Photo: Jane Fairhurst in Wigan, North West

Jane Fairhurst

Artist, Maker, Curator, Arts administrator, Researcher

I am a studio based artist working in a range of media using whichever medium allows me to best express what I want to say. I draw, paint, work in mixed media and with textiles and create installations.
There is a strong narrative element to my work and my subject matter includes environmental, political and social issues in contemporary society. My work is often darkly humorous.
Research is central to my practice and I gather both visual and written information to support my ideas. A piece of work may come together quite quickly but it is often the product of several years of thinking. Important too is the collecting of objects be they artifact or organic material that may be used as part of an installation or included in an individual artwork.

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Location Wigan, North West
Activities Practice-based research, Art historical research, Participatory projects, Curating, Project management, Photographic documentation, Studio practice, Collecting
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Illustration, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags research, recycle, textile, sew, anthropology, object, transform, narrate, curio, humour

News & Events

  • Skin Graft

    New work based on human relationships, both ancient and modern, with our native flora and fauna.

  • Cross Street Arts Open Studios Week

    23/10/2015 – 30/10/2015
    Cross street Arts Cross Street Standish Wigan WN6 0HQ

    Cross Street Arts warmly welcome you to visit our artists studios and exhibition by associate members in our gallery. Preview Friday 23rd October 7pm Open Sat & Sun 10-3pm Mon-Fri 1-6pm

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  • Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival in partnership with NORTH

    02/10/2015 – 31/10/2015
    Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

    I've two sculptural works and one mixed media piece in the current exhibition at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery.

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