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Catherine Lewis CV
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019 Wellbeing: Nature, Spaces and the Feminine, Hearth Gallery, University Hospital, Llandough, Cardiff
Ink Tests, Back Wall, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
Botanical Colours, Waterloo Tea Gardens, Cardiff
2018 Well-Space, 1A Inverness Place, Cardiff
Sensations, Boundary Arts, Cardiff Bay
2017 Our Orchard/Ein Berllan; University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff
2015 Nature Print Shop, Oriel Canfas, Cardiff
Linen Futures, R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
2014 &15 Pinnies from Heaven, Craft in the Bay, LLantarnam Grange Art Centre, Cwmbran
2013 Arcade Almanac, Queen’s Arcade, Cardiff
Material Connections, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
2012 MaP Group, The Globe, Hay-on-Wye
Three-in-One, Butetown History and Arts Centre, Cardiff
Material Maps, The Wall gallery, Newport
2011 Enchanted Heritage; FAB – Bath Festival, Bath
Wunderland; Tactile Bosch, Cardiff
2010 Melin Medi; New Mill, Drefelin, Llandysil
13 Con-Temporary Dialogues; SMU, Dynevor Centre for Art and Design, Swansea
Enchanted Heritage; Llantarnam Grange Art Centre, Cwmbran
ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2018 +WellSpace+ 1a Inverness Place, Made in Roath, Cardiff
2017 Our Orchard/Ein Berllan; Residency at University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff
2016 Bute Park, Criw Celf project, Cardiff
2015 Healing Words, The Sanctuary refugee project, Newport
1013 Arcade Almanac, 3 week residency, Queen’s Arcade, Cardiff, Wales
2011/12 START project, Craft in the Bay/Makers Guild in Wales; with Kitchener Road primary School.
2010/11 Washington Gallery; working with Tros Gynnal, DPYIA, Vale Young Carers; funded by Children in Need.
2010/11 Craft in the Bay/Makers Guild in Wales; START project with Baden Powell Junior School.
2008 Bishop of Llandaff C/W High School, Cardiff, South Wales;
2005 Afan Valley Forest Park, Port Talbot, South Wales
2005 Shire Newton Primary School, Monmouthshire
2004 Méduse Arts Centre, Québec City, Canada
2002 Surestart, Butetown, Cardiff, Wales
2001 Groundwork Caerphilly, Penallta Park, Wales
1998 Herbert Thomson Infant School, Cardiff, Wales
PUBLICATIONS
The Slate BBC Digital, Artist feature, 2019
Slow Writing – paper, published by University of Plymouth, Creative Futures, 2016
BBC Countryfile, Feature on Walnut Ink, October 2016
Natural Processes in Textile Art; Fox, A. Battisford, UK, 2015
Post War to Post Modern : A Dictionary of Artists in Wales; Jones, P. Hitchman, I. Gomer, 2015
LA RENCONTRE-Y CYFARFOD-THE MEETING-NITU NATSHISKUATA; Diagonale, Montréal, QC, 2011
Quebec Cymru ; Wales Arts International, Cardiff, 2004
Made – A collection of Applied Arts from Wales; Wales Arts International, Cardiff, 2003
PROJECTS
2020 The Girl who Wouldn’t Give Up, Backdrop and workshop artist, Green Squirrel, Cardiff – ongoing
Graft: Swansea Maritime Museum, Natural dye garden and workshops – ongoing
Global Gardens, Natural dye garden and workshops, Outdoor classroom build – ongoing
Criw Celf: Arts development with various schools since 2016
2019 His Dark Materials, Screen-print consultant, Wolf studios, Cardiff
2017 Tidy, Cardiff City Council environmental schools project
2017/6 Momentos of Leaving – Artist and production assistant collab with Elaine Paton and Julia Thomas
2012/13 Material Connections: Collaboration with artist/scientist, Julia Thomas. Project combining investigation into memories with digital code, video, sound, photography and sculpture.
2010/11 Collab.docs/ Are You Happy project; research and production assistant http://theareyouhappyproject.org/
2010 13 Con-Temporary Dialogues, Swansea; project management, web site and Facebook
2006 La Rencontre, Craft in the Bay and Washington Gallery; project management, curator, designer
WORK HISTORY
To date Owner of ColourField – Visual artist/designer/educator/facilitator specialising in sustainable and natural practice
2013/14 Lecturer, Print and Dye Textiles, BA Textiles, Coleg Sir gar, Carmarthen (temporary cover)
2012/13 Volunteer curator/exhibitions assistant at Craft in the bay, Cardiff
2003-7 Owner, Context Designs Ltd. Art, design and applied arts agency, workshop and gallery
1999-2008 Lecturer; GNVQ/AVCE/Foundation courses, UWIC, Cardiff
2005 Lecturer; Swansea Institute of Higher Education – Surface Pattern BA(Hons)
2003-4 Creative Futures; Regional officer for development of a vocational qualification in applied arts and crafts
1997–2004 Senior Associate Lecturer (temporary cover); Contemporary Textile Practice BA (Hons), UWIC, Cardiff
1998 Art & craft projects manager; Ecocentrig environment cyber café, Cardiff City Council
1994–7 Design, production & sales; Charles & Patricia Lester Ltd., Abergavenny
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2011-13 Performance Art; with Davida Hewlett, Chapter Arts Centre
2010 Working with young people in galleries; Catrin Webster, Aberystwyth Art Centre
Historic photographic techniques, SMU
2009 Final Cut, video editing SMU
2007 Digital storytelling, Adobe Premier, Women’s Arts Assoc.
2002 Adobe Dreamweaver and Illustrator
2000 Quark Express and Adobe Photoshop
QUALIFICATIONS
2010 MA distinction – Fine Art: Contemporary Dialogues, Swansea Metropolitan University
2007 NVQ 3 Playwork, CACHE
2001 NVQ3 Delivering Art form Development Sessions, Model House, Llantrisant (Nick Clements)
1993-94 BA (Hons) 2.1 Printed Textile Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design
1991-93 HND Design, Cardiff Institute of Higher Education
1986-87 Foundation Art and Design – Gwent College of FE
1986 A’ Level Art & Design
1984 O’ Levels inc English, Maths, Sciences at grades A-C
PGCE – FE, part complete
SKILLS
• A high level of technical and practical ability and resourcefulness
• Strong, broad education training and practice
• Excellent research skills and ability to synthesise this into practice
• Excellent communication, organisational and analytical skills
• Self-directed and self-motivated; used to working alone and remotely
• The ability to interact effectively, tactfully and diplomatically with a wide range of people
• Empathetic and consideration for others
• Very aware of sustainability issues with environmentally sound practice
• Ability to produce concise, reflective written material for education and documentation
OTHER INFORMATION
Full clean driving licence; public liability insurance; moderate French; basic Welsh – want to learn; enhanced DBS
REFERENCES
Owen Griffiths Creative Wales Ambassador, Graft project artist
owengriffithsstudio@gmail.com 07411 211036
Laura Thomas, Master weaver, QUEST scholar – Natural Dyes, former course director, textiles, Carmarthen College of Art
laura@laurathomas.co.uk 07973 882634
Poppy Nichol, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University; Botany Department, Cardiff Museum, Director – Global Gardens
poppy_nicol@hotmail.com 07920 021893