Cymraeg      



I make sculptures and site-specific artworks woven with ecological narratives. My interdisciplinary approach to sites and materials is moulded by my upbringing in North West Wales, my academic studies in Architecture and Artistic Research, and ten years of arts practice in Berlin.

From my studio in Caernarfon I can see the three peaks of Yr Eifl with the Iron Age hillfort Tre’r Ceiri, the dunes and forest of Llanddwyn (the first coastal Nature Reserve in Wales) and the Irish Sea beyond. This dense material, aesthetic and historic environment stretches across the north-west coast and southward into the Snowdonia National Park, and is exemplary of how deeply structured and politicized landscapes are, modified over time as ideologies change and furthermore through ecological processes. It’s a landscape that has shaped my identity and continues to guide and challenge my artistic practice as I respond to urban and rural sites.




In the studio, 2021



CV

1983   
Born in Bangor, Wales

2005   
Architecture (MA Cantab), Cambridge University

2014   
Artistic Research, RCA, London

2015   
Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales  

Current  
Public Spaces Creative Coordinator, Pontio Arts



Residencies:

2021-22   
Sculplobe, Berlin
supported by Wales Arts International

2021-22   
Summit to Sea Residency
with Tair Collective

2014   
Segontium Roman Fort, Caernarfon awarded by Cadw

2012   
CCA Andratx, Mallorca
supported by Wales Arts International

2010   
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin supported by The Henry Moore Foundation

2010   
MeetFactory, Prague
awarded by the Goethe Institute


Selected Exhibitions and Commissions:

2021   
Anghysbell, solo exhibition at Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog 

2021   
Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize, Oriel Ynys Môn (group)

2021   
Talking Bout my Generation, Direkte Auktion, Monopol, Berlin (group)

2020   
Epona, Y Lle Celf virtual exhibition (group)

2019   
Haen Arall, solo exhibition at Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda 

2017   
Gap to Feed, permanent public artwork at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, commissioned by L40 Kunstverein

2017   
Defence, public artwork commissioned as part of BINGEN 2017, Skulpturen am Rheinkilometer, Germany

2017   
Troelli, outdoor installation and interdisciplinary forum commissioned by Y Lle Celf, The National Eisteddfod of Wales

2014   
Far and Wide, public sculpture and interdisciplinary forum at Barclodiad y Gawres, Anglesey
funded by ACW and Cadw


Still holding, Moel Tryfan 2021



Other projects: 



2021
Cynfas 5: Habitat
Guest editor for National Museum Wales’ digital magazine

2021
Consultant artist on Theatr Clwyd redevelopment with Haworth Thomkins Architects

2021
Storws Enlli design and development project with PegwArchitects



2019
Curator of SAIN50 exhibition at The National Library, Aberystwyth and Storiel, Bangor

2018
Curator and project manager of STAMP Castell03: To The Sea, a public art project in partnership with Cadw, Gwynedd Council and Arts Council of Wales




Collaborations:

Awst & Walther
PSM,  Berlin
Tair Collective
PegwArchitects




Publications:


Awst & Walther Monograph
Published by DISTANZ