Approved: 16.08.2006

Alison Craig

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

My work is grounded in observational drawing and the experience of the rural environment.  The process of drawing absorbs the sense of self and the resulting images record a response to the subject rather than being literal transcriptions of its' appearance. This response is taken further in paintings and prints, where the final piece emerges from the physical actions of layering and erasing colour and line. Much of my work has been derived from walks made in the countryside around my home in rural North Wales where the land has been shaped by the weather and the activities of humankind through the ages.

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  • Location: LlanfairTalhaearn, Wales
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Private commissions, Studio practice
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
  • Tags: painting, printmaking, drawing, observational drawing, abstract, Mapping, Walking
 
 
 

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    Biography

    My work is grounded in observational drawing and the experience of the rural environment.  The process of drawing absorbs the sense of self and the resulting images record a response to the subject rather than being literal transcriptions of its' appearance. This response is taken further in paintings and prints, where the final piece emerges from the physical actions of layering and erasing colour and line. Much of my work has been derived from walks made in the countryside around my home in rural North Wales where the land has been shaped by the weather and the activities of humankind through the ages.

     

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training

    2005 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, North Wales School of Art & Design, Wrexham

    2007 - Diploma in Professional Printmaking, Yale College, Wrexham

    Solo exhibitions

    2008 - "The long view", Rhuddlan Library & Gallery, North Wales

    2008 - Paintings, prints & drawings, Erddig Hall, Wrexham

    2007 - Printmaker of the Month, Wrexham Arts Centre, Wrexham

    2003 - "Trackways and Boundaries", Loggerheads Country Park, North Wales

    Shared exhibitions

    2016 - "Maps & Makers", Sauerbier House, Port Naorlunga, South Australia

    2015 - "Yr Heniaith yn y Tir/Land and Language", y Capel, Llangollen

    2014 - "Maps & Makers", Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth

    2014 - "Duanaire"  touring exhibition, Eire

    2014 - y Lle Print touring exhibition, Wales

    2013 - "Galeri Open", Galeri Caernarfon

    2013 - Summer Exhibition, Y Capel, Llangollen

    2013 - y Lle Print, Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, North Wales

    2013 - Y Lle Print Gwreiddiol, Yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol/National Eisteddfod, Denbigh, North Wales

    2012 - "Crossing Borders", Y Pafiliwn/ International Pavilion, Llangollen, North Wales

    2012 - "Curious Pursuits", Portico Library & Gallery, Manchester

    2012 - "Duanaire", Cross Gallery, Dublin

    2012 - "Ignore SatNav", Touring Exhibition, North Wales

    2012 - International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham

    2012 - "Crossing Borders", Cheshire Artists Network, y Pafiliwn , Llangollen

    2011 - "Helfa Gelf 2011", Galeri, Caernarfon

    2011 - "le Chéile at Oriel Ynys Mon", Oriel Ynys Món, Llangefni, Anglesey

    2011 - "Printmakers in Residence at Cill Rialaig", Urban Retreat Gallery, Dublin

    2010 - "Le Cheile", Rhyl Arts Centre, North Wales

    2010 - "Helfa Gelf Artists 2010", Theatr Clwyd, Mold, North Wales

    2010 - "Lines & Strata II", Denbigh Library & Art Gallery, North Wales

    2009 - "Celtic Roots 2", Gaff Gallery, Port Adelaide, Australia

    2009 - "Helfa Gelf 2009", Venue Cymru, Llandudno, N. Wales

    2009 - Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon

    2009 - "Le Chéile" touring exhibition, CountryArts SA, South Australia

    2009 - "Le Chéile", Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin

    2008 - "Celtic Roots", Port Adelaide Celtica Festival, Australia

    2008 -  Printfest, Ulverston, Cumbria

    2008 - "Le Chéile" inaugural exhibition, Newbridge Arts Centre, Eire

    2007 - "Artistiaid Helfa Gelf/Helfa Gelf Artists", Theatr Cymru, Mold

    2007 - Denbighshire Arts, Y Capel, Llangollen

    2007 - "Impress", Memorial Gallery, Yale College, Wrexham

    2007 - "Welsh Contemporary Art", Y Tabernacl (MOMA Wales), Machynlleth

    2006 - "Aspects of Landscape", Regional Print Centre (Wrexham) & Denbighshire Arts, Touring exhibition

    2006 - "Helfa Gelf 2006", Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy

    2006 - "First Edition", Memorial Gallery, Yale College, Wrexham

    2006 - "Landmarks III", Lowood Gallery & Village Bakery Gallery, Cumbria

    2006 - "Lines & Strata", Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan

    2006 - "Strata", Aaron & Partners, Chester

    2005 - "NEW!", B.A. Degree Show, Wrexham

    2005 - Chester Open, Grosvenor Gallery, Chester

    2005 - North Wales Open, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

    2005 - Tabernacl Open Art Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth, Wales

    2004 - "Print Art", Oriel Corwen, Corwen, North Wales

    2004 - "The Forest", Oriel Corwen, Corwen, North Wales

    2004 - Gallery 103, NEWI, Wrexham

    2004 - Wrexham Open Art Competition, Wrexham Arts Centre, Wrexham, North Wales

    2003 - Christmas Exhibition, Black Sheep Gallery, Hawarden, North Wales

    2003 - St. Dunawd's Open Art Exhibition, Bangor on Dee, North Wales

    2003 - "Winter Lights", Oriel Corwen, North Wales

    Projects

    Regular participant in annual North Wales Open Studios Network (Helfa Gelf)

    2014 - "20:20" print exchange, Hot Bed Press/Regional Print Centre Wrexham

    2014 - Visiting Artist, Stiwdio Maelor, Corris North Wales

    2013 - Online Residency, Frost Museum, Miamia USA 

    2012 - "20:20" print exchange, Hot Bed Press/RPC Wrexham, Greater Manchester

    2007 - Joint Coordinator, "Le Chéile" printmaking collaboration, Regional Print Centre, Wrexham & Leinster Print Studio, Co. Kildare, Wales and Eire