Abby Poulson is a photographic artist born and raised in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

 

Employing cameraless techniques, alternative processes, installation and sculpture, Abby uses her process broadly and experimentally to explore ideas surrounding her homeland, whilst also responding to Welsh identity, environmental concerns, the rural, memory and place. Abby is also a practicing young curator and a trustee director for Peak Cymru, with a passion for supporting rural creative networks, and has been exhibited and published throughout Wales and the United Kingdom.

To get in touch:

contact@abbypoulson.co.uk

@abpoulson

About

Education


2017 - 2020 | BA Hons Photography in the Arts, Swansea College of Art, Wales (First Class)

2016 - 2017 |  Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Carmarthen School of Art, Wales

Exhibitions

2021 | Bird House, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales. (Forthcoming)

2020 | Many Voices, One Nation 2, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales.

2020 | Arddangosfa Artistiaid Ifainc Cymru / Young Welsh Artists Exhibition, MOMA Machynlleth, Wales.

2019 | Pallet 04, Porter's Bar, Cardiff, Wales.

2019 | Swansea Open 2019, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales.

2019 | Monomania, Swansea College of Art, Swansea, Wales.

2019 | Analog Cymru, Oriel yr Ardd, The National Botanic Garden of Wales.

2019 | Reading Room 10, YMCA, Swansea, Wales.

2019 | The Reading Festival, Swansea College of Art, Swansea, Wales.

2018 | Swansea Open 2018, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales.

2018 | Nascent Energy, Swansea College of Art, Swansea, Wales.

2018 | Golwg ar Gelf, Yr Atom / Swansea College of Art / Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales.

2018 | Here is Always Somewhere Else, Swansea College of Art, Swansea, Wales.

2017 | Hearth and Home - Art at the Hall, Temperance Hall, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

2017 | The Way We Live Now, Swansea College of Art, Swansea.

2017 | Further Education Art Exhibition, Carmarthen School of Art, Wales.

2017 | Unfold, Carmarthen School of Art, Wales.

2016 | Raising the Bar, Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales.

2014 | Portfolio, Carmarthen School of Art, Wales.

In Print

2021 | Offline Journal Issue #006, Wild Skies 

2020 | The Gathering Ground, First Edition, Self Published. Limited Edition of 30.

2020 | Source Issue 101 - Across Cultures, Graduate Photography Showcase Supplement.

2020 | Tir - Codi Pais, Rhifyn 5 / Fifth Edition.

2019 | Glas - Codi Pais, Rhifyn Tri / Third Edition.

Online Press

The Pupil Sphere, Capturing the Essence with Abby Poulson

Photograd, Selected Graduate Interview

A View From The Side, Podcast

TPG#InstaGradTakeover

2020 Online Photography Degree Show

Source: Graduate Photography, Selections

Source: Graduate Photography

Eizo Student Award

Dyma Sut i Nabod Lle

Awards

Shortlisted for Eizo Student Award 2020

Shortlisted for Revolve Collective 1 Year Award
Winner of Hearth & Home, Art at the Hall, Winter Prize

Curatorial

2021 | Bird House, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales. (Forthcoming)

2020 | The Shadow Between the Pebbles, Gareth Phillips, CULTVR, Wales.

2019 | Analog Cymru at Oriel yr Ardd, The National Botanic Garden of Wales.

2019 | What Will Remain of Us at College Street Gallery, Swansea, Wales.

Residencies

2019 | Dartmoor Summer School of Photography.

 

Selected for a week long residency with workshops from Susan Derges, Sian Davey, Jem Southam, Jason Evans & Brendan Barry.

Professional Experience

2021 | Programming and Participation Assistant, ESPY Photo Award

2021 | Guest Lecture, Photography Department at Swansea College of Art.

 

2021 | Artist Talk, Ways of Documenting, Pillars of Society, Oriel Myrddin. 

2020 | Guest Lecture, Photography Department at Neath College.

2020 | Selected as a board member, with the role of Trustee for Peak, an arts organisation based in the Black Mountains that works creatively with professional artists and communities, responding to the rural environment.

2020 | Workshop Assistant to Holly Davey at National Museum Cardiff. Exploring the gallery's photographic collection as a starting point for conversation.

2020 | Workshop Facilitator at Swansea College of Art. Playing with object and exposures to create photograms in the Dark Room.

2019 | Selected for AHEH European Project to develop entrepreneurial skills within Arts & Humanities.

2019 | Independently founded and curated Analog Cymru's first exhibition at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.

2019 | Exhibition Assistant at Art at the Hall, Llangathen, Wales.

2019 | Awarded a Curatorial Internship to curate an off-site exhibition with mentorship from Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales.

2018 | Invited by Menter Iaith Sir Benfro and commissioned as a photographer for a collaborative project titled, Dyma Sut i Nabod Lle, working alongside a poet and a musician to respond to place.

© 2021 Abby Poulson.