I am a visual artist living and working (bilingually) in Snowdonia, North Wales. I have exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. My practice is often rooted in the land, and I am particularly interested in the cultural histories that affect the connections and disconnections to ‘place’. I work primarily in 3D using mixed media, with most of the work informed by extensive research.
During my residency at Áras Éanna Art Centre on Inis Oírr, Galway, I became interested in the journey of St Cybi from the Aran islands to Caer Gybi and the connections between our lands on either side of the Irish Sea.
My proposal for Ports, Past and Present was focussed on the port of Caergybi/Holyhead. My intention was to work on a timeline flotilla of small vessels, highlighting chosen times and narratives throughout the history of its connection to Ireland.
Although underpinned by research, my response was partly fictional and explored a wider, imaginative context.
As an extension to the flotilla, Marged worked with groups within the community to collaborate and create a textile work on a large scale, ‘Cwch Caergybi’. This was based on their responses to their experience of living in the port town and its history. After being exhibited in Aberystwyth, Dublin, Fishguard, Holyhead and Wexford, it will be permanently installed in a specific site in Holyhead.