to be made. He long foresaw their homelessness.’

The artists invited to take part in No Particular Place to Go? have all exhibited at Castlefield Gallery during the last thirty-five years, with the curators inviting them to return to a place that once acted as a temporary ‘home’ for their work. To this end No Particular Place to Go? welcomes Table Piece XCVlll back to Castlefield Gallery, on loan from The Whitworth. Much smaller and more intimate than Caro’s welded floor sculptures, his Table Pieces are indicative of the intimacy of the studio, as the ‘place’ where the Table Pieces were made. The exhibition takes Caro’s Table Pieces as a starting point, focusing on smaller objects, those made in the artists’ studio as an exploration of an idea, material, form, process, or simply a sculpture that could be at home on a table.

Sculptor Michael Lyons (1943-2019) wrote the catalogue essay for the Caro Table Sculptures exhibition at Castlefield Gallery, and his account of Caro’s working methods forms an important part of the thinking behind No Particular Place to Go? Lyons also exhibited at Castlefield Gallery in 1984, his work informing many future generations of sculptors, Lyons teaching at what was then Manchester Polytechnic’s Department of Fine Art from 1974 until he retired as Head of Sculpture in 1993. His much loved and monumental sculpture Phalanx (1977) has been a central feature in the grounds of The Whitworth since being purchased by the gallery in 1980 and remains on display in Whitworth Park today.

The intimacy of Caro’s Table Pieces is echoed in Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure-Bowl (1960), also on loan for the exhibition from The Whitworth, a small bronze that not only reflects on Moore’s working methods but is indicative of the five bronze maquettes by Moore shown at Castlefield Gallery in 1987.

Outside of the Caro and Moore loans, each artist participating in No Particular Place to Go? will exhibit a sculpture from the time of their original exhibition together with a more recent work, the show reflecting on the creative processes of the participating artists from when they first exhibited with Castlefield Gallery, to the present day.

For No Particular Place to Go? sculptor Charles Hewlings has been commissioned to work with Manchester-based sculptor James Ackerley. Together they will develop and exhibit a site-specific sculptural structure, one designed to house and display the other exhibiting artists’ works. Hewlings and Ackerley’s commission will extend across and throughout the gallery spaces, integrating with and challenging Castlefield Gallery’s distinctive interior architecture, giving the exhibiting sculptures a ‘particular place to go’.

The archival material that the curators have worked with includes press releases, installation photographs, exhibition guides and correspondence, none of which has been made publicly available before, and which the exhibition, public programme and a No Particular Place to Go? publication will contextualise and interpret. The exhibition celebrates the gallery at thirty-five years, marking the start of the organisation’s journey and programming towards Castlefield Gallery at forty years in 2024.

Last chance to see Jill’s work in ‘Personal Structures’, Venice Biennale.

PublishedOctober 21st, 2019
The exhibition, ‘Personal Structures’, PAPER Pavilion, Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova 3659, Cannaregio, Venice, ends on Sunday Nov 24th.
I am exhibiting 11 sculptures, including 4 new works created especially for Venice.
Please lick on the link below for an interview on my work in the Venice Biennale by Sara Jaspan for the Fourdrinier art magazine:
Manchester-based artist David Hancock and I have co-curated the exhibition for the PAPER Pavilion and invited 4 guest artists to join us.
Hope you can come and see my work before the show ends.

Jill Randall to show at the Venice Biennale

PublishedMay 29th, 2019

Jill Randall has been invited to take part in the 58th Venice Biennale, May 11th-Nov 24th 2019, in the PAPER Pavilion, ‘Personal Structures’, Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova 3659, Cannaregio, Venice.

She will be exhibiting 11 sculptures, including 4 new works created especially for Venice.
Jill and Manchester-based artist David Hancock have co-curated the exhibition and invited 4 guest artists to join them.
The project has been generously supported by Arts Council England and The University of Salford School of Arts & Media.
Further information about the show can be found on the PAPER Gallery website:

Jill’s prints at the Hepworth Print Fair this weekend March 2-4th 10-5

PublishedFebruary 28th, 2018

Delighted to be invited by PAPER Gallery, Manchester to exhibit my prints at the Hepworth Print fair, Wakefield, March 2-4th, 10-5.