Hilary Jack works across a wide range of media in research-based projects, site referential artworks, sculptural installations and interventions. Her work has an activist element which comments on the politics of place, socio- political issues and the impact of human activities on our planet.
Her practice has focused on these issues since graduating from Manchester School of Art with an M A Fine Art in 2003. On graduating Hilary was selected for TIPP a collaborative Post Post- Graduate Residential Diploma with Goldsmith College London and The Academy of Fine Art Budapest, Hungary. Hilary has exhibited across the UK and Internationally and her work is in a number of private and public collections including recent acquisitions for The Government Art Collection and Manchester Art Gallery.
Selected solo and group exhibitions include; No Particular Place to Go; 35 years of Sculpture at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; No Borders, OPENAIR 2019 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; The Messenger, Borders Sculpture Park, Berwick on Tweed; Host, Spinningfields Art Commission 2016, Spinningfields Manchester; Creating The Countryside at Compton Verney, Warwickshire; The Late Great Planet Earth (solo), Bury Sculpture Centre, Greater Manchester; Migrants Objects, Pocca Gallery, Bilbao, Spain: Finding Treblinka, The Museum of Struggle, Warsaw, Poland, 2014, touring to The Weiner Library, Russell Square, London 2015; And Scent of Pine (solo) at Castlefield Gallery Manchester touring to Carter Presents, London; Conflux06, New York Extreme Crafts, Lithuania (2009); Meeting Point, Axel Lapp Projects Berlin. Selected Commissions: Gathering, Trust New Art, Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire; Empty Nest at Flights of Fancy, The Tatton park Biennial of Contemporary Art, Tatton park, Cheshire curated by Dainelle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan (2012) recommissioned for the Annual Programme curated by Antonia Harrison, at Compton Verney, Warwickshire (2013); Packwood Follies, National Trust Packwood House, Warwickshire (2014); InsideOutHouse, The Lost Gardens, curated by Natasha Howes, at Manchester Art Gallery (2014); Emergency Meadow, The Irwell Sculpture Trail, Kirklees Valley, Lancashire (2015). In 2016 Hilary was awarded The Spinningfields Art Commission by Allied London. Between 2003-2008 Hilary was co director of Apartment. An artist led exhibition, project and residency space one the sixth floor of a 60’s tower block in central Manchester. Along with co founder Paul Harfleet they showed the work of over 250 UK and International artists and curated ArtTransPennine 08, Beneath at Surface Gallery, Nottingham and Visitors Assistant at Cornerhouse in conjunction with the British Art Show. Hilary is now co director of Paradise Works a new studio group and gallery where here studio is based on the Salford Manchester border.