Jill Tate

Newcastle & Gateshead

Jill Tate’s paintings of simplified architectural scenes are based on scale models she has constructed and photographed. She is interested in our experience of home and its existence at different scales, such as the mind, the houses we inhabit and our shared planet.

Using natural, warm colours and evoking the softened geometry of raw earth buildings, her monochromatic paintings dig down to the underlying unity at the root of all things, contemplating the physical and psychological structures that surround and shape us.

Jill received a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Photographic Practice from Northumbria University (2005) and began painting in 2017. In 2021 she was awarded an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant for Degrees of Freedom, and a DYCP grant for Groundwork in 2022. She was longlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize (2022) and completed the Turps Correspondence Course in 2023.



2023 Turps Correspondence Course (online)

2005 BA Contemporary Photographic Practice: First Class Honours Northumbria University

Recent Exhibitions

2023 A New Sensation Galerie Marguo Paris [group]

2023 Solid Matter Gallagher & Turner Newcastle upon Tyne [trio]

2023 NAFT Kunstenfestival SteM – Zwijgershoek Sint Niklaas, Belgium [group]

2023 Not so much in the room Gallery North Newcastle upon Tyne [duo]

2023 March Mix Andelli Art Wells [group]

2023 Artist’s Artist OHSH Projects London [group]

2022 Wish List Andelli Art Wells [group]

2022 ING Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London [group]

2022 Gertrude Presents The Truman Brewery London [group]

2022 Wells Art Contemporary Wells Cathedral Wells [group]

2022 Elbow Room The Sunday Painter London [trio]

2022 Degrees of Freedom The NewBridge Project Newcastle upon Tyne [with Matt Denham]

2022 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Newcastle Contemporary Art Newcastle [group]

2022 Routes North Messums Yorkshire Harrogate [group]

2021 A Generous Space Hastings Contemporary Hastings [group]

2021 Fair Art Fair Curated 1 Unit 1 Gallery Workshop London [group]

2021 Middlesbrough Art Weekender The Auxiliary Middlesbrough [group]

2021 Figurative Art Now Mall Galleries online [group]

2021 Open Submission BALTIC Gateshead [group]

2020 Animal Party Victoria Works Sheffield [group]

2019 Black and White Christmas Pineapple Black Middlesbrough [group]

2019 The Autumn Exhibition The Biscuit Factory Newcastle upon Tyne [group]

2019 Members Show Bloc Projects Sheffield [group]

2018 A Study of Imaginary Chasms Gosforth Civic Theatre Newcastle upon Tyne [group]

Grants, Awards & Residencies

2022 Arts Council England: Developing Your Creative Practice Grant for Groundwork

2022 Contemporary British Painting Prize: longlisted

2021 Arts Council England: Project Grant for Degrees of Freedom

2021 Jackson’s Painting Prize: shortlisted

2006 Arts Council England: Artist Placement Programme

Skills & Experience

  • Documentation: photography
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