I work across media in research-based projects, often working with found objects in site referential artworks, sculptural installations and public interventions.
My work has an activist element, highlighting the concept of built in obsolescence while commenting on the politics of place and the impact of human activities on our planet. My practice has focused on these issues since graduating with an MA Fine Art in 2003.
I have exhibited across the UK and Internationally. Most recent exhibitions / commissions include: No Borders, large scale neon work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; The Messenger, four site specific commissions at Mellerstain House; Creating the Countryside at Compton Verney, a major exhibition examining social and political aspects of the rural idyll past and present; Finding Treblinka The Museum of Martyrdom and Struggle, Warsaw, Poland, touring to The Weiner Library, Russell Square, London; and a solo exhibition The Late Great Planet Earth, The Sculpture Centre, Bury, Greater Manchester.
In 2016 I was awarded The Spinningfields Art Commission, by Allied London, curated by Castlefield Gallery. The site specific intervention comprised of nine wild plants cast in bronze, installed into the fabric of privately owned buildings in Spinningfields, Manchester.
My work is in a number of private and public collections.
In April 2017 I founded Paradise Works along with co director Lucy Harvey. Along with Kieran Leach and Kwong Lee I co curated the inaugural exhibition, The Politics of Paradise, in our new gallery for the launch of Paradise Works.
Between 2003-2009 Hilary Jack was co director of Apartment, an artist led project and exhibition space in a one bedroom flat on the sixth floor of Lamport Court a council tower block in central Manchester.