Designed by our Eleanor and printed by Dizzy Ink, produced for Shy Bairns Believe It Or Not, part of REMOTE WORK at The Grundy gallery in Blackpool.
Though Jack [Redacted]’s practice centred on filmmaking in 2020, their primary focus as an artist was print. While this was deterred by Manchester School of Art’s home working policy during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jack still printed a large volume of work. Their printed ephemera from this time reflects their interest in local heritage, brought on by being unable to travel, alongside paranormal experiences and eerie representations of the uncanny. The works adapt found visuals from buried webpages, online archives and tabloid reports, creating a solid rendering of subject matters that slip through the fingers of internet sleuths. A number of prints were donated to Shy Bairns in 2024 and are available to purchase in The Grundy’s gift shop. The aforementioned screen prints made by Jack [Redacted] formed part of their university application portfolio in 2021. Jack left Blackpool a year after ‘The Event’ to continue their studies in Brighton, where they currently live and work. The portfolio includes further editions of prints, along with
research and found material.
REMOTE WORK brings together new work by Nicola Dale, Kieran Leach, David Penny, Shy Bairns and Ciarán Wood; five artists / artist groups whose proposals were selected from an Open Call commissioning opportunity. Advertised by the Grundy Art Gallery in April 2020 the opportunity was open to artists living and working in the North West.