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Meg Darlington

Meg Darlington

Glyndwr (BA (Hons) Applied Art , 2013)

I have recently graduated from Glyndwr University Wrexham, I did a BA in Applied Art and Design and specialised in Jewellery/Metalwork.

My final year degree show consisted of pieces inspired by the 'Change and Decay' of the environment around me. I photographed paint that was peeling or chipping away from wooden doors, the points of impact on smashed windows where the cracks spiderweb outwards, scaffolding that is erected around buildings in a protective manner amongst other things.

The jewellery pieces I created were in response to the photographic research I did. I created silver 'frames' that housed small pieces or wood and glass to make the contents seem more precious than the silver. This is a direct reversal or traditional jewellery where the stones housed in the settings are often more precious than the silver.

I like to use mainly hand tools in my jewellery making, aiming to keep each piece individual. The joy for me is in the making, I design as I make, and this is exciting because the end result is sometimes what I pictured in my head and sometimes entirely different.

Exhibitions

New Brewery Arts, Crafted for Christmas, Cirencester, Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 The Found Gallery, Christmas Showcase, Dunbar, Scotland, Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 Cursley & Bond, Darkness Descends, Folkestone, Kent, Oct - Dec 2013 Unit Twelve Gallery, Worn Away, Stafford, May - August 2013 DegreeArt, Objects of Desire: An Advent of Art, London, Nov 2012 - Jan 2013 Oriel Davies Gallery, Look West - New Talent in Contemporary Craft, Newtown, Wales, Nov 2012 - Jan 2013. Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Portal 2012 - The Annual New Graduate Exhibition, Cwmbran, Wales, August - September 2012. Business Design Centre, New Designers 2012, Islington, London, June 2012. Atelier Jewellers, Winter Showcase, Rhyde, Isle of Wight, Oct 2011 - Jan 2012. Castle Park Arts Centre, Student Exhibition, Frodsham, Wales, Feb 2011.

Awards

Signature Art Prize (painting category) 2014

long listed for Griffin Art Prize, Clyde & Co Art Project, Signature Art Prize

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