Approved: 23.06.2020

Elisha Hughes

Artist

Approved: 23.06.2020

My practice investigates a place that is forever changing and the remain. Through exploring the everyday and documenting my surroundings I feel that there is more to say beneath the surface. No matter how subtle things may appear or how temporary, we now live in heightened times that reveal. I want my response to be a place of reflection, a place that I capture and a place that discovers.  There is something to locate in these moments that leave. 

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Artist Statement

My practice investigates a place that is forever changing and the remain. Through exploring the everyday and documenting my surroundings I feel that there is more to say beneath the surface. No matter how subtle things may appear or how temporary, we now live in heightened times that reveal. I want my response to be a place of reflection, a place that I capture and a place that discovers.  There is something to locate in these moments that leave. 

We carry a piece of time everywhere

Elisha Hughes 

CV & Education

Qualifications

BA(Hons) Fine Art: Studio, Site & Context, Swansea College of Art - First Class,  2017-2020

 

Selected Exhibitions

Another Year, Another, Elysium, Swansea, 2021

Young Welsh Artists, MOMA, Machynlleth, 2021

[Co-curator] RESTART, Swansea College of Art, 2020

[Co-curator] https://www.restartfineart.co.uk, online, 2020

Everyday Violence & Repose Degree Show, online, 2020

Glynn Vivian Swansea Open, 2019

What a World, Swansea College of Art, 2019

Subtitles Please, Swansea College of Art, 2018

Glynn Vivian Swansea Open, 2018

The White Room, Swansea Grand Theatre, 2017

The White Room, Swansea Grand Theatre, 2016

 

Projects

> Digital/website experience working on Fine Art degree website Swansea.art, 2021

> Project leader for community workshops, Blaen-y-Maes, 2021-2022

> Workshop leader, series of art workshops, Inspire Training Swansea, 2021

> Collaborative art workshops, Dylan Thomas School, 2021

> Workshop leader, art workshop at Grand Theatre, 2021

> Assisted higher education workshops in Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera Bro Dur, 2021

> Workshop leader, commissioned by Pobl for regeneration in Blaen-y-Maes area to create art signs working with Blaen-y-Maes Primary, 2021

> Workshop leader, art workshop, YMCA young careers, Swansea, 2021

> Let’s Bimble About, self-initiative creating a 5-week outdoor creative learning project for local community, Blaen-y-Maes, 2021

> Delivered workshops to young carer groups, Swansea College of Art, 2021

> Collaborative art workshop working with Dylan Thomas year 7 - 11, 2021

> Workshop leader, sculpture art workshop to year 8, Dylan Thomas School, 2021

> Collaborative project, co-created and delivered weekly art workshops via Microsoft Teams to upskill Teaching Assistants in primary schools; Terrace Road, Townhill, Awel Y More, Central Port Tablot, Clase Primary, Coedffracn, St Joseph's, Ysgol Maes Y Coed, 2021

> Workshop leader, portraiture workshop to year 7 and 8, Cefn Saeson Comprehensive, 2021

> Workshop leader, Portfolio Development project, Swansea College of Art, 2021

> Workshop leader, painting workshops at Blaen-y-Maes Drop in Centre, 2021

> Workshop leader, collage workshop, Inspire Training Swansea, 2021

> Project curator, Every One, fundraising and donating art supplies across Swansea, 2021

> Workshop leader, Art and Photography workshops, Gowerton Sixth Form, via Microsoft Teams, 2021

> Created digital workshop resources as part of AHEH Craft Hub and Swansea College of Art, 2021

> Awarded photography commission with Pobl in Penderi, 2021

> Project leader, Explore Penderri, community engagement project working in Blaen-y-Maes funded by Natural Resource Wales, 2021

> Created art learning packs for Year 7, 8 and 9 Pupils at Ysgol Harri Tudor, 2021

> Awarded a Fellowship at Swansea College of Art, through Artist Benevolent Fund and Fine Art at Swansea, 2020 - 21

> Workshop leader, Saturday Art School, Swansea College of Art, 2019 - 2021

> Youth leader for the Go Girls project in collaboration with PLAN International, working with disadvantaged young females, 2020 - 2021

> Workshop leader, drawing workshop, Dylan Thomas, 2020

> Co-curated RESTART, Internship in collaboration with Pixie Fear, Fine Art Swansea and Swansea College of Art, 2020

> Co-edited for Everyday Violence & Repose Degree Show newspaper, 2020

> Digital experience showcasing Fine Art Swansea College of Art on Instagram, 2020 - 2021

> Safe House Project collaboration with Pixie Fear and Fine Art at Swansea, 2020

> Selected for a 4-day Arts in Action space installation project, Townhill Primary, 2020

> Alacrity Foundation workshop, 2020

> Workshop leader, art workshops at Gowerton Comprehensive, Year 7, 9, 12, 13, 2020

> Mentored year 5 and 6 pupils at Reaching Wider Events, South Wales, 2018 - 2020

> Selected for Arts & Humanities Enterprise Hub pilot, Madrid, 2019

> Workshop leader, art workshop, Blaen-y-Maes Drop in Centre, 2019

> Selected for 5-day Arts in Action, site specifity project, Bishop Gore, 2019

 

Publications/Online

Artist Benevolent Fund, website, www.artistsbenevolentfund.org.uk/2020/21-fellows 2020

Arts & Humanities Enterprise Hubs, article, www.artshumanitieshub.eu/stories/aheh-alumni-secures-graduate-fellowship-award 2020

Featured in Summer Gazette, Glynn Vivian, 2020

Featured in University of Wales Trinity St David, press release, 2020 www.uwtsd.ac.uk/news/press-releases/press-2020/uwtsd-fine-art-graduates-create-virtual-welcome-hub-for-new-students.html

Work featured in Art Highlights of the Week Online, Axisweb, 2020

Everyday Violence & Repose newspaper, 2020

Work Featured and Interviewed in the Western Mail, 2020

 

Awards

Fellowship from Artist Benevolent Fund and Swansea College of Art , 2020 - 2021

Shortlisted for Josef Herman Foundation Graduate Award, 2020

Fine Art Scholarship Swansea College of Art, 2019

Fine Art Scholarship Swansea College of Art, 2018

Best Result Photography A Level, Gowerton Comprehensive, 2017

Fine Art Scholarship Swansea College of Art, 2017

Achievements

Secured £15,000 for community project to work with disadvantaged communities, 2021

Secured £5,000 for community project to create/deliver Bimble About, 2021

 

Representative

Blaen-y-Maes Drop in Centre, community not-for-profit, 2011 - present

Outreach Art Tutor at University of Wales Trinity St David, 2019 - present

Student/Graduate Ambassador at the University of Wales Trinity St David, 2018 - current

International Student Ambassador at University of Wales Trinity St David,  2019 - 2021