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Three is the Magic Number for Welsh Exhibition

29.04.2014

University of Wales Trinity Saint David lecturer and award-winning international artist Sue Williams has teamed up with two fellow artists for a new exhibition of work in Cardiff.

The exhibition, entitled ‘three/tair’, includes the work of Sue Williams, Helen Booth and Molly Rooke. It is currently on show at gallery/ten in the Welsh capital and runs until Saturday 3rd May.

Sue Williams continues to explore and challenge the fantasies of feminism, sexuality, gender and culture in her work. She is constantly revealing an ambiguous boundary between a secure place and an insecure place, between the real and the imagined, drawing the viewer into her world of provocative sexual politics.

Spanning from the recognisable to the pure geometric abstraction, two-time Pollock Krasner Foundation award-winner Helen Booth’s layering and reuse of materials, whether marble dust, paper or thread, remains constant, creating work of delicate fragility and depth.

Royal College of Art graduate Molly Rooke’s often humorous work forms new narrative through her treatment of found images through various printing processes. The ‘realistic expectations’ series plays on typical postcard imagery and its promise of the perfect holiday destinations, but the reality is never quite as the imagined.

Sue Williams was winner of the Fine Art Gold Medal at the National Eisteddfod (2000) and the Rootstein Hopkins Award (2000) as well as showing her work at the Avesta Biennial in Sweden (2000) and the Site-Actions Projects in New York (2001). She was shortlisted for the 2nd Artes Mundi Prize in 2006, the only home-grown nominee. In 2009 she was a recipient of the major Creative Wales Award.

Her work features in several leading private and public collections through the USA, Africa and Europe, including the National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Contemporary Arts Society, the Welsh Government and the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea.

Sue has been building a strong international reputation, with commissioned shows touring in North America, South Africa and the Far East. Her works for these shows are often large mixed-media canvasses which deal unflinchingly with the way women view themselves, and how a society, shaped by men, views them and uses them.

The exhibition can be seen at gallery/ten, First Floor, 23 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BY. For more information visit www.gallery-ten.co.uk

Note to Editor

  1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was formed in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 Swansea Metropolitan University merged into the University.
  2. The University’s 1828 Royal Charter is the oldest in Wales and is third to Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH The Prince of Wales is the University’s Royal Patron.
  3. On 1 August 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged into the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group but will retain its own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged into the group on 1 January 2014.

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