on Pen Trumau creating Woollenline
Rare Music 1
Oil, 1999, 90x120cm.
Rare Music model
Glass, 1999, each panel 14x19cm.
A twentieth made from a 600x150cm drawing with DVD, 2007.
Mixed media etching, 2011, 20x20cm.
Mixed media, 2013, each element, 44x150 cm.
Mixed media, 2013, 29x30cm.
Pip is a visual artist with a background in environmental interpretation. 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 an animated film, Drawing Woollenlines.
Work in 2015 was investigating the place of the artist process alongside dementia.
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.
Born: London, England.
Lives: Llangynidr, Wales.
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.
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
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.
2009: Bridging Views of Llangynidr.
2008: Water Power/ Ynni Dwr.
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