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:


Solo exhibition  Why be exotic in private?

The Foundry Gallery, London, 13th December 2018 - 8th February 2019 


The Foundry Gallery

39 Old Church Street,

Chelsea, London, SW3 5BS

Open Monday- Friday 10am-5pm, and advertised weekends. More information here

Our Library of Light Commission Oct 2018- April 2019

The Human Library at Crosby Library

Selected events at Crosby Library, with final site-specific work launched in April 2019 

More information here 


The Midland Morecambe Window Installation

The Midland Hotel

Marine Road West  


LA4 4BU 

October 2017 - ongoing 

Window installation on right-hand rotunda of hotel