One Day Sculpture  
             
     
 
 
 

Bedwyr Williams

(b. St Asaph, Wales in 1974; lives and works in Rhostryfan near Caernarfon, Wales)
COMMISSIONED BY Enjoy Public Art Gallery

 

Bedwyr Williams, Count Pollen, 2006, performance, digital images, Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
Seven Samurai, Grizedale Arts

 

Bedwyr Williams was born in St Asaph, north Wales in 1974 and spent his formative years in Colwyn Bay. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Central St Martins College of Art & Design in 1997, followed by a postgraduate course at Ateliers, Arnhem. He now lives and works in north Wales, in Rhostryfan near Caernarfon.

 

Williams makes and uses videos, photography, performance, drawing, text and occasionally stand up comedy. His practice is autobiographical and is often a response to some long held hang-ups or issues. The work uses characters and narrative. Characters include the ‘Dinghy King’ — an inflatable tourist shaman who formed his own Cargo Cult to lure holiday-makers back to the crumbling holiday resorts of North Wales. Tyranny of the Meek was a revenge attack by railway modelers on a snooker club, vandalizing the tables and very carefully laying track across the baize.

 

Bedwyr Williams was awarded the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Art in 2004 and in 2005 was one of the artists who represented Wales at the Venice Biennale. In 2006 he was shortlisted for the Beck’s Futures Prize, exhibited at the ICA, London.

 

 

One day sculpture project details to follow.

 
 
 

LIZ ALLAN

 

LARA ALMÁRCEGUI

 

BILLY APPLE

 

DOUGLAS BAGNALL

 

BIK VAN DER POL

 

BEKAH CARRAN

 

KAH BEE CHOW

 

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

 

AMY HOWDEN-
CHAPMAN

 

ADAM HYDE

 

MADDIE LEACH

 

JAMES LUNA

 

IVAN AND
HEATHER MORISON

 

KATE NEWBY

 

OLAF NICOLAI

 

ROMAN ONDÁK

 

MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI

 

SANTIAGO SIERRA

 

JAVIER TÉLLEZ

 

WALKER & BROMWICH

 

BEDWYR WILLIAMS