Approved: 16.08.2006

Jane Oldfield


Approved: 16.08.2006

Jane Oldfield is developing work concerning flying. 

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  • Location: Twickenham, London
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Art historical research, Residencies, Private commissions, Curating
  • Categories: Digital, Drawing, Painting, Performance, Photography
  • Tags: Flying, Painting, Photocollage, xvi collective, Bad Behaviour, ALAS residency, Birds, Insects, Planes, Flight






      Jane Oldfield is developing work concerning flying. 

      "The main series I am working on now suggests the future evolution of people towards flying people - spiritually as well as physically. I prefer to imagine people changing toward the shapes of gliders rather than developing birds’ (or angels’) wings. Matisse showed me a way to play with cutouts and Aldeburgh beach provided the wind to fly them from the Lookout.

      Flight requires more movement than mobiles so I have returned to painting for my latest work".

      Flying provides a focus which connects the variety of her visual work - mainly painting on a variety of surfaces, but also 3D pieces and performance. Learning gliding at the Booker Gliding Club has a very important part in this.

      CV & Education

      Ph D,  M Sc – UMIST,   Diploma, Hornsey College of Art

      Solo Exhibitions

      2006  ‘Cars & Colour’, Barga, Tuscany, Italy

      2006  ‘Cars & Colour’, Waterloo Gallery, London

      2005  (solo stand) Kunst-Event, Antwerp

      2003  (solo stands)1st & 2nd Manchester Art Fairs, Urbis, Manchester

      2002  (solo stand) Fresh Art 2002, Business Design Centre, London


      Selected Group Exhibitions

      2016  ‘Bad Behaviour Open’, Brixton East, Brixton

      2016Thoughts in Art’ Teatro La Grada, Madrid

      2016  ‘Open Aviary’, Island Projects, Sheerness

      2016  'Europa', Transition Gallery, Unit 25a Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Rd, London E8 4QN

      2016  RAG exhibition, Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT


      2015  ‘Other’ xvi collective, Maverick Art Fair, Oxo Building

      2015  ‘From the Pages of a Book (Open)’ Riverside Gallery, LB of Richmond

      2015  ‘El Camino’ Hortensia Gallery, Fulham

      2015  Turner’s House Exhibition, Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham

      2015  ‘Sanctum Sanctorum’, Gallery Sensei, New York, USA

      2015  ‘West’ RAG, Griffin Gallery, curated by Duncan Smith ACAVA

      2015  ‘Collaborations’ Bad Behaviour, The Flying Dutchman, Camberwell


      2014  ‘Abstract Open’, Stables Gallery, Orleans House, LB of Richmond

      2014  ‘Food,Glorious Food; Bad Behaviour’, The Cambria, Brixton

      2014 ‘MetroEscapes’ Museo Ramon, Lalin, Spain

      2014  ixv exhibition, South Lookout, Caroline Wiseman Gallery, Aldeburgh

      2014 ‘Flight’ Conspire 47/49, Bermondsey


      2013  ‘BOGOF’ WW Gallery, Hatton Garden

      2013  Art at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, Fenchurch Ave, City of London

      2013  ‘Secret Histories’, xvi collective stand, Sluice Art Fair, Bermondsey

      2013  ‘chArt; Bad Behaviour’, West Brixton Gallery

      2013 - 'The Magic Shop' xvi collective[, Meantime Space,  Stoke Newington


      2012 LDN/BCN Untitled Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

      2012 La Petite Muerte, Drawers Gallery, Dalston, London

      2012 ALAS 1st Residency Exhibition, Matt Roberts Gallery Vyner St, London

      2012  Fusion (RAG), Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London

      2012 Art Below, Regent's Park tube station & Gallery, off Tottenham Court Rd


      2011  40 x40 (RAG), Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

      2011  Then & Now (RAG) , Museum Municipale, Ourense, Spain


      2010  RAG show SIAM Gallery, Songzhang, Beijing, China

      2010  ‘London Calling’ Museo Ramon Ma Aller, Lalin, Spain


      2009  ‘Drawings’(RAG) Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London

      2008  ‘Recent Works (RAG)’ Knapp Gallery, Regent’s Park, London

      2002 - RAG Group Show, Museo Municipal, Ourense, Spain

      2001 - The City, Whitechapel Contemporary, East London

      1997 - Cadaques Mini Print International, Spain, France, England

      1996 - RAG Group Show, Museo Municipal, Ourense, Spain


      Open Submissions

      2016  Selected for ‘Bad Behaviour Open’, Brixton

      2016  Selected for ‘Open Aviary’, Island Projects, Sheerness

      2016  Selected for ‘Europa’, Transition Gallery, Hackney

      2015  selected for ‘From the Pages of a Book’, LB Richmond

      2014  selected for ‘Abstract Open’ by Mark de Novellis, LB Richmond

      2007 selected for Phase 2 of the John Moores Art Prize



      2013 - Jane Air Bus, Animamus Art Salon, Apiary Studios,



      2015 ‘Sanctum Sanctorum’, Animus Art Salon, Gallery Sensei, USA

      2014 xvi residency, Lookout, Aldeburgh beach, Caroline Wiseman Gallery

      2013 Animus Art Salon, Apiary Studios, Hackney

      2012 1st ALAS (Artist-led Society) Residency, Matt Roberts Gallery, Vyner St



      2015  ‘West ’an exhibition by Riverside Artists Group at Winsor & Newton Griffin Gallery

      2013  xvi collective, ‘Secret Histories’ at Sluice Art Fair

      2012  'La Petite Muerte' by Kirsty Harris

      2012  'This is Not the Gallery', book of 1st ALAS Residency

      2011  'Antes e Agora' (Then and Now), Museo Municipal Ourense, Spain


      Collections & Commissions

      Christie Hospital, Manchester

      Museum Municipale, Ourense, Spain

      Private collections in London, Norfolk, Aldeburgh, Manchester, Spain, Pisa Italy, Washington DC USA