Barbara Laws

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Barbara LawsBarbara Laws

Statement

 Tessellated surface design is a language and like all languages it allows a spectrum of possibility, a dialogue between the artist and viewer. 

 
I am drawn to narrative, especially within the context of my own Welsh heritage. In a recent series of 2D exhibits entitled ‘Welsh Grit’, I explored themes of national and environmental identity by gathering site-specific ‘traces’ of local post-industrial slag material and reframing them by the process of creating a tessellated design. 
 
The use of gathered geologic matter or salvaged stone/marble fuels my fascination with the materials themselves and the beauty which often lies within. 
 
Breaking these down into individual tesserae and their consequential layering and positioning into a meaningful whole is the ultimate challenge.
 
 
 
 
Memberships: 
2001 to present....member of British Association for Modern Mosaics (BAMM).
2007 to present....member of International Association of Contemporary Mosaic Artists (AIMC), Ravenna, Italy.
 

Exhibition History

2017Selected group show, 'Untitled' International Womans Festival, The Gallery at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon.
2016Selected group show, 'The Song of Church Bells', Rencontres Internationales de Mosaique, Chartres. WINNER OF PRIZE...3rd category advanced amateur.
2016Selected group show, 'Frost at Midnight' by Samuel T. Coleridge, MOMA, Machynlleth, Powys.
2016Open show (AIMC), 'Lace 2', Palazzo Thadea, Spilimbergo, Italy.
2016Selected Group Show, 'Refuge', International Womans Festival, The Gallery at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon.
2015Selected group show, 'Muse', International Womans Festival, The Gallery at the Muse,Brecon.
2014Selected (juried) for UK Mosaic Artists show at Museum des Beau-Art, Cathedral Cloister, Chartres, as part of the 'Les Rencontres Internationales De Chartres' 2014.
2014Selected group show 'Mark Making in any medium', Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth.
2014Open show of the British Association for Modern Mosic, 'The City'. St. Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London.
2014Selected group show 'Open Art Competition' Oriel CRiC Gallery, Crickhowell, Powys.
2014Selected group show 'Myself' at Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth, Powys.
2014Selected group show, 'Earth' International Womens Festival, The Gallery at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon.
2014Selected group show, Rhondda Heritage Park, Pontypridd.
2013Selected group show 'Hiraeth' International Womans Festival, The Gallery at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon.
2013Selected group show, 'The Garden' Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth, Powys.
2012Selected group show, 'Movement' Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth, Powys,.
2011Selected group show, Radnorshire Museum and Art Gallery, Llandrindod Wells.
2011Selected group show 'Feelings' at Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth, Powys.
2010Inclusion in Mosaic Yearbook: a collective international publication.
2009Open show (BAMM) 'Liquorice and All Sorts'. Pontefract Museum, Yorkshire.
2009Group show 'Music of the Eye'. Corinium Museum and Art Gallery.
2008Group show (BAMM). Canal Museum, Kings Cross, London.
2008Group show (by invitation) 'Elements'. Salisbury Museum and Art Gallery.
2006Open show (BAMM). Nature in Art Museum, Twigworth, Glos.
2006Group show (by invitation) 'Four Seasons - Modern Meets Ancient'. Corinium Museum and Art Gallery, Cirencester.
2005Open show (BAMM), Museum in the Park, Stroud, Glos.
2004Open show (BAMM) 'Nature in Miniature', La Mostra Gallery, Cardiff Bay.
2003Open show of The British Association for Modern Mosaic (BAMM) 'Extravaganza', Osterley Park, London.