Residency: Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley, West Yorkshire

October 2006 – May 2008

“Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley, where the collections research and resulting intervention have taken place, houses the natural science collections of the Bradford District. In choosing to research as an artist in the museum Jane Foale has opened up a new avenue of enquiry into, and interpretation of, the Museum's outstanding mineral collection.”

Rowena Hamilton, Assistant Museums Officer – Exhibitions
Bradford Museums, Galleries and Heritage

The Residency featured:

Winsor & Newton

The project was supported by Winsor & Newton who supplied materials and expertise. As the work explores analogies between the mineralisation process and pigment behaviour it requires a wide range of high quality, single pigment paints. Winsor & Newton were therefore a natural partner and their involvement helped to make this a particularly interesting and rewarding project.

Tom Groundes-Peace, UK Marketing Co-ordinator at Winsor & Newton, comments:

"At Winsor & Newton we find working with artists is one of the most inspiring parts of our business. We strive to keep up with the latest developments in the art world so when Jane Foale approached us with her project we jumped at the chance to find out more. Jane's exploration of the relationship between paint pigments and geology is both scientifically progressive and artistically inspiring. As an amateur geologist and artist, Jane has successfully brought together the mesmerizing beauty of the minerals found in the natural world with the wonderful and colourful possibilities of paint."

Jane is now a featured artist on Winsor & Newton’s website.