Bedwyr Williams – Crewe: Its Part in My Downfall – 3rd March 2018

Posted on Feb 17, 2017

Bedwyr Williams, artist and sculptor, was born in St Asaph, N Wales in1974. His work also  combines installation and stand up comedy.
CASW members will know him particularly for his haunting piece, Tyrrau Mawr, a video still in the Artes Mundi in the National Museum of Wales where he was runner up in 2016. This year found him with a solo exhibition in The Barbican called The Gulch. Here his drawings transformed the gallery of The Curve into a 90m series of theatrical installations. Using the sinuous nature of the space, he created scenes to both transport and disorientate the viewer.
His numerous accolades include the Gold Medal for Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod, 2011,Paul Hamlyn Award for the Visual Arts and Creative Wales Award. He has twice represented Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2005 and 2013.
His work combines art and life with a comedic twist which draws upon the quirky banalities of his own life.
The enigmatic title of his lecture to CASW “Crewe: its part in my downfall”gives no hint as to what is to come.