Jill Tate (b. 1983) is an artist and architectural photographer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Jill studied on the Art & Design Foundation course at South Tyneside College before gaining a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Photographic Practice from Northumbria University in 2005. After establishing herself as a professional architectural photographer, she shifted from making mostly photographic artwork to focus on painting. Working primarily in oils, Jill makes representational paintings of simplified domestic spaces, in order to physicalise abstract concepts that relate to perception and the meaning of home. Jill's paintings are held in private collections and have been exhibited throughout the UK. She is currently working on Degrees of Freedom: a collaborative painting and video installation project with artist Matthew Pickering, supported by Arts Council England. To find out more about Jill's work as an architectural photographer, please visit


2005 BA Contemporary Photographic Practice, Northumbria University: First Class Honours

2002 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, South Tyneside College

Selected Exhibitions

2022 Routes North, Messums Yorkshire, Harrogate, 15-01-22 - 19/02/22

2021 A Generous Space, Hastings Contemporary, 25/11/21 - 22/04/22

2021 Fair Art Fair Curated I, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London

2021 North East Open Call: Middlesbrough Art Weekender, The Auxiliary

2021 Figurative Art Now, Mall Galleries (online)

2021 Open Submission, BALTIC Gateshead

2020 Animal Party, Victoria Works, Sheffield 

2019 Black and White Christmas, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough

2019 The Autumn Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne

2019 Members Show, Bloc Projects, Sheffield

2018 A Study of Imaginary Chasms, Gosforth Civic Theatre

2017 Exchanging Views, Ouseburn Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne

2016 10 x 8, Stills, Edinburgh

2016 Northern Print @ St Dominic’s Church, Newcastle upon Tyne

2016 Engaging with Print, Gallery 45, Felton

2012 Play Time, Ouse Street Arts Club, Newcastle upon Tyne 

2011 Still Light, Foundry Lane Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne

2010 My City, City Space, University of Sunderland

2009 Urban Landscapes, The Artworks Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2007 Outside In, Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne 

2006 Navigating the Space this side of paradise, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne

2006 New Works, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne 

2005 Helios 3, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne

2005 A Thousand Words, Northumbria University Degree Show

Awards & Residencies

2021-22 Arts Council England Project Grant for Degrees of Freedom

2021 Jackson's Painting Prize, shortlisted

2020 Jackson's Painting Prize, longlisted

2006 Arts Council Artist Placement Programme