Curriculum Vitae Noëlle Griffiths

Noëlle Griffiths
Hafod y Llyn
Gwynedd LL41 3AQ



Born 1959    
1977-78   Foundation Course, West Surrey College of Art & Design
1978-82   St Martin's School of Art, London BA (Hons) Fine Art
1986    Moved to North Wales, awarded Welsh Arts Council 'Setting Up' Grant
1987- present   Part-time teaching
1988   Published 'Intimate Land' limited edition artist's book of words and woodcuts
1990   Awarded Welsh Arts Council Travel Grant to visit Czechoslovakia
1996   Awarded Arts Council of Wales Travel Grant to visit Mexico
2003   Artists Residency and Research in India funded by Arts Council of Wales and Elliott Scholarship Trust
2003   Started Hafod Press, publishing editioned artist's books
2005   Started
2006   Artists residency at 'A Solaina', Galicia, Spain
2007   Originator and co-curator of touring exhibition 'For the Love of Making Books'
2012   Started teaching art courses in SW Spain
2019   Elected a Member of the Royal Cambrian Academy
Solo & Two Person Exhibitions:
2019   Two person show with Linda Davies Hafod Artists, The Stables, Snowdonia National Park Centre, Maentwrog, Gwynedd
2018   Solo : Padua Fragments, Galeri, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
2018   Solo : It's very quiet here, Storiel, Bangor, Gwynedd
2017   Solo: Fragile Artist's Books, Bower Ashton Library book exhibition, UWE, Bristol
2015   Two person show with Kim Atkinson: The Artshop Gallery and Chapel, Abergavenny
2012   Solo: Sounds in the Trees, Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd
2011   Two person show with Kim Atkinson: Nature in Art Gallery & Museum, Twigworth, Gloucester
2010   Two person show with Kim Atkinson: MOMA Wales, Machynlleth, Powys & Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd


  Solo: Song Bird and Related Paintings, MOMA Wales, Machynlleth, Powys
2005   Solo: Hafod Press: One-off and Digital Artist's Books, University of the West of England, Bristol
2004   Solo: Artist's Books and Related Paintings, Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth
2003   Two person show with Cecily Sash: Duncan Campbell Fine Art, London
2002   Solo: Season Songs, Wrexham Arts Centre, Wrexham
2001   Solo: Theatr Ardudwy, Harlech, Gwynedd
1998   Solo: The Wall Place, Conwy
1997   Solo: Creation, Studio 8, Ruthin Crafts Centre, Ruthin, Denbighshire
1996   Two person show with Lucy Voelcker: Davies Memorial Gallery, Newtown
1995   Two person show with Walter Bailey: Crypt Gallery, Seaford, Sussex
1994   Two person show with Iwan Bala: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
1993   Solo: Selected Paintings 1991-1993, Gallery II, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
1992   Solo: Oriel y Ddraig, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2020   New Members Exhibition, RCA, Conwy
2019   Summer and Winter Exhibitions, RCA, Conwy
2018   By Invitation, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
2017   Open Books : International Artists Explore the Chinese Folding Book, Rajasthan State Academy of Art, Jaipur, India & Sanshang Museum, Seoul, Korea
2016   Re-Take/Re-Invent, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy and Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni
2016   Open Books : International Artists Explore the Chinese Folding Book, Library and Archives Canada, Ontario, Canada
2016   Third Liverpool Artists' Book Fair, Central Library, Liverpool
2016   Artists' BookMarket, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
2014   12+12 exhibition of artists' books National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow and tour (organised by Moscow Artist's Book Archive)
2013 - 2015   An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street: International touring exhibition UK, US & Egypt 
2013   Baltic Artist's Book Fair, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
2012   Ex Libris: Four Artists making Books, Denbigh Library Art Gallery, Denbigh
2011   Artists Book Fair, The Hub, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
2011   Book Arts Exhibition, Cardiff Central Library, Cardiff
2010   Hafod Artists, Ucheldre Arts Centre, Holyhead, Anglesey
2009   First Edition: the Art of the Book, The Workhouse Gallery, Llanfyllin, Powys
2009   Book Arts Fayre, Ffotogallery, Penarth, Cardiff
2008,10   Manchester Artists' Book Fair, Manchester
2008   By Leaves We Live: A Celebration of Artists' Books and Small Presses, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh
2008   Festival del Libros Ilustrados, Barcelona, Spain
2007   Contemporary Creative Books, Marseille, France
2007,09,11,13,15,17   BABE : Bristol Artist's Book Event, Arnolfini, Bristol
2007-2009   For the Love of Making Books, Wrexham Arts Centre and UK tour
2007,08,10    Unfolding, The Artshop and Gallery, Abergavenny, Monmothshire
2006   XIII Xuntanza Obradoiro Inernacial das Plasticas 'A Solaina', Galicia, Spain and touring to Museo Municipal 'Ramon Maria Aller', Lalin, Spain
2006,07   London Artists Book Fair, ICA, London
2006,07,08,11   International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair, Leeds
2005,2009-17   Small Publishers Fair, London
2005   Eryri A Sense of Place, Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, Bangor, Gwynedd
2005   Summer Exhibition, Serena Hall Gallery, Southwold, Suffolk
2004   Contemporary Artists' Books, Houseroom, Bath
2003   Art Exchange ~ India Wales 2003, Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen
2002   Small Works on Paper, Oriel Cemlyn, Harlech, Gwynedd
2001   Group Show, MOMA Wales, Machynleth
1998,2002   Biennale Harlech 3 and 5, Harlech
1998   Three person show: Paper, Stone, Spirit, Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Glos
1998   Expressions, Ogilvy and Estill, Conwy
1997,1999   Wales Drawing Biennale, Aberystwyth/Wrexham Arts Centre (and tour)
1996   Wales Art Show, Aberystwyth Arts Centre - Prizewinner
1995,97,99   Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales
1993   20 under 40, Hay Festival of Literature, Hay on Wye
1992   Earth and Vision, Rising Sun Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
1992   Three person show: Islington Arts Factory, London
1991   Four Elements, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, Sussex
1990   Print News, Oriel/Chapter, Cardiff (and tour)
1990,91,94   2nd, 3rd 6th Mostyn Open Show, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
1988   Noelle, Hugh & Joy Griffiths, Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd
1987   Printmakers in Wales, Chapter, Cardiff
1986   Following the Eye, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno (and tour)