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Jane Samuels

Born in 1979, Jane Samuels has developed a love for the arts, politics, teaching, and animal and human rights campaigning.

Currently working as a professional artist from Hare Court Studio and an SpLD tutor in Manchester’s Universities, Samuels continues to develop work grounded in Psychogeography, which challenges the boundaries of legality, public vs. private space, and our relationship with the land. Samuels work is housed in several private collections, and she continues to exhibit across the UK.


Salford University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2004.

Salford University, Master of Fine Arts, 2009.


2016 Dewsbury Myths Map, Dewsbury.

2016 Halifax Derive with Creative Calderdale.

2016 Loitering With Intent: LRM Retrospective at the Peoples History Museum, Manchester.

2015 The Abandoned Buildings Project.  Blackbird, Todmorden.

2013 Go Away and Come Back. Moore’s Gallery, Perth, Australia.

2011 The Abandoned Shop Of Curiosities. Liberating Empty Terrain, Blackburn.

2010 Urban Fox Hunt.  Future Everything, Manchester.

2009 This year. Nexus Gallery, Manchester.

2009 This year.  Allerton Gallery, Manchester.

2008 The Abandoned Buildings Project.  TR;IP Psychogeographical Festival. Green Room, Manchester.

2008 The Abandoned Buildings Project. Earth Gallery, Manchester.

2008 Pigeon Streets: Urban Treasure Hunt.  Get Lost! Festival, Manchester.

2007 The Abandoned Buildings Project live: At the Baths. Victoria Baths, Manchester.

2007 The Loiterers Resistance Movement. The Basement Gallery, Manchester.

2006 City-Wide: Two artists. Porterhouse Gallery,  Manchester.

2004 United Art City2. The Font, Manchester.

2004 Main ARTery: Latest work from The Cell Art Collective.  The Gallery, Chester.

2003 United Art City. The Font, Manchester.

2003 Home Free. Uber Bar, Manchester.

2002 Y22: Fifty students. Holden Gallery, Manchester.

2001 What’s The Beef?  Zumbar, Manchester.

Curatorial Projects

2016 Loitering with intent, Peoples History Museum, Manchester.

Lead artist and selection panel.

2009 This year, Nexus Gallery, Manchester.

Collection of MA student’s work.

2008 Get lost! Festival. The Loiterers Resistance Movement, TR:IP festival fringe, Manchester.

 Five day festival of exhibitions, interventions and events.

2008 Pigeon Streets-Urban Treasure Hunt Get Lost! Festival, Manchester.

Twenty Five artists exhibiting across the streets of Manchester.

2004 United Art City2. The Font; Manchester.

Exhibition of artists from United Art City.

2003 United Art City. The font; Manchester.

Exhibition of artists from United Art City.

2003 Home Free. Uber Bar; Manchester.

Collection of Student’s work.

2002  Y22: fifty students. Holden Gallery; Manchester.

Collection of Student’s work.


2005 The Basement, 6 wks, Manchester.

2004 All Hallows School, 6wks, Salford.

Artzu Gallery, In-house Artist, 18mnths, Manchester.

Loft Art, In-house Artist, 12mnths, Leeds.


Wigan & Leigh College, P.G.C.E., 2005. Specialising in further education: Art.

Wigan & Leigh College

ABC Life drawing and A Level tutor.

Liverpool University, 2005.

Summer arts course for excluded or vulnerable youths.

HMP Strangeways  Taught ABC, GCSE and A Level within the prison art studio.

HMP Risley  Taught ABC and A Level in a small art team, to students within the prison art studio setting, and dedicated wing teaching for vulnerable prisoners. Head of Ceramics. Worked to forge links between incarcerated art students and outside galleries. Several students won the Koestler prize for Art.


Private collections in the UK, Australia, Dubai and America.