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Solo Exhibitions

2022                Nuclear Safety is Our No.1 Priority, Galeri, Caernarfon

2016                Tumid, Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan

                         Maker in Focus, Mission Gallery, Swansea

2015                Interior, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin

2014                Shades by the Seaside, Bathing Machine Performance, Llawn02 Festival,                            Llandudno

2012                Interior, testbed Oriel Davies, Newtown

2011                Inscape Cabinet, The New Gallery +15 space, Calgary

                        Flow, St[art] @ Art Central, Calgary

2010                Inscapes, RED Gallery, Hull

2006                A Contemporary Denial of Death, The Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary


Selected Group Exhibitions

2022-23          Aildanio, g39, Cardiff; Cynon Valley Museum; Gallery, Caernarfon; Ty Pawb,                          Wrexham; Oriel Davies, Newtown; Glyn Vivian, Swansea 

2021                Oriel Lockdown, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

2020                DAC Art Prize

2018      , HAUS, Llandudno

2017-18          Miles of Creativity, MOSTYN, Llandudno

                        NOVA Art Prize, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy; Aberystwyth Arts

                        Centre, Aberystwyth

                        A Darker Thread, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin; Oriel Myrddin Gallery,          


                        Agored 2017, Galeri, Caernarfon

2017                A Darker Thread, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen

                        Power in the Land, Bay Art, Cardiff

2016                Power in the Land, Oriel Davies, Newtown; Aberystwyth Arts Centre,        


                        Voices for the Vote, Borealis Gallery, Alberta Legislature, Edmonton,    


2015                Crafting Anatomies: Materials, Performance, Identity, Bonington Gallery,

                         Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

2014                Decision Time, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

                        The Roadside Museum, FYC Gallery, Blackpool

                        Seven Traces Festival, Caernarfon

                        Scythia 10, Kherson Ukraine 

                        Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies, Newtown

                        What is Textiles?, Kalopsia, Edinburgh

                        Traces 2014, Holdron’s of Peckham, London

2013                Lle Celf Visual Arts Exhibition, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Denbigh

                        Spatial Threads, Bocs, Caernarfon

                        The Roadside Museum, Pool Hey Farm, Southport

2012                World Event Young Artists, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham

2012                Trails of Thread, Adain Avion, Llandudno; Oriel Mostyn Education Space,                              Llandudno; Llandudno Library, Llandudno, UK

2011                Print Out, Embrace Arts, University of Leicester Arts Centre, Leicester

2010                Ornamentation, Red Gate Gallery, London

2008                Permeable, Artist Proof Gallery, Calgary

2007-2009      Fiberart International 2007, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh,                              PA; Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC; The Clay Center for the                            Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, Charleston, WV

2007                Sum of the Parts: Surface Design Association Membership Exhibition,        

                         Kansas City Arts Institute, Kansas City, MO 

2006                ACAD 2006 Grad Exhibition, ACAD, Calgary

                        Who’s Who, Who’s New?, Artspace Gallery, Calgary

 2005               Depiction: A Portrait Show, The Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary 



2014-15          Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales

2014                Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn, Cumbria

2010                St[art] @ Art Central Residency, Calgary

2007                Alberta Printmakers' Society's Artist Residency


Awards & Grants


2020                Arts Council of Wales Individual - Stabilisation Fund

2017                NOVA Art Prize

2015                Wales Arts International Venice Bursary

2014                Arts Council of Wales Large Grant

2013                Arts Council of Wales Research and Development Grant

a-n Magazine re:View Bursary

2007                Winner of Heritage Property Corporation Art Competition       

                        Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant    

2006                Ignac and Karla Herskovic Memorial Scholarship


Professional Service


2021-2023      Create and Connect and Flourish Associate Assessor, Arts Council of        


2016-2023      Creative Agent, Arts Council of Wales, The Maelor School, Ysgol Y Garth.

                         Ysgol Llandullas

2018-2023      Life-Drawing Instructor,  Royal Cambrian Academy

2022                Artist Facilitator, Ty Pawb, Wrexsam

2020                Creative Practitioner, Never Not a Mum Project with Elly Strigner

2019                Creative Practitioner, Pigtown Theatre/National Trust

2018                Creative Practitioner, Bodnant Garden National Trust

2017-2018      Creative Practitioner, Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Ysgol Tir Morfa, Ysgol Borthyn

2016-2017      Artist Facilitator, Conwy Matters – Understanding our Heritage

2013-2015      Ninjas (11-14yrs) Coordinator, MOSTYN

2015                Artist Facilitator, Ruthin Craft Centre

2014                Artist Facilitator, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Maelor

                         Hospital, Wrexham

2013                Artist Facilitator, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Maelor

                         Hospital, Wrexham

2013                Artist Facilitator, Cylch MOSTYN (Tate’s national programme for 15-25yrs)

2013                Learning and Workshop Administration, MOSTYN



2023 Frank, J. (2023) “Freedom Born at the Craft Table,” Geez, pp. 52–54. 

2021                Shaw, J., Fletcher-Watson, B. and Nasab, F.V. (2021) The art of being          

                         dangerous exploring women and danger through creative expression.      

                         Leuven: Leuven University Press. 

2016                ed. Carpenter, Ele. The Nuclear Culture Source Book. Black Dog Publishing

2016                ed. Grove-White, Helen and Anne Grove-White. Power In The Land. X-10

2015                Alana Tyson: Explication. Mark Devereux Projects, 2015.

2015                Clayton, Eleanor, “New Art Spaces: Open House”, Art Monthly, May 2015

2012                “Textiles at Oriel Davies”, Crafts Magazine, (19 September 2012),      



2012                Llinos Dafydd. “Y tu fewn sy’n cyfri”, golwg360, (Medo 7, 2012 14:22),



2008                Vicky A. Clark. “In Review: Fiberarts International”, Surface Design Journal,

                         Spring 2008, p 54-55



Jerome and Deena Kaplan, Maryland, USA

Heritage Property Corporation, Calgary

Petro-Canada, Calgary

Various Private Collections




2016/2022     Creative Agent Training, Arts Council of Wales

2014                Artist Facilitators Skills, Elevate Cymru, Bangor University

2013                Artists as Learners, Training programme for working with difficult to reach young people, engage Cymru

2002-2006      Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction in Painting from the Alberta College of Art and Design

© Alana Tyson 2023

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