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November 2015

As part of the exhibition Thought Positions in Sculpture, narratives are being generated by the artists in the show.

This week's thought position comes from Jill Townsley - take a look here - https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/st/thoughtpositionsinsculpture/jilltownsley/


For further details of the exhibition and research project, see  https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/st/thoughtpositionsinsculpture/


October 2015

Exhibition: 'Thought Positions in Sculpture' Huddersfield Art Gallery. Curated by Dr Rowan Bailey

Friday 16 October 2015 – Saturday 09 January 2016

Link To Website: https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/st/thoughtpositionsinsculpture/


September 2015

Exhibition CARBON meets SILICON at Oriel Sycharth,Glyndwr University. Catalog link here: http://glyndwrpix.co.uk/carbonaugust2/#p=34


ITA15 Art Expo and Workshop - Link: ita15artexpoandworkshop



March 2013

Jill Townsley wins the Juried Press Award at the 7th International Arte Laguna Prize at the Venice Arsenale

Link: http://www.artelagunaprize.com/component/content/article?id=986:jill-townsley.html


January 2013

Solo Exhibition: 'Sisyphus' opens at Huddersfield Art gallery on Saturday 26th January. The show continues until

April 13th


December 2012

TOIL - Critics choice for one of the top ten exhibitions in Washington DC during 2012 -



September 2012

My new solo exhibition TOIL opens on the 8th September at Project 4 Gallery in Washington DC, it continues until October 13th

Gallery Link: http://www.project4gallery.com/


September 9th 2012

Jill will give a public talk about her new exhibition TOIL at Project 4 Gallery from 2pm - free



Some fantastic reviews for TOIL exhibition especially one here from the art critic at the Washington Post - 'Art that only looks robotic' By Michael O'Sullivan Friday, September 21, 2012

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/misc-events/jill-townsley,1238967/critic-review.html


Here is the review for TOIL in the Washington City Paper:



April 2012

'Spoons' will be exhibited at ATHICA - Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, in Athens Georgia USA between April the 22nd and June 24th 2012.

Link: http://www.athica.org/exhibit.php?ID=138



September 2011

I have a commissioned essay in the book 100 things not worth repeating: on repetition Edited by Marianne Holm Hansen, Designed by Marit Muenzberg Published by LemonMelon, 2011. LInks: http://www.lemonmelon.org/index.php?/publications/100-things-not-worth-repeating-on-repetition/


£ 10 | Softback | 242 pp | 16.5 x 21.5 cm

ISBN 978-1-908260-01-7 | Edition of 350


September 2011

Jill will be giving a public 'artists talk' on September 3rd 2pm at the Towner Gallery where her work Till Rolls has been commissioned for the exhibition Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive. This event is free. Link to event


July 2011

Till Rolls (as above) is my newly commissioned work for the Towner Gallery Eastbourne. It consists of 10,000 till rolls each with the middles extruded to a hight of upto 3 meters. The work is 5.7 meters square, and has been made for the exhibition COMPULSIVE, OBSESSIVE, REPETiTIVE. The exhibition will run until the 18th September 2011 and entrance is free. This is a group show of large scale sculpture by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Brendan Jamison, Susie MacMurray, Claire Morgan, Jill Townsley and Henry Seaton (Rex Henry & Graham Seaton).


April 2011

The exhibition ‘Textures of Time’ opens on the  7th April at the Frederick Parker Gallery, Commercial Road London. Taking the notion of temporality as its point of departure, this exhibition will feature works by Jeremy Evans, Jill Townsley, Ian Giles, Emily Speed, Ben Woodeson, Joby Williamson, Jörg Köppl and Yonatan Vinitsky, as well as live events and films.


January 2011

I have just completed a commission for the offices of Clifford Chance in Washington DC. The sculpture is inserted into the body of the main desk in the new offices, that  have been extensively redesigned and refurbished by the architects firm Gensler.



October 2010

Jill will be delivering a paper entitled The Process of Repetition: Transgressing the Boundries of Fine Art, Craft and Design at the 2nd International Forum of Design as a Process from the 28th to the 30th of October at the University of Averio, Portugal.



Jill will be reading a paper entitled The Process of Repetition - Digital Representations of Repetative Labour Through Time at the SoftBorders New Media Art Conference and Festival in Sao Paulo Brazil between the 18th and the 21st October



I will be exhibitiong work in the forthcoming exhibition The Plaza Principle  in Leeds City Centre. Curated by Chris Bloor and Derek Horton

The Plaza Principle website is now online at:



September 2010

A review of my exhibition Moments of Repetition writen by Robert Luzar is published in the Summer Edition of the Journal: ARTFRACTURES QUARTERLY



July 2010

Spoons has just been Published in the Over and Over chapter in Sowanyway Magazine. ISSN 2043-6408 Edited by Derek Horton and Lisa Stansbie.



March 2010

Moments of Repetition - solo exhibition

Saturday 20th March - Saturday 3rd April 2010

The Nunnery Gallery, London

Private View Friday 19th March 6 - 9pm


Satie 840 hass been included in the exhibition Making and Unmaking, Repair and Repetition: Curated by Helen Carnac you can see it at Axis Arts on: http://www.axisweb.org/atSelection.aspx?AID=2418




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