Jane Fairhurst gained her MFA with distinction from Liverpool John Moores University in 2010.
Her practice encompasses a wide range of media including drawing, painting, mixed media and textiles where she employs traditional ‘craft’ skills.
Often using ethnographic artifacts as her starting point and making connections between past and present she uses the transformative power of art to question all manner of issues in contemporary society be it environment, feminism, global politics or societal issues.
Research is central to her practice and she gathers both visual and written information to support her ideas. In this context she has for the past few years conducted research into amulets, talismans and goddess occurance globally.
She has worked collaboratively with artists, curators, museums and galleries to bring together diverse and vibrant exhibitions. She is a founder member of Cross Street Arts studio group based in Wigan, Greater Manchester.
She has exhibited in solo, group and collaborative exhibitions for over twenty years and has work in private collections around the world.
She was a selected artist for the Greater Manchester Art Prize in 2016.