BETHAN ASH
 

C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E
Education:  
1971-72 B.B.S.I. Fellowship, Northampton Polytechnic (now University of Northampton)  
1968-71 Dip. AD Fashion, Cardiff College of Art (now University of Wales Institute, Cardiff) 
1965-68 Foundation + C&G Dress Design, Swansea College of Art (now Swansea Metroplitan University) 

Awards: 
2009 Arts Council of Wales - craft development award 
2008 Craft & Design award - Royal National Eisteddfod, Cardiff, South Wales  
2008 The Polly Weiss award for most exciting use of colour, SDC, Mall Galleries,  London 
2001 Inscape Bank, UK - artist profile for promotion/ advertising 
1997 1st European Quilt Championships, Veldhoven, NL - 3 trophies for Design, Colour and
1st place in Advanced Group
1997 Runner up South Bank Banner Design Competition,  London 
1994 Craft & Design award - Royal National Eisteddfod, Neath, S. Wales  

Public Collections: 
Braintree Museum and Art Gallery, Middlesex, UK 
The  Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA 
Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, Kent,  UK 

Private Collections:
Japan, Australia, France, Belgium, USA and the UK

Selector: 
2009 International juror for EXNA IV exhibition,  Museum of Art and History of Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
2000 Judge for Welsh Artist  of the year, Cardiff 
2003 Craft judge for the Urdd Eisteddfod, Cardiff 
1984/09  Selector for a number of groups including: The Makers Guild in Wales, Quilt Art,  
The Contemporary Quilt Group, Fibre Art Wales, New Fibre Art and Oriel Makers Gallery

Community projects:
Art in the Frame' Community Art Quilt (auctioned for charity), Jersey, Channel  Islands
Owain Glyn Dwr Centenary Quilt. Royal National Eisteddfod, Llanelli,  Wales
Six Banners for Riverside Community Banner 2000 Project, The Warehouse,  Riverside, Cardiff
Butetown Community Art Quilt - Butetown History and Art Centre, Cardiff
Whitbread Brewery, collection of five quilts for Princess Diana Hotel,  South Wales

Groups:
Quilt Art - active member since 1993 
SAQA (Studio Art Quilt  Association) - professional artist member 
Fibre Art Wales - principal founder, chairman and webmaster 
The Society of Designer Craftsmen - member 
National register of Makers - Arts Council of England.
Hidden Art - UK designer-member  

Other Professional Activities:
2009 - Textile artist and freelance website designer - working on private commissions and artwork 
2007 Quilt Art, exhibition coordinator, 'QA22  - Under Construction 
2007 Quilt Art, exhibition coordinator, Vertically Challenged  exhibition 
01-06 Albany Gallery, Cardiff, gallery assistant and graphic designer 
2006 Oriel Makers,  designed and built website, current webmaster 
2003 FAW Homelands publication - co-editor 
2002 Soc. Designer Craftsmen, 'Yellow Peril' - quilt image used in new  publicity leaflet 
2001 Inscape Bank, UK - artist profile for promotion/ advertising  
2001 Fibre Art Wales - exhibitions secretary 
2000 Atmosphere, NFA and California Fibers exhibition, Newport Museum - co-curator
1999 Co-founded the group Fibre  Art Wales, group chairman and webmaster 
92-97 New Fibre Art, group Treasurer 
1991 Wales in Europe Through its Crafts, MGW exhibition, Brussels - exhibition coordinator 
91 - 03 Set up Oriel Makers Gallery, gallery manager for three years plus external exhibitions 
curator for 10 years
1994 Quilt Art, curator for the European touring exhibition '24/60' 
84 - 96 founder member of The Makers Guild in Wales, acting group treasurer for 3 years plus display 
coordinator at the Old Library Craft Centre for 7 years    



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