Approved: 16.08.2006

Linda Norris

Artist, Maker, Arts development worker, Community worker

Approved: 16.08.2006

For the past 23 years I have painted the landscape of Pembrokeshire. In the last 9 years I have begun exploring glass as a medium and have begun making conceptual pieces in response to historical and poetic stimulus as well as to landscape elements. 

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  • Location: Haverfordwest, Wales
  • Activities: Primary education, Special needs education, Residencies, Workshops, Community arts, Studio practice
  • Categories: Glass, Painting, Participatory, Public Art
  • Tags: Wales, Glass, landscape
 
 

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    Biography

    For the past 23 years I have painted the landscape of Pembrokeshire. In the last 9 years I have begun exploring glass as a medium and have begun making conceptual pieces in response to historical and poetic stimulus as well as to landscape elements. 

    I completed a B.A. (Hons) in Visual Art at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. From graduating in 1978 until I moved to Pembrokeshire in 1993 I worked as a community artist facilitating arts activity with a wide range of people defined as having special needs across Wales and in London and the South East. I undertook many residencies in schools, hospitals and probation units etc. Alongside this work I continued to exhibit my own work.

    In 1993 I came to Pembrokeshire to concentrate on my own studio practice. Since 1998 I have run my own gallery showing my own work here in Pembrokeshire and online. In 2012 I won the international Warm Glass Prize (Bullseye Category) for my piece, 'Her House is Air'. In 2013 I won the Adrian Henri Poetry in Art Prize.

    I have undertaken a number of architectural glass commissions with glass artist, Rachel Phillips. These include making 3 windows for The Royal Chapel at Conwy Castle and making a sandblasted screen for Family Housing Association (Wales) sheltered housing scheme in Pembrokeshire.

    I am currently developing new paintings in response to 'ob•serve', a residency at Skokholm Island Bird Observatory.

    CV & Education

    date of birth
    22/6/1960 Chichester, Sussex


    education
    1971-1978 Chichester High School for Girls
    1978-1982 BA (Hons) Fine Art University College of Wales


    selected artist in residence
    2012-2014 Glass Artist in Schools (bilingual), Pembrokeshire (on going)
    2013 Visiting Artist, School of Architectural Glass, Swansea University
    2000 Artist in Residence Pembrokeshire Probation Service
    1993-2000 Artist in Residence (bilingual) Schools Pembrokeshire
    1983-1993 Artist in Residence, various groups Greater London


    selected solo exhibitions
    1998-2013 Oriel Linda Norris Gallery, Pembrokeshire
    2004 The New Academy Gallery, London
    2003 Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth
    1998-2000 New Academy Gallery, London


    public commissions
    2014 Glass panels Family Housing Assoc., Crymych (with Rachel Phillips)
    2014 Glass window, Family Housing Association, Pembrokeshire
    2012 Stained Glass Windows for Conwy Castle (with Rachel Phillips).
    1998 Llandough Hospital, Cardiff


    conference papers
    2013 ‘Gariswn o Flodau’, American Glass Guild, Florida, USA


    selected prizes
    2013 Winner of the Adrian Henri Poetry in Art Prize
    2012 Winner of the Warm Glass Prize (Bullseye Category)
    bursaries
    2013 Wales Arts International Travel Bursary (USA)
    2013 Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass CPD Award
    2013 Eaton Fund Bursary
    2009 / 2012 /2013 Welsh Arts Council Training Bursary (Glass)
    2011 Welsh Arts Council Research and Development Grant (Glass)


    other
    Current Full D.B.S. check
    As a Welsh learner I am able to work bilingually