Approved: 16.08.2006

Marged Pendrell

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Artist Statement

My current work is   often rooted in my experience of the land in and around Snowdonia where I live. I am particularly interested in the cultural and geological histories that have affected the connections and disconnections to ‘place’. Much of my working process involves walking and the collecting of natural and found materials.

 Materials and their ability to convey specific meanings are central to my work.When choosing to work with a material, I test out its conceptual and physical attributes to find out how it can be transformed, what it can actually do. The work is installation based and combines mixed media.The initial working process evolves with the specific enquiry, sometimes intuitive, at times deeply researched.

 My initial influences were the Land/Environmental artists e.g. Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, the way they physically and spiritually connected to wild remote landscape. Eva Hesse and Guiseppe Pennone have also been of particular influence for their brave manipulation of materials.

  My working practice covers three areas:- Exhibiting artist nationally/internationally

Arts Educator - Currently Fine Art Tutor-BA Hons Degree - University of Wales Bangor Previous experience – schools /gallery workshops/ summer schools/artist-led adult courses.

Residencies- national/international.

CV & Education


2016  Fflotilla /Cychod Gwyllt -Oriel Brondanw,Llanfrothen

2014  Vessels Land and Sea / Oriel Nwy -Gas Gallery ,Aberystwyth

2012 - Unearthed/Datguddio, Oriel Caffi Croesor, Gwynedd 

2011 - Custodian /Gofalwr, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno N.Wales

2009 - In Limbo/Yn Limbo , Old Tannery / Moma , Machynlleth/Wales

2006 - Hide and Seek -Chwarae Chwiw, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

2005 - Between The Layers/Rhwng yr Heini, Oriel Ynys Mon, LLangefni.

2001 - 'Cardinal Directions', Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

2001 - 'Desert Landscapes', MOMA, y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, Wales

1999 - 'Placement'/Gosodiad,  Oriel 31, Newtown, Powys, Bangor Museum and Art Gallery, Gwynedd

1998 - 'Transitions', Oriel y Ddraig, Blaenau Ffestiniog,


2019 -Merched Chwarel 4 -Llechwedd Slate Caverns

2019 -Merched Chwarel 3 - Blaenau Ffestiniog Library

2019-Merched Chwarel1- Storiel Museum and Art Gallery , Bangor

2019-Merched Chwarel 2-Amgueddfa Llechi/Slate Museum,Llanberis

Cas Lloeren/Satellite Case - Amgueddfa Ysbyty Llechi Llanberis/Slate Hospital Museum Llanberis

2018- Oileain/Ynysoedd -Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr , Republic of Ireland

2017-Mordeithau:Crossings -Aberystwyth Art Centre/Ceramics Gallery

Storiel Gallery Bangor,Ruthin Craft Centre

2017-Teithwyr Chwilfrydir /Curious Travellers-Oriel Brondanw,Llanfrothen/

Old College Gallery,Aberystwyth University

2017 -Cabinet of Curiosities-Storiel, Bangor

2016 -Ail Wneud /Ail Ddyfeisio  Re take/Re invent,(exhibition 1) Royal Cambrian Academy,Conway (exhibition 2 )Oriel Ynys Mon ,Gwynedd

2016 -Curious Travellers ,Oriel Sycharth,Wrexham University.

2011 - Lloches/Shelter, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno N.Wales

2007 - Group exhibition, Oriel Glaslyn, Porthmadog

2007 - Welsh Artist of the year Exhibition, St Davids Hall , Cardiff

2006 - A Solaina De Pilono group Exhibition, Lalin Gallery, Lalin, Galicia

2003/4/5 - Insiders-Art and the Box, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth/ Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury /, Herne Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Hene Bay / Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness/ Iona Gallery, Kingussie, Scotland /, St Fergus Gallery, Wick, Scotland/ Swanson Gallery, Thurso, Scotland / Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery, Whitstable, England /, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight/ Rugby Museum/Art Gallery, Rugby /, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys

2003/4 - 2 Person Show ,Oriel Yr Hen Efail,Llanfrothen,Gwynedd

2003 - The Spirit of Lleyn, Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd

2002 - Selected Works, Oriel Cemlyn, Harlech, Gwynedd

2001 - Oriel31 Open  2001

2001  Paperworks, Monmouth Museum

2001 - Summer Exhibition, Old Chapel Gallery, Hereford

2000 - Oriel31 Open 2000

1999 /2000 - The Intrinsic Book, Barbican Library Touring Exhibition/Barbican Library,Model House,Llantrisan/,Cajobah Gallery,Birkenhead/Art in Action Gallery,Waterperry,Oxford.

1999 - Paper Stone Spirit, Theatre Ardudwy, Harlech 

1998 - The Paper Show -Walford Mill,Wimborne,Dorset/ Bleddfa Gallery, Knighton, Powys

1998 - Paper, Stone, Spirit, with Noelle Griffiths and Meic Watts, Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

1998 - The Comet, Oriel y Ddraig, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd 

1997- Paperweight, Salisbury Museum and Art Gallery

1996 - National Eisteddfod of Wales

1996 - The Land, The Earth/,2 Person show Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarvon


2019 -Storiel Bangor

2016-Moma Machynlleth/Y Tabernacl-Ffiniau/Borders Conference 

2015 -Plas Glyn y Weddw /Artist talk /John Piper conference- Snowdonia

2011 - Marged Pendell/Artist talk, Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno

2011 - Pethau Hwyrach, S4C Welsh Arts TV  programme with critical debate/, Cardiff

2006 - Visiting Artist talk /Delevan Gallery ,Syracuse ,New York State.


2018 -Bro Ffestiniog Slate Festival 

2017 -Merched Chwarel R&D-Collaboration with Lindsey Colbourne,Lisa Hudson , Jwls Williams /Sharing at Amgueddgfa Llechi,Llanberis

2016-A Curiously Collaborative Museum of Lost,Found and Broken-Collaboration with Lindsey Colbourne,National Theatre of Wales/Storiel Gallery ,Bangor /Pontio,Bangor University.

2012-Painting in the Attic -Collaboration with Rosie Kearton  on Artist book 

2011-Earth Connections -Collaboration with invited artists (Mostyn Gallery)

2005 -Journey through Sweden -Collaboration with Rosie Kearton (Film)


2016 -Arts Council Of Wales R&D Grant -Merched Chwarel 

2006 Wales Arts International Grant to New York State

2005 Arts Council Of Wales Research Grant to Norway

2001Arts Council Of Wales Travel Grant to Egypt and Sinai.