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Simonfenoulhet

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Qualifications

B.A.Hons Fine Art, First Class, Gwent College of Higher Education
M.A. Fine Art, Cardiff, South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education

About

Simon Fenoulhet is an installation artist who works with everyday objects and materials combined with the transforming properties of artificial light. He has also been closely involved with the development of public art in Wales and was a founding staff member of Cywaith Cymru Artwork Wales, serving as Deputy Director between 1991 and 2002. Since then he has focused more closely on his own work through a series of one man shows including Chapter Arts, Cardiff and the Glynn Vivian Museum, Swansea. In 2010 he won the Gold Medal for Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod in Ebbw Vale. http://www.simonfenoulhet.co.uk

Publications

One Man Shows:

2012, Ffloc Gallery, University of Wales, Newport
2010, Oriel Davies, Newtown
2010, ‘Lucent Lines’, Newport Museum and Art Gallery
2005, ‘Another Light’, Glynn Vivian Museum and Art Gallery, Swansea.

Commissions:

2010, Delta Street, Cardiff, public seating / lighting commission in collaboration with Andrew Rowe.
2008, Beacon, interactive sound / light installation for Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk. In collaboration with Composer John Hardy, through Commissions East as part of Contemporary Arts Norwich

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012 Blowback, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff
2011 Are we not drawn onward? G39 Cardiff
2010 Tenure, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff.
2008 If you build it they will come. G39, Cardiff
Public Engagement Activities and Esteem Indicators 2011 Mapping public art survey with Ixia, Birmingham
2010 Devised and implemented a public art commissioning programme for the new Cynon Valley Hospital
2010 Public art proposals for the redevelopment of RAF St Athan
2010 Public art strategy for Pontypridd
2009 Llwynypia Powerhouse, public art strategy
2009 Public art strategy for Swansea SA1
2008 Public art commissioning plan for Weymouth and Portland

Research

Simon is a practicing artist with a primary interest in creating gallery based installation projects as well as interactive architectural lighting schemes. The work is invariably site responsive and explores the way that light transforms our reading of objects and materials.

Grants Awarded:

2012 Arts Council of Wales Major Creative Wales Award to pursue ‘Light Lab’ project.
2009 Arts Council of Wales Production Grant to create new work in collaboration with Stage Lighting Services and Newport Museum and Art Gallery.
2006 Artworks Wales ‘Artist at Work Grant’ for collaborative project with Loyn & Co. Architects.
2005 Arts Council of Wales ‘Creative Wales’ award to pursue ’Looking for Darkness’ project.
1986 Welsh Arts Council studio grant.

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