Approved: 19.04.2011

Rhiannon Lowe

Curator, Maker, Publisher, Writer

Approved: 19.04.2011

Upcoming:

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    Artist Statement

    Upcoming:

    Here comes the ideology, clutch your pearls close

    at Freelands Foundation as part of their artist programme's cohort 2's show, with small selection of work from my project Cekca Het: Trans Panic which showed at Mission Gallery, and @g39, Cardiff, as part of No Time To Plan An Ending (also including Becca & Clare, Freya Dooley, Rebecca Gould Will Roberts, Neasa Terry), in 2021

    Cekca Het: Trans Panic is me, me then and now. It’s a mess of noise and memory, hope and fear; it’s a paene to the long lost and a statement of intent; it’s an exploration of secrecy and a lived life; it’s a search for a safe place within the hard wild reality of being trans.


    The following is a text edit from Trans Panic magazine, produced as part of the exhibition at Mission Gallery, Swansea in 2021. 

    I'm caught between different states, officially: born and created in one, with time, experience, life, loves, people, messages, communications, paperwork to match (in the eyes of others); and living in another, one that I have been dreaming of, manufacturing and living for as many years as I can remember, to (re)make myself anew. I now have yet more proofs of who I am and will be; proofs on paper and trails online, proofs in stone, written, drawn, recorded; official statements in full. I have the beginnings of another whole lived life.
    This is another new year. I'm about 11 in new years; I am coming to that time when in my earlier life I like to think I made myself; me, my heart, my fears, my wants and desires, my places and loves, my confusions. It was the '80s; I was sneaking Smash Hits and Melody Maker under the covers, figuring the closest I'd get to being a woman was Martin L Gore, ffs.


    The work has been made during 2020/21, while based at g39, Cardiff on a Freelands Foundation fellowship, and developed from work supported by a grant from Arts Council Wales.

    For a look around my studio go here. This virtual studio tour was commissioned by Freelands Foundation and scanned and produced by The Net Gallery.

    CV & Education

    Current

    2019 - Freelands Fellowship through g39, Cardiff (2019 - 2022)

    2021 - Cekca Het: Trans Panic

    2021 - group show This Is No Time To Plan An Ending, g39, Cardiff

     

    Upcoming:

    2022 - group show, cohort 2, Freelands Fellowship, Freelands Gallery, London

     

    Awards

    2020 - Arts Council of Wales grant

     

    Residencies

    2019 - Warp library residency at g39, Cardiff - inc event, piulot launch of Cekca Het project

     

    Readings/Performances at

    2019 - Cekca Het @Shindig, Warp library g39, Cardiff

    2018 - Cut and Stick, Ollie Quinn, Queens Street, Cardiff

    2018 - There are no celebrities..., Three Doors Up, Queens Arcade, Cardiff

    2017 - Cardiff Artists Books, Printhaus, Cardiff

    2017 - Off the Page, Chapter, Cardiff

     

    Commissions

    2019 - visual/written response to Somewhere in the crowd there's you, Freye Dooley

    2018 - artwork for Carw's album Skinshed

     

    Solo showings

    2021 - Mission Gallery, Swansea

    2017 - The Back Wall, Oriel Myrddin,

    2016 - Arcadecardiff, Queens Arcade, Cardiff

    2015 - The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber

    2015 - Spit and Sawdust, Cardiff

    2013 - (with Emily Welham) Artlink, Hull

    2011 - Corridor Gallery, 20/21, Scunthorpe

    2011 - Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

    2011 - Meeting Room Gallery, South Square, Thornton, Bradford

    2010 - Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

    2005 - Being Around, various venues, Shrewsbury Arts Festival, Shrewsbury

    2004 - Waiting Room, Newtown Station, Newtown, Powys

    2002 - First Floor, Leicester University Library, Leicester

    2000 - Coffee Lounge, Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough

    1995 - Ozten Zeki Gallery, South Kensington, London

     

    Group exhibitions

    2021 - This Is No Time To Plan An Ending, g39, Cardiff

    2021 - Conqueer, Strange Brew, Bristol

    2017 - Impressions of Wales, Oriel Ynys Mon

    2016 - City Stories, Mission Gallery, Swansea

    2011 - Make Room, Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff

    2011 - Open up North, Brewery Arts Centre and Abbott Hall, Kendal

    2010 - Open, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

    2008 - if you build it they will come, g39, Cardiff

    2008 - re:drawing, Oriel Davies Gallery, Powys

    2001 - Open, City Gallery, Leicester

    1998 - Out, Crescent Arts, Scarborough

    1995 - Northern Graduates, Royal College of Art, London

     

    Degree shows

    1997 - Custard Factory, Birmingham , BIAD, Univeristy of Central England

    1995 - Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University