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About Antonia SpowersShe is a prolific artist, much in demand for one man and group exhibitions and her work is found all over Britain and as far afield as Lithunania and Korea. She has a refreshingly different approach to what she does and you only have to see what she creates to appreciate her undoubted skill.
Exhibition History of Antonia SpowersSOLO EXHIBITIONS.
2013 Erosion-sculpture and drawings, Waterfalls Centre, Pontneddfechan.
2012 The Muse at 269, London
2010 Oriel Plas Glynn-y-Weddw, The Circle Squared.
2010 Moma,The Tabernacle Gallery, Machynlleth. The Circle Squared.
2009 Newport Museum and Gallery with Bill Swan, The Circle Squared.
2006 Washington Gallery, Penarth
2005 Tabernacle Gallery, MOMA Wales, Machynlleth.
2002 Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, Southampton.
2000 Life of Water, Brecknock Museum, Brecon.
1999 Theatre Clera, Welshpool.
1998 Unfolding, Red House Museum, Christchurch.
1998 Unfolding, Allen Gallery, Alton.
1996 Schumacher College, Dartington, Devon.
1996 Orleans House, Twickenham.
1995 Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London.
1995 Sub-Tropical Garden, Battersea Park, London.
2014 Life and all that Jazz, 7, the Struet, Brecon.
2014 56 Group Wales, Pierhead Gallery, Cardiff.
2014 56 Group Wales, University of South Glamorgan.
2014 SaloArte, Salobrena, Granada.
2014 Summer Exhibition, Treberfydd House, Llangorse.
2014 56 Group, Llantarnam Arts Centre, Cwmbran.
2014 Journey, touring Exhibition.Sculpture Cwmru, Gas Gallery, Aberyswyth, Oriel Lliw, Pontardawe,
Wyeside Art Centre, Builth Wells, Arts Central, Barry.
2013 56 Group, Newport Museum and Gallery.
2013 Brecon Women`s Festival, Brecon Theatre.
2013 Wool, Somerset House,London.
2013 Surface, Burghley House, Stamford.
2013 56 Group, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd.
2013 Church Farm Barns,Whitney-on-Wye, Hereford Art Week.
2013 Out of Nature, Newport House, Almeley.
2013 Autumn Harvest, Brick Lane Gallery, London.
2012 London Art Fair with jaggedart
2012 Liquid Transport, Brecon Theatre
2012 Brecon Women’s Festival, Brecon Theatre
2012 Fuse Exhibition at Oriel Canfas, Cardiff
2012 A Monstrous Regiment of Women, Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery Aberdare
2012 Spring Show at Art at 360, Hereford
2012 Off the Wall Elements at Compton Acres, Poole
2012 Welsh Grouop, Radnorshire Museum
2012 The 56 Group, Bayart, Cardiff
2012 Sculpture Cymru at Strata Florida
2012 The 56 Group at MOMA, Macynlleth
2011 Fuse Exhibition at Pontardawe Arts Centre
2011 Fresh Air, Quenington
2011 Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2011 Knucklas Castle Sculpture Trail, Knucklas nr. Knighton
2011 The Lives of Others, Clyro Village Hall, Hay on Wye
2011 Art Fair, St, Mary’s Church, Brecon
2011 Sculpture Cymru, Arts Centre, Pontardawe
2011 Summer Show, Lion Street Gallery, Hay on Wye
2011 Summer Show, Cric, Crickhowell
2011 Summer Show, Off the Wall Gallery, Cardiff
2011 ARTAT, Rhosgilwern Manor, Cardigan
2011 Welsh Group, Art Central, Barry Town Hall
2011 Welsh Group, Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery, Aberdare
2011 London Art Fair, jaggedart 2010 Sculptures in Paradise, Chichester Cloisters.
2010 Paperworks 3, Bury Art Gallery and Museum.
2010 Sculpture Trail Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye.
2010 Ameteras, Art Alley Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2010 Oriel Contemporary, Hay-on-Wye.
2010 ArtbyGeneve, Geneva.
2010 Ironstone, Kidwelly Castle.
2010 Spring Show, Jaggedart.
2010 Lines and Strata, touring in Wales.
2010 56 Group at Queens Hall, Narberth.
2010 London Art Fair, Jaggedart.
2010 Celebrating Paper, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
2009 Life Drawing, The Tythe Barn, Brecon Cathederal.
2009 Art in an Ephemeral Age, Globe Gallery, Hay-on-Wye.
2009 Christmass show, Jaggedart, London.
2009 Christmas show, Washington Gallery, Penarth.
2009 Mapping the Welsh Group at 60, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy.
2009 The 56 Group, Mumbles Art Gallery, Mumbles.
2009 Mapping the Welsh Group at 60, Newport Museum and Art Gallery.
2009 Jagged Art, May, London.
2009 Fresh Air, Quenington.
2008 Christmas Show, Oriel Canfas, Cardiff.
2008 Christmas Show, Washington Gallery, Penarth.
2008 Mapping the Welsh Group at 60, The National Library of Wales.
2008 The 56 Group at Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen.
2008 In and Out, Quenington and Brewery Arts.
2008 The Land, Wales Millennium Centre and University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd.
2008 Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington.
2008 Newby Hall, Ripon, Yorkshire.
2008 The 56 Group, Tenby Museum and Gallery.
2008 The Welsh Group, Brecon Museum and Gallery.
2008 The 56 Group, Howard Gardens Gallery, UWIC, Cardiff2006 Landmarks III Lowood Gallery, Cumbria.
2008 The 56 Group, The Art Shop, Abergavenny.
2008 The Swan at Hay, Hay Festival.
2008 Delamore, Kingsbridge, Devon.
2007 Christmas Show, Washington Gallery.
2007 Tretower Christmas Show.
2007 Hiraeth—Barry Townhall Library and Gallery.
2007 The Discerning Eye.
2007 Summer exhibition, Nant-y-Coy, Haverfordwest.
2007 Parclife, Penpont, Brecon.
2007 Hiraeth, Sculpture Cymru Touring Exhibition, Germany, London, Wales.
2007 Fresh Air, Quenington, Cirencester.
2007 Art Parks, Guernsey.
2007 Delamore Arts, Devon.
2007 Big Art, Creation Art Gallery, Solihull.
2006 Christmas Exhibition, Oriel Contemporary, Hay- on Wye.
2006 Christmas Exhibition, Washington Gallery.
2006 Young Curators Oriel Davies, Newtown.
2006 Landmarks III Lowood Gallery, Cumbria.
2006 Equus; Festival of the Horse, Margam Park.
2006 The Futre Past, Rhondda Heritage Centre.
2006 Hors-Cadre, Landivisiau, Brittany.
2006 Lines and Strata, Theatre Mwldan, Cardigan.
2006 Paperworks, Bury Art Gallery and Museum.
2006 Newby Hall Sculpture Park.
2006 Hanji Paper Festival, Jeonju, South Korea.
2005 Garden Gallery, Broughton, Hampshire.
2005 Summer Sculpture Exhibition, Galanthus Gallery, Wormbridge.
2005 Triennale Internationale du Papier, Musee de Charmey, Switzerland,
2005 Crossover, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland and Oriel Ceredigion, Aberystwyth.
2005 Fresh Air, Quenington Sculpture Trust, Cirencester.
2005 South West Academy of Fine Arts Open Exhibition, Exeter Phoenix.
2004 Welsh Drawing Biennale.
2004 Garden Gallery, Broughton, Hampshire.
2003 Garden Gallery, Broughton, Stockbridge.
2003 West Wales Arts Centre, Christmas exhibition.
2002 Broomhill Gallery, Barnstaple.
2002 Garden Gallery, Broughton, Stockbridge.
2002 MOMA Christmas exhibition, Machynlleth.
2002 Welsh Drawing Biennale.
2002 Broomhill Gallery, Barnstaple.
2001 Walford Mill, Wimborne, Paperweight.
2001 Phoenix Gallery, Exeter.
2001 Flower Festival, Covent Garden, London.
2000 Garden Gallery, Broughton, Hampshire.
2000 Yew Tree Gallery, Slad, Gloucestershire.
2000 Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh.
2000 Hilliers Arboretum.
1999 Garden Gallery, Brpughton, Stockbridge.
1999 Mythic Garden Exhibition, Chagford, Devon.
1999 Broomhill Gallery, Barnstaple, Devon.
1999 Kilvert Gallery, Summer Show, Clyro.
1999 The Call of the Sacred, Rowan Tree Centre, Erwood.
1988 Rhyme and Reason, Kilvert Gallery, Clyro.
1998 The Art of Living, Eastnor Castle, Ledbury.
1997 The Garden Gallery, Broughton, Stockbridge.
1997 Mount Ephraim Gardens, Faversham, Kent.
1997 The Walled Garden at Pigeonsford, Llangrannog, Ceredigion.
1997 Stone Farm Gardens, Chagford, Devon.
1997 Paperweight, Salisbury Museum and Art Gallery.
1996 Paperweight, Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery.
1996 North Tyneside Open Exhibition, Buddle Arts Centre, Wallsend.
1996 Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, Cheltenham.
1996 Hardcastle Crags Sculpture Trail, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire.
1996 Stone Farm Gardens, Chagford, Devon.
1996 The Garden Gallery, Broughton, Stockbridge.
1996 Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.
1996 Blickling Hall, Norfolk.
1996 Art and Engineering, Wallsend.
1995 Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.
1995 Westonbirt Arboretum.
1995 Garden Gallery, Broughton, Hampshire.
1995 Newcastle University Gallery.
1995 Art Show, Alexandra Palace.
1994 Euro Sculpture, Carhaix, Brittany.
2010 Cass Sculpture Foundation, Mixed, Goodwood.
Biography / CV of Antonia SpowersI moved to Wales from London nine years ago and have combined exhibiting, commissions and residencies in the country and an International Sculpture Park in Lithuania. The residencies have combined work with schools, local communities and environmental trust volunteers. The work has an environmental and sustainability emphasis. solar power for self-circulating water sculptures and re-cycled and re-useable materials combined with new technologies are special interests.
Artist Statement of Antonia SpowersI am interested in materials, either signly or in combination and their ability to express ideas. For some time my work has forcussed on water, it s structure, behaviours, altered states and multiple associations. Ideas of continuity and connection and an interest in layers beneath the surface are a direction for new work and conversely I am also exploring themes of disconnection and displacement.
Awards and Prizes of Antonia Spowers2007 Lead artist The Standing Stones of Cwmbran
2001 Bursary to develop new work, Arts Council of Wales.
2001 Career development grant from Arts Council Wales to attend Language of Water Conference in Bath.
1997 Certificate for Outstanding Contribution to Clwdian Range Area of ONB.
Acquisitions / Collections of work by Antonia SpowersPUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Private Collections in Britain, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Galle - Sri Lanka and Sydney - Australia.
Arts Factory, Ferndale, Rhondda.
Brecknock Museum, Brecon.
Reviews of work by Antonia Spowers2004 Finalist in Big Art Challenge, Channel 5 TV.
2000 HTV River Usk, River Patrol Series.
1998 Resurgence Magazine.
1994 Galleries Magazine, June.
1995 Battersea Guardian, June.
Public Works of Antonia SpowersCOMMISSIONS AND RESIDENCIES
2008 Dragonfly for Forestry Commission, Garwnant.
2007 Lead artist for Standing Stones of Cwmbran.
2005 Sculpture Commission for Mrs. Angela Hunt, Southampton.
2004 Sculpture Commissions for Mrs. Angela Hunt, Southampton.
2003 Sculpture Commissions for Mrs. Angela Hunt, Southampton.
2002 Sculpture Commission for Mrs. Angela Hunt, Southampton.
2002 Lidl Roundabout, Eastleigh Southampton.
(Sustainable energy project cancelled due to Government Housing directive).
2003 St.Mary`s School, Cardiff.
2000 Residency, Afan Argoed Countryside Park, Neath.
1999 Short listed World Rugby Cup Project, Cardiff.
1999 Residency Europos Parkas, Vilnius, Lithiania.
1998 Shortlisted for Bradford -on- Avon Millenium Commission.
1997/8 Artist in Residence, Bro Famau school near Mold.
1997 Studio Residency and installation on Trail, Chiltern Sculpture Trust, Oxford.
1996 Short listed for Ross-on-Wye Sculpture Competition.
1993 Water features, Oxfordshire Golf Club.
1993 Reliefs, Turnberry Golf Club, Ayrshire.
1993 Fountain Dorney Court near Windsor.
1992 Fountain Trewidden, Penzance.
1992 Fountain Boskenna, Cornwall.
1992 Fountains, Waterers Landscape Gardens, Sunningdale.
1991 Wall Fountain, Design and Decoration Building.
1990 Wall Fountain, Chelsea Gardener.
1990 Bronze for NKP Holdings, Royston.
Assemblage, Drawing, Environmental Art, Installations, Metalwork, Murals,
Paperworks, Photography, Sculpture, Sound/audio, Woodwork, Landart.
AREAS OF WORK
Community arts, Early years and primary education, Exhibiting, Journalism,
Practice-based research, Lecturing, Private Commissions, Public Art, Workshops.
Qualifications / Education of Antonia Spowers1996 Welding for artists, Westminster College, London, W.2.
1979-82 Sculpture and jewellery, Camberley, Surrey.
1951 Sculpture in Florence with Giunio Gatti.
1950 Painting in Paris with Andre Lhote and Souverbie.
Publications / Media / Bibliography of Antonia SpowersCRITICAL REVIEWS AND PRESS COVERAGE
2007 18@108 Talk at RBS on glass
2006 Hors Cadre, Landivisiau, Brittany.
2004 Finalist in Big Art Challenge, Channel 5 TV.
2000 HTV River Usk, River Patrol Series.
1998 Resurgence Magazine.
1994 Exhibition in Pump House Gallery and Battersea Park.
2008 Mapping the Welsh Group at 60
2007 Hiraeth Touring Exhibition
2007 Royal Society of British Sculptor`s Calendar, Glass Mountain Image
2006 Hanji Paper Festival, Jeinju, South Korea
2006 Young Curators Surface Exhibition, Oriel Davies, Newtown
2005 Fresh Air, Quenington Sculpture Trust
2005 Triennale Internationale du Papier, Musee de Charmey
2005 Crossover, Waterford and Aberystwyth
2005 South West Academy of Fine Art
2004 Welsh Drawing Biennale
2002 Welsh Drawing Biennale
2001 IAPMA, Water issue
2000 Landscape and Art Network Journal
2000 Life of Water, Brecknock Museum
1994/7 Garden Gallery Catalogues
1997 Art and Engineering, Wallsend
1996 Cheltenham Open Drawing
1995 Exhibition in Pump House Gallery and Battersea Park
Teaching ExperienceTEACHING EXPERIENCE
2000 Six workshops for primary schools, Brecknock Museum.
1998 Bro Famau Primary schools.
1997 Environmental Workshop, Cardigan Secondary School, Pigeonsford.
1996 Six workshops for primary schools, Pump House Gallery, Battersea.
1995 Environmental Workshop, Nature Study Centre, Wandsworth Common.
1993 Part time lecturer: Colour Counsellors and different venues.
Influences / Inspiration of Antonia SpowersAlternative energy, landscape, new physics, ancient cultures/myths, environment and ecology, the human figure, elements, water.
Price Range of WorkAntonia Spowers's work has a price range from £2,500 to £10,000
Mediums utilisedAntonia Spowers's work is found in the following materials:
Oak, Pat Copper, Cor-Ten, Rimkex Steel Bronze Mild Steel Painted aluminium
Artwork CategorisedAntonia Spowers's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary (5)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (5)
Fabricated Metal Abstract sculpture (3)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (3)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (2)
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures (2)
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Vegetable Sculptures / Statues / statuettes
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Birds Abstract Contemporary Stylised l Minimalist Sculpture / Statues
ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitionsAntonia Spowers's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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