I call my monochrome paintings 'fragment drawings'. Pencil lines are applied to a white ground and obscured or brought out. The images arising from this process are often recurrent and obsessive. Heads, beasts, animals shift shape, travel the mysteries of birth and death. Banal or sublime forms evoke traumas of early relationships. They battle for a sense of being beyond pain and compulsion.
From the Fragment Drawings developed the "Paper Faces" , heads made from a slow process of
mashing and moulding discarded paper, often combined with found items such as bone or broken pottery, or driftwood. These express the human condition and also recall the sensibility of earliest memory and relationships.
Likewise the painted wooden panels, which are sardonic and wistful, their surfaces reminiscent of wooden toys or devotional wooden panel paintings. My work explores our condition and our need for spirituality, community, and our vulnerability as beings conscious of transience and mortality.
Spirituality/Religion, The human figure, Ancient cultures/Myths; own cultural identity (Welsh, European); own gender (Female)Career path
1979 Meisterschuler, State Academy of Arts, Düsseldorf
1974 BA Hons, History and Visual Arts, UCW, Aberystwyth, Wales
1979/82 Tutor, Painting and Graphics, Auxiliumschüle, Düsseldorf
1979 Tutor, Graphics, Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf
Areas of work:
Kunstmuseum (Department of 20th century prints and drawings), Düsseldorf, Germany
Artothek and Ministry of Culture, Düsseldorf, Germany
Deutche Bank Art Collection, Königsallee, Düsseldorf
Hank Collection, Düsseldorf read full statement
Qualifications and Training
BA (Hons) History and Visual Art University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Meisterschuler (MFA) , Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Art, 1979.
2011 - elected as a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, North Wales.
2014- Heather Eastes, Oriel Wrecsam Gallery, Wrexham
2012 - Other Times Different Places, Galerie Bugdahn & Kaimer, Duesseldorf
2008 - Beasts, Angels, Silver Fields, Pebble Walk Gallery, BBC LLandaff Cardiff
2007 - Fragment Sounds ...(with Katja Koelle), Sound Studio Viersen, Germany 2007 -
Paper Faces, Malkasten Gallery, Dusseldorf
2001 - The Artists Life (with Pete Bailey), St. David's Hall, Cardiff
2000 - Dreaming of Babylon (with Pete Bailey), Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff
1993 - Heather Eastes Fragment Drawings, Kollmeier Gallery, Essen
1992 - Heather Eastes, Municipal Gallery, Bad Waldsee, Germany
1988 - Fragment Drawings, Galerie udo Bugdahn, Dusseldorf
2014 - Yma ac Acw/Hier und Da/ Here and There: (Organiser)
Rhondda Heritage park, Rhondda, Mid Wales Arts centre Caersws, Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth
2013 - Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth,
Welsh Artist of the Year, St. David's Hall. Cardiff
National Eisteddfod "Y Lle Celf".
2012 - Affordable Art Exhibition, St Davids Hall Cardiff, The Hayes, Cardiff
DRAWINGMMX2, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff Metrapolitan University, Cardiff
Grosse Kunstausstellung Duesseldorf 2012, Museum Kunst Palast, Duesseldorf Germany
2011 - Arddangosfa Celf a Chrefft/Y Lle Celf, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Wrecsam, Wrexham, North Wales
Artemisia, St Davids Hall Cardiff, Cardiff
Polemically small on paper, Charlie Smith Gallery, London
Polemically Small, (with Edward Lucie-Smith) Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills
Polemically Small on Paper, (with The Future Can Wait) Torrance Art Museum, Torrance
Three Artists, Three Journeys, Futures Gallery, Pierhead, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Welsh Artist of the Year 2011, St Davids Hall Cardiff, Cardiff
2010 - Welsh Artist of the Year 2010, St David's Hall, Cardiff
Y Lle Celf, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Y Lle Celf, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Ebbw Vale
2009 - Memory/Imagination, Millennium Centre Cardiff and Ty Crawshay Galleries, Pontypridd , Cardiff and University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd
Welsh Artist of the Year 2009, St. David's Hall, Cardiff
2008 - Arts and Crafts Exhibition, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Pontcanna Fields Cardiff
Christmas show, St Davids Hall, Cardiff
2008 - Mapping the Welsh Group at 60, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Re:drawing, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys
The Welsh Group, Brecknock Museum, Brecon, Powys
Welsh Artist of the Year 2008, St. David's Hall, Cardiff
2004 - META, Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff
2003 - Gross Innovations, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago 2003 -
META, Gregynog Gallery National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
META, Vilnius, Lithuania
2001 - Looking Out, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Newport S. Wales
2000 - Revelations, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
1999 - Welsh Group Show Retrospective, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
1997 - Celtic Connections, Concert Hall, Glasgow
Twenty-Twenty, Brecnock Museum, Brecon, St Davids Hall, Cardiff
1997 - Wales Drawing Biennale, various venues across Wales
Welsh Group Show, Parliament Building, Strasbourg
1996 - National Eisteddfod of Wales, regular participation since 1990, various venues in Wales
1996 - The Welsh Group, Brecnock Museum, Brecon
1995 - The Welsh Group, Cambrian Royal Academy, Conwy
1994 - Changing Views, Old Library, Cardiff
1993 - People And Beasts, Oriel Myrddyn, Carmarthen
1992 - Art For Sale, The Guardian, Whiteley's, London
1992 - Winter Celebration, Newport Museum and Art Gallery
1990 - Damal 90 (Installation), Hofgarten, Düsseldorf
Dyfed Art Show, Carmarthen, Wales
1979 - Grosse Düsseldorfer Art Shows
2012 - Aus passion The Hanck Collection, Museum kunst palast, Duesseldorf Germany
Competitions, prizes and awards
2009 - Shortlist for University of Glamorgan purchase Prize: , Cardiff Millennium centre and University of Glamorgan, Cardiff and University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd
2007 - Welsh Artist of the Year Prize for Drawing, St David's Hall , Cardiff
1990 - Wales Arts Council Travel Award, Project undertaken with Jenny Fell, Dusseldorf Germany
2009 - University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize Exhibition, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Cardiff
An exchange project supported by Arts Council Wales, organised by me to celebrate interconnection between ...
Thirty diverse works by members of the Royal Cambrian Academy in a group exhibition in a contemporary ...
Exchange project's twin show in Hilden, at QQArt, QQTec, to coincide with the show at BBK Kunstforum ...
Part II of an exchange between artists of "The Welsh Group" and artists in Düsseldorf and North-Rhine ...
TILL JULY 31, 2015
WITH WORKS BY
Exhibition selected by Clive Hicks-Jenkins
9 May – 20 June 2015
The Welsh Group art exhibition in Merthyr
Event date: 25th APRIL - 30th JUNE 2015.
The Welsh Group ...
This exhibition in the Oriel Gallery will demonstrate a wide cross-section of conceptual approaches ...
A small exhibition of fifteen panels painted on wood. See link below by Steffan Jones-Hughes:
My exchange project. Shows and events between the Welsh Group and The BBK Germany in the centenary WW1 ...
Group exhibition of new RCA members
|Location||Aberystwyth and Dusseldorf, Wales|
|Artforms / type of project||Drawing, Graphics, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting|