Approved: 16.08.2006

Ainsley Hillard

Approved: 16.08.2006

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,

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  • Location: Llandeilo, Wales
 

Biography

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.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2003 - MA Visual Arts, Curtin University, Australia 2000 - BA (Hons) Constructed Textiles, Middlesex University, London, UK Solo exhibitions 2010 - Ainsley Hillard - Installation, The Old Laundry, Newton House, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales 2008 - 'Traces' Installation, Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales 2004 - Parallax, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Australia Group exhibitions 2011 - 3rd International Contemporary Textile Art 'Continere', Halle aux Draps, Grand Palace, Tournai, Belgium 2011 - Kaunas Textile Biennial 2011, National Museum of M.K. Ciulionis, M. Zilinskas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania 2011 - Re: Prefix Textile Exhibition, Hyogo Museum of Art, Japan 2011 - Re: Prefix Textile Exhibition, Western Australia Museum, Perth, western Australia 2010 - Warp & Weft, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales 2008 - Interspacing, Textile Kultur Haslach, Austria 2008 - Thread Bare, Manning Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia 2007 - (ex)Changing Tradition, Kyoto Art Centre, Kyoto, Jpan 2006 - (ex)Changing Traditions, Southern Project Studio, Perth, Australia 2006 - International Textile Art Exhibition 'Scythia 6', Kherson, Kherson, Ukraine 2005 - Northern Fibre 6 - (Wo)man & Technology, Kerava Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland 2005 - Textile 05, International Art Exhibition, Zilinskas Art Gallery, Lithuania 2004 - Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Art Centre, Perth, Australia 2004 - Homelands, British Isles, Touring Exhibition, FAW 2004 - Still Lives, Craft Act Gallery, Canberra, Australia 2003 - Fibre Visions, British Isles, Touring Exhibition, FAW 2003 - Hatched, PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), Perth, Australia 2003 - New Technology in Textile and Art Fibre, Textile Museum, Prato, Italy 2003 - Valcellina Award, Coricama, Como, Italy 2002 - Art from Wales, Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Gallery, Eastleigh 2002 - Digital Creativity, Axis online Gallery 2002 - International Textile Biennial, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Ireland 2002 - SOFA, John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia 2002 - Talenté 2002, Munich, Germany 2001 - City of Perth Craft Award, Craftwest Gallery, Perth, Australia 2001 - Textile Showcase, Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Galley, Eastleigh Private commissions 2010 - Fibre Art Collection, City of Chieri, Italy 2003 - Textile Traces, Lloyd Cotsen Private Collection, USA Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - First Prize, 3rd International Contemporary Textile Art Competition, Halle aux Draps, Grand Palace, Tournai, Belgium 2010 - Individual Training Grant, Arts Council of Wales, Wales, UK 2007 - Individual Project Grant, Arts Council of Wales, Wales 2006 - 1st Prize, Scythia 6 Exhibition, Kherson, Ukraine 2006 - Fibre/Textile Award, York Society Art & Craft Award, Perth, Australia 2004 - Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, Perth, Australia 2003 - VACB Craft Grant, Arts Council of Australia, Australia 2003 - Valcellina Selected Artist Award, Valcellina, Italy 2000 - James Pantyfedwen Scholarship, James Pantyfedwen, Wales Publications 2005 - Techno Textiles 2, Ed. M. O'Mahony & S. E. Braddock 2004 - Fibrearts Design Book 7