Photo: Jane Fairhurst in Wigan, North West

Jane Fairhurst

Curator, Gallerist

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

  • Cross Street Arts Open Studios and Art Exhibition

    04/10/2014 – 31/10/2014
    Cross Street Studios and Gallery The Standish Centre Cross Street Standish Wigan WN6 0HQ

    Cross Street Arts will be holding their annual open studios events from Sat 4th 12-4pm to Friday 8th October. Associate members exhibition in the gallery from 4th-31st 12-4 thurs, Fri, Sat.

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  • Bankley Open Call 2014

    I will be showing my mixed media work 'Gathering' at Bankley studios and Gallery from 10th - 26th October.

  • Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival

    I've had 2 paintings selected for the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival which runs from 3rd October to 1st November.

  • Ecotopia - (ongoing project from Autumn 2013)

    Quercus robur, is the native oak of the British Isles and host to more flora and fauna than any other tree. Part of my project is to produce images of these lifeforms in a wide variety of media.