Approved: 16.08.2006

Linda Norris

Artist, Arts development worker, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Having graduated from The Universoity College of Wales in Aberystwyth with a Ba (Hons) in Visual Art, for the past 23 years I have painted the landscape of Wales. To develop my work, explore the nature of observation and explore what I might learn from the rigour of scientific enquiry, in 2014, with support from The Arts Council of Wales, I undertook a residency at Skokholm Island Bird Observatory.

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    Biography

    Having graduated from The Universoity College of Wales in Aberystwyth with a Ba (Hons) in Visual Art, for the past 23 years I have painted the landscape of Wales. To develop my work, explore the nature of observation and explore what I might learn from the rigour of scientific enquiry, in 2014, with support from The Arts Council of Wales, I undertook a residency at Skokholm Island Bird Observatory.

    In the last 9 years I have been working with glass and have made a number of conceptual pieces in response to historical and poetic stimulus as well as to landscape elements. 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. Most recently I was commissioned by Narberth Museum to make a piece, Gruel, in relation to the collection.

    With Rachel Phillips i have recetly formed the creative partnership, Studio Melyn. Together we undertake architectural glass commissions. Our commissions include three stained glass windows for Conwy Castle and Skokholm Island. We are currently making windows for the Chapel Royal, Beaumaris Castle.

    Alongside developing my own practice I have extensive experience of working 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. Most recently I have been working with refugee families in Swansea and people living with autism and dementia in Pembrokeshire.

    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

    2016 Plas Dwbl, a college for young adults living with autistic spectrum disorders.

    2015 Skokholm Island Bird Observatory
    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

    2016 Stained Glass Windows for Beaumaris Castle (with Rachel Phillips)
    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

    2015 Welsh Arts Council Project Grant (for 'ob•serve' residency)
    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