Valerie Coffin PriceArtist
As an artist-letterer working with issues to do with the environment, language and cultural identity, a sense of place is fundamental to my work. The poetic resonance of language and its connection to the environment drives my work, which explores ideas of mapping in relation to a sense of place, as well as an understanding of community and landscape. In recent projects I have been exploring ideas read full statement
|Activities||Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Arts in health, Built environment, Public art, Private commissions, Evaluation|
|Artforms / type of project||Drawing, Environment, Installation, Public Art, Sculpture|
News & Events
New Numbers: New Approaches - conference
06/06/2015 – 07/06/2015
Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4AZ
Conference exploring links between the Dymock poetry collection, the literature & its engagement with the landscape. Philip Gross & I will look at a specific river landscape through poetry & art.
A Fold in the River - walk and talk
Taff Trail signpost, junction of Tram Road Side / Rodericks Terrace, Quakers Yard, Merthyr Tydfil, CF46 5AW
Bring your sketchbooks, drawing material, cameras and pencils for an art and poetry walk, along the R Taff at Quakers Yard, with Philip Gross. 9 May 2015, 2.00-5.45pm
A Fold in the River - talk
Hay Festival of Literature & the Arts
Philip Gross & I will be talking about collaborating on our book A Fold in the River. 25 May 2015 at 7.00pm (Event no 160) Cost: £7
The River Next Door - radio interview
Radio Wales Arts Show
Philip Gross and I will be talking on the Radio Wales Arts show this coming Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 6.30-7.00pm, discussing our collaborative project The River Next Door.
A Fold in the River - the River Next Door
Oriel y Bont
Exhibition opening and book launch on March 18, 2015 6 - 8pm. Oriel y Bont University of South Wales Trefforest, Pontypridd
The River Next Door
18/03/2015 – 15/05/2015
Oriel y Bont, University of South Wales, Trefforest, Pontypridd CF37 1DL
Solo exhibition of work produced on the River Next Door project over the last 2 years, funded by ACW. Opening and book launch 6-8pm 18 March 2015.
A Fold in the River
A collaborative book with the poet Philip Gross, responding to the environs and riverine landscape of the River Taff in South Wales. Published by Seren Books on 31 March 2015.
The Art of Walking
Talk at Philosophy Town festival, Malmesbury 2-3pm 9 October 2014. The philosophy of art and walking, the work of artists walking collective Walking the Land and 'As We Walk Out' project.
I shall be speaking with Philip Gross at the Double Dialogues conference, to be held in Cardiff, in September 2014.
The River Next Door
I have been awarded a large grant by the Arts Council of Wales to create work for 'The River Next Door' project. The project will culminate in a series of solo exhibitions and a publication in 2015.