About

In 2013 Mandy Lane graduated from Carmarthen School of Art with a BA Hons in Fine Art Sculpture, and has subsequently completed her MA Contemporary Dialogues in Swansea College of Art with distinction. She is a sculpture lecturer at Carmarthen School of Art, a member of Sculpture Cymru and most recently a fellow in 56 Group Wales and a member of Iron Maidens Made in Wales (an all-women artist group that work in with cast iron).

Mandy Lane has exhibited at various locations across the UK including Wales, Manchester, Folkestone, London and Ireland, and has been selected for the 2016 SWA in the Mall Galleries, London. In 2017 her work was selected for the Swansea open in the Glynn Vivian. Also that year  she was selected as 1 of the 12 artist in residence with the Welsh Arts Review where she responded to her own research, and collaborated with Professor Bohata regarding one of Wales most interesting and queer women Amy Dillwyn. This collaboration awarded them highly commended in the Arts as Research competition. Mandy Lane has recently been working with the Richard Burton archives (the coal field collection) in Swansea University in relation to women’s Welsh mining history for a 6-month residency with ArcadeCardiff gallery. The show opened in January 2018 and was entitled ‘nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth.’

 

‘My practice is multidisciplinary with a strong sense of narrative. My work attempts to expose ‘her-story’ over-ruling the past and present cultural guidelines of what was important and upheld’

Artist Residencies

 Elysium This Is Is This Space 2017

Wales Arts Review 2017

Arcade Cardiff – current

 

Artist Talks

 2017 Elysium

2017 Carmarthen School of Art; Visiting Lecture Program

2017 Glynn Vivian

 

AWARDS

 2017 Research as art Swansea University, collaboration with Professor Kirsty Bohata – Highly commended

2015- 3rd prize Shelf Life exhibition, Manchester

2013- Student of the Year – Carmarthen School of Art

2010- Coleg Sir Gar winner of best painting at end of year exhibition, awarded by an independent Art Society

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 Sculpture Cymru

Group 56

HEA Fellowship

Iron Maidens II Made in Wales

 

Symposium/Conference

 2017 Creative Practitioner Training, Arts Council Wales.

2017 Thinking and IAPS joint conference ‘Think for Yourself! Strategies to increase the independence of learners’ London

2017 10 years in iron, Contemporary Art Society, Cardiff

2017 Pride and Prejudice a symposium for the LGBT history month, Swansea university

2016 ArtWorks Cymru Conference, mid Wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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