Simon Fenoulhet - Artist in Residence
28 Oct 2017 @ 10:00 am - 28 Oct 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Image: Vivid Seam | 2014 | Simon Fenoulhet | Gallery, Caernarfon
Simon Fenoulhet is Artist in Residence on:
Saturday 28 October 2017
Monday 30, Tuesday 31 October 2017
Wednesday 01, Thursday 02 and Friday 03 November 2017
During the residency Simon will work in collaboration with two Criw Celf groups, each group taking part in two full day workshops. During the sessions Simon will introduce the young artists to working with light, projection, shadows and colour. The groups will be asked to think about how our use of light can change the way we see and understand objects. They will look at translucency, projected light, the use of projection screens and colour gels. Working in small groups of three or four to share ideas and work collaboratively to produce light based installations.
About Simon Fenoulhet
Simon is an artist who plays with our preconceptions of the material world by skilfully manipulating everyday objects with unexpected outcomes. The recurrent theme is one of transformation, re-presenting the familiar in ways which cause us to change the way we look at the world. In recent years, his use of light has added another dimension to the work. By making light an integral part of each piece, discarded toys, bricks and teaspoons take on new meanings, subverting their original function.
Simon studied Fine Art at both Newport and Cardiff Colleges of Art gaining a Masters Degree in 1987. Since graduating he has had parallel careers as an artist and an arts administrator, exhibiting widely throughout Wales in a variety of galleries and outdoor venues. He has also played a central role in the development of public art in Wales through his work with Cywaith Cymru/Artworks Wales.
Now working freelance as an artist and part time lecturer, he is concentrating on the development of new body of work, based in his studio at Chapter Arts Centre.