Approved: 16.08.2006

Pip Woolf

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006
 
 
 

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      Biography

      Career path:

      1993 Worked with international performing artists at the Attarkalari Winter School, Kerala, India 1995 Surrey hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Landscape Assessment: Artists' Perceptions Project. London Arts Board & Countryside Commission 1997 Exhibited In Wales Drawing Biennial 1999 Produced a series of 23 paintings in response to a dress rehearsal performance by Robert Lloyd 7 Julius Drake of Schubert's Die Winterreise; exhibited at Y Tabernacl before selling the series to the University of Texas , South Western Medical Centre at Dallas for permanent exhibition; published a cross art form book entitled Interpretations Across Two Centuries of A Winter's Journey. 2001 Exhibited Rare Music collection at Washington Gallery, Penarth & Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery. Cefn Hengoed Schools based residency, Drawing through the Senses, Shadow & Light, a dance/ music/ visual art collaborative research project (Arts Council of Wales) 2001 Big Draw, Drawing residency (Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery & Cywaith Cymru). Ongoing organiser of the Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery annual Big Draw until 2004, then with Brecon mobile library and Theatr Brychieinog and Bath Spa. 2002 Walls of Llangynidr, commission to produce an experimental record of the re-building of a stretch of mountain wall. Collaborative residency with Dilys Jackson for Silent Valley Nature Reserve, Cwm (Gwent Wildlife Trust & Cywaith Cymru) 2002/03 Arts Council of Wales, Creative Wales bursary, Re-Presenting Wool 2003 'Rights and Power' drawing commission for Institute for Development Studies, Brighton University 2004 Rhythms of Light, collaboration with Bisakar Sarka, NWDAF & Liverpool Museum, 'Iron frescoes', exploration of found materials with Brynmawr School 2006 ‘Three Sparrows come over the Mountain’ Monte San Martino Italy collaboration with local community resulting in exhibition of work and processwith Elizabeth Adeline and Kirsty Claxton 2007 Investigation into drawing as the 4thR with Swansea Education Effectiveness and Kirsty Claxton 2008 Water Power, an artist book in response to community involvement in an installation of a sustainable energy system. 2009 – 2015 research for Bog- Mawnog and the Woollenline, repair of upland peat bog (Woollenline.wordpress.com) Arts Council of Wales project Bog~ Mawnog an invitation to 5 artists to create work in relation to this site, March 2013 Woollenline exhibition, Crickhowell. 2013 to present work with Larks & Ravens, Harvest 2013, The Last Supper & Conversations with the Gods 2014, Space Explorations 2015 & Boundaries on Eigg 2017

      2013/14 Dylan Thomas Dialogues with Swansea Printworkshop.

      2015 ongoing Dementia Pronouns, an exploration of identity with Dementia Care Matters http://www.dementiamatterspowys.org.uk. Artist in residence at a dementia specialist care home

      In March 2016 Woollenline was a finalist in 10th Artes Laguna & exhibited at the Arsenale Venice.

      I exhibit regularly with the Welsh Group http://www.thewelshgroup-art.com

       

       

      CV & Education

      Education

      Keele University (full-time), Joint Hon’s. BA 2.2 Biology & English, Cert Ed.English & Drama ,

      City of London Polytechnic (part-time) MI Biol. Ecology & Behaviour, 2.2,

      Queen’s Road School of Art & Design (part-time) Cert. Art & Design, distinction.

       

      Current member of Welsh Group & Swansea Print Workshop with whom I regularly exhibit

      Awards/prizes

      2002 Creative Wales Bursary  Re- Presenting Wool

      2004 Campaign to Promote Drawing runner up with mobile library project,  Drawing lines

      2013 Park Protector, National Parks Society for Woollenline, also National Parks Volunteer project Award

      2016 10th Artes Laguna, Venice finalist with Woollenline

      2017 Campaign to promote drawing, Big Draw winner for This is Me ! event run in 2016

       

      Recent work

      2017 Drawing mind ongoing research into the intersection of art and dementia. Artist in residence, Mountains Care Home. Exploration of boundaries residency on Isle of Eigg with Larks& Ravens

       

      2016 Identity in SPace, work in progress. With members of Swansea Printworkshop, Artist in residence Mountains Care Home an elderly mentally Infirm unit, Libanus,

       

      2015 Inter- generational project, Brookside Residential Care Home & Llangorse Primary School with Tessa Waite & Graham Harthill, Space explorations  Larks & Ravens, Bristol

       

      2014/15 Climate Change Conversations, work with Artist Kirsty Claxton & psychologist Dr Alison Kidd as Larks & Ravens to explore how context affects conversation & understanding) Artistseeking Attention Oriel Cae Glas , Nantyglo for Tai Calon Housing Association, Home Ty Parc residential home, Tredegar for the Aerial Project, Neville Hall Hospital

      2009/15 Woollenline, repair of upland peat bog (woollenline.wordpress.com) Arts Council of Wales project Bog~ Mawnog an invitation to 5 artists to create work in relation to this site, Woollenline exhibition, The Barn Crickhowell, Drawing Woollenlines film animation of the communities of Woollenline 

      2009 Bridging Views of Llangynidr collaboration with Buro Happold engineers to construct a paper ‘bridge’ as exploration of different views of place involving 250 households, Exploring self and place, Bishops Castle Primary School with Black Country Creative Partnerships as Artistseeking Attention

      2008 Water Power, an artist book in response to community involvement in an installation of a sustainable energy system. Lighting The Green, as Artistseeking Attention, for Silloth Regenerartion Council, Drawing together from the Everyday, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen

       

      2007 With Kirsty Claxton as Artistseeking Attention Investigation into drawing as the 4thR with Swansea Education Effectiveness, Seeds for Change, Chester City Council, Grosvenor Park, Chester A Journey', Opening the sketchbook, Swansea, City Council Josef Herman Award artist, Pontadawe Arts Centre, The Welfare,Ystradgynlais

       

      2006 ‘Three Sparrows come over the Mountain’ Monte San Martino Italy collaboration with local community resulting in exhibition of work and process with Elizabeth Adeline and Kirsty Claxton

      2005/06 Marking a Point, exhibitions in Brecon, Newport, Aberyswyth & Pontadawe of work made during a residency at The National Assembly for Wales

      2004 Rhythms of Light, collaboration with Bisakar Sarka, NWDAF & Liverpool Museum, 'Iron frescoes', exploration of found materials with Brynmawr School, Big Draw events with Brecon mobile library and Theatr Brychieinog and Bath Spa

      Solo exhibitions

      2014-Listening for the mark, Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon

      2009-Elemental forces: 1 Water, Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog

      2007-Marking a Point, , Oriel Coliseum Museum &Art Gallery, Aberystwyth

      2006-Marking a point, Newport Museum & Art Gallery, Rare Music 2, Plas Glyn y Weddw,

      2005-Marking a point, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery

      2003-Re-presenting Wool, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, Die Winterreise, South Western Medical Centre, Dallas

      2001 Theatr Brycheiniog, Drawing attention. Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, Rare music

      2000- ACAD, London Schubert series

      1999-From a Brecon Barn, Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth

      1998-Land, Light & Colour, Knutsford, Impressions of the Dyffryn Theatr Clera,

      1996-Black And White Cows, Royal Agricultural Show

      1995-Colours Of The Black Mountains, The Bear, Crickhowell, Norwegian Church, Cardiff

       

      Group exhibitions (selection)

      2016 Identity in the SPace, Swansea

      2014-Dylan Thomas Dialogues, Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea

      2013-Woollenline, Courtyard Barn, Crickhowell

      2011-Bog~Mawnog Brecknock Museum &Art Gallery

      2010-Lines & Strata 2, tour. Drovers, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery

      2008-Mapping the Welsh Group, at 60 years, tour

      2007- Disposable Fetish, Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust, London, The Farm, Stroud House

      2004-Identity, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Sheep, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, Drawing the  Line, Orleans House Gallery, London

      2000-Rare, International Women's festival, Washington Gallery, Cardiff

      1999 Taunton open

      1998-Black & White, Gulkbenkian Welsh Art Prize, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Open

      1997 Pontardawe, Aspects of Wales, Wales Drawing Biennale