ADRIAN PAUL METCALFE
Everyone records and collects memories, images and experiences as they pass through time. This is something which has concerned me almost obsessively in my work. The importance of single moments of time, the precariousness of fleeting effects of light and atmosphere have all been crucial elements in the development of imagery. The pieces produced are often based on the theme of the voyage and sometimes images relate to specific locations although more frequently are an amalgamation of a number of different times, both real, imagined, creative or chronological. These themes are developed into works expressing the uniqueness of personal vision. They seek a new interpretation of the creative journey in response to developing personal experience through the use of colour, light and form.
1979 - 1982 : B.A. (Hons) Degree, Coventry, (Lanchester) Polytechnic.
1978 - 1979 : Foundation, Howard Gardens, South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education
B.A. (Hons) Degree ( 2i ) Fine Art
Eight ‘O’ Levels / Three ‘A’ levels
P.G.C.E. Art & Design
F.E.T.C. (Stage One)
OCCUPATION : ARTIST
2010 : THE STRAIT OF ANIAN :Canfas Gallery, Cardiff.
2010: 'THE EXPLORATION OF VERRAZZANO’S SEA' Solo Show, Ceri Richards Gallery,Swansea
2009/2010 :NEW WORK:One man show.The Circle Gallery,Pontypridd.
2009: 'THE SEARCH FOR VERRAZZANO'S SEA' Solo Show, Art Central Gallery,Barry
2009 : 'OCEANUM INCOGNITUM'-(UNKOWN OCEAN)'Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff.
2007:‘THE SEA OF VERRAZZANO’ One man show Canfas Gallery, Cardiff.
2006:‘SUB SPECIA ETERNATATUS'(Under the mirror of eternity)Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon
2005 : DELL'ARCANO DEL MARE : One man show,Grand Theatre Arts Wing Gallery,Swansea.
2004 : DELL'ARCANO DEL MARE : One man show, Canfas Gallery, Cardiff.
2003 : A FAIR WIND OUT OF THE SOUTH, One man exhibition.Landmark Theatre,Ilfracombe.
2002 : SEVEN TENTHS : One man show, Canfas Gallery, Cardiff.
2002 : TIDELINES : One man show. The Circle Gallery, Pontypridd.
2002 : MYSTERIOUS VOYAGE : One man show. Old Hall Gallery, Cowbridge.
2002 : CLOSING THE COAST : One man exhibition. Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe.
1999 : THE ARCHIVISTS MADNESS : One man show. Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea.
1999 : THE ARCHIVISTS MADNESS : One man show, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.
1999 : ICONS OF LIGHT, The Foyer, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.
1999 : THE ECCENTRIC MIRROR, touring to, Denbigh, Llandudno & Mold Libraries,
N.Wales, Sept. 1998 to Jan. 1999 & Howardian Adult Centre, Cardiff. Jan to March 1999.
1998 : THE ECCENTRIC MIRROR, Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff.
1998 : ICONS OF LIGHT II, Old Hall Gallery, Cowbridge.
1997 : ICONS OF LIGHT, The Ballinger Room Gallery, Central Library. Cardiff.
1996 : SHINNING LAND, Glyn Vivien Art Gallery, Swansea.
1995 : THE SACRED LAND, The Stair Gallery, The Old Library, Cardiff.
1994 : RETURN TO SUMMERLAND, The Circle Gallery, Pontypridd.
1994 : SACRED WATERS II, The Cross Gallery, Pontardawe.
1993 : THE SONG OF THE SUN, Y Bont/The Bridge Gallery, University of Glamorgan. Pontypridd.
1993 : SUMMERLAND, Gorseinon Institute Gallery, Gorseinon.
1992 : SACRED WATERS, Ballinger Room, Central Library, Cardiff.
1991 : EXHIBITION, Llandogh Hospital, Cardiff.
1991 : TRACES OF ALBION, Bryn Glas House, Newport.
1990 : WATER, WOOD AND STONE, Old Hall Gallery, Cowbridge.
1990 : TOUCH THE EARTH, St David’s Hall, Cardiff.
1988 : WHITE WATER AND OTHER EARTH SITES, Cwmbran, Newport.
1987 : WHITE WATER, Llanelli Library, Llanelli.
1987 : EARTH SITES - A SURVEY : 1982-1987, Bryn Glas House, Newport.
1987 : WATER, WOOD AND STONE, The Cross Gallery, Pontardawe.
1985 : WALKWAYS, Sherman Theatre Gallery, Cardiff.
1984 : EARTH SITES, Llanover Hall Arts Centre Gallery, Cardiff.
1982 : DEGREE SHOW, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry.
2000 : WORD AND IMAGE EXHIBITION, Paint Creek Arts Centre, Rochester, Michigan. USA.
1997 : WEXFORD INTERNATIONAL BOOK ART, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland.
1996 : ARTISTS WORK FROM WALES, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi Art Gallery, Jaipur, India
1994 : CONTEMPORARY ART FROM WALES, 20 works on show with 14 artists, Leeuwenhorst
Conges Centrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS
2004 : BOHOGA GALLERY 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Wiesdale, Shetland
2003 : THE TABERNACLE COLLECTION OF MODERN ART, MOMA Wales, Machynlleth
2002 : ICONS, GROUP EXHIBITION, Oriel Canfas / Canvas Gallery, Cardiff.
2001 : GROUP EXHIBITION, Oriel Canfas / Canvas Gallery, Cardiff.
2000 : OLD LIBRARY ARTISTS EXHIBITION, Group Exhibition St Davids Hall, Cardiff.
2000 : FRAGMENTS, Touring exhibition of contemporary Artist Book work.
2000 : LA BISE, THE NORTH WIND, Group exhibition, Model House, Llantrisant and touring to further venues.
1996 : COMMENDED EXHIBIT, BOOK ART COMPETITION, Glyn Vivien Art Gallery,Swansea.
1995 : O.L.A. GROUP EXHIBITION, The Old Library Gallery, Cardiff.
1995 : CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING IN WALES, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
1995 : OPEN BOXES, Curator and contributor to traveling exhibition, The Old Library Gallery, Cardiff, and touring to ten venues in UK and Ireland.
1994 : 6X6 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SMALL WORKS, Touring many venues UK
1994 : O.L.A. GROUP EXHIBITION,The Old Library Gallery, Cardiff.
1993 : UN AR DDEG / ONE ON TEN,Group show, N.A.T.F.H.E. conference centre, Kings Cross,London.
1993 : OLD LIBRARY PRINT SHOW,The Old Library Gallery, Cardiff.
1992 : FINGERPRINTS, Three person exhibition, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Newport.
1992/93/97: LAING ART COMPETITION, Mall Galleries, London.
1991 : A.A.D.W. GROUP EXHIBITION, Swansea Arts Workshop Gallery, Swansea.
1990 : A.A.D.W. GROUP EXHIBITION, West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff.
1989 : PICTURES FOR SCHOOLS EXHIBITION, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.
1988/89 : A.A.D.W. FESTIVAL EXHIBITIONS, Shop venues, Cardiff.
1987 : BLEDDFA TRUST FESTIVAL OF THE TREE, Old School Gallery, Bleddfa.
1986 : WELSH REFLECTIONS EXHIBITION, Llantrisant Festival, Llantrisant.
1984/85/86/91/92 : NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD EXHIBITIONS, Wales.
1983 : YOUNG ARTISTS FORUM, Viramu Jones Gallery, University College Cardiff.
1981 - 1996 : WALES OPEN ART EXHIBITION, Arts Centre, Aberystwyth.
RESIDENCIES / WORKSHOPS
1997 : ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, St Marys Primary school, Canton, Cardiff.
1996 : ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Bonhoga Gallery, Wiesdale Mill, Shetland.
1988 : ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Carnegie Community Centre, Skewen, Swansea.
1987 : ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Gwll Festival, Llanelli Library, Llanelli.
1985 : ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Daniel Owen Centre, Mold, North Wales.