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Carol Hiles



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2011 ‘10 Years In’ Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff
2011 ’ ArtAt Arts Festival, Rhosygilwen, West Wales
2008 56 Group Wales, Queen’s Hall, Narbeth
56 Group Wales, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery
2007 ‘Gifted’, CASW at the University of Glamorgan, Y-Bont Gallery
2006 Welsh Artist of the Year. St David’s Hall Cardiff
‘Cultural Capital’, Bay Art
56 Group Wales, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
56 Group Wales The Washington Gallery, Penarth
56 Group Wales The Koywood Gallery, Cardiff
2005 Bay Art 2 person show
CASW Exhibition, National Library Museum, Aberystwyth
‘Ten Women Artists’ The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
Campden Gallery
Koywood Gallery
White Space Gallery, Somerset College of Art & Design
2004 Cardiff Arts Fair
2003 Bay Art, Christmas exhibition
2003 Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery, Recent CASW purchases
2002 Park Life, Art @ Brava, Cardiff
Butetown Artists, Bay Art and CBAT Gallery
2000 56 Group Wales, Howard Gardens Gallery Cardiff, Oriel Clwyd, Theatre Cymru Mold
1999 56 Group Wales, Henry Thomas Gallery Carmarthen, Yale College Memorial Gallery Wrexham
1999 Guest Artist Exeter and Devon Healthcare Trust
1998 Welsh Drawing Biennale, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wrexham arts Centre, Howard Gardens and Glyn Vivian Art Galleries
1997 56 Group Wales 40th Anniversary exhibtion, Worcestet City Art Gallery, St David’s Hall Cardiff
1997 The Art of the Possible™ 56 Group, Viriamu Jones gallery, Pembroke Dock Library, Taliesin Arts Centre
1996 56 in 96™ The national Museum of Wales, Turner House Penarth
1995 Y Bont Gallery, University of Glamorgan
1994 Arts Council of Wales, Artists in Residence Exhibition, Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Libramont Art fair, Belgium, 56 Group Wales
Works on Paper™ 56 Group Wales, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Rhondda Heritage Park
1993 The Royal West of England Academy, 56 Group Wales
1992 Butetown Artists, Pilotage House, Cardiff
Royal Over-Seas League, Annual Open
The Artists Institute, Lugansk, Ukraine
1991 Artists in Residence, Newport Museum and Art Gallery


Main Teaching Areas

Painting, Drawing, Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing).


Subject Group Leader for Art.
Senior Lecturer BA Art Practice and MA Arts Practice.



Butetown Artists
56 Group Wales

Research interests

I pursue an individual practice in painting and exhibit regularly. I have experience as a practising artist working in the public realm, particularly Arts in Health, and was engaged as Artist in Residence for Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust for 11 years, following this with a residency at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant.

Current Research Activity

I am actively pursuing research, which is located in my work as a painter, both within personal practice and the public realm. I am currently studying for a PhD at University of the West of England under the joint supervision of Dr Iain Biggs, Department of Art and Design and Professor Norma Daykin, Department of Health and Applied Social Sciences. I am interested in the discourses around public and private arts practices, specifically the relationship between artists’ personal practice and their practice within healthcare settings. I aim to undertake an in-depth interrogation of this multiplicity of practice within my own work and that of others. The PhD will discuss the notion of a wagered modification in terms of self ‘narrative identity’ and will entail completing and exhibiting studio work as well as commissioned art works within healthcare settings.

Education/Academic qualification

PGCE FE, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff


MA Fine Art, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff


BA Hons Fine Art, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff


Foundation Studies in Art & Design, University of Glamorgan



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