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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      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