Jill Tate (b. 1983) is a visual artist living and working in Newcastle upon Tyne. Tate 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, Tate shifted from making mostly photographic artwork to focus instead on painting. Working primarily in oils, she makes representational paintings of simplified domestic spaces, in order to physicalise abstract concepts that relate to perception and the meaning of home. Tate’s paintings are held in private collections and have been exhibited throughout the UK. To find out more about her 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


2020 Open Submission, BALTIC Gateshead, December 2020 - March 2021 (TBC)

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 Dotty, Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne

2018 A Study of Imaginary Chasms, Gosforth Civic Theatre

2017 Exchanging Views, Ouseburn Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne

2017 Footprints, Northern Print, 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

2015 20:20 Print Exchange, Hot Bed Press, Salford

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

2010 Inspire, Arthur Robinson House, Billingham

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

2019 Jackson's Painting Prize, longlisted

2006 Arts Council Artist Placement Programme