Dilys Jackson (MRBS, MAFine Art, Dip (Spec Ed)), lives in Cardiff S.Wales UK.
She has travelled and worked in Europe, America, Canada, United Arab Emerates, Scandinavian and Australia.
She has undertaken commissions and residencies in the UK, Canada and the US. Exhibited in Wales, England, Ireland, Europe, Sweden, Russia and the US.
Works can be viewed at The Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, England and The Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff, Wales.
Galleri Brinken, Stockholm.
Vaughan College, Leicester.
Mid Glamorgan Education Authority.
New Hall Collection, Cambridge.
The Contemporary Art Society of Wales.
Salem Art Works, New York State, USA.
Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota, USA.
The National Library of Wales , Aberystwyth, Wales.
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, Wales.
University of South Wales Collection, Pontypridd, Wales.
Numerous private: Europe, Canada & USA.
The National Museum and Gallery of Wales.
Plus numerous private collections in Europe, Canada and USA.
Selected Commissions / Awards / Residencies:
1993 Stackpole Centre Sight Garden.
1994 Leighton Studios Fellowship, Banff Center for the Arts, Canada.
2000 Greenfield Valley Millennium Sculpture, Copper Mill.
2003 US/UK Cast Iron Residency, Sculpture Workshop, Raglan.
2003 Project Award, Arts Council of Wales.
2007 Cast Iron Residnecy Salem Art Works, USA.
2010 Contemporary Arts Society for Wales Eisteddfod Purchase.
2011 International Opportunities Award, Arts Council of Wales.
Born: Badulla, Sri Lanka.
Education & employment:
1956-60 Slade School of Fine Art, London University, Dip FA.
1961 - 62 Swansea College of Art ATD.
1965 - 66 Art Instructor, Coed Ffranc Youth Centre.
1966 - 92 Teacher and Headteacher, Special Schools
Guide Lecturer for Schools, National Museum Wales.
1971 - 72 Swansea University, Dip Spec Ed.
1973 - 76 Open University, BA (Psych).
1987 - 89 University of Wales Institute Cardiff, MA Fine Art.
1994 - 97 Artist in Residence, Groundwork Bridgend.
1998 - 2003 Environmental Arts Manager, Groundwork Bridgend.
2003 - present, Freelance sculptor, curator and lecturer.
Selected solo exhibitions:
1960 Galeri Brinken, Stckholm.
1969 Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran.
1971 Vaughan Callege, Leicester.
1991 Llandough Hospital, Cardiff.
1995 Rock and Water, St Davids Hall, Cardiff.
2003 Valley, Oriel y Bont.
2003 Watercourse, Edward Murray College, Cambridge.
2003 Inside and Out, Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery, Aberdare.
2010 Objects of Desire, Guild Gallery, Bristol.
2015 7 to 77, Retrospective, Art Central, Barry.
The Contemporary Art Society for Wales (Executive Committee member 2008-).
The Women's Arts Association (Chair 2000 and Trustee).
Cywaith Cymru:A rtworks Wales (Chair 1996-99).
Arts Council of Wales.
Register Women Artists Library.
Fishguard Arts Society.
International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, New Jersey, USA.
Landscape and Arts Network.
National Artists Association.
The Welsh Group (Committee member 2009-).
Sculpture Cymru ( Chair 2006/7).
Royal British Society of Sculptors (Elected Associate).
56 Group Wales (Chair 2011).
European Sculpture Network.
Steering Group for International Conferences of Contemporary Cast Iron Art (2006 & 2010).
Dilys Jackson: Sculptor, 2003. ISBN 0-9544439- 0X
7 to 77: Dilys Jackson, 2015. ISBN 078-0- 9564952-5-9