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Artist in Residence Tower at Oriel y Parc

Residencies at Oriel y Parc allow artists to take inspiration from the beauty of the National Park landscape and work with local groups and schools to create original pieces of art.

The residency also provides an opportunity for artists to interact with selected pieces from Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.


Artist in Residence Tower

Karen Ingham – Deluge

2 July – 12 August

Deluge is a solo exhibition of inter-related artworks by Karen Ingham that focus on how detrimental human activities are critically endangering many of our most important eco-systems. Through her photography, film, digital textiles and hybrid craft, Deluge encourages the audience to see and become aware of the incredible microscopic imagery and structures of plankton, the behaviour of pollinating insects, and the movement of the oceans; highlighting the interconnections of our local and global environment. This multi-sited, multi-partnered project includes a substantial new body of work that relates to oceanic climate change, a focus of the project throughout 2018, which is the Year of The Sea in Wales.

Oriel y Parc is one of the partner organisations supporting Deluge.  Other partner organisations are Craft in the Bay, Milford Haven Port Authority, Swansea Waterfront Museum, Swansea University, and Fotonow in Plymouth. Key collaborators on the project include climate scientist Prof Mary Gagen and Swansea University Marine Biology and Centre for Sustainable Aqauculture Research. The project is funded by Arts Council Wales.

Prof. Karen Ingham is an internationally exhibited and published interdisciplinary artist. She is an Honorary Fellow at Swansea University and Honorary Research Fellow at Swansea College of Art UWTSD. Karen is an experienced collaborator who understands the process of creative exchange and much of her practice involves public engagement.


Deluge project talk

Monday 30 July 5-6.30pm

Join Prof. Karen Ingham and National Park Ranger Ian Meopham to about the progression of the Deluge project and coastal changes within the UK. An interesting talk bringing art and coastal change to the forefront.

Free event.
Booking advisable: 01437 720392



To apply to be Oriel y Parc's Artist in Residence, please email the Events Co-ordinator Katie Murphy