Jack collects broken objects and discarded materials from a variety of sources including city streets, eBay or charity shops. She then transforms and rejuvenates them, sometimes returning them to their original locations.
For And Scent of Pine and the Woodthrush Singing…, Jack’s debut UK solo exhibition the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life are re arranged to comment on a countryside under threat or a domestic home damaged, while making ingenious use of unwanted detritus and reinvigorating the lost and abandoned into an elegiac narrative.
As well as discussing key works in the exhibition, Jack will also talk about her wider arts practice and future projects.
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Hilary Jack completed TIPP (Tihany Residential International Post Graduate Programme) at Goldsmiths College, London in conjunction with The Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Budapest and an MA in Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her work has been shown throughout the UK, USA and Europe. Exhibitions include; Carter Presents, London; The Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania; Conflux06, New York; Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin; Lombard Method and Grand Union, Birmingham; Fieldgate Gallery, London; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery; The Royal Standard, Liverpool; Transition Gallery, London; The Directors Lounge, Berlin; Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin; Art TransPennine; Manchester Art Gallery; The Lowry, Salford and Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, (Independents). She has received bursary placements at Overlap Symposium awarded by Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Budapest, The Wrong Place Conference, Situations, awarded by Claire Doherty, UWE, Bristol. She was nominated for Becks Futures 2002, and 2003. Her work is in a number of public and private collections.
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