‘IN SERIES’ is my current solo exhibition at The Glass Cube Gallery, The World of Glass, St Helens.

“Since Jane Fairhurst began work in her studio at Cross Street Arts twenty years ago she has produced work addressing a range of subject matter as work ‘in series’. She sees her art as a platform to talk about issues that range from critiquing capitalism, environmental concerns and why women have been left out of our human story.

Jane works across a range of media using the one most applicable to her narrative, including painting, drawing, textiles, mixed media and installation.

In Series exhibition shows the range of media and depth of research covered by Jane during the two decades since she was instrumental in establishing the first studio group in Wigan, Cross Street Arts.”

Photograph- Matylda Augustynek

‘Isolation’ is the title for a new series of oil paintings I have been making initially in response to leaving the European Union but now more relevant to the current global pandemic.

Even the gulls have abandoned us … 2020

oil on limewood panel

30 x 25 x 2.5 cm

All that remains 2020

oil on lime wood panel

30 x 25 x 2.5 cm

The last house 2020

oil on lime wood panel

30 x 25 x 2.5 cm

No way in, no way out 2020

oil on lime wood panel

30 x 25 x 2.5cm

Once, a mighty citadel 2020

oil on lime wood panel

20 x 25 x 2.5 cm

Sentinel 2020

oil on lime wood panel

20 x 15 x 2.5 cm

Moving on from my Protective Amulet Series of paintings I have been exploring the possibilities of paint and making abstract paintings that are developing through the dialogue of one painting with another.

Landmass 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on lime wood panel

20 x 30 x 3 cm

Peninsula 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on canvas

100 x 100 x 4cm

Landmass and Peninsula

Vessel 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on canvas

70 x 90 x 4cm

Shard 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on lime wood board

20 x 30 x 3cm

Vessel and Vessel, losing its identity

Pod 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on canvas

90 x 90 x 4cm

Burial Chamber 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on lime wood board

20 x 30 x 3cm

Pod and Burial Chamber

Omphalos 1 2019/20

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30 x 3cm

Omphalos 2 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on canvas

90 x 90 x 4 cm

I’m currently showing paintings and mixed media work at The Fire Within, Wigan, HOME, Manchester, Pilkington Gallery, The World of Glass St. Helens and STEAM, Wigan.

Freefall Series

acrylic on canvas

90 x 90 x 3.5cm

Part of Love is a Rebellious Bird, The Fire Within, Wigan Town Centre Galleries

Women’s work is never done ….

Mixed Media

Now showing at HOME Manchester

Protective Amulet 3

oil on lime wood panel

20 x 30 x 3.5cm

From The Heart, Pilkington Gallery, The World of Glass St. Helens

Mother Love

acrylic on canvas

50 x 70 x 3.5cm

Part of Making It at S.T.E.A.M. Wigan

A selection of images of my work in The Fire Within exhibition Love is a Rebellious Bird currently showing in the Atrium, The Galleries, Wigan Town Centre until 2020.

Jane with grandsons Leon and Franky

All photos by Matylda Augustynek

REBEL

“Wigan’s own pioneering artist and activist Jane Fairhurst freefalls into the space with her exquisite Hokusai inspired series of paintings showcasing her pertinent environmental message.

Love is a Rebellious Bird hears the urgency of the Extinction Rebellion message. A sandtimer recalls the movement’s sign at the centre of a circle of birds from Wigan Museum’s collection of taxidermy.” Excerpt from Al & Al’s text for The Fire Within Rebel Gallery

Freefall Series

Freefall Series, taxidermy birds and sandtimer from Wigan Museum

Madonna Collection

Goddess Drawings

Alder, Kate 40 weeks, Jane and grandson Franky

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