Owen Griffiths


MFA The School of Walls and Space, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2015

Selected Projects

GRAFT, community growing project with diverse community groups, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. Originated with Now the Hero /14-18 now, 2018 -

New Mecca: The Temple of Peace with Gentle/Radical, The Temple of Peace 80 Year Anniversary, Cardiff, 2018

Trebanog Interventions, It’s Art But It’s Not, in collboration with Nils Norman, Trebanog, 2017

The Trebanog Project, It’s Art But it’s Not, IPP Commission with Artes Mundi, Trevallis Homes and Valleys Kids, 2016

Decolonising Environmentalism, Gentle/Radical, a symposia in Cardiff and Swansea, 2018

Playground design and public art commission, Vale of Glamorgan for EMP Projects & David Wilson Homes 2018/2019

Ty Unnos National Botanical Gardens of Wales,Common Ground, Woodland Trust and Charter of the Forests, 2017

Walled Garden, edible classroom project at Hillside Secure Unit with Isabel Griffin, Talisein Arts Centre & Social Services , Neath Port Talbot

Flora, A wildflower intervention and touring exhibition, Oriel Davies Gallery and Powys County Council, 2015

Green Room, Trust New Art Bristol, Tyntesfield, Bristol, National Trust, Contemporary Art Commission
, 2015

Lets See What Happens, working with the Chinese Elderly Community in Swansea, Glynn Vivian Gallery, 2014 

Sandfields Festival of Ideas, Glynn Vivian Gallery, 2012

Vetch Veg, a community growing project, Sanfields, Swansea with Adain Avion / Taliesin Arts Centre for Cultural Olympiad Wales, 2012

Alternative Dialogues with Swansea Asylum Seeker Group, Mission Gallery 2006-2010


St Fagans National Museum of History Artist in Residence 2018 -

CLUI Center for Land Use Interpretation residency, Mojave Desert, 2014

Selected Exhibitions

Common Ground, Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2018

Harvest, The Edge, Bath University, 2018

Office in Bed, exhibition and collaborative research project, Agder Kunstsenter, Kristiansand, Norway, 2016

Collective Misunderstandings with collective ATB, Mission Gallery, Swansea, 2015

a space, in collaboration with Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg, Aufgang, Charlottenborg Gallery, Copenhagen, 2015

Here Come the Waves, Fredrikstad, Norway, 2015

Into the Blue, Q Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015

CIVIC, Mission Gallery, 2015

Feast Your Eyes: Food in Contemporary Arts Practice, AXIS online exhibition, 2015

Futura BOLD, The Nunnery, London, 2011

Identidades, Museo Del Stad Michoacán, Identidades 04. Morelia, Mexico, 2008

Obsessions, Modern Art Oxford, 2008


PEAK Cymru, rural community land ownership and renewable energy projects, 2019-

Landscape intervention design & consultation, IPP ACW Commission Llandudno, Cartrefi Conwy & CALL, 2016

YOU ARE HERE lead creative consultant to Swansea City Council -strategic regeneration /urban development 2017

Vetch Futures: Imagining New Possibilities, Consultation City & County of Swansea and Environmental Forum, 2014

Lectures, Talks and Workshops

Talk/Workshop for Clore Fellows, Crickhowell, 2019

Progressive Landscapes: Architecture, Power, Place symposium, Royals Society for Architects Wales, 2019

National Trust Presentation, 2019

Presentation at the Museums Association Conference, Swansea, 2019

Visiting Lecturer at RUPERT, alternative education programme, Lithuania, 2018

Decolonising the Rural, IETM:International network for contemporary performing arts, Wales, 2018

Visiting speaker Architectural Association, 2018

TATE Plus speaker Wales Conference, 2018

Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, artist talk, 2018

Workshop leader and consultant ‘Creativity in the City, Design Commission for Wales, 2017

Magna Carta Manifesto Discussion with Iain Boal and Peter Linebaugh, Newtown, Powys, 2015


Creative Wales Ambassador, Art Council of Wales, 2017 -

British Council USA Fellowship researching land use in California, 2014

Teaching and Other Professional Affiliations

Director of Gentle/Radical 2017-2019

Common Ground, Dorset, Associate Artist

Programme Associate for RUPERT’s alternative education programme, Lithuania

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea, Associate Artist

Social Sculpture Research Unit, Oxford, Associate Artist

Founder of Forever Academy, an alternative art school in partnership with Axis, 200

Foundation Diploma Lecturer, Swansea School of Art, 2008 - 2012

Publications / Online

Artist-Activist Interview for Center for Artistic Activism, New York, 2019

Culture Shifters, Emergence and Arts Council Wales, 2017