3.20m – 48.08t – 5910s
Friday 25 May — Sunday 1 July 2012
This exhibition marks the culmination of work which Williams began during a three – month residency at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Initially consisting of drawings, photographs, notes and ideas it has transformed into prints and large-scale works produced specifically for Chapter.
Utilising traditional methods of printmaking — woodcuts/engraving, lithography and stone — Williams uses print as a vehicle with endless possibilities. Each journey is mapped and logged in the form of a series of drawings and photographs that ultimately become realised as large woodcut block and prints, displayed here side by side on the Caffi Bar walls. The pace, time and distance is logged, which in turn informs the title of each work.
A passion for running is a key inspiration in the work including the inspirational views experienced during Williams’ ‘journeys’ and the pace of running — methodical and rhythmic — which is replicated in the working and cutting of the block.
Pete Williams studied at Cheltenham School of Art & Design and received an MA in Fine Art, Printmaking at Brighton University. He is currently UWIC Associate Lecturer in BA/MA printmaking and the Founder/Director of Print Market Project — a new Sculpture & Printmaking Workshop.
Solo exhibitions include Open Studio, Aberystwyth Arts Centre; RK Burt Gallery, London (both 2012) and ‘New York Commercial’, Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, New York (2011). Group exhibitions include ‘New Prints’, Autumn International Print Centre, Chelsea, New York and Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas, Austin (2011).
Forthcoming group exhibitions include ‘Between Spaces’, Aberystwyth Arts Centre Gallery (2013) and ‘New Works’, RK Burt Gallery, London (2012). Recent commissions include Hapus Ice-Cream Factory, Machen Mountain Sculpture Trail, Wales (2010); KALEID editions Gallery, London; Sydney Nolan Trust, Wales (both 2009).
Williams was awarded an international collaborative residency with Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York, including a solo exhibition (2011); Artist in Residence at Aberystwyth Arts Centre (2010) and International Artist in Residence at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland (2008).
Fantastic day yesterday at Chapters Art Bootique and a big thankyou
to all involved.
We set up the studio and the stand then we all talked, all day and had
over 100 people came over to the studio to checked out the workshop.
The Print Market project – Open Studio Sunday 15th April 11am – 5pm
On the 15th of April the Studio will be open for view.
Our studio is literally a stone throws away from Chapters Art Car Bootique (where we also have a pitch) so feel free to cross the road and have a look – find out about the different print activities we offer.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Temporary / Contemporary
The Print Market Project takes over a space in town
No. 4–6 High Street Arcade Cardiff
The Print Market Project, takes over an empty shop space at No. 4–6 High Street Arcade in Cardiff in the run up to Christmas bringing the printmaking studio and their unique editioning facility to the high street.
The arcade space has been developed as a ‘project’ to exhibit artwork in a showcase of limited editions. The location gives visitors a chance to talk to the Print Market Project directors / exhibiting artists, as well as the opportunity to purchase original pieces leading up to the festive period.
Director Pete Williams, said ‘We have been really overwhelmed by the positive response from visitors with work selling from the minute we opened the doors.’
Temporary / Contemporary follows the successful launch in October of the new studio and workshop in Canton, offering printmaking facilities and an editioning service to professional artists and enthusiastic amateurs alike.
For more details please contact the studio direct or drop into the pop up shop in Cardiff City centre.
(Image: Bruce Waldman, The Red Elephant)
Artist Pete Williams, the Creative Director of the Print Market Project is exhibiting in two New York galleries during October and November.
2011 RBPMW Annual Member Show
October 13, 2011 – November 6, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, October 14, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Closing reception: Friday, November 4, 2011, 6pm – 8pm
More info at the The Elizabeth Foundation website
International Print Center New York
New Prints 2011 / Autumn
On View: November 3, 2011 – January 7, 2012
Opening Reception: November 3, 6-9pm
View press release
More info at the IPCNY website
Artist: Pete Williams
508 West 26th Street, Room 5A
New York, NY 10001
November 3rd 2011
Private View 5pm – 9pm
You are warmly invited to the opening of Invisible Cities and Hidden Landscapes at Henry Thomas Gallery on September 27th 2011.
6.00 – 8.30pm
Accompanied by music from Vale of Towy Male Voice Choir
Coleg Sir Gâr
Jobs Well Road