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Ms Jill Randall
Ms Jill Randall
postal addressRoom 6.06, New Adelphi Building, The Crescent, Salford, UK, M5 4WT.
email addressJ.Randall@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 2618
website addresshttp://www.jillrandall.co.uk
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Arts & Media
From September 2012 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
From July 2012 to August 2015.
Full Member of Research Centre: Contemporary Fine Art & Critical Theory
From January 2010 to June 2012.
Profile Summary

JILL RANDALL makes sculpture and installations and has exhibited her work extensively nationally and internationally. Much of the work is site-specific, and has included large-scale public art projects involving collaborations with architects and engineers. Jill Randall's teaching has always been characterised by the “real-world” professional experience of the artist, and enabling students to participate in her ongoing Live projects.
Randall's practice as an Artist has recently shifted from gallery exhibitions to Residencies in industry and  heritage sites as the starting-point and driver of the work, and recent projects have involved collaborations with scientists and industrial processes, for example, the Irwell Sculpture Trail Residency at the Magnesium Elektron factory, a Residency at Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum , and Parys Mountain Copper Mine in Anglesey.

Randall's sculpture practice investigates and reveals the histories and stories behind objects, and the continued relevance and significance of objects in the 21st Century. Work also explores and exposes 'secrecy', and the reinventing and reinvesting of lost and forgotten objects, places and eras in history.The work is conceptually driven, but exploits specific qualities and associations of materials, currently metals and found objects, and often involves the recycling of materials invested with history through their past use. In 2012, Randall undertook a Sabbatical from the University of Salford undertaking a Research Residency at Tate Britain ,studying the archive of the APG (Artists Placement Group.)

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, and a Royal Society of Arts “Art for Architecture” Award.
In 2007, Randall received a prestigious “Artists At Work “ Award from Cywaith Cymru/Artworks Wales, for an Artists Residency at Parys Mountain Copper Mine in Anglesey, an ongoing project collaborating with industry and manufacturing processes, and developing new public art commissions in the area. This culminated in the major solo exhibition, “Golden Venture”, at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, in 2011, which toured to the new “Copper Kingdom” Museum, Amlwch in 2012.Randall 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.Group gallery exhibitions have included the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, Cornerhouse, Manchester , Artists Space, New York, and “European Sculpture-Diversity and Difference in Practice”, Martini Arte Internazionale, Turin, Italy.
Solo shows include ”Light Matter”, the Lowry, Salford. - a commission from the Lowry for new work produced from an Artist’s Residency at Magnesium Elektron, Salford  “Secrets and Lives”, the Yard Gallery, Nottingham, and "Golden Venture", The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.Jill Randall has undertaken International residencies in Barcelona, Perth,Western Australia, and Olhao and Porto, Portugal. Major commissions have included a Grizedale Forest Sculpture Residency, a commission for the Irwell Sculpture Trail, and the A13 Artescape Public Art Project for The London Boruogh of Barking& Dagenham,, one of the largest public art projects in the world.

Randl has work in private collections in the USA, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Portugal and  Australia .

She is a member of Sculpture Network, the European organisation for sculpture and was elected a Member of THe Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2014.

website:www.jillrandall.co.uk
 


 



 

Key Qualifications
1983
1981

Distinction and Art History Prize for B.A. Dissertation.

Key Publications
Authored Books
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Exhibitions
Other Publications
Reports for External Bodies
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2013
Sep
2013
Mar

From the Paper Abstract..

..."Jill Randall would like to use 2 Case Studies at 2 different sites of student projects to investigate the use of the Live Brief within teaching, and how staff research projects can int... more >>.

2010
Sep

Presentation on nature of sculpture practice, with focus on the 8 sculptures selected by an international jury for the survey exhibition, "European Sculpture -Difference and Diversity".

2007
Oct

The inclusion of the Arts was seen as key to alternative approaches to the strategic development and interpretation of  the common copper-mining  heritage of Avoca and Anglesey.

2006
Jan

Invited to present ideas and background to working with the collections at Wollaton Hall, and producing the exhibition, "Secrets and Lives".

Consultancy Roles
2014
Aug
Honorary Posts (e.g. Visiting Appointments)
2011
Mar
2006
Feb

Guest Lecturer delivering Lecture and tutorials to Fine Art undergraduate students, coinciding with the exhibition of my work, "Ex Voto", in the MNAUP Gallery, University of Porto.

1994
Aug

Invited to be Guest Lecturer and Artist-In-Residence at Claremont School of Art.

1994
Mar
1992
Oct
1992
Feb
1991
Oct
1991
Apr
1991
Mar
Honours and Awards
2016
Nov

 

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2011
Jan

National Waterfront Museum £2000 (2011).
 

2006
Mar

Award to fund organisation, curation and touring and hanging the exhibition, "Twins", in Bocholt, Germany. 12 Artists working in Rossendale, Lancs were selected

2005
May
2000
Mar
Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2008
Jan

Artists industrial placement in last working stone quarry at Whitworth, Rochdale, Lancs. Collaboration with workforce and management in production and installation of artworks .Residency won in open competition through Horse an... more >>.

2007
Jul

Ongoing collaboration with Menter Mon (Anglesey Enterprise), developing designs for marketable new products and public art proposals based on imagery developed from the industrial heritage of Amlwch and Parys Mountain Copper Mi... more >>.

2007
Jun

Award won from Artworks Wales to fund Artist in Industry placement at Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Amlwch, Anglesey, North Wales. Residency resulted in collaborative working with workforce on site and research and development of... more >>.

2001
Jul

18 month Artist-In-Residence placement at Magnesium Elektron, a magnesium-processing factory, collaborating with the workforce, specialist metallurgists, and the experimental casting factory, resulting in a new body of artwork.... more >>.

Internal University Support Received
2016
Sep

Award from University Impact Fund to undertake impact capture activities with Dr Gaynor Bagnall At Geevor Tin Mine World Heriatge Museum, Cornwall.

2016
Sep

Award from University Impact Fund to undertake impact capture activities with Dr Gaynor Bagnall At Geevor Tin Mine World Heritage Museum, Cornwall.

2016
Mar

Award from RIF to develop Impact activities from exhibirion 'Aftermath' towards an REF Case Study. Collaborative project with Dr Gaynor Bagnall.

2013
Apr

Award to develop selected  REF Impact Case Study- "Copper Kingdom": Contemporary Visual Art as a catalyst for cmmunity revitalisation through the reinterpretation of industrial heritage".