Hilary Jack is a Macclesfield based visual artist represented by Division of Labour. She has exhibited across the UK and internationally, and is the co-founder and director of Paradise Works, an artist-led studio in Salford.
Hilary works across media in research-based projects, site referential artworks, sculptural installations and interventions. Her work has an activist element, frequently commenting on the politics of place, socio-political issues and the impact of human activities on our planet. The discovery of a found object often triggers ideas for new work, exploring recurring themes of loss, abandonment, reparation and the human experience.
Jack’s works can be found in both public and private collections, and has recently been acquired by The Government Art Collection, Alnoba Sculpture Park USA as well as Manchester Art Gallery, where it is currently on long-term display in the main atrium.
She is also a champion of emerging artists. Through working with Castlefield Gallery, Rogue Artist Studios, and through her current role as Director of Paradise Works, Jack has been providing mentoring and support to many over the years.
Jack exhibited work in the first Barnaby Festival programme as part of a group show called Save Us, co-curated with Karen Gaskill and featuring work by Ian Davenport, David Shrigley, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson.