Jill McKnight

01 June 2021 - 28 July 2021

About the residency

Jill McKnight’s residency is one of four ‘Solo Residencies’ taking place in our 2021-22 season. Jill will undertake the residency and exhibition preparation over the course of two months. The concluding exhibition, Everything Is Still Floating, will launch during July’s Artwalk on Wednesday 28 July 2021.


“I am super excited to have been selected for a residency as part of The Art House’s amazing programme. I’m most excited about having the freedom to experiment and make new work,

including sculpture, writing, print and installation, in the different spaces of the gallery, studio and print studio, where I’ll be working over the residency period.

I am also really excited to connect with the fantastic community at The Art House and around Wakefield. I can’t wait to see how my work develops as a result of this opportunity. I am greatly looking forward to presenting the work in an exhibition at The Art House due to open in late July 2021.”

– Jill McKnight

About the artist

Jill McKnight (b.1990) is an artist based in Leeds and from Sunderland working across sculpture, writing, installation and drawing. Central to their practice is exploring their working-class, feminist and artistic lineages to tell stories that would otherwise be lost or overlooked. Sculpture-making in an increasingly digitised world is considered alongside other forms of production; from traditional manufacturing industries to domestic routines.

McKnight was selected for the Yorkshire Sculpture International Sculpture Network in 2021, awarded a Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award in 2020 and an Associate Artist for Yorkshire Sculpture International in 2019. Recent exhibitions include All His Ghosts Must Do My Bidding at Wysing Arts Centre, Associated Matter at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2019); KNOCK KNOCK at South London Gallery, Known Unknowns at The Saatchi Gallery and Life in a Northern Town at The NewBridge Project (2018).

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Image: After Emma Dipper, Welded Caro steel, polyurethane foam, chicken wire, acrylic paint. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo: Jonty Wilde.