Pip Woolf

Pip Woolf

Artist, Maker, Film-maker

My work brings together a background in conservation and visual art. I make work in response to my local environment with and alongside community and as such regard my practice as participatory landscape art. Work has included drawing, film, an artists book “Water Power”, residency in the Welsh Assembly and in 2002 I was awarded a Creative Wales bursary to make “Re-presenting Wool”, work that  re-emerged in the Woollenline project. I am particularly interested in finding a visual language for people engaged in work. Re-Presenting Wool arose in direct response to drawing sheep shearers at work: Marking a Point was an enquiry into the work of the National Assembly for Wales. My interest in the physical world is reflected in my use of materials, for example, found earth pigments and the use of elemental forces to manipulate them. This interest extends my understanding of our humanness. Current work is exploring the potential exchanges of learning from working with people with a diagnosis of dementia.


Career path 1993 Worked with international performing artists at the Attarkalari Winter School, Kerala, India 1995 Surrey hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Landscape Assessment: Artists' Perceptions Project. London Arts Board & Countryside Commission 1997 Exhibited In Wales Drawing Biennial 1999 Produced a series of 23 paintings in response to a dress rehearsal performance by Robert Lloyd 7 Julius Drake of Schubert's Die Winterreise; exhibited at Y Tabernacl before selling the series to the University of Texas , South Western Medical Centre at Dallas for permanent exhibition; published a cross art form book entitled Interpretations Across Two Centuries of A Winter's Journey. 2001 Exhibited Rare Music collection at Washington , Penarth & Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery_Cefn Hengoed Schools based residency, Drawing through the Senses_Shadow & Light, a dance/ music/ visual art collaborative research project (Arts Council of Wales) 2001 Big Draw, Drawing residency (Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery & Cywaith Cymru). Ongoing organiser of the Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery annual Big Draw until 2004, then with Brecon mobile library and Theatr Brychieinog and Bath Spa 2002 Walls of Llangynidr, commission to produce an experimental record of the re-building of a stretch of mountain wall. Collaborative residency with Dilys Jackson for Silent Valley Nature Reserve, Cwm (Gwent Wildlife Trust & Cywaith Cymru) 2002/03 Arts Council of Wales, Creative Wales bursary, Re-Presenting Wool 2003 'Rights and Power' drawing commission for Institute for Development Studies, Brighton University 2004 Rhythms of Light, collaboration with Bisakar Sarka, NWDAF & Liverpool Museum, 'Iron frescoes', exploration of found materials with Brynmawr School 2006 ‘Three Sparrows come over the Mountain’ Monte San Martino Italy collaboration with local community resulting in exhibition of work and processwith Elizabeth Adeline and Kirsty Claxton 2007 Investigation into drawing as the 4thR with Swansea Education Effectiveness and Kirsty Claxton 2008 Water Power, an artist book in response to community involvement in an installation of a sustainable energy system. 2009 – 2015 research for Bog- Mawnog and the Woollenline, repair of upland peat bog (Woollenline.wordpress.com) Arts Council of Wales project Bog~ Mawnog an invitation to 5 artists to create work in relation to this site, March 2013 Woollenline exhibition, Crickhowell. 2013/14 Dylan Thomas Dialogues with Swansea Printworkshop.

2015 ongoing Dementia Pronouns, an exploration of identity with Brecon & Hay Dementia Friendly Communities and Swansea Printworkshop.

In March 2016 Woollenline was a finalist in 10th Artes Laguna & exhibited at the Arsenale Venice.



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Location Llangynidr, Wales
Activities Residencies, Workshops, Community consultation, Participatory projects, Film-making
Artforms / type of project Project, Drawing, Environment, Film & Video, Participatory
Tags drawing, environment, social engagement, painting, film, teaching
Website http://pipwoolf.com

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