Residencies / Commissions

2022 – Our Picturesque Landscape residency/commission to develop a new body of large scale drawings in response to the Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Reframing the past>>>Emerging Futures, Elysium Gallery Wales in partnership with IF / IICSI Canada
2020  CONNECTIVES ‘mini residency’ at Oriel Davies: 3 days between exhibition schedules for intensive research: Analogue and digital exchanges alongside collaborative partner.
2017/18 – Llangattock Green Valleys CIC, Brecon Beacons, Wales. Joint artist in residence with Leona Jones
2016 – Floating Island Gallery 8 week residency: Brunel House, Cardiff
2013 – ArcadeCardiff 3 week residency, Cardiff

Selected projects/group exhibitions/events. Solo shows marked with *

2024 Maes Chwarae / Playing Ground, with SCORE at Experimentica, Chapter, Cardiff
– *Myriorama, Gallery 2, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
2023  A Private Land Brecon, Powys
Our Picturesque Landscape Llangollen, Denbighshire
Y Lle Celf National Eisteddfod of Wales
Lost in Transit StudioMADE, Denbigh, Denbighshire
SCORE tactileBOSCH Lounge and SHIFT, Capitol Centre, Cardiff
Concentric, West Wharfe Gallery, Cardiff
Future of the Universe at The Cloud Factory, Newfoundland, Canada
Future of the Universe at Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, Ontatio, Canada
2022Memory into Landscape Elysium Gallery, Swansea
DEMOLUTION K.L.8 Exhibitions, Brussels
– Thoughts on Paper Oriel y Bont, University South Wales, Pontypridd, Wales
Hibernators, Art Shop and Gallery, Abergavenny, Mons. Wales.
Sponge Volcano, Swansea, Wales.
2021  – Materials from the Garden tactileBOSCH Cardiff, Wales,
SCALE hosted by Toronto Six Hundred (T6), Canada
Big Small House Summer Open, Small House Gallery, London
Without Borders touring exhibition. Elysium Gallery Swansea, Kyoto,
Summer Open: Cardiff M.A.D.E. Cardiff,
Connectives shortlisted for Alpine Fellowship Visual Art Prize
2020 – BEEP 2020, Elysium Gallery Swansea Wales
Kohtuus–Yhteys–Tasa-arvo, Ars-Häme GalleriaKONE, Hämmeenlinna, Finland
Concentric at tactileBOSCH, tactileBOSCH lounge, Cardiff, Wales
From the Dark: with Tessa Waite and Lyndon Davies, The Muse, Brecon, Wales
2019 – UnderTheCounterCulture: tactileBOSCH, Cardiff Wales
– Viridis: Cardiff M.A.D.E. Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
Paint dada, Oriel Canfas, Cardiff, Wales
2018 – *CANALWORKS including performance with Ghost Jam and Canalchemy, Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon, Wales
vis-à-vis Oriel Y Bont Gallery, University South Wales, Wales
Ghost Jam at Black Mountains College: A Celebration weekend, Crickhowell, Powys
– re:Source: with Leona Jones, Crickhowell, Wales
Binocular: with Caroline Wright, ArcadeCardiff, Cardiff, Wales
Glorious Disgust / Gogoneddus Ych-a-Fi: B.Block Gallery, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales
– One Minute Artist Film Festival: Balaclava Carn, Caernarvon, Wales
Working Landscape: The Art House, with PEAK. Wakefield, England
2017 – Beyond Orpheus Beyond Eurydice: Ghost Jam performance. Centre 151 London
– Canalchemy: Series of collaborative performances along the route of the deleted Glamorganshire canal, Wales
– The End is by Yur: Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales
2016 – Binocular: Disturbance with Caroline Wright, Test Bed, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales
– *GPS Signal Lost The […] space, Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales UK
Nonarchy Made in Roath, Cardiff, Wales
Composite Closing event of Floating Island Gallery residency: Brunel House, Cardiff, Wales
– Painting Parallels, Elysium Gallery Swansea
– Beep 2016. Wales’ International Painting Prize, Swansea & Wrexham
– Together Apart, PEAK Eisteddfod Fringe event with Caroline Wright, Abergavenny
Nonarchy Undegun, Wrexham, Wales
2015 – Tales we Tell Undegun, Wrexham, Wales
2014 – *Boxing the Chimera Swansea Museum Collections Centre, Wales
– *Paybox Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Gwent
– Beep 2014: Wales International Painting Prize: Portrait of the Artist as…
From Here and There: drawings from Swansea to Colorado. Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado, USA and Elysium Gallery, Swansea
2013 – *Pantechnichon ArcadeCardiff, Cardiff
Graef St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Portfolio Wales launch and exhibition, Swansea,
Ludlow Open Ludlow
Welsh Artist of the Year show, St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
Female Frame iv, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Flintshire
2012 Beep 2012: Through Tomorrow’s Eyes, Wales International Painting Prize, Swansea.
– Dinefwr Literary Festival, Literature Wales, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
2011 Imagined Machines, Testbed, Oriel Davies, Powys
– Frederick J Fredericks, Craig y Cilau National Nature Reserve, Powys
Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod, Wrecsam
Sublinear, Elysium Gallery, Swansea
– * Shield  Aberystwyth Ysgol gelf/School of Art Gallery
Citizen, tactileBosch, Cardiff.
Artemisia, St. David’s Hall, Hayes, Cardiff,
2010 – Arts Engine Alive – Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery, Brecon, Powys
After the End, Elysium Gallery, Swansea
– *Shield The Workshop Gallery, The Old Library, Cardiff and Material Gallery, Ludlow
Shield: Oriel Contemporary Art, Hay on Wye. Joint show with Stuart MacIndoe
2009Wood, Canvas, Steel, tactileBosch, Cardiff
– Wrecsam Print International 2009
– *Poesy Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
2008 – Works on Paper, Elysium Gallery, Swansea
2007Alumni Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Aberystwyth
Intaglio, St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
– Artist’s Access to Art College exhibition at Hereford College of Art
2006 – Re-generation, County Hall, London
Drawing is a Verb, Drawing is a Noun, Stone Gallery, Dublin
– *Bodywork The Art Shop Gallery, Abergavenny
– *Pieces The Art Shop Gallery, Abergavenny

Conferences / events / presentations

2017 – Translating Eurydice Conference University of East London, Stratford Campus.
2014 – 24 Sept, Artist talk and BFA student critiques, Fort Collins University, USA
– 25 Sept, BFA Student critiques, Denver University, USA
– Of Orpheus, Film, Poetry and Music, with Steve Boyland, Lyndon Davies, Scott Thurston, Rhys Trimble, Nancy Downing, Bangor, Wales
2013 – Inner art. Workshop in response to ‘Art in the Asylum’ Lakeside Lakeside Arts Centre
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD
Orpheus & Euridice Event. Glasfryn Seminars 23.3.13.
2012 & 13 University Wales Newport. Art Psychotherapy. Visiting lecturer.
2012 In-and-Between Colloquium, Atrium, University of Glamorgan) 3.5.12 ‘Critical friend’ and panel presentation.
– Essex University Centre for Myth Studies. Joint presentation on the Orpheus Project with Lyndon Davies.
2011 – Interfaces: encounters beyond the page / screen / stage. 29 Jan 2011. University of Exeter, Arts and Humanities Research Council. Multi-media panel presentation with Lyndon Davies for Orpheus Project.
2010 – Myth, Literature and the Unconscious. 2 – 4 Sept 2010. University of Essex, Centre for Myth studies: Dept. literature, Film and theatre studies: Centre for Psychoanalytic studies. Multi-media panel presentation with Lyndon Davies for Orpheus Project.


2023 – Arts Council Wales Create: (A)Private Land
2021 -Arts Council Wales Create: materials from the Garden
– 1-1 Artes Mundi 9 studio session with artist Prabhakur Pachpute, supported by G39.
2020 – Arts Council Wales Stabilisation Fund: Connectives Project
2017 – Arts and Business Cymru, CultureStep Investment Programme to strengthen and develop creative partnership with Llangattock Green Valleys micro-hydro CIC
2016 – Arts Council Wales Project Grant: Binocular
– A-N Professional Development Bursary
2015 – Arts Alive Wales Creative Network Mini-fund
2013/14 – Arts Council Wales: Research and Development Grant – Boxing the Chimera
2013 – Artist Newsletter re:view bursary
2010 – Arts Council Wales: Research and Development Grant – The Orpheus Project
2009 – Funding award from ‘cyfle i greu chance to create’ Powys County Council’s Arts Development Service
2006/7 – Selected for the Artists Access to Art Colleges Scheme (hosted by Hereford College of Art and Design)


2022    Materials from the Garden in S.P.A.M. Spreads #2, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
2018 – vis-à-vis Contemporary Welsh artists respond to images of women from the University of South Wales Museum Collection. Dr Frances Woodley, curator and editor. USW 2018
2016 – It’s not all Fun Hallas & Cleaves. International Journal of Art Therapy, vol 22 pp73-83
           – ‘M.E. time’: meaningful engagement for people with a learning disability in secondary     care in RCN: Learning Disability Practice, Vol 19 issue 9
2015 – Cover image: Peregrine by Caroline Goodwin, Finishing Line Press
2013 – Artworks in Rarely Pretty Reasonable by David Greenslade, Dark Windows Press
2012 – Cover image: International Journal of Jungian Studies, vol 4, issue 2 Sept 12
–  TRADUZIONETRADIZIONE 7 Editor Claudia Azzola
2010 – Illustrations for SHIELD by Lyndon Davies, Parthian Books
2008 – Cover for HYPHASIS by Lyndon Davies, Parthian Books
1998    It’s a Mystery, Lomas and Hallas, in Drawing on Difference, ed Mair Rees, Routledge.


2009 – 11 Intermediate level training in Systemic Practice. The Family Institute, University of South Wales
1984 PGCE Art and Diploma Art Therapy, Birmingham Polytechnic (MA equivalent)
1982 BA Hons – Visual Arts/Art History, Aberystwyth University
1978 Wakefield Polytechnic Foundation Course

Private collections: Work held in France, UK, USA,

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