Approved: 16.08.2006

Marged Pendrell

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Maker, Project manager

Approved: 16.08.2006



    Artist Statement

    My current work is   often rooted in my experience of the land in and around Snowdonia where I live. I am particularly interested in the cultural and geological histories that have affected the connections and disconnections to ‘place’. Much of my working process involves walking and the collecting of natural and found materials.

     Materials and their ability to convey specific meanings are central to my work.When choosing to work with a material, I test out its conceptual and physical attributes to find out how it can be transformed, what it can actually do. The work is installation based and combines mixed media.The initial working process evolves with the specific enquiry, sometimes intuitive, at times deeply researched.

     My initial influences were the Land/Environmental artists e.g. Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, the way they physically and spiritually connected to wild remote landscape. Eva Hesse and Guiseppe Pennone have also been of particular influence for their brave manipulation of materials.

      My working practice as an Exhibiting artist nationally/internationally continues to be realised through research and solo and collaborative projects.I also enjoy both national and international residencies.

    CV & Education


    2016  Fflotilla /Cychod Gwyllt -Oriel Brondanw,Llanfrothen

    2014  Vessels Land and Sea / Oriel Nwy -Gas Gallery ,Aberystwyth

    2012 - Unearthed/Datguddio, Oriel Caffi Croesor, Gwynedd 

    2011 - Custodian /Gofalwr, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno N.Wales

    2009 - In Limbo/Yn Limbo , Old Tannery / Moma , Machynlleth/Wales

    2006 - Hide and Seek -Chwarae Chwiw, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

    2005 - Between The Layers/Rhwng yr Heini, Oriel Ynys Mon, LLangefni.

    2001 - 'Cardinal Directions', Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

    2001 - 'Desert Landscapes', MOMA, y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, Wales

    1999 - 'Placement'/Gosodiad,  Oriel 31, Newtown, Powys, Bangor Museum and Art Gallery, Gwynedd

    1998 - 'Transitions', Oriel y Ddraig, Blaenau Ffestiniog,


    2022-Prifysgol Bangor University -Celebrating Fine Art


    2022 -Ports Past &Present

    Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum ,Aberystwyth

    Pembroke Dock Library,Pembrokeshire

    EPIC Museum, Dublin 

    2021 -Women Artists in Wales -Moma Machynlleth

    2020 -Ynysoedd /Oileáin -Plas Glyn y Weddw,Llanbedrog,Lleyn Peninsula

    2019 -Merched Chwarel 4 -Llechwedd Slate Caverns

    2019 -Merched Chwarel 3 - Blaenau Ffestiniog Library

    2019-Merched Chwarel1- Storiel Museum and Art Gallery , Bangor

    2019-Merched Chwarel 2-Amgueddfa Llechi/Slate Museum,Llanberis

    Cas Lloeren/Satellite Case - Amgueddfa Ysbyty Llechi Llanberis/Slate Hospital Museum Llanberis

    2018- Oileain/Ynysoedd -Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr , Republic of Ireland

    2017-Mordeithau:Crossings -Aberystwyth Art Centre/Ceramics Gallery

    Storiel Gallery Bangor,Ruthin Craft Centre

    2017-Teithwyr Chwilfrydir /Curious Travellers-Oriel Brondanw,Llanfrothen/

    Old College Gallery,Aberystwyth University

    2017 -Cabinet of Curiosities-Storiel, Bangor

    2016 -Ail Wneud /Ail Ddyfeisio  Re take/Re invent,(exhibition 1) Royal Cambrian Academy,Conway (exhibition 2 )Oriel Ynys Mon ,Gwynedd

    2016 -Curious Travellers ,Oriel Sycharth,Wrexham University.

    2011 - Lloches/Shelter, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno N.Wales

    2007 - Group exhibition, Oriel Glaslyn, Porthmadog

    2007 - Welsh Artist of the year Exhibition, St Davids Hall , Cardiff

    2006 - A Solaina De Pilono group Exhibition, Lalin Gallery, Lalin, Galicia

    2003/4/5 - Insiders-Art and the Box, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth/ Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury /, Herne Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Hene Bay / Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness/ Iona Gallery, Kingussie, Scotland /, St Fergus Gallery, Wick, Scotland/ Swanson Gallery, Thurso, Scotland / Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery, Whitstable, England /, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight/ Rugby Museum/Art Gallery, Rugby /, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys

    2003/4 - 2 Person Show ,Oriel Yr Hen Efail,Llanfrothen,Gwynedd

    2003 - The Spirit of Lleyn, Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd

    2002 - Selected Works, Oriel Cemlyn, Harlech, Gwynedd

    2001 - Oriel31 Open  2001

    2001  Paperworks, Monmouth Museum

    2001 - Summer Exhibition, Old Chapel Gallery, Hereford

    2000 - Oriel31 Open 2000

    1999 /2000 - The Intrinsic Book, Barbican Library Touring Exhibition/Barbican Library,Model House,Llantrisan/,Cajobah Gallery,Birkenhead/Art in Action Gallery,Waterperry,Oxford.

    1999 - Paper Stone Spirit, Theatre Ardudwy, Harlech 

    1998 - The Paper Show -Walford Mill,Wimborne,Dorset/ Bleddfa Gallery, Knighton, Powys

    1998 - Paper, Stone, Spirit, with Noelle Griffiths and Meic Watts, Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

    1998 - The Comet, Oriel y Ddraig, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd 

    1997- Paperweight, Salisbury Museum and Art Gallery

    1996 - National Eisteddfod of Wales

    1996 - The Land, The Earth/,2 Person show Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarvon


    ARTIST TALKS/Reviews

    2019 -Storiel Bangor,Merched Chwarel Artist Talk

    2018-Arás Eanna arts Centre ,Artist Talk

    2016-Moma Machynlleth/Y Tabernacl-Ffiniau/Borders Conference 

    2015 -Plas Glyn y Weddw /Artist talk /John Piper conference- Snowdonia

    2011 - Marged Pendell/Artist talk, Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno

    2011 - Pethau Hwyrach, S4C Welsh Arts TV  programme with critical debate/, Cardiff

    2006 - Visiting Artist talk /Delevan Gallery ,Syracuse ,New York State.


    2018 -Bro Ffestiniog Slate Festival 

    2017 -Merched Chwarel R&D-Collaboration with Lindsey Colbourne,Lisa Hudson , Jwls Williams /Sharing at Amgueddgfa Llechi,Llanberis

    2016-A Curiously Collaborative Museum of Lost,Found and Broken-Collaboration with Lindsey Colbourne,National Theatre of Wales/Storiel Gallery ,Bangor /Pontio,Bangor University.

    2012-Painting in the Attic -Collaboration with Rosie Kearton  on Artist book 

    2011-Earth Connections -Collaboration with invited artists (Mostyn Gallery)

    2005 -Journey through Sweden -Collaboration with Rosie Kearton (Film)


    2020 -Ports Past and Present -Chosen Artist to represent Holyhead in PPP project

    2016 -Arts Council Of Wales R&D Grant -Merched Chwarel 

    2006 Wales Arts International Grant to New York State

    2005 Arts Council Of Wales Research Grant to Norway

    2001Arts Council Of Wales Travel Grant to Egypt and Sinai.


     2007 International Residency ASolaina, Galicia Spain 

    2017/18 ArásEanna Arts Centre, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Gallway


    1999 Guardian Guide / Exhibitions(April) /Review and Image

    2001 The Big Issue(June) Review and Image -Kate Freeman

    2003/4 Insiders_Art and the Box -Anthology

    2004 A.N.magazine (Jan ) Review-Richard Noyce

    2014 Dispersed Collections-Skulls -Book (self published)

    2016 Blaenau Ffestiniog Circles -Book (self published)

    2017 Curious Travellers, Movement, Landscape, Art  -University of Wales, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth.

    2021 Women Artists in Wales -A Personal View-Jill Piercy

    2022 Ports Past and Present -Creative Connections across the Irish Sea-Anthology