Approved: 16.08.2006

Moyrah Gall

Approved: 16.08.2006

In 1998 I visited Greenland with the intention of producing a body of work that would somehow communicate something of the incredulous reality of life in such a harsh environment. The resulting body of work - 'Sea & Sky' is in fact a very peaceful description of my own response to the impossible distance, personal history and culture placed upon me.
'Stone and man' is a body of work made in Llanberis

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  • Location: Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • Artforms: Photography
  • Tags: digital photography, documentary
 

Biography

In 1998 I visited Greenland with the intention of producing a body of work that would somehow communicate something of the incredulous reality of life in such a harsh environment. The resulting body of work - 'Sea & Sky' is in fact a very peaceful description of my own response to the impossible distance, personal history and culture placed upon me. 'Stone and man' is a body of work made in Llanberis in North Wales. Climbing brought me to the lost worlds of the Llanberis / Dinorwig slate - strangely disfigured - landscape, a necessary environment for both the quarryman and climber alike, the functional symbiosis of the rock face is remaining poignantly silent about its economic shift. Most recent, is work titled 'Shooting The Past', a series of images generated alongside an archaeological project located in the landscape of a Cistercian Abbey, Strata Florida, Wales, UK that sets out to explore the changing landscape and its past meaning. The images incorporate ideas of psycho-geography, a narrative engaging fact and the imagination in conjunction with the geographical location reflecting its history. Publications Time Out New York issue 543 pg 52 Feb 23 - March 1 06 Y Sioe Celf S4C go to celfcymru.com/celf archive Feb. 22 August 03 Big Issue no 369 Cymru 14 Jun - Jul 99 Photo Art International- (ISSN 1356-2258) Vol 2 Issue 14

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2006 - MA Photography, Swansea, UK 2004 - Postgraduate diploma in Documentary Photography, The Centre for Photographic Research UWCN, University of Wales College, Newport, UK 1999 - BA Hons Editorial Photography, University of Brighton Solo exhibitions 2004 - Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, UK 2003 - Oriel Parc Glynllifon, UK 2003 - Strata Florida, UK - Outside Installation 2002 - The Rockface, Birmingham, UK Group exhibitions 2006 - Dray Walk Gallery, Brick Lane, London 2006 - Llanberis, Film Festival, UK 2006 - 'Out of Wales', The Times Warner Centre, New York 2006 - 'So Now Then', Courtyard Gallery, Hereford Photographic Festival 2005 - Rhiannon Gallery, UK 2004 - Oriel, Mon, UK 2004 - Welsh Assembly, Cardiff, UK 2003 - Dun-Laoghaire Institute, Dublin, EIRE 2003 - Oriel Mostyn, UK 2003 - Oriel Queens Hall Main Gallery, UK 2003 - St David's Hall Foyer Galleries, UK Workshops 2002 - Aberystwyth, Arts Centre, Wales, UK Residencies 2003 - Cywaith Cymru-Artworks Wales and Tyddyn Mn, Anglesey, UK, Photographer in Residence Private commissions 2005 - Workshops, private commissions 2004 - WDA 2000 - Community projects, various venues Projects 2003 - Collaboration for The European Year of Disabled, Cardiff, UK Competitions, prizes and awards 2004 - Arts Council of Wales Grant Award 2002 - KEF Knowledge Exploitation Funding 2001 - BFWG, British Federation of Women Graduates, London 2001 - WCVA Millennium Award Educational experience - special needs 2002 - Community projects, various venues Other 2006 - WTI, Dublin, Eire 2005 - WTI, San Francisco & Boston, USA 2004 - Fotofest, Arts Council Funded, Houston, Texas