Ainsley Hillard

Concepts Exhibiting nationally and internationally Ainsley’s research investigates the physical and metaphorical construction of cloth and its relation to body, memory and space. Exploring a range of media, Ainsley combines traditional weaving with audio-visual technologies, print and photography to create site-specific installations. Influences Weaving, New technologies, Haptic, Phenomenology. Career path June 2000 received a BA First Class Hons in Constructed Textiles from Middlesex University, London. Selected to receive the James Pantyedwen Scholarship in 2000 and 2001 enabling postgraduate study at Curtin University, Australia. January 2003 graduated with Master of Arts, Visual Arts. Continued to exhibit up until present day both nationally and internationally, solo exhibitions include 'Parallax' at the Fremantle Art Centre, 2004 and 'Traces' a Textile/Audio Installation at the Mission Gallery, Swansea. Ainsley is currently a lecturer at Swansea Metropolitan University, teaching Visual Studies on the Surface Pattern Design BA Course and Historical & Contextual Studies Supervisor. read full statement

Location Llandeilo, Wales