Approved: 16.08.2006

Rebecca Spooner

Artist, Arts development worker, Curator, Event organiser, Project manager

Approved: 16.08.2006

Artist Statement

Rebecca Spooner specialises in contemporary art in rural places. Since 2013 she had researched and instigated PEAK, an initiative that develops opportunities for contemporary art in the Black Mountains and Welsh Borders for the benefit of the region’s artists, communities and visitors.

Previous to this Rebecca was an exhibiting artist in Wales for over ten years. Her rich installations combined film, photography, projection and found objects and explored the romanticism of nature, in particular the representation of women, wild animals and the British landscape.


(PEAK is an Arts Alive Wales project - an educational arts charity based in Crickhowell, Powys.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2007 - Bolex 16mm film course, NoWhere Labs, London 2004 - MA Fine Art, University of Wales Institute Cardiff 2002 - First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Wales Institute Cardiff 1999 - First Class Foundation in Art and Design, University of Wales College Newport Solo exhibitions 2012 - West Coast Collage , Mission Gallery - the [...] space , Swansea 2011 - Hearth & Hill , Test Bed, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys 2008 - The White Stag, g39, Cardiff Group exhibitions 2013 - Setsuko Hara, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham 2012 - Brzeska's Eagle, g39, Cardiff 2010 - Do I Have to Paint You a Picture?, Morgan Arcade, Cardiff 2009 - Open Empty Spaces, Hole In The Wall, site-specific, Cardiff 2009 - State of the Estate, Penpont manor house and grounds, Brecon, Powys 2008 - 6&7, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno 2007 - Dark Victories, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff 2006 - Experimentica 06, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 2006 - Lines and Strata, contemporary Welsh drawing, Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan 2005 - Coagulation, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff 2005 - In Absentia, lens based exhibition, House 5, Chapter, Cardiff 2005 - One Night Stand - joint curator with Ricahard Bevan, G39, Cardiff 2004 - MA final show, Howard Gradens, Cardiff 2004 - Perfectly Normal, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff 2002 - BA final show, Howard Gardens, Cardiff 2002 - Super 8 film festival, Station, Bristol Public commissions 2010 - The birds, the grass, the trees, the lake. , LOCWS International , Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. Projects 2009 - AA2A, Artists Access to Art Colleges, Hereford College of Arts, Hereford 2008 - NAN New Collaboration Bursary, a-n The artists information company, Wales 2007 - Artinnit - small art works responding to the theme of cinema, Artist's Network , Pontypridd Competitions, prizes and awards 2013 - Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales, based at artist's studio in Powys 2008 - Awarded an Individual Production Grant to create a new body of work for exhibition in autumn 2008, Arts Council of Wales, Cardiff 2007 - Awarded an Individual Project Grant to produce a new 16mm film installation, Arts Council of Wales, Cardiff 2007 - Travel Award to attend Wales at the Venice Biennale 2007, Wales Arts International , Cardiff 2005 - Awarded a 'Good Ideas' artist residency by Cywaith Cymru/Artworks Wales, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, South Wales 2003 - Research Award plus payment of tuition fees by the AHRB, to complete a full time MA in Fine Art, UWIC, Cardiff