Not so Nautical a Divide, digital print on PVC banners, 1m x 56m, Morecambe promenade, October 2017


Jenny Steele is a Scottish artist currently based in Manchester, UK. Her work references 20th Century architecture, most recently coastal mid war architecture and design. She is interested in the permanence of architecture, and in particular how mid war design embodied utopic hope for the future. She seeks to revive its positive restorative qualities through her practice that encompasses printmaking, sculpture, drawing, textiles and site-specific artwork.

Recent solo exhibitions include; Why be exotic in private?, The Foundry Gallery, London (2018), This Building for Hope, The Midland Morecambe (2017), Too Much is Never Enough, The Breakwater, Miami, USA, This House for Building residency and exhibition at The Tetley, Leeds (2017) and An Architecture of Joy, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (2016). Recent commissions and residencies include The Fountainhead Residency (2017), AA2A Residency at UcLan (2017), Grundy Art Gallery Courtyard Commission (2016), Finding Treblinka for Staffordshire University exhibited at Treblinka Museum, Poland and Wiener Library, UK (2015) and Following the Market Square with Harris Museum and Art Gallery and In Certain Places, Preston (2012). 


Upcoming and ongoing projects:


Our Library of Light Permanent Commission, available to view 3rd July onwards

The Human Library at:

Crosby Library

Crosby Rd N

Waterloo, Liverpool L22 0LQ

Open Mon- Fri 10-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm 

More information here 


A B&B Commission August 2019

A permanent site specific artwork for A B&B, an new hotel launching in August 2019 on Blackpool Promenade. 


The Maiden Voyage September 2019

The Maiden Voyage Site Specific Installation

Georges Dock Plaza

Georges Dockway, Liverpool

L3 1DD 

8th-22nd September 2019

Open All day everyday 


A 10 month research and development project exploring the relationship between modernist architecture and 1930's oceanliner design, culminating in a site specific artwork on St.George's Dock, Liverpool. Visit the project blog here. More associated events to be announced soon. 


The Midland Morecambe Window Installation

The Midland Hotel

Marine Road West  


LA4 4BU 

October 2017 - ongoing 

Window installation on right-hand rotunda of hotel