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LAURA FORD SQUATTERS at Castell Coch

TEN + cadw present an exhibition of new works by laura ford. ford unveils a series of new sculptures inside wales’ iconic castell coch [red castle], as visitors are invited to discover over 20 works created by one of the uk’s leading contemporary artists

for sales enquiries contact cat gardiner at gallery TEN.

+44 | 029 2060 0495

info@gallery-ten.co.uk

cyflwyna TEN + cadw arddangosfa o waith newydd gan laura ford. mae laura ford yn dadorchuddio cyfres o gerfluniau newydd yng nghastell eiconig cymru, castell coch, a gwahoddir ymwelwyr i ddarganfod dros 20 o weithiau sydd wedi eu creu gan un o artistiaid cyfoes mwyaf blaenllaw’r DU

am ymholiadau prynu cysylltwch â cat gardiner, cyfarwyddwr oriel TEN.

+44 | 029 2060 0495

info@gallery-ten.co.uk

ARTWORKS // GWEITHIAU CELF

COURTYARD // IARD Y CASTELL

armour boys, 2006, bronze, [#4/5] 135 x 70 x 25cm / 135 x 60 x 60cm / 120 x 60 x 40cm / 130 x 60 x 30cm / 130 x 55 x 40cm photography jon pountney

THE GALLERY // Y BALCONI

days of judgement / cat 2, 2012, jesmonite, steel, plaster + fabric, 185 x 50 x 140cm

KITCHEN // GEGIN

slug ii, 2018, jesmonite, steel + fabric, 165 x 205 x 60cm
slug i, 2018, jesmonite, steel + fabric, 155 x 140 x 40cm photography jon pountney
anxious cats [small], 2012, bronze, [#2/10] 45 x 54 x 20cm / 44 x 53 x 24cm / 49 x 50 x 15cm
a king’s appetite, 2017, glazed earthenware, 30 x 15 x 15cm

BANQUETING HALL // NEUADD WLEDDA

little lords 1, 2 + 3, 2019, jesmonite, steel, fabric + mixed media, 130 x 58 x 45cm photography jon pountney
yellow stripey cat, 2019, jesmonite + steel, [#1/3] 87 x 26 x 24cm photography jon pountney
mottled cat, 2019, jesmonite + steel, [#1/3] 90 x 26 x 26cm photography jon pountney

THE DRAWING ROOM // Y PARLWR

small orange tree girl, 2017, jesmonite, steel + fabric, 141 x 56 x 45cm photography jon pountney
daisy, 2018, jesmonite, steel, fabric+ mixed media, 115 x 55 x 55cm photography jon pountney
little espaliered girl, 2018, jesmonite, steel + acrylic paint, [#2/3] 120 x 110 x 16cm photography jon pountney
magpie girl ii, 2018, jesmonite, steel + fabric, 105 x 82 x 70cm photography jon pountney

WINCH ROOM // YSTAFELL WINSH

helmet girl, 2019, jesmonite, fabric + mixed media, 130 x 58 x 30cm photography jon pountney

STAIRWELL // Y GRISIAU

mr + mrs any the wiser, 2012, bronze, [#1/6], 68 x 23 x 20cm + 70 x 20 x 14cm

LORD BUTE’S BEDROOM // YSTAFELL WELY’R ARGLWYDD BUTE

kali + cockerel, 2017, bronze, [#1/7], 61 x 47 x 30cm
bunny, 2016, glazed ceramic, [#2/11], 36 x 31 x 16cm

LADY BUTE’S BEDROOM // YSTAFELL WELY’R ARGLWYDDES BUTE

squatter monkey i, 2019, jesmonite + mixed media, 43 x 85 x 40cm photography jon pountney
squatter monkey ii, 2019, jesmonite + mixed media, 63 x 57 x 70cm photography jon pountney

CHAPEL BALCONY // BALCONI Y CAPEL

magpie girl i, 2018, jesmonite, steel + fabric, 118 x 130 x 43cm

LADY MARGRATE’S CHAMBER // YSTAFELL WELY’R ARGLWYDDES MARGARET

girl with blue demon, 2018, jesmonite, steel, fabric + mixed media, 120 x 60 x 43cm photography jon pountney
very sorry cat, 2015, glazed ceramic, [#1/11] 26 x 14 x 15cm

ACCOMPANYING WORKS ON PAPER // GWAITH A’R BAPUR

LAURA FORD

laura ford studied at bath academy of art between 1978-82 including a period at the cooper union school of art, new york. her tutors included michael pennie, richard deacon, nick pope, antony gormley, peter randall-page, shelagh cluett + anish kapoor. she was included in new contemporaries in 1982 before joining the postgraduate sculpture course at chelsea School of art in london

while still a student, she participated in the 1983 survey exhibition, the sculpture show at the serpentine + hayward galleries alongside artists including, richard wentworth, tony cragg, david nash + many of her tutors. 27 years later she participated in the british art show 5 alongside a new array of british artists that included phyllida barlow, jeremy deller, michael landy + susan hiller, tracy emin + sarah lucas. in 2005 she represented wales in the venice biennale

her work is represented in many public collections including; tate, the victoria + albert museum, government art collection, potteries museum, national museums + gallery of wales; museum of modern art, university of iowa; arts council of great britain; contemporary art society; unilever plc; penguin books; oldham art gallery, the new art gallery walsall, the glynn vivian art gallery, the meijier gardens, grand rapids usa + the gateway foundation, st. louis, as well as numerous private collections

her sculptures are faithful representations of fantasy with sometimes bitter sweet + menacing qualities mixed with tenderness. she uses humour + an acute observation of the human condition to engage with wider social + political issues. her work is intensely crafted but playful, and she has used a range of media to realise her work including, drawing, painting, performance, set design + has increasingly taken on the challenge of public art alongside museum + gallery shows

'ford provides us with acutely graphic renditions of human emotion, mental + physical. her imagery is all about remembering + giving memory clarity.'

dr. penelope curtis

laura ford lives + works in camden, alongside her husband, the sculptor andrew sabin + their three children

CAT GARDINER DIRECTOR OF TEN.

part home gallery, part members club, TEN. is a timely and indicative take on the traditional gallery model. TEN was established in 2010 by gallerist-curator cat gardiner

molly goldwater, hard ground, current exhibition at the TEN home gallery

the TEN. home gallery acts as the hub for gallery exhibitions + couples as a by appointment viewing space in-between shows. the gallery also works with its artists, alongside public + private institutions, to host events + off-site exhibitions for its clients and followers that enrich their knowledge + appreciation of contemporary art

specialising in contemporary welsh art and representing some of the very best emerging + established artists, TEN. has gained repute as a trusted foundation for exhibiting + promoting the highest quality contemporary art to both beginner + seasoned collectors

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