Approved: 16.08.2006

Tim Pugh

Artist, Maker, Gallery educator, Community worker

Approved: 16.08.2006

I am an Environmental Artist working with a wide range of mixed media and materials that are used to create temporary installations,sculpture and drawing.I attended Wrexham and Edinbugh College Of Art ,graduating in 1989 with a degree in Ceramics. Since then I have been self-employed as a professional artist, exhibiting my work in a wide variety of galleries, museums and other venues across the UK

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  • Location: Mancot Royal, Wales
  • Activities: Residencies, Workshops, Community arts, Participatory projects, Gallery education
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture
  • Tags: Environmental art, drawing, mixed media, site specific, Urban, rural


I am an Environmental Artist working with a wide range of mixed media and materials that are used to create temporary installations,sculpture and drawing.I attended Wrexham and Edinbugh College Of Art ,graduating in 1989 with a degree in Ceramics. Since then I have been self-employed as a professional artist, exhibiting my work in a wide variety of galleries, museums and other venues across the UK and internationally.I work in many contrasting rural and urban locations, creating site specific sculptures which are photographically documented using a mixture of digital and medium format film processes. I exhibit large photographs of the installations, together with related drawings and other mixed media artworks.My inspiration is derived from many sources, such as aspects related to the natural world, historic and industrial locations and more recently issue based concerns linked to ecology and consumerism. have undertaken and participated in many art projects across Britain and abroad, participating in residency and exchange programmes often combining my own work and educational activities.I have been as artist in residence in many countries such as Australia, America and across Europe, creating sculptures and drawings, representing various galleries and host organisations and working in a diverse range of ecological habitats. I have also participated in many festivals and community programmes.

For the past three years I have initiated my own sculptural projects, working in a variety of industrial locations such as a derelict hat factory, an iron ore mine and beaches affected by the presence of past industrial activity. More recently the work I have created is issue based art that deals with contemporary ecological concerns and reflect my change from mainly working with natural materials to using man made products.

I also conduct art educational workshops for schools and special access needs and family groups, helping to motivate and inspire people of all ages and abilities. I have conducted and delivered a wide range of workshop activities that includes environmental and recycled art, mural/mixed media and drawing sessions in many schools and venues. In addition, I have participated in a diverse range of international educational projects such as snow sculpture for a university in America, pavement art in Dubai, land art in Tasmania and environmental art workshops for schools, community and youth groups in Spain, Poland and Germany.

I am currently a Creative Agent for the Arts Council of Wales on the Creative Learning Scheme as well as a National Advisor for educational activities.

I have won art awards and bursaries in competitions and open art exhibitions over the years and in addition have been a recipient of travel awards for various artist in residence posts and projects in the UK and abroad.


CV & Education

Solo exhibitions.

2014 'Tim Pugh' Solo Show Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy.

2012  'Tim Pugh - Solo Show'.University of Montana Bozeman USA.

2010 - 'Natural Rhythms'. Rhuddlan Library, Denbighshire.

2009 - 'Tim Pugh'.Oriel Theatr Cymru, Mold, North Wales.

2008 - 'Tim Pugh'. The Durber Gallery, Wrexham, North Wales.

2007 - 'Leaf, Wood, Stone, Shell'.Oriel Galeri, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

2007 - 'Natural Selection'. Rhyl Arts Centre, Rhyl, Denbighshire.

2006 - 'Leaf and Drawing'. Rhuddlan Library, Denbighshire.

2004 - 'Tim Pugh'. Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy.

2003 - 'Oriel Focus'.Theatre Clwyd,Mold.

2002 - 'Coastal Arrangements'.Rhyl Library, Rhyl.

2000 - 'Coal/Glo'. Wrexham Library and Arts Centre, Wrexham, North Wales.

2000 - 'Linking the Lands'. Wilderness Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

1999 - 'Natural Elements' Llandudno, Denbigh, Buckley, North Wales.

1996 - Installation For River Festival, Worcester, Worcestershire

1996 - Tim Pugh : Drawings And Photographs, Worcester Museum and Art Gallery

1994 - 'Out Of The Landscape', Denbigh, Denbigshire, North Wales

1993 - 'Sculpture', Milton Keynes Exhibition Gallery/Library

1993 - 'Vision':The Environment, Rhyl, Flintshire, North Wales

Group exhibitions 2010 

2015 'Wake'. Group Show.Undegun,Wrexham, North Wales.

2015 'Black and White '. Theatre Clwyd,Mold, North Wales.

2014 'Forward Thinking' Group Show, Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton. 

2013 'Wrexham Open Exhibition'.Oriel Wrecsam, North Wales. 

2011 'Natural Elements' Two Person Show Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy.International Gallery, Liverpool.

2010 - 'A Visual Feast'.Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy.

2010 - 'Climate Change'.Rhyl Library and Arts Centre, Denbighshire.

2010 - 'High Tide'.John Moores University, Liverpool.

2010 - 'Time/Zeit'.Stadtischen Galeri, Ludensheid, Germany.

2009 - 'Grosvenor Open'.Grosvenor Museum, Chester, Cheshire.

2009 - 'Y Lle Celf', Bala, Gwynedd.

2009 - 'Stories From the Sea'. Denbigh Library Gallery, Denbigh, Denbighshire.

2009 - 'Welsh Artist of the Year',Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff, South Wales.

2008 - 'Oriel Davies Open 2008'. Oriel Davies,Newtown,Powys.

2008 - 'Gai Project; Urban Ecology'. Albert Dock, Liverpool.

2008 - 'Inside Out'.Village Centre, Llanarmon D.C. Wrexham.

2008 - 'Welsh Artist of the Year'.St Davids Hall, Cardiff.

2007 - 'North Wales Open'.Theatre Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire.

2007 - 'Wasserspiegel', Muhlberg, Elbe-Elster district, Germany

2006 - 'Eyri'. National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

2006 - 'Hud A Lledrith Llyn', Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog

2006 - 'Lines and Strata'. Theatre Mwldan Gallery, Cardigan.

2006 - 'University of Glamorgan Prize Exhibition', Millennium Centre, Cardiff

2006 - 'Wales Drawing 05/06'Wrexham Library and Arts Centre, Wrexham

2005 -'Time and Place', Oriel Corwen, Corwen

2004 - Native Land, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

2004 - Summer Show, Galerie Wandlebar, Gstaad, Switzerland

2002 - Ystyr Y Tir, Lorient, Brittany, France

2000 - Changing Spaces, St Helens, Knowsley, Liverpool

2000 - Ruptures, Landivisia, Brittany, France

2000 - 'Wales Drawing Biennale 99', Wrexham, Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Swansea, Mold

1999 - Solitude, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart Tasmania, Australia

1996 - Econstructions, Tamworth Arts Centre, Staffordshire

1996 - Into The Elements, Newport Museum/Library, South Wales

1996 - Second Open Air Sculpture Exhibition, Wysing Arts, Cambridge

1996 - The Last Dance, Theatre Clwyd, Flintshire

1996 - Young Wales III, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy

1995 - Clwyd And North Wales Young Professionals, Oviedo, Gijon, Murcia, Madrid, Spain

1995 - Grosvenor Museum Open, Chester, Cheshire

1995 - Group Exhibition, Black Sheep Gallery, Hawarden

1995 - Mapping The Margins, Brewhouse Arts Centre, Somerset

1995 - "Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside" Crescent Arts, Scarborough, Yorkshire

Selected Workshops and Residencies

2015 - 'Makers', Four week Residency at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, Cumbria

2014 - Five day mixed media Residency, St Michaels of the Mount Primary School, Liverpool

2013 - Two week puppet making Residency, Plas Mawr, Conway, North Wales

2012 - Six week Environmental art Residency, University of Montana, Bozeman, Montana, USA

2011 - World Flag Mural Project, International Eisteddfod, Llangollen

2010 - Environmental Art Workshops, Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen

2009 - Community Artist Mini Residency, for 'Celf Eden', Plas Tan-y-Bwich, Maentwrog, Gwynedd

2008 - Mural Making Residency, Ysgol Pant-y-Rhedyn, Llanfairfechan, Conwy

2007 - Celtic Design Painting Commission, Celtic Roundhouses, Llanddeusant, Angelsey

2007 - Sculpture and Drawing Residency, Meranflora Garden Festival, Merano, Northern Italy

2006 - Environmental Art/Drawing Workshops, Various schools in Prestatyn for the Prestatyn Youth Arts Festival, Denbighshire

2005 - Five day Art Residency, Cornist Hall Primary School, Flint

2004 - Four week Beach Residency, Newborough Forest, Angelsey

2004 - One month Sculpture Project, Galerie Wandlebar, Switzerland

2003 - Sculpture Residency, The National Botanical Gardens of Wales, Carmarthanshire

2002 - Six week Environmental Art Residency, The Dingle, Llangefni, Angelsey

2001 - Six week Mural/Environmental Art Residency, Ysgol Craig-y-Don, Llangollen

2000 - Visual Art/Sculpture Residency, Bundanon Trust, Australia

1999 - Limestone Sculpture Residency, Parole Association, Donzy, Burgundy, France

1999 - Creative Connections Exchange Scheme Residency, Lake St Clair, Tasmania, Australia

1998 - Juliet Gomperts Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship, Four week sketching fellowship at Casole D'Elsa, Tuscany, Italy

1997 - Environmental Art Construction and School Workshops, Seven week project at Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire, North Wales

1997 - Dubai Shopping Festival Residency, Five week pavement art and sketching Residency in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1996 - Jungle Mural Art Project, ten day Residency helping Yr6 pupils design and paint a mural, Custom House Primary School, Flintshire

1995 - Clwyd and North West Young Residency, One month environmental sculpture residency in Professionals, Oviedo, Asturias, North Spain