About
 

Gigi grew up with a mix of cultural influences. Of Scottish parents, she was born abroad and lived in a variety of places as a child due to her parents' work. She settled in Wales after graduating from UCW Aberystwyth, with a B.A. Hons in Visual Art (specialising in Painting & Theatre Design), then went on to qualify as a teacher.

 

Before painting full-time, she worked as an Art & Design teacher in secondary schools, adult evening classes, and in the mental health sector. In addition to her painting practice, she sometimes works as a workshop leader,  theatre set & costume designer, researcher for radio Arts programmes, and as an art director for TV.

 

Gigi currently divides her time between her studios at home in Wales and central France.

 

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Recent Exhibitions

2019

  • Penarth Art Fair (Oct)

  • Ardent Gallery Brecon ( July - ongoing)

  • WAA Group Show, Arts Central Barry ( Mar - April)

  • Group Show Creates Gallery, Forest of Dean (Feb - May)

  • Emerging Artist Group Show, Creates Gallery  Monmouth (Feb  - Mar)

  • Open Art Show Y Galeri, Caerphilly (Jan - Feb) 

2018

  • Solo Show Craft Renaissance, Kemys Commander (Nov)

  • Solo Show Penarth Pier Pavilion, Penarth (Sept - Oct)

  • Abergavenny Arts Market (June '18)

  • Open Art Show Y Galeri, Caerphilly (Jan - Feb) - prize - winner

2017

  • Solo Show 'Les Quatres Rivières', Argentat, France (Sept - Oct)

  • Solo Show Andrew Lamont Gallery Brecon ( April)

  • ​Landscape 5 - group show Buccaneer Gallery, Cardiff (Mar - ongoing)

  • Open Art Show Y Galeri, Caerphilly (Jan - Feb)

2016

  • 10th Anniversary group show, Art Central, Barry, (Nov '16 - Jan)

  • 'Alone in the Universe' Workers Gallery Ynyshir, group show, (Nov - Dec)

  • Caerphilly Creatives Art Week, resident artist, Parc Penallta and group exhibition  

  • Light, Space & Time "Landscapes" exhibition (April 2016) - prize winner

  • Womens' Art Association Exhibition, Art Central, Barry (5th Mar - 16th Apr) 

  • Womens' Art Association Exhibition, Llanover Hall, Cardiff (5th Mar - 16th Apr) 

  • Open Art Exhibition, Y Galeri, Caerphilly (5th Jan - 6th Feb) - prize winner

2015

  • ‘Flow’, Boundary Art , Cardiff Bay - group show

  • Caerphilly Creatives Art Trail, resident artist, Parc Cwm Darren

  • Crickhowell Open Art Exhibition

  • Penarth Pavilion Open Art Exhibition

  • Blackwood Miners’ Institute, solo show

  • Women’s Art Association group show, Art Central, Barry

 

2010 - 2014

 

Solo shows:-

Pierhead Futures Gallery, Cardiff,

The Senedd, Cardiff

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Foyer and Linbury Gallery,

Art Central, Barry,

Wales Millenium Centre,

Cyfarthfa Art Museum & Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil

Hanbury Chapel Bargoed

Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Nelson

Ty Penallta, Ystrad Mynach

Caerphilly Castle ‘The Big Cheese’

 

Group shows:-

Y Galeri, Caerphilly

Rhondda Heritage Park Gallery

Awen Gallery, Caerphilly

Llanover Hall, Cardiff

Creativitea, Nelson

ICE, Caerphilly 

Bedwellty Show

Machen Festival

 

Awards

2016 - Light Space & Time - Special Recognition landscape competition

2016 - Y Galeri Open - Judges' commendation 

2013 - Light Space & Time - Winner landscape competition

2013 - Rhondda Heritage Open - highly commended

2011 - Arts Council Wales - individual award

1980 - Sir Ben Bowen Thomas Prize, for Painting, UCW Aberystwyth

 

Collections

Ardent Gallery, Brecon

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama:-

Mervyn Burtch (portrait)

Owain Arwel Hughes (portrait)

 

Publications

2012 'Common Sense' exhiition booklet with dvd

 

Education

1970 - 1977 Foley's School, Cyprus

1977 - 1980 UCW Aberystwyth 

1980 - 1981 Cardiff Institute of Higher Education

©  Gigi Jones 2015