Haf Weighton MSDC
Stitched & Constructed Textiles
Working with paint, print and stitch, Haf Weighton uses the traditionally feminine language of thread to make marks over and through the traditionally male language of architecture, portraying a sensitivity and connection to a place. Her love of travel and Welsh identity is a major focus in her work, often referencing the different places she has called home. Art school trained, drawing and sketching underpins her practice. In 2018 Haf exhibited for three months at The Saatchi Gallery, London. This exhibition showcased Haf's work alongside work she created through the Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools Scheme with children from Pencoed Primary School in Wales. She was also invited to have a solo gallery at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in 2017 and at The Swansea Festival of Stitch in August 2018. Her work is in demand and forms part of many private and public collections. In 2018 she was commissioned to create a large scale centenary tapestry for Rookwood Hospital to mark their centenary.
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf
Foundation in Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University
BA HONS Degree in Fashion and Textiles, Liverpool John Moore’s University
PGCE Art, Craft and Design, Brighton University
2003 - 2015 Teacher of Art and Photography, Highgate Wood School Arts College, London
2017 - 2018 Artist facilitator, Criw Celf and Creative practitioner, Arts Council of Wales, Lead Creative Schools scheme
Public commission, Hafan y Coed, Llandough Hospital
Exhibiting and facilitated stitch workshop, Cric Gallery, Crickhowell
Exhibiting - group exhibition, Hearth Gallery, Llandough Hospital
Exhibiting at Arcipelago, National Eisteddfod of Wales
Solo show at Foxy’s Penarth broadcast on Heno (TV), S4C
Show at Blend London broadcast on Prynhawn da (TV) S4C
Solo show, Waterloo tea rooms, Cardiff
Solo show, Flying the flag for creativity, Hearth Gallery, Llandough
Creative Practitioner, Arts Council of Wales, Pencoed Primary School broadcast on Prynhawn da (TV) S4C
Artist facilitator, Ysgol y Castell, Caerphilly, shown at Tate Modern in April 2018
Invited Gallery Artist, (solo show) , Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace.
Gwyl Nadolig, Paget Rooms, Penarth (29/11)
Makers stuff, White Stuff, Cardiff (5-9th December)
Penarth Open studios (22,23,24 June)
Exhibition, Environment centre, Swansea Festival of Stitch (10- 24 August)
Exhibition Saatchi Gallery, London. (March - 24 May) broadcast on Heno (tv) S4C.
Exhibit and sell work through Y Galeri, Caerphilly and Glass by Design, Penarth.
Creative Practitioner, Ysgol y Berllan Deg, Arts Council of Wales.
2016 - Exhibitor, Crickhowell Open Art
2016 - Finalist, Morgan quarter competition
2017 - Exhibitor, Penarth Pier Pavilion
2018 - Finalist, Y Galeri, Caerphilly, Open Art Competition
2018 - Finalist - National Embroiderer of The Year Awards, Knitting & Stitching Show, Kensington Olympia.
Public Commissions (recent)
2016 - Hafan y Coed, Llandough Hospital
2017 - Rookwood Hospital, centenary commission.