Approved: 16.08.2006

Jane Oldfield


Approved: 16.08.2006

Jane, born in Yorkshire, went to Hornsey College of Art - exhibiting at Greenham Common Control Tower April 16th to June 26

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        Artist Statement

        Jane, born in Yorkshire, went to Hornsey College of Art - exhibiting at Greenham Common Control Tower April 16th to June 26

        I always wanted people to appreciate the wonder of flying. We have always wanted to fly and we have only been able to do so for not much more than a hundred years.

        Climate change I knew must limit cheap flights for all eventually - Covid-19 seemed to be achieving this. But for how long?

        I am a painter who has worked with the theme of flying for over 10 years. Recently I have been making mobiles of laser-cut flying people. Silhouettes are what we see of things flying high, and these can suggest a flying person. My experience of gliding makes me think we do not need angels’ wings to fly. 

        Also, for many years I have been making collages of the photographs I have taken from the windows of passenger jets, gliders and helicopters. Seeing how few airline passengers look out of the windows suggested my JaneAir plane which I still ‘fly’ occasionally.

        Another major influence on my work has been my uncle - a photo-reconnaissance Spitfire pilot in WW2. He left me his flying logbook and his medals. I have used photographs he took in series of works using overlapping clear acrylic sheets.

        I have been invited to hold a solo exhibition from April to June at Greenham Common in the Control Tower (now a community centre). 


        CV & Education

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

        Solo Exhibitions

        2022 ‘To the Heavens’ Greenham Common Control Tower

        2021 ‘A Flight to Freedom’ Three Hares Gallery, Cowper & Newton Museum, Olney

        2019 ' It's an Upside Down World', The White Box, Blackheath, London

        2017 'Why walk when you could Fly?', Brixton, London

        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

        2021 Combat Stress Postcard Secret Auction, Bonhams, Bond St

        2021 'I dreamt I woke up' RAG Central Space AVACA, Hammersmith

        2020 ‘RAG (Riverside Artists Group) Postcards’, Instagram

        2019 Southwark Park Open, Southwark

        2019 Wimmin II, Hackney

        2018 'Ideal Homeless Exhibition' Bad Behaviour, Southwark

        2018 'RAG 2', Central Space AVACA, Hammersmith

        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