Approved: 21.08.2014

Alan Whitfield

Artist, Community worker, Film-maker, Writer

Approved: 21.08.2014

I am a visual artist and poet who works within the context of fine art. My work is grounded in documentary, exploring the inner beauty of everyday life through various lens based media. Notions of nostalgia and social commentary are present, but from a definite northern working class perspective. Instinctively I exploring the townscapes of North Wales and the North West, often producing work that reflects

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      I am a visual artist and poet who works within the context of fine art. My work is grounded in documentary, exploring the inner beauty of everyday life through various lens based media. Notions of nostalgia and social commentary are present, but from a definite northern working class perspective. Instinctively I exploring the townscapes of North Wales and the North West, often producing work that reflects the every day minutiae of life.

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      Alan Whitfield

      07446449888       

      alan@alanwhitfield.com

      www.alanwhitfield.com

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      I am a creative practitioner and youth worker with a DBS, using my skills and experiences as an artist and creative to support and educate young people and community members who may find it difficult to access conventional education. I have been successfully self-employed for 5 years. My own career has been enriched and facilitated by the arts and adult education, and I am enthusiastic about sharing my experiences with others.


       

      Qualifications and training

       

      • 2015 C.S.E training

      • 2014 Child Protection training update

      • 2013 Safeguarding training

      • 2011   BA Hons. Creative Lens Media – First - Glyndwr University

      • 2010 Agored Level 3 in Youth Work

      • 2009   HND Photography – Distinction – Coleg Llandrillo

       

      Work experience

       

      • 2018      Carn, Artist in Residence, Caernarfon 

      • 2017      Northern Eye Photography Festival, Colwyn bay

      • 2017      Hidden Hospitality, Llawn 05

      • 2017/18 Creative Coordinator, Culture Action Llandudno

      • 2017 Assistant, Venue Cymru, Spoken Word Youth Group

      • 2016/17 Itaca, Abergele

      • 2016/17 Creative Practitioner Arts Council Wales

      • 2015   Fortified Beats, Arts Facilitator, Tape

      • 2015   Rhyl High School, Film making Project, Arts Facilitator, Tape

      • 2014   Click on Cymru, Conwy Youth Service, Link

      • 2014 Ignite, One To One filmmaking Workshops, Tape Link

      • 2014/15 Penrhos Ave Music Video, Arts Facilitator, Tape Link

      • 2013   Ty Llewellyn Community project, Tape Link

      • 2013 Wrexham Council Business promotion Link

      • 2013 N.U.S Glyndwr University guide Link

      • 2012 N.E.E.T’s, Micheal Brennand-Wood, Ruthin, Craft Centre - Link     

      • 2012 Codman’s Puppet Show, Animation, Llandudno -Link

      • 2012 Assistant Curator, Engedi, Colwyn Bay

      • 2012/14 Organiser, Photernative/Ffoto Alternative

      • 2011/14 Welsh National Opera, Wrexham Street Songs -Link

      • 2011/15 Director of Minimal Media

      • 2011/16 Self Employed artist/creative facilitator, ongoing.

       

      Solo exhibitions

      • 2016      Documenting Artist in Residance, Freehaus, Llanduno

      • 2015/16 Artist in Residence at Storiel, Gwynedd Museum

      • 2015  Eyesdown, LLawn03, Haus of Helfa

      • 2015 #ffloc, Connect 2 Residency, Aberystwyth Arts Centre LINK

      • 2015 Emerging Pathways, Bodelwyddan Castle

      • 2015 Industrial Fate, Gallery 3B Wrexham

      • 2014 Project Recording Artist, Commission, Bangor Museum

      • 2014 Industrial Fate, Oriel Colwyn

      • 2012 Show me The Monet BBC2 Link

      • 2011 ‘Empty Spaces’, Collinge Antiques, Llandudno Junction Link

      2007 ‘Solo Exhibition’, Speakers Corner, Colwyn Bay