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Dilys Jackson MA, MRBS

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Sculptor Dilys Jackson MA, MRBS
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About Dilys Jackson

Dilys Jackson has travelled and worked in Europe, America, Canada, United Arab Emerates, Scandinavian and Australia.

She have undertaken commissions and residencies in the UK and Canada and has exhibited in Wales England and Sweden.

Exhibition History of Dilys Jackson

Dilys Jackson`s Exhibitions
Solo and shared Exhibitions

1960 - Galleri Brinken, Stockholm
1968 - Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran
1969 - Bristol Arts Centre
1971 - Vaughan College, Leicester
1971 - Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
1991 - Malpas Library, Newport, Gwent
1991 - Prema Arts Centre, Uley, Glos
1992 - Central Library, Barry
1992 - Llandough Hospital, Llandough
1994 - 3rd Wave Gallery, Cardiff
1995 - St. Davids Hall, Cardiff
1996 - Creative Interiors, Pontypridd
2001 - Washington Gallery, Penarth
2002 - Verdis Mumbles, Swansea
2003 - Oriel Y Bout, University of Glamorgan, Ponypridd
2003 - New Hall, Cambridge
2009 - Inside and Out, Space Gallery, Cynon Valley
Museum and Gallery, Aberdare Shape, Oriel
Canfas, Cardiff
2010 - Objects of Desire, Guild Gallery, Bristol

Group Exhibition

1954 to 56 - Cambridge Drawing Society, The Guildhall Cambridge
1958 - Slade School Students Exhibition, Kleble College
1959 - Exhibition of students work, Royal college of Art, London
1960 - Queenswood Gallery, London
1960 - Young Contemporaries, London
1969 - South Wales Group, National Museum of Wales
1975 - Pictures for Welsh Group, National Museum of Wales
1975 - Arts Fayre, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
1984 - Young Cardiff Artists (AADW) Turner House, Wales
1986 - South Glamorgan Womens Arts Festival, Cardiff


South Glamorgan Womens Arts Festival, Cardiff


All Women Work 88, Chapter Arts Centre
Relic, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Sculpture for Gardens, Crccieth Festival, Wales
Mid Wales Open, Aberystwyth
Cardiff Visual Arts Festival, Cardiff
South Glamorgan Womens Art Festival, Wales


All Women work and the Magdalena Project, Cardiff
Lower Machen Festival, St Michaels Parish Church, Mid Glamorgan
Pictures for schools Exhibition, National Museum of Wales
South Glamorgan Womens Arts Festival, Cardiff
MA Degree Show, Old Library Gallery, Cardiff
South Glamorgan Womens Art Festival, Cardiff


Environment Friendly, Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester and tour South Glamorgan Womens Arts Festival, Cardiff
Save St. Davids, St. Davids Dyfed and tour


Festival Exhibition 91, Collective Gallery
Postcard Show, Collective Gallery
Works on paper, Collective Gallery
Commonwealth of Independent States
Three Artists, Praxis Gallery, Bristol


South Glamorgan, Womens Art Festival, Cardiff
Summer Show, West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard
Impressive Women, London Print Workshop


Permanent Waves Arts Festival, Old Gibrary Gallery, Cardiff
Association of Visual Artists in Wales, Swansea
The National Eisteddfod of Wales
The Wales Open, Wales
West Wales Arts Centre Summer Exhibition
Wales Arts Fair, Old Library Gallery, Cardiff
Permanent Waves Arts Festival, Old Library Gallery


Wales Arts Fair, Old Library Gallery, Cardiff
Wales Open, Aberystwyth


Permanent Waves Arts Festival, Old Library Gallery
Wales Arts Fair, Old Library Gallery
Blackmill to Bwlch, Wales


Off the Wall, Circle Gallery, Wales
Permanent Waves Arts Festival, Central Library
Four Artists, Oriel Contemporary Art, London
ArtsFest Open Exhibition, Wales
Llantarnam Grange, Wales
The White Room Gallery, Harlech, Wales


Arts Council of Wales Artist in Residence in South East Wales 1994 to 1996, St. Davids Hall Cardiff
Permanent Waves Arts Festival Open, St. Davids Hall
Artists Gardens, Washington Gallery, Wales
The Countryside Exhibition Gallery 27, London
Off the Wall, Mold Museum and Gallery, Wales
Yr Adwy Groundwork, Wales
Auction in aid of the Tower Colliery workers


Wall works, Crowbridge Old Hall, Wales
Womens Arts Festival Open, Washington Gallery,
Whitechapel Open, Carpenters Road Studios
Artists Against Arms, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London
Artists for the Environment, Civic Offices and National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bridgend, Wales


Beyond Nature: Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales
Permanent Waves Arts Festival Open: St Davids Hall, Cardiff
Quarry Landscapes-Sharing Visions: The Cowcross Gallery, London
Its only paper : Stroud House Gallery, Stroud
Christmas Show: Washington Gallery, Wales


Millennium Waves, Womens Arts Festival: Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
Inner Visions: Newport Museum and Gallery and Kingshill House, Dursley, Glos
Terra Incognita - Images of Australia: University of Wales, Aberystwyth and tour
Creative Connections: Bridgend, Wales


Visible, St Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales.
Welsh Artist of the Year, St Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales
Llanover Hall, Cardiff, Wales


Butetown Artists, Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
Visible 2, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, Wales
Little and Large, Welsh Group, Brecon, Wales.
Aujourd`hui et Demain Sculpture Cymru and Sculpteurs Bretagne, Landisiau, Brittany
Colour and Form, Caf? Verdi, Mumbles, Wales
Sculpture Cymru and Sculpteurs Breton, Barcelona, Spain
Celtic Exchanges, Pontardawe Arts Centre Wales


Parameters, The Welsh Group, Taliesin Centre, Swansea and touring
Gross Innovations, The Welsh Group, The Beverly Arts Centre, Chicago, USA
Celtic Exchanges, Sculpteurs Bretagne and Sculpture Cymru, Landivisiau, France
Amalgam, Sculpture Cymru, Pontardawe Arts Centre and tour
Contemporary Art from Wales, Mortagne sur Gironde, France and
Mount Street Gallery, Brecon, Wales
The Contemporary Landscape and Winter Exhibition, The Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, Glos.
Christmas Exhibition, Butetown Artists, Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff
The Big Draw, (Deer Shelter Installation), LAN at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
US/UK Cast Iron, Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop, Raglan, Wales


Spring Exhibition and In the Air, Campden Gallery, Chipping
Campden, Glos
Tender/Bestial, Landivisiau, Brittany
Joint exhibition Sculpture Cymru and Associacio d`Escultors de Catalunya, Terrasa and Salvador Dali Museum, Barcelona
Artswave, West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard, Wales
Sculptureworks, Margam Park, Wales
Mixed Menu, The Art Shop Gallery, Abergavenny, Wales
The Big Draw, Brecon, Wales
Opening Exhibition, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff, Wales


Works on Paper, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
Other Visions, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff, Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare
Crossing Over, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland and Oriel Coliseum, Aberystwyth, Wales
Profit and Loss, Theatr Clwyd, Mold Wales
Sculpture in the Garden: a Celebration of the RBS Centenary
The Harold Martin Botanical Gardens, University of Leicester
56 Group and Friends, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
In the Summertime, Oriel Canfas, Cardiff, Wales
56W, The Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales
Gross Innovations, St David`s Hall, Cardiff, Wales
Wales Drawing05/06, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and tour, Wales


Viginti, St Davids Hall, Cardiff
Through the Looking Glass, Senedd, Cardiff
Future Past, Rhondda Heritage Park Gallery, Wales
Hors Cadre, Landivisiau, Brittany, France
Generations 5, AIR Gallery, New York, USA
Open Air Cast Iron, Ironbridge Institute, Ironbridge, UK
Ceramic Scuplture from France and Wales, MOMA, Machynlleth, Wales
56 Group, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
Welsh Artist of the Year, St David`s hall, Cardiff, Wales
Christmas Exhibition, St. Davids Hall, Cardiff
Fishgaurd Art Society, Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan


Movement, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
Womens Arts Association, National Assembly, Cardiff, Wales
Womens Arts Association, Barry Town Gallery, Wales
Female Frame, The Art Shop, Abergavenny, Wales,
International Womens Day, Square One Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
Presence of Light, Orel Canfas, Cardiff
Hiraeth, Saarbrucken, Germany, London and Barry, Wales,
The Welsh Group, Haverfordwest and Rhondda Heritage Park, Wales,
The 56 Group Wales, Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery, Aberdare and Llantrnam Grange, Cwmbran, Wales
New Work, 56 Group Wales, St. Davids Hall, Cardiff
On Show, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
The 56 Group Wales, The Gallery Restaurant, Barry
The Christmas Exhibition, St. Davids Hall, Cardiff
the Christmas Exhibition, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff


The Welsh Group 60 Years a Celebration, Brecknock Museum and Gallery
56 Group at Home Howards Gardens Gallery University of Wales Inst Cardiff
56 Group, The Art Shop and Gallery, Abergavenny, Wales
Here and Now, Other Visions, Gordy Gallery, Munici, Indiana, USA
Synchronicity Womens Art Assoc, Barry Town Hall Exhibition Space
Iron Sculpture Oriel John Thomas, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen, Wales
Noces de Porcelaine Sculpture Cymru, Landivisiau, Brittany
Mixing West, 56 Group Wales, Tenby Museum, Wales
Cast Iron Sculptures, New Cut Gallery, Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Sculpture in the Garden, The Swan, Hay on Wye, Wales
Summer Exhibiti9on, The Royal Academy, London
12 years of casting at Franconia, Library Gallery, Still water, Minnesota, USA
Ferrosity, Salem Art Woprks Sculpture Park, NY State, USA
Sculpture in the Garden V, Hergest Croft Gardens, Hereford, England
Land, Millenium Stadium and Oriel y Bont University of Glamorgan
Mapping the Welsh Group at Sixty, National Library of Wales and tour
All of These Things, Priel Myrddin, Carmarthen


56 Group Wales, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff
Little Jewels, Arton Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
New Hall Art Collection Biennale, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
56 Group, Mumbles Road Gallery, Swasea, Wales
Sculpture Cymru at Picton Ceastle, Haverfordwest, Wales
Iron Maidens, Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran, Wales
Melt Down, Mission Gallery, Swansea
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London


Female Frame II, Pontardawe Arts Centre, Wales
Drawn In, Butetown History and Arts Centre, Cardiff
Womens Work, Offthe Wall Gallery, Cardiff
Iron Maidens Selection, Art Central, Barry, Wales
Womens Arts Association Open, Art Central, Barry Wales
Sculpture Cymbru, National Botanical Garden of Wales
6th International Open Exhibition of Cast Iron Art, Kidwelly, Wales
Heart, Head and Hands, Botanical Gardens, University of Leicester
Welsh Artist of the Year, St. Davids Hall, Cardiff
National Eisteddfod, Ebbw Vale, Wales


Female Frame III, Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff
Wunderland, Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff
Womens Arts Association Open, Art Central, Barry, Wales
Womens Arts Association, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
Iron Maidens, Pontardawe Arts Centre and Denbigh Library Gallery, Wales
Welsh Group 2011, Cynon Vallery Museum and Gallery, Aberdare and Art Central, Barry, Wales
Artemisia, St. Davids Hall, Cardiff
Ten Years In, Butetown Artists, Bayart Gallery, Cardiff
Sculpture Cymru, Pontardawe Arts Centre, Wales
56 Group, Off the Wall Gallery, Oriel Canfas Cardiff and Oriel y Bont, Pontypridd, Wales.

Biography / CV of Dilys Jackson

Dilys Jackson was born in Sri Lanka and some of her childhood was spent in South Africa but her parents were from Abergavenny and it was to Wales that she returned after attending the Slade School of Fine Art, London. During her teaching years in Special Schools in South Wales she also gained a BA in Psychology from the Open University and an MA in Fine Art from UWIC

Dilys Jackson lives in Cardiff and works at Butetown Artists Studios. She has produced numerous public works.

Artist Statement of Dilys Jackson

Dilys Jackson`s Personal Statement
My work derives from the kinaesthetic relationship that I experience between natural forms and those of the human body. My perception of shape, mass and process in the world around me is arrived at not only through my eyes, but also through the sensation of myself in space. I mainly use metal and stone to realise these relationships. These materials have an intrinsic weight and presence through which I explore both their mass and internal space, but also the shapes that derive from the perceived processes of growth or movement which appear to have formed them. In my drawings I tear paper and pigments as sculptural elements. The works have formal elements of both singularity and division by which I seek to express the dynamic balance between the pressure of the weight of the whole and the release of pressure between parts.

Awards and Prizes of Dilys Jackson

Dilys Jackson`s Awards
1990 - Welsh Arts Council Masterclass Award

Royal British Society of Sculptors Sculpture Cymru
The 56 Group The Welsh Group
Arts Council of Wales Register Women Artists Library
Butetown Artists Fishguard Arts Society
Landscape and Arts Network National Artists Association
International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, New Jersey, USA
Womens Arts Association, founder member (Chair, 2000)
Cywaith Cymru/Artworks Wales (Council member and Chair 1996/99)
2007 - Artists Project Award, Arts Councill of Wales
2008 - Artists Project Award, Arts Council of Wales,
2010 - Contemporary Art Society of Wales Esiteddfod Purchase Prize.


Dilys Jackson`s Symposiums
1994 - Visiting Artist, Homers for the Elderly, Cardiff
1994 - Leighton Fellow Residency, Banff Center of the Arts, Canada
1994 to 98 - Arts Council of Wales Residency, Groundwork Bridgend, Wales
2001 - Textile Residency, Raglan Primary School, Wales
2002 - Silent Valley Nature Reserve Residency, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Wales
2003 - US/UK Iron Casting Residency, Berllanderi, Raglan, Wales
2006 - Symposium Sand casting, Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop
2007 - US/UK Cast Iron Symposium, Salem Art Works, NY State, USA
2008 - US/UK Cast Iron Symposium, Butley Mills, Suffolk, England
2010 - Symposium, Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop, Raglan, m Wales.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Dilys Jackson

Dilys Jackson`s Collections
1992 - Flying hi, Sculpture for the County Youth Dance Project
1993 - Stackpole Centre Sight Garden, Pembroke, Wales
2000 - Greenfield Valley Meadow Mill Millennium Sculpture, Flint, Wales
2004 to 05 - Refuge Garden, Port Talbot, Wales
2006 - Penlan Methodist Church, Swansea, Wales
2007 - Purchase by Contemporary Art Society of Wales.

Public Works of Dilys Jackson

Dilys Jackson`s Public Works
Galleri Brinken, Stockholm
Coleg Harlech, Harlech
Vaughan College, Leicester
Mid Glamorgan Education Authority
New Hall Cambridge
The Contemporary Art Society of Wales
Salem Art Works, New York State, USA
Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota, USA
The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales
Llantrnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, Wales
Numerous private: UK, Europe, Canada and USA.

Qualifications / Education of Dilys Jackson

Dilys Jackson`s Education
1956-60 Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
1961-62 Swansea College of Art, South Wales
1965-66 Art Instructor, Coed Ffranc Youth Centre, South Wales
1966-92 Teacher and Head Teacher, Special Schools, Cardiff, Wales
1967 Guide Lecturer, Pictures for Schools Exhibition, National Museum of
Wales, Cardiff
1971-72 University of Wales Swansea, Dip. Special Education
1973-76 Open University, BA Psychology
1986-97 South East Wales Womens Arts Festivals Organiser Open Exhibitions
1987-89 University of Wales Institute Cardiff, MA Fine Art
1994-98 Artist-in-Residence, Groundwork Bridgend
1998-03 Environmental Arts Programme Manager, Groundwork Bridgend and
Neath Port Talbot, Wales
Lecturer, Organiser of conferences, exhibitions and courses
Free-lance artist: commissions, residencies and environmental arts.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Dilys Jackson

Dilys Jackson`s Publications
Learning From Art, Times Educational Supplement 1971
A Video Unit in Schools - Is it Worthwhile? British Journal of Special
Education, Vol. 1, no 11977
The Women Artists Diary 1990. The Womens Press, London
Harpies and Quines. Front cover illustration, issue no 3 Oct/Nov 1992,
A Collective Publication, Glasgow, Scotland
Beyond the Boundaries. Women in the Arts Project of the Arts Council of
Great Britain and the Womens Caucus for Art (USA) 1993
Chasing the Dragon, Creative Community Responses to the Crisis in the
S.Wales Coalfield. Chap: The Environment, p 57, 1996
Yr Adwy/The Gateway, Exhibition catalogue, 1997
The Time of Our Lives- Valleys Autobiography 2. Chap.5 Illustration of the Terrace
Houses Bench, Nantymoel. Valley and Vale. 1997
Dictionnary of British Artists 1945-1999
Terra Incognita - Images of Australia, Exhibition Catalogue, 2000
Butetown Artists, Exhibition Catalogue, 2002
Aujourd`hui et Demain, Exhibition Catalogue 2002
Celtic Exchanges, Exhibition Catalogue 2002
New Hall, University of Cambridge Art Collection 2003
Dilys Jackson: Sculptor, monograph, distribution: Welsh Books Council, 2003
Sculpture Magazine, Review of exhibition at New Hall, Cambridge, International
Sculpture Center, USA, 2003
Brickworks, ps.193, 194, Gwen Heeney, A and C Black, 2003
Bretanya Catalunya Galles Arc Internacional d`Escultura 2004
Book review, Robert Macdonald, Planet, 2004
Crossing Over, Ireland and Wales, Exhibition Catalogue 2005
Royal British Society of Sculptors Centenary Exhibition, Leicester University, Exhibition
Catalogue 2005
SculptureWorks, Margam, Exhibition Catalogue 2005
Symposium, Berllanderi, Raglan, Wales, Exhibition Catalogue, 2006
Hors Cadre, Brittany, Exhibition Catalogue, 2006
Berllanderi Studios, Exhibition Catalogue, 2006.

Teaching Experience

Dilys Jackson`s Teaching
Teaching in Special Schools in South Wales.

Price Range of Work

Dilys Jackson's work has a price range from £2,000 to £6,000

Mediums utilised

Dilys Jackson's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Dilys Jackson's work is found in the following categories on site:
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (5)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (4)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (4)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (3)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (3)
Landscape Mountains Countryside Sculptures Statues statuettes (2)
Small / Little Abstract Contemporary Sculptures / Statues (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary (2)
Geometric Sculpture Statues statuary statuettes. Usually Abstract Contemporary Modern work
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes
Tubular Abstract Contemporary Post Modern Steel or Aluminium / Statues or Sculpture
Round Disk, Dish, Flat Circular Ring Shaped Sculptures / Statues statuette statuary
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue
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