Projects

Curriculum Vitae

studio
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff.
education
1985-87, Cardiff College of Art, M.A. Fine Art
1980 - 83, Newport College of Art, B.A. Hons Fine Art, First Class
1979 - 80, Derby Lonsdale College,Foundation Studies.
one man shows
May 2015,Underground, G39 Cardiff.
Jan 2015, Cross Current, Galeri, Caernarfon.
Oct 2012,Ffloc Gallery, University of Wales, Newport.
Nov 2010, Oriel Davies, Newton.
Jan 2010, ‘Lucent Lines’, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Swansea.
Dec 2005, ‘Another Light’, Glynn Vivian Museum and Art Gallery, Swansea.
March 2003, , ‘Light Works’, Howard Gardens Gallery, U.W.I.C., Cardiff.
May 1998, Groundless’, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Sept 1993, ‘Ars Domestica’, Swansea Arts Workshop Gallery.
July 1989, ‘A Material Fantasy’, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.
Oct 1984, Second Space, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.
Commisions
March 2015, Platfform, Newport, Lighting commission for building entrance hall.
Sept / Oct 2014, Artist in Residence with Cardiff Contemporary Arts Festival
August 2013, Glynn Vivian Museum, Swansea, off site residency programme.
March 2010, Delta Street, Cardiff, public seating / lighting commision with Andrew Rowe
July 2007, Beacon, interactive sound / light installation for Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk. In collaboration with Composer John Hardy, through Commissions East as part of Contemporary Arts Norwich
Feb 1999, Aurora, interactive sound / light installation for Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff.
selected group exhibitions
2014,Aur, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
2013, Illuminate, Shire Hall, Stafford
2013, Fuse, University of South Wales
2012, Blowback, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff
2011, Arewenotdrawn, G39, Cardiff.
2010, Tenure, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff.
2008, If you build it they will come. G39, Cardiff.
2007, Addiction, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff.
2006, Breathing Ground, Coed Hills, St Hilary.
2000, Hyperart, Group show, G39 Cardiff.
2000, Unrealised Ideas, Chapter Arts Centre
1999, Artworks Wales, Food
1997, Coed Hills, St Hilary, Vale of Glamorgan.
1995,Word overall, Swansea Arts Workshop Gallery.
1994, Interview, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.
1994, Site-ations, International site specific exhibition, Artists Project, Cardiff.
awards
2012, Arts Council of Wales Major Creative Wales Award to pursue ‘Light Lab’ project.
2010, Fine Art Gold Medal winner at the 2010 National Eisteddfod of Wales, Blaenau Gwent.
2009, Shortlisted for ‘Artists Taking the Lead’, Arts Council scheme to commission artists for the 2012 Olympics.
2009, Arts Council of Wales Production Grant to create new work in collaboration with Stage Lighting Services and Newport Museum and Art Gallery.
2006, Artworks Wales ‘Artist at Work Grant’ for collaborative project with Loyn & Co. Architects.
2005, Arts Council of Wales ‘Creative Wales’ award to pursue ’Looking for Darkness’ project.
1986, Welsh Arts Council studio grant.
1983-84, Post Graduate Studio Holder, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.
workshops
Nov 2013, installation workshops for Telford College of Arts and Technology.
Nov 2010, installation workshops for Oriel Davies, Newtown.
March 2010, schools workshops for ‘Lucent Lines’ exhibition, Newport.
Sept. 2007, public workshops for Beacon Project, Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk.
June 2000, Architecture Week workshops for Q Arts, Derby
March 1999, sound to light workshops for Aurora commission, Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff
salaried employment
2011-2013, appointed Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Wales, Newport, (part time).t
2004 to 2010, visiting lecturer in Fine Art, University of Wales Newport
Jan 2004 to April 2005, part time Project Manager Cywaith Cymru. Artworks Wales, responsible for advising public bodies on art in the public realm.
Jan. 1991 to Aug 2002, Deputy Director (part time) of Cywaith Cymru . Artworks Wales (national organisation for public art in Wales) responsible for developing a national programme of public art projects and temporary exhibitions.
free-lance work
2008,appointed as a National Advisor to the Arts Council of Wales.
Aug 2002 to date, self employed artist and arts consultant, working on public art strategies, and arts development projects.
Feb 1997, appointed as artist on the design team with John Miller and Partners, architects, for new art centre in Runcorn, Cheshire.
Oct. 1989 to Jan 1991, Public art consultant to the Welsh Arts Council.
1987-89, Researcher & project worker for the Welsh Sculpture Trust.
1988, Established West Wharf Studios, docklands, Cardiff.
publications
Lucent Lines, catalogue. Pub. 2010 Newport Museum and Art Gallery.
Another Light, catalogue. Pub. 2005 Glynn Vivian Museum Swansea. ISBN 0-903189-72-0
Imaging Wales, Hugh Adams. Pub. 2003 Wales Arts International, Seren. ISBN 1-85411-349-6
Light Works, Catalogue. Pub. 2003 Howard Gardens Gallery, essay by Karen MacKinnon ISBN 0-9541611-2-2
Groundless, Catalogue. Pub. 1998 Chapter, essay by Karen MacKinnon. ISBN 1-900029-01-4
articles
Material Matters,Culture Colony Quarterly 2014
Public Art, in search of a new definition Culture Colony Quarterly 2013
Groundbreaking, Poets and Evangelists, The Artist and the Changing Landscape, Cywaith Cymru. 2005
Chalk and Cheese, Skip Magazine 1998
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Hampshire Sculpture Trust Newsletter, 1998