Born: Bangor, Wales.
1986 – 1989 BA (Hons) Printed Textiles 2:1 WSCAD Farnham, UK.
1990 – 1991 MA Fine Art, Manchester, UK.
Prizes and Awards.
Winner of Ella McLeod Textile Prize, Johnson Wax Travel Bursary, Department of Transport Art Competition, and Granada Foundation Award. Shortlisted for the Ralph Steadman / Observer Illustration Prize. North Wales Open, Oriel Theatr Clwyd. 1st prize winner. Project funding from NorthWest Arts Board, Wigan Council, European Regional Development Fund, ELWa, NIACE dysgu Cymru, Arts Council of Wales, National Lottery. Wrexham Open, Wrexham Arts Centre, 1st Prize Winner.
1989 -1992 T-Shirts designed for Selfridges, Blazer, Oasis, newman Paris, and Bloomingdales, New York.
1992 Constructed Painting Commission, Railfreight, London.
Playbus Designs for Granada Television, Manchester.
Christmas Card Design, Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley.
1996 Country Living Fair, London.
Mural for Sound Music Festival, Mid Pennine Arts.
Linocuts for JD Wetherspoon Pubs, UK.
1997 Public Art Trail and Guide for Burnley Borough Council.
1999 “Through the Porthole”, Book of linocuts for Avenue Press, UK.
Artist in Residence, Opies Museum of Memories / Wigan Pier. The Beach Hut of Memories Project.
Action Club Workshops, Robin Park Sports Centre, Wigan, UK. 6mtr x 1.5mtr linocut print project. “Storytelling and Mythmaking; Narrative in Contemporary Craft” paper presented at the Body Politic conference organised by Julian Stair at University of Northumbria in Newcastle, UK.
2000 Paper published by Crafts Council.
“On the Buses” Temporary public artworks, Wigan Council.
Report on the strengths and weaknesses of cultural industries for Wigan Council, NorthWest Arts Board, DCA Cardiff, and University of Manchester.
2002 Set up the Regional Print Centre, Yale College, Wrexham.
2004 Commissioned to write catalogue essay for Jeanette Orrell drawing exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre.
2006 Production Grant Project funding for “Hanesion heb Stori”/”Narrative without Story” from Arts Council Wales.
1989 – 1995 Part time Lecturer teaching Painting, Printmaking, Textiles, Illustration and Graphics on Foundation and Advanced at North Cheshire College, Edge Hill University College Ormskirk, Salford University, and Skelmersdale College.
1992 – 1993 Part time Lecturer University of Central Lancashire; BA (Hons) Design Studies.
1995 Gallery Education Officer, Oriel 31, Powys.
Shopping Centre Residency, Mid Pennine Arts.
1996 Childrens Printmaking Workshop, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Gallery Week.
Schools Installation Workshop, British Art Show 4, Manchester. Adult Box Workshop, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
Schools Workshops, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Wacky Wallpapers, Family Printing Event, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
Teachers Inset, Mid Pennine Gallery.
1997 Lead Artist, Mural Project, Youth Centre, Burnley.
Children’s T-Shirt Workshops Bluecoat, Liverpool and Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Lead Artist and Project Coordinator, Burnley Public Art Trail. Banner making Workshops, Community Groups, Wigan and Mawdesley.
1998 Printmaking Workshops, Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Collograph Workshop, Mawdesley.
1999 Schools Book Project, Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Part time Lecturer: Foundation / Advanced / HND Art and Design Fine Art, Wigan and Leigh College.
Fine Art Masterclasses for Southport Schools.
Cultural Industries Researcher for Wigan Council.
2000 On The Buses, Temporary Public Art Project including workshops with community groups, Wigan Council.
Children’s workshops Whitworth Art Gallery.
The Big Draw Artist in Residence Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
2001 Freelance Educator, TATE Liverpool, UK.
Contributor to ANWEB, the artists’ information web site.
Intimate Relationships Project, HMP Altcourse (TATE Liverpool Outreach).
New Opportunities Funded Project, Fazakerley High School and TATE Liverpool.
RALP Funded Project, Public Art Trail and Web based Educational Pack, Wigan Council.
2002 Regional Print Centre, Wrexham.Yale College and Arts Council of Wales Jointly funded project.
Selector Wrexham Print International.
2003 Secured £50,000 lottery funding through the Arts Council of Wales to continue to develop the Regional Print Centre as an open access printmaking facility.
2004 Contributor to Printmaking Today.
Interreg Go & See grant to develop links between North West Wales and Ireland.
Developed schools project funded by TetraPak UK and Arts & Business Cymru through the Prince of Wales’ Arts & Kids Foundation. Nominated for Arts and Kids Award.
National List of Advisors Arts Council of Wales.
Supported project to Lessedra Print Annual.
2005 Wrote Btec Edexcel Professional Printmaking Award (level4).
Supported project to present Wales at Lessedra (Curator) and artist exchange with Bulgaria.
Workshops and Presentations at Tate Liverpool including In Printmaking and Contemporary Practice with Sean Rainbird, curator of Contemporary Collections (Tate Modern) and Ann Desmet, Editor of Printmaking Today.
Visiting Lecturer; Printmaking Liverpool Art School, John Moores University.
Large print project with Sidney Nolan Trust.
2006 Project Funding NIACE Dysgu Cymru “Please wait…” working with elderly patients and staff at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Project Funding and Management People and Places Project in Wrexham Primary School funded by Barclays Bank Plc, The Prince of Wales’ Arts & Kids Foundation, and Arts & Business Cymru.
Curator Aspects of Landscape exhibition touring hospitals 2006-2007 in partnership with Denbighshire Arts Service. Catalogue essay.
Project Management and Curator developing exhibition of work by Paul Peter Piech.
Commissioned to write short essay for exhibition of work by Jan Gardner (Denbighshire Arts).
Commissioned to write essay for Folk Art and Fairy Tales exhibition (Oriel Davies).
Project Management and Curator developing A&B New Partners funded project with Aarons Solicitors, Chester.
2007 Selector Wrexham Print International.
Residency Project and Exhibition, Llanrwst Almshouses, Conwy.
Exchange Project with Irish Printmakers.
Visiting Lecturer University of Wales, Bangor.
Inspired Responses project, Halton Council and the Brindley.
Telling Tales Schools project as part of Liverpool 08 City of Culture multi media performance and presentation at St Georges Hall in collaboration with Halton Borough Council and Mersey TV
Inspired Responses project, Halton Council and the Brindley.
2010 Relationship Manager, Visual Arts. Arts Council England, Yorkshire.
Courses and Professional Development.
Introduction to Illustrator, Photoshop, and Quark for Apple Macs, Wigan and Leigh College 2000. Disability Awareness Training, TATE Liverpool / Merseyside Disability and Deaf Arts 2001. Marketing Course Arts Training Wales 2003. Information Technology in the Learning Environment, Yale College, 2003. Virtual Learning Environments, Yale College, 2003. Introduction to Video Conferencing, Yale College, 2003. Welsh in the Workplace, Yale College 2003-. A&B Mentor scheme 2005-06. Member of Engage 2002- present. Arts Council of Wales National Advisor.
1990 Manchester Academy.
1991 Open to Print, Sunderland.
New Waves / Changing Depths, Liverpool Maritime Museum.
Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, London.
1992 Manchester Academy, Winner of Granada Foundation Award.
Print Show, Mid Pennine Gallery.
Print On, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
One Person Show, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
1993 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
1994 Manchester Academy.
1995 National Open Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
National Eisteddfod of Wales.
1996 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
One Person Show, Leeds City Art Gallery.
1997 Once More With Feeling, Black Swan Guild, Frome.
Something out of Nothing, Leeds City Art Gallery (with Julie Arkell, Lucy Casson and Andy Hazell).
Tales From the Skip, Rufford Craft Centre (with David Kemp, Lucy Casson, Andrew Holmes and Victor Stuart Graham).
South Bank Banner Exhibition, London.
1998 Printmakers Council Open Exhibition, Woodlands Gallery, London.
1999 National Open Print Exhibition, Whitleys Art Centre, London.
2000 Box Project, Museum of Installation. Touring Exhibition; Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, MOI, London. Manchester Academy.
2001 Making A Difference, Huyton Gallery, UK. One Person Show of work produced with communities in Huyton over an 8mth period. Catalogue with essay by Vicky Charnock, Community Curator, TATE Liverpool.
Art Factory, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Commission to celebrate 30 years of the Gallery.
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Denbigh.
2002 One Person Show, Studio 8, Ruthin Craft Centre.
2003 Young Wales VI, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy.
Printed, an exhibition of work produced at the Regional Print Centre (curator).
Wrexham Print International invited artist / selector. Catalogue Statement.
North Wales Open, Oriel Theatr Clwyd. 1st prize winner.
Summer Exhibition, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy.
2004 Process. Printmaking from the regional print centre. Exhibitor and curator, touring exhibition to Rhyl Library and Arts Centre, Memorial Gallery, Wrexham, Focal, Ruthin, 68, Hope Street, LiverpoolArt School.
Crane Gallery, The Mumbles
Wrexham Open, Wrexham Arts Centre.
Y Capel Llangollen
2005 Process Qube, Oswestry, CBAT Gallery, Cardiff, Mount Street Gallery, Brecon.
Wrexham Print International 2005, Wrexham Arts Centre and Memorial Gallery, Wrexham and touring.
Y Capel Llangollen
Focal Mix, Ruthin Festival of Contemporary Art.
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Eryri a’r Cyffiniau.
Y Tabernacl Open, Machynlleth
Arlunio Cymru/Wales Drawing 2005/06 Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Inspired Responses: Halton Students working with Artists, The Brindley, Runcorn
Wrexham Open, Wrexham Arts Centre. 1st Prize Winner.
2006 Arlunio Cymru/Wales Drawing 2005/06 Wrexham Arts Centre
Lle / Place: 2 person show Jeanette Orrell and Steffan Jones-Hughes, Canolfan y Plase, Y Bala.
Hanesion heb Stori / Narrative Without Story Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth.
Tabernacl Open, Machynlleth.
RBSA Print Prize, RBSA Gallery Birmingham.
Not Just For Children Group Show, MOMA Cymru Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth.
Wrexham Open, Wrexham Arts Centre
2007 Llandudno Museum / Llanrwst Almshouses Conwy Borough Council
The Brindley, Runcorn. 2 person show Jeanette Orrell and Steffan Jones-Hughes.
Wrexham Print International.
For the love of making books, Wrexham Arts Centre and touring.
Winter Exhibition, Y Capel, Llangollen.
Work represented by the printroom, Hampstead.
2008 The Brindley, Runcorn. Inspired Responses exhibition.
Wrexham Arts Centre Solo exhibition At night I lie awake and listen to the birds singing.
Galeri Caernarfon, Solo show.
The Gateway, Shrewsbury and Durber Gallery Wrexham, The postcard project. Collaborative Project.
Liverpool, Rensburg Sheppard office exhibition.
2009 Theatr Clwyd, four person show.
Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
Left Bank Gallery, Aberdeenshire
Northern Print Biennale, Newcastle upon Tyne.
2010 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Cornel Celf…a chrefft, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru
2000 Printmakers Council Online Gallery.
Chongqing Print Festival, International Print Exhibition, China, Touring to Xian Academy of Art and the Chinese Art Academy.
2001 Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition (selected by Mel Gooding, Doris Lockhart Saatchi, Andrew Brighton and Isobel Johnstone). Touring to Humberside University, Hull and Kunsthalle, Sierre, Switzerland.
2005 Wales at Lessedra, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Open Print, Limerick Printmakers, Ireland
2007 Welsh Printmaking, Belger Art Center, Kansas City USA
2008 Le Cheile Welsh Irish collaborative Print Project, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Ireland.
2009 Le Cheile, Collaborative Print Project, Graphic Studio, Dublin
Le Cheile, South Australia Tour, County Arts SA
Golwg September 2008
Hacio S4C October 2008
Printmaking Today Autumn 2008
Eisteddfod yr Urdd Calendar 2008
Le Cheile Exhibition Catalogue, Leinster Print Studio 2008.
Catalogue For the Love of Making Books, Wrexham Arts Centre 2007
Catalogue Folk Art and Fairy Tales, Oriel Davies 2006
Catalogue Steffan Jones-Hughes, with essay by Iwan Bala “Out of the Bell Jar- Communications with Steffan Jones-Hughes.” ISBN 978-0-9553031-0-4
Catalogue Essay Aspects of Landscape, 2006 ISBN 1-900941-94-5 (Regional Print Centre & Denbighshire Arts)
Catalogue Essay Jan Gardner, Denbighshire Arts Service. 2006
Wales Drawing / Arlunio Cymru Catalogue 2005 ISBN 1-872609-98-8
Sioe Gelf S4C February 20 2005 Wrexham Print International Cymni Da 2005
04Wal S4C Fflic March 30 2005 Interview about home.
Sioe Gelf July 31 2005 Eisteddfod Genedlaethol S4C Cwmni da
The National Eisteddfod of Wales 4.55pm August 7 2005 BBC2 Wales
Catalogue Essay Jeanette Orrell Ruthin Craft Centre March 2004
Printmaking Today Vol 14 Autumn 2004
Catalogue Essay Elen Deflouge Jones Ruthin Craft Centre October 2004
Catalogue Essay Y Môr a’r Mynydd Maith, Ruthin Craft Centre/ Denbighshire County Council/ Llangollen International Eisteddfod. ISBN 1 900941 75 9
Catalogue Essay Wrexham Print International 2003 ISBN 1 903409 02 0
Printmaking Today Vol 12 Autumn 2003
[a-n] October 2002
The Body Politic ISBN 1870145992 Crafts Council.
World Etching 2000 ISBN 99937-28-03-9
Royal Academy Illustrated 1996