G39 Artist Fellowship with Freelands Foundation 2022-2024


BA Honors Fine Art, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 2005

Prizes and awards 

Welsh Artist of the Year 2009, Time Based Media

John Brookes Memorial Prize for Fine Art, Oxford 2005


Artist in Residence, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales 2009

Expedition no. 3, Art IG Showrooms, Hannover, Germany 2006


Virtual exhibition at , Houeshold Name, with Laura Ford, Cherry Pickles, Zoë Gingell, Zena Blackwell, Adele Vye, Fern Thomas and Raji Salan, curated by Contemporary Cymru and supported by Arts Council Wales and Arts Council England, 2021

Household Name, Elysium Artspace Swansea, 2020

Household Name, The Bomb Factory, London, 2020 (cancelled due to covid 19) 

Body, Land, Place, Plas Glyn Y Weddw, curated by Simon Whitehead, 2019

Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Senedd, Cardiff 2018

Ephemeral Coast alongside These Waters Have Stories To Tell, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea 2018

Situation/Material/Ocean, The […] space, Mission Gallery 2017

The Book Project, The reading Rooms, ALEX building Swansea, For Glynn Vivian off-site 2016

Welcome to Tata Land, British Legion Club, Port Talbot, South Wales 2016

Programme of films on Land, John Andrews Space, Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, North Wales 2015

Ffilm 2, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea 2011

Coedwig (Forest), Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen 2011

Artemisia, St Davids Hall, Cardiff, Uk 2011

Ground: Adele Vye and Olivia Williams, Curated by Tim Davies, Oriel Lliw Gallery, Pontadawe Arts Centre, Swansea 2010

Test Bed, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown 2010

Artists from Swansea Studios, Swansea Museum, Swansea 2010

Mission Photography Open, Mission Gallery, Swansea 2010

Women Centre Stage, Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea 2010

Catalyst, The Old Tannery, MOMA Wales, Machynlleth 2009

Zen Garden (FAO), National Theatre Wales 2009

Cosmic Distance Ladder, St Davids Hall, Cardiff 2009

A Collection of Drawings, Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales 2008

Crash Worship, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff, Wales 2008

Excavations; Artists Responses to the Gas Pipeline, Oriel LLiw Gallery, Pontadawe Arts Centre 2008

Obsessions, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK 2008

Live Performance at Dylan Thomas fringe festival launch, Elysium Art Space, Swansea 2007

Annexe – an exhibition of work not selected for the Eisteddfod, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff  2008 

Experimentica, Live performance at G39 in association with Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK 2008

London Artist Book Fair, I.C.A, London Curated projects 2005

Artist talks

2010 – The Book Project- In Conversation with Karen Mackinnon, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery , Swansea

2009- Public Artist Talk, FAO, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Collaborations and social works

Founder member of Supersaurus, Swansea based collaborative pop up and DIY studio group circa 2010-2013

Founder member of FAO (collaborations between Fern Thomas, Adele Vye, Owen Griffiths) circa 2005-2010

Founder member of Framework, a live art, participatory action and socially based artist collective in Swansea. Best known for the ‘Famework Social’, a monthly night of live art, performance, participatory work, installation, projection, animation, sound work, spoken word, buffet and bingo at the St James Social Club. Other projects of note include ‘Annexe: work not selected for the National Eisteddfod’, tactileBOSCH, 2008 and ‘Art’s Birthday: a week long celebration in Swansea’, January 2009. circa 2006-2010

Teaching and Technician work

Dylan Thomas Dialogues project Printmaking Technician, Swansea Print Workshop, 2013

Printmaking Technician, Lifelong Learning based at Swansea Met, 2010-2011

Mixed media Tutor, Lifelong Learning, Swansea College and in the community

Drawing and Painting Tutor, Lifelong Learning, Swansea College and in the community

Printmaking workshop Leader and Assistant (various), Swansea Print Workshop

Artist in residence in schools across swansea for Ever Changing Swansea project, Swansea Print Workshop

Various Art Workshop leader, 2005-2011