‘Open House’ 184 Stamford Street Exhibition

PublishedJune 25th, 2017

Jill will be showing a selection of new sculpture as part of the ‘Open House’ Summer Exhibition at Kate’s house, 184, Stamford Street, Manchester M16 9LU. All work is for sale.

There will also be work by Fiona Moate, Kate Davies, Maggie Hargreaves and Sarah Feinmann, all on a ‘Gardens’ theme.

The exhibition will be open at the following times:

‘Bauenwagen’, Bocholt Series.



Private View Fri June 30th 6.30-9pm

Sat July 1st 10-6

Sun July 2nd 11-4

‘Here and Now’ Exhibition, Millyard Gallery

PublishedJune 25th, 2017


Jill’s work is currently showing in the Millyard Gallery Summer Show, “Here and Now’ , from Sat 24th June till Sunday 23rd July.Work includes a selection of the ‘Sheds’ series, plus new ceramic work, and a body of recent prints.

There is also work by artists Alan Birch and  Mark Whyatt on display.

Gallery is open 10-5 daily, 97 High St, Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6BD . Tel 01457 870410

Jill’s work in Longitude Gallery, Clitheroe.

PublishedApril 13th, 2017

Jill is currently exhibiting new prints with the Alan Birch Prospect Studios Print Group at the Longitude Gallery,

Lee Carter House, Off Castlegate, Clitheroe BB7 1AZ. Until 30th March.

New sculpture. Untitled. Recycled steel, cellophane.

PublishedApril 13th, 2017


Feared and Farcical Futures

PublishedApril 11th, 2017

Jill is currently exhibiting work in ‘Feared and Farcical Futures’ , along with the Alan Birch Print Group at  Bury Art Museum& Sculpture Centre.

The exhibition runs until May 2nd 2017.


Prints for Sale at Millyard Gallery

PublishedApril 11th, 2017

A selection of Jill’s recent large framed and unframed prints from projects at Parys Mountain Copper Mine and Geever Tin Mine Cornwall can be seen at The Millyard Gallery, The Square,

97, High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, OL3 6BD. Tel 01457 870410.

These new prints have been selling very well, to collectors from Europe, and UK-wide.


Jill wins Santander Universities Travel Award

PublishedDecember 5th, 2016

hughes-enginehouse-2Jill has just heard that she has won a Santander Universities Travel Award to travel to Australia and Mexico next year to develop her research project investigating the Cornish mining diaspora. Jill intends to investigate both the aftermath geological landscapes, and the transplantation of Cornish culture in Bendigo and Moonta, ‘Little Cornwall”, Australia, and Pachuca and Real de Monte, Mexico.


The Boo, Waterfoot Christmas Christmas Art Market Nov 26th and 27th

PublishedDecember 5th, 2016

imagesJill will be participating in the Horse and Bamboo Theatre (The Boo) Christmas Art Market this weekend Nov 26th and 27th 12-4, along with Alan Birch, and a stall representing Prospect Studio Printmakers.

You can browse and purchase new prints by Jill at great prices, including her new Geevor series created for the ‘Aftermath’ exhibition at Geevor Tin Mine Museum in Cornwall  this year.

The Boo, 679 Bacup Rd, Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 7HB

Phone: 01706 220241

‘Aftermath’ exhibition to end Oct 23rd 2016

PublishedDecember 5th, 2016

Jill’s major new solo exhibition, ‘Aftermath’, at Geevor Tin Mine World Heritage Museum, finishes this Sunday, 23rd Oct. The exhibition, running since February 13th, has been visited by hundreds of people, and Jill has undertaken a number of activities to guage audience response and feedback on placing challenging contemporary art in an industrial heritage museum.

In July and October, Jill has worked at Geevor with fellow researcher and academic, Dr Gaynor Bagnall,  from the University of Salford, to undertake interviews and questionnaires with visitors, culminating in participatory art workshops with adult groups, exploring Jill’s ideas and themes and creating their own artworks in response. Jill and Gaynor are currently analysing the material collected with a view to writing up a journal article and undertaking further research.

Visitors were keen to engage with the artwork, and to acknowledge the role such work might have in offering an alternative and different perspective to visiting an industrial museum and industrial heritage more generally.

For example, qualitative comments included ‘was surprised how interesting it was’, ‘it is very unique, enlightening pieces’, ‘lovely to see different perspectives through art’, ‘not expected different,’ adds a different dimension to the subject, ‘it gives another angle to it’, and ‘art can give additional insight into industrial heritage by bringing a visual element’.szd-jpeg

Quote from visitor to ‘Aftermath’ exhibition.

..”Your work really spoke to me. I have family connections with Geevor and Levant (I am a descendent of Richard White the Captain of Levant) but the often twee and realist representations of Levant and Geevor didn’t really connect with me.
Your representations are really powerful and thought provoking.
I loved them.”


Prospect Open Studio 1st and 2nd Oct 2016

PublishedDecember 5th, 2016

Prospect Studio will again be opening its doors as part of the annual Rossendale ‘Reveal’ Open Studios Trail on Sat 1st and Sun 2nd Oct 2016, 11-4. You can view and purchase new work by Jill, including new prints produced for her current exhibition at Geevor Tin Mine World Heritage Museum.