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Christine Mills

'CAST'medium: Welsh Mountain wool and Cricieth Welsh Sea water. 2016
Artist Name: Christine Mills
Residency Dates: May
Born: 1961
Hometown: Montgomeryshire, Wales
Lives & Works: Llanerfyl, Wales

Education: Central School of art and Design , London; Goldsmiths College, University College London

Bio / Statement:

Christine Mills was born and brought up in Wales UK, she lives on a hill farm  in Rural Wales. The land where she lives has inspired her creative work as a multi media artist. She works with a wide range of  natural materials that both celebrate, demonstrate and communicate our concerns. They range from cows gut, sheep’s fleece floor drawings, casts in wool, to film, sound and found objects. For Mills, media is dictated by the ideas, chosen scale, considered locations, and relationship between work and viewer. More often than not, her practice is shaped by a narrative and driven by an investigation into where she is mentally and physically at this moment of time in life, with the chosen subject matter being the vehicle for her questions. Currently she is investigating musical string instruments a project called ‘tinkering with strings’ experimenting with new materials and techniques.

Mills has exhibited in Wales, China, USA, Ireland south America and has work in many public collections. She is a welsh arts council Creative Wales Awardee and has been undertaking projects as artist-in- residency’s, working on collaborative projects, including at the Centre for Alternative Technology UK, The National Museum of Wales, National Library of Wales, National Eisteddfod of Wales.

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