Pip Woolf

Pip Woolf

Pip Woolf

on Pen Trumau creating Woollenline

John

John

Made on reclaimed toughened double glazed units, engraved and articulated with silver leaf with some shattered and stabilized panes. The free-standing installation consists of four purpose made wooden, painted doors 780 x 1900 mm hinged to allow various configurations. Fully stable.

Olwen & Friend

Olwen & Friend

1700x1040x140mm, scrim and tissue paper in wooden frame.

Margaret

Margaret

1650 x700x90 mm, lightweight being made of scrim and glass beads in wooden frame.

Walkers detail

Walkers detail

An installation specifically engaged in exploring the dementia pronouns. 17 hung elements made on lightweight tissue, 3.5metres by 0.45 metres.

My Brain

My Brain

Brain studies, drawings and a three-dimensional investigation of my brain taken from brain scans made on etched glass measuring 600x400x320mm.

Self Portrait. No edge protection

Self Portrait. No edge protection

Watercolour 800x300mm

Rare Music 1

Rare Music 1

Oil, 1999, 90x120cm.

Rare Music model

Rare Music model

Glass, 1999, each panel 14x19cm.

Water Power

Water Power

A twentieth made from a 600x150cm drawing with DVD, 2007.

Growing Woollenlines

Growing Woollenlines

Mixed media etching, 2011, 20x20cm.

Mountain Tryptich

Mountain Tryptich

Mixed media, 2013, each element, 44x150 cm.

Arrowhead

Arrowhead

Mixed media, 2013, 29x30cm.

Pip is a visual artist with a background in environmental education and presentation Her work is embedded in her landscape and community and explores our place on the planet focusing on a combination of practical, physical, emotional, political and philosophical questions. Drawing underpins all aspects of her work.

In 2002 Pip was awarded a Creative Wales bursary from Arts Council Wales to create Re-presenting Wool a film and installation. Recent bodies of work include Marking a Point arising from observation of the Welsh Assembly debates and Water Power, an artist book responding to the installation of a micro-hydro electric scheme at her home and workplace.

Conceived in 2009 Woollenline marked a departure in her work consolidating years of observational drawing seeking a visual language for the everyday world aiming to capture the mark that articulates the subtle nuances of behaviour, informs understanding and inspires insight in to the complexities of relationship and power. The work was brought to a conclusion in a new, animated film, Drawing Woollenlines.

Work from 2015 was investigating the place of the artist process alongside dementia, work brought together in an exhibition at y Gaer, Brecon and publication , Dementia Pronouns, Matter of Identity: I, you, we & other.
Current (2022) work explores our relationship to food.

She puts herself alongside others in order to find points of connection; artists, students, farmers, politicians, taking cues from their world as to how its materiality could inform her marks. In seeking an aesthetic she uses found colour, physical material and elemental forces within conceptual frameworks.

Pip works collaboratively with artists Kirsty Claxton and Elizabeth Adeline and with psychologist Dr. Alison Kidd to explore and develop process, also as a partner in Artistseeking Attention.


She is a member of Swansea Print Workshop and the Welsh Group and has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad.

Collaborative work:

2022: What do portraits say? Exploration of Y Gaer Court room portraits with Brecon College students, Winter of Well Being project. Out of Hours bringing the exhibitions into a public space
2021: Brecon COP(26), workshops, talks and a two day Big Draw event deigned to support individual agency in ameliorating impacts of global warming
2014: Oriel Cae Glas, for Tai Calon Housing at Nantyglo and Ty Parc residential home Tredegar
2009: Lighting the Green for Chris Burnet Associates and Silloth Town Council, conservation management plan for heritage lottery funding. Exploring self and place, Bishop’s Castle Primary School
2008: Seeds for Change for Chris Burnet Associates and Chester City Council, community consultation for the redevelopment of Grosvenor Park
2007: 4thR with Swansea Education Effectiveness, an exploration of art as a learning tool
Publications

2022: Dementia Pronouns. Matter of Identity, I, you, we & other
1999: Winterreise: Interpretations across two centuries of A Winter’s Journey. 
From Franz Schubert & Wilhelm Mueller to Robert Lloyd, Julius Drake & Pip Wool

Born: London, England.

Lives: Llangynidr, Wales.

 

Education:

Keele University, Joint Hon’s. BA Biology & English,

CertEd. English & Drama.
City of London Polytechnic MI Biol. Ecology & Behaviour.
Queen’s Road School of Art & Design Cert. Art & Design, distinction.

 

Solo exhibitions:

2021/22: Matter of Identity: I, you, we & other, Y Gaer, Brecon.
2019: Matter of Identity, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.
2018: Walkers: I, You, We & They, ACE Somerton

2014: Listening for the mark, Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon
2009: Elemental forces: 1 Water, Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog
2007: Marking a Point, , Oriel Coliseum Museum &Art Gallery, Aberystwyth
2006: Marking a point, Newport Museum & Art Gallery, Rare Music 2, Plas Glyn y Weddw,
2005: Marking a point, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
2003: Re-presenting Wool, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, Die Winterreise, South Western Medical Centre, Dallas
2001: Theatr Brycheiniog, Drawing attention. Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, Rare music 2000- ACAD, London Schubert series
1999: From a Brecon Barn, Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth
1998: Land, Light & Colour, Knutsford, Impressions of the Dyffryn Theatr Clera,
1996: Black And White Cows, Royal Agricultural Show
1995 :Colours Of The Black Mountains, The Bear, Crickhowell, Norwegian Church, Cardiff

 

Group exhibitions (selected):
2014: Dylan Thomas Dialogues, Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea
2013: Woollenline, Courtyard Barn, Crickhowell
2011: Bog~Mawnog Brecknock Museum &Art Gallery
2010: Lines & Strata 2, tour. Drovers, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
2008: Mapping the Welsh Group, at 60 years, tour
2007: Disposable Fetish, Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust, London, The Farm, Stroud House
2004: Identity, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Sheep, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, Drawing the Line, Orleans House Gallery, London
2000: Rare, International Women's festival, Washington Gallery, Cardiff
1999: Taunton open
1998: Black & White, Gulkbenkian Welsh Art Prize, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Open
1997: Pontardawe, Aspects of Wales, Wales Drawing Biennale

 

Residencies (selected):
2022: D(raw) food celebration: making, tasting 7 celebrating the harvest with Brecon Foodbank 
2019: Hothouse, Tasting the Change, exploring ‘doing’ non-capitalism with Larks & Ravens
2018-19: Skyline community engagement with communities around Aberfan with Larks & Ravens
2018: Artist in residence at Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre
2016/17: Artist in residence at Mountains EMI Care Home Libanus

2015: Brookside Care Home and Llangorse Primary School.
2012 -15: Criw Celf, Oriel Myrddin.
2009: Exploring self & place, Bishops Castle.
2008: Drawing together from the Everyday, Oriel Myrddin.
2007: A Journey', Opening the sketchbook, Swansea.

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