jakewhittaker@hotmail.com

http://www.jacobwhittaker.co.uk

 

 

 

If you want to read more about the ideas behind my work try here and here, although written some time ago the basic principles still remain. Other ideas are expressed alongside the work on their relevent pages.

Exhibitions, Screenings, Performances etc

 

(Other current and recent projects include video for Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Oriel Mwldan Gallery, Culture Colony, Julie Murphy, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Rhôd, Holy Hiatus, Small World Theatre; Ymlaen Ceredigion, Naturewise and others. Contact me to discuss your project.)

Current & Forthcoming

Jan 2 - March 18 - Short films featuring local folk tales by Jacob Whittaker & Peter Stevenson with music of Deuair, (Elsa Davies and Ceri Owen Jones) and The Gower All Stars. Screening in The Eye, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

 

March 10 - 3 Short Films: Blodeuwedd, Layers in the Landscape and The Talking Tree - Screening in Aberystwyth Arts Centre Cinema as part of the Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival, tickets and info here

 

April 21st - Open Screen Night with GWRANDO at Small World Theatre, Cardigan

 

 

Recent

 

Nov 18th - A mix for an evening, experimental DJ performance for an Evening of Artist Film and Performance, Manorbier

Nov 2016 - Open Screen Night with GWRANDO at Small World Theatre, Cardigan


Oct 27-29th - The found of music: A Mix for Haverfordwest. Installation and performance commissioned for 'Platform',Haverfordwest

 

August 6th - Open Screen Night - GWRANDO at Small World Theatre, Cardigan

 

July 2016 - Selected videos from 'Singing the Line into Existence' shown in The Eye, Aberystwyth Arts Centre for the Aber Music Fest 2016

May - June 2016 - Blodau’r Draen / The Talking Tree - Commissioned and screened as part of Duress with Aberystwyth Universtity, Peter Stevenson and Deuair, Llandovery & Hafod

May 2016 - Video showreel installation of 'A Colony on the Edge; 2010 Blues; Blossom 1459; The Mem’ry of a Rose; Mi Welais Jac y Do' part of Flora & Fauna group show in the Corn Exchange Gallery, Cardigan

Feb 2016 - Screening of 'The Mermaid; The Llanina Mermaid; Miracles of Fishes' as part of Mermaids & the Sea group show in the Corn Exchange Gallery, Cardigan

 

 

2015
December 2015 - January 2016
- Blodau Gwyllt, at Oriel Blodau Bach Carmarthenshire

 

November 21st - Open Screen Night with GWRANDO at Small World Theatre, Cardigan

 

Ocober 31st - November 13th

Absent but not Forgotten V with Kathryn Campbell Dodd

 

October 11th - Absent but not Forgotten: Rose St Flea Market with Made in Roath and Kathryn Campbell Dodd

 

October 10th - Flora Social at Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen. more info


October 3rd - Singing the Line into Existence at Ceredigion Museum

 

August 29th - Open Screen Night - GWRANDO at Small World Theatre, Cardigan

 

August 22nd - Singing the Line into Existence Launch event at Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen

June 16th - Elderflower Evening with Jade Mellor at Small World Theatre, Cardigan

 

May 9th - Open Screen Night - GWRANDO at Small World Theatre, Cardigan


March 14th - Absent but not Forgotten at BYOB III

March 13th - Absent but not Forgotten - thirteenfridays - Elaphebolion Special


February 13th - Absent but not Forgotten - thirteenfridays - Lupercalia

January 31st - Open Screen Night - GWRANDO at Small World Theatre, Cardigan

January 18th - Absent but not Forgotten - Haunting Roath, Dark Dark Night Walk, Cardiff, Made in Roath 2014

January 16th -Gaslight presents Deuair, and the films of Jacob Whittaker at the Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth

2014

October 16-30th - Absent but not Forgotten: Haunting Places - Roath The Abacus, Cardiff, Made in Roath 2014

October 27th - November 2nd - Cardiff Flex Out - Group show 'On Record', Cardiff Contemporary

October 24th - Open Screen Night - GWRANDO curated show at Small World Theatre, Cardigan

August 30th - 31st - Visible Voice - A GWRANDO project at Small World Theatre, Cardigan. Part of Colony 14.

August 24th - Brew Your Hedgerow - Collaborative workshop with Wildpickings forager Jade Mellor at Small World Theatre, Cardigan.


August 23rd - 25th - Brewing Series: There will be Wine - Made In Drefelin
, Group show. Drefelin, Carmarthenshire.

August 17th & 18th - Wine and Roses - at The Garden 2014- Group show in Nevern.


August 16th - 31st - Brewing Series at Colony 14 Cardigan - Group show with Colony Projects

 

June 2014 - July 31st - Underground - Group show with Colony Projects Cefn Coed mining museum, Creunant

 

May 23-24th- Absent but not Forgotten at 'Bodies in Land' film festival, Abercych, Carmarthenshire

 

May 25th - 31st - Rhôd 2014, Group show. Drefelin, Carmarthenshire.

March 2014 - Absent but not Forgotten @ BYOB II BIT studios, Cardiff

 

March 2014 - Tabernacl Newydd . Group show with Colony Projects Port Talbot.


December 2013 - Nobody plays christmas records anymore. Shop fronts around Cardigan.

October 2013 - Nobody plays records anymore - Milkwood gallery and Roath area for Made in Roath 2013

 

13/9/13 - 13/12/13 thirteenfridays - A 13 week project for Absent but not Forgotten with Kathryn Campbell Dodd


19-20th October 2013 - Now! 18 - 18 Ninian Rd, Cardiff. Part of Rhod in Roath / Rhod yn Y Rhath, Made in Roath Art festival, Cardiff

June - September 2013 Who is this who is Coming? - Absent but not Forgotten at Be our guest, Oriel Davies - with Kathryn Campbell Dodd

August 2013 - Colony 13 Cardigan - Group show in Aberteifi, Ceredigion

 

July/August 13 - Absent but not Forgotten at Ilfra Expo, Ilfracombe, Devon with Kathryn Campbell Dodd

 

Oct -Nov 2012 - The Witching Hour - Absent but not Forgotten sound work in a group show at Goat Major Projects, Cardiff. Opening times: 18.00-20.30 Monday – Friday 10.00 -16.00 Weekends.

 

November 9th 2012- Predicting a climate archive - Pod 09, Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Group show with Julian Ruddock, Sam Christie & Jess Rose.

July - Oct 2012 - Finding Rhayader - GWRANDO in Rhayader Museum

September 2012 - Sounds from the Sphere - Capel Y Graig - participative event, part of Gŵyl Hwyl, Bro Dyfi’s free Culture open days 2012.

August 2012 - Capel Y Graig - collaborative open studio event, part of the Ceredigion Art Trail.

June 2012 - Absent but not Forgotten at 'The Last Contemporary Art Festival', Llangadog.

June 2012 - Teithio'r Bargod - Screening in Salem Chapel, Elysium Gallery @ Hay on Wye - 'From Purgatory to Paradise'

April -2012 - What Does Your Voice Look Like? & An Experiment in Visible Voice - GWRANDO in The Old Tannery, Machynlleth. More information and video

Jan - Apr 2012 - 4 Vinyl Films - Tying Tone Arms, Panaround, Shaky and 15 Fragments screening in 'The Box', Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

Feb - March 2012 - Collaborative residency and installation work with Rhôd Artists Group in The Old Tannery, Machynlleth

Feb - March 2012 - Records - An exhibition of vinyl records and covers. Corn Exchange Gallery, Cardigan, Ceredigion

 

Dec 24th 2011 - Jacob's Christmas Crackers - Experimental seasonal sounds webcast from Aberteifi

 

November 2011 - Absent But Not Forgotten -The Seventh Room, Abertoir Horror Film Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.


October 2011 - Absent But Not Forgotten @ Milkwood for Made in Roath Festival, Cardiff

 

October 2011 - Absent But Not Forgotten @ blinc digital arts Festival, Conwy


March - June 2011 - Capeli 2005-2011 - Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth.

June 2011 - Capeli: Capel y Graig - Gwrando performance and presentation, Capel y Graig, Ffwrnais.

 

June 2011 - Yr Hen Wlad: Gadael Traeth Abertawe - Screening as part of Refuse at St Dogmaels Gallery.

May - June
2011- A Welsh Stream - part of Rhodio - Rhôd in Venice


May - June 2011 - Dau Adar yng Nghapel y Graig – 2 short films for Adar, Capel y Graig, Ffwrnais, Ceredigion.

Jan - Feb 2011- One Chord Town. Screening as part of My Place, in the Ffilm 2 group show at Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.


November 2010 - 'There is a Light' screened at the opening of Lux in Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen.

October 2010 - Absent But Not Forgotten 2 - An installation and arty party with Kathryn Campbell-Dodd.

 

October 2010 - Capeli Dyffryn Teifi 2010, Corn Exchange, Cardigan Guildhall. An exhibition by GWRANDO for 2010 celebrations of Cardigan.

 

September 2010 - 'Vigil' - Live performance with GWRANDO to accompany video installation by Ruth Jones. More info.

 

July 2010 - Open Studio 2010 - The Last Open Studios at Abereifed Cottage, Llechryd.

 

July 2010 - Art At Rhosygilwen - A Natural Selection screening in the video yurt, and A Vintage Picnic around the grounds with a selection of old gramophones, 78s and cucumber sandwiches.

 

June 2010 - Open Studio 2010 - The Penultimate Open Studios at Abereifed Cottage, Llechryd.

 

June 2010 - GWRANDO presents Capeli 2010 - Launch event in Bethania chapel Cardigan.

 

May 2010 - Rhôd 2010 - Proses Y Pererin: Teithio'r Bargod. A new Pilgrim's Process film created for the group show at the New Mill, Drefelin, Carmarthenshire.

 

March / April 2010 - Absent but not Forgotten - An installation for The Last Gallery, with Kathryn Campbell-Dodd.

 

January 2010 - 9 Artist's Films Theatre Mwldan,
Cardigan, Wales -
In recent years technological advances in film and video have proven to be fertile ground for many contemporary artists, whose work blurs the boundaries between film-making and art. This programme of short films represents the work of seven artists from the local area and is a unique opportunity to see their work.

 

December 2009 - A Partridge Family Christmas in a Conference Pear Tree - Screened at The Framework Social, Swansea.

 

October 2009 - Wormhole - Installation with Louise Bird. Part of Auxesis, group exhibition, Tactile Bosch, Llandaff, Cardiff.

July 2009 - Loopholes - An experiment in crochet, video and sound with Louise Bird. The Old Tannery, Machynlleth.

May-July 2009. THE EVENT HORIZON with Louise Bird - ACW funded project.

April 2009 - FlickerSycamore used to recreate a forest atmosphere as part of an educational exhibition in Hjoerring Public Library, Denmark.

April 2009 - The Cosmos in CD Cases, Group exhibition, Arton Gallery, Kyoto, Japan. More info.

April 2009 - 'Vigil' - Live performance with GWRANDO to accompany video installation by Ruth Jones. More info.

March 2009 - One Chord Town. Screening as part of My Place, group show at Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen.

December 2008 - Slowing Stream screened at the Jolly Farmer (Newton Abbot), The Blue Walnut Cafe (Torquay), Castle Inn (Totnes) as part of 'The View from Here' festival's 'In View' screenings.

Sept - Nov 2008 - Quest - A film by Minna Hint and Maxim Surin. Featuring the artworks of Paul Granjon, Jan Gerlings & Jacob Whittaker. With accompanying work by the artists. Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. Info

October 2008 - 332/3 - A webcast performance. more.

September 2008 - Capeli Dyffryn Teifi (Group - GWRANDO presentation with film screening of new 'Pilgrims Process: Following Fingerprints' work. More Information.)

August - September 2008 - Cardigan Open Studios Preview (Group exhibition at Mwldan, Cardigan. Digital films from the last few years.)

August 2008 - Cardigan Open Studios. This years open studios includes film, performance, installation, drawings, paintings and prints. Also includes guest artist Sam Knight with some splendid woodwork. Open 11am-6pm.

July - August 2008 - ARTSfest 2008 (Group exhibition with FAS at Tregwynt Mansion, Granston.)

July 2008 - SHORE MOVE! Animation day with members of the public and Fishguard Art Society at the Ocean Lab in Goodwick. Watch some.

June - July 2008 - Tying Tone Arms, Timing and Time Adrift (Group - Screening as part of Mission Open 2008 at the Mission Gallery, Swansea.)

June 2008 - Capeli Dyffryn Teifi Project Launch (Group - GWRANDO presentation with film screening of new 'Pilgrims Process: Following Fingerprints' work. More Information.)

June 2008 - Art At Rhosygilwen (Group - Sound and Video Installation with Louise Bird.)

Feb 2008 - Valentines Memories 2008 - (Solo webcast performance and online exhibit)

Dec 2007 - Jacob's Christmas Crackers 2007 - (Solo – Pendre Gallery, Cardigan) Live Turntable performance celebrating the sound of Christmas through the years.

Nov 2007 - Making a Stag - (Group - Screening as part of 'The View From Here', South Devon)

October 2007 - The Big Draw (Fishguard Library - Fishguard Art Society public event) A day of drawing and animating in Fishguard exploring the 'Last Invasion'. Drawings by members of the public led by Rebecca Philips Williams.

October 2007 - Capeli: Capel Crannog (GWRANDO Collaboration with Lou Laurens – Part of the Experimentica Festival in Chapter Arts, Cardiff.

September 2007 – Timing (Group – Devon Open Studio 07, Jansch Studios, Devon)

September 2007 - Tying Tone Arms (Group – Screening at the Café Gallery, London as part of PROJEKTOR)

August 2007- Cardigan Open Studios (Solo - Video & sound installation and performance in and around the studio, including webcasts.

August 2007 - Cardigan Open Studios Preview (Group - Preview exhibition at Pendre Art, Cardigan, Ceredigion.

June - July 2007 - Capeli: Capel Crannog (Group - The debut presentation by GWRANDO. Founded in January 07 by Jacob Whittaker & Lou Laurens.

May 2007 – Vinyl Altar (lp) (Group – ‘Art is Not Mute’ at Ersta Konsthall,Stokholm, Sweden; Institute of contemporary art - dunaújváros (Hungary); Botkyrka Konsthall, Sweden; Gothenburg, Sweden; Uppsala museum of art, Sweden.)

May 2007 – Tying Tone Arms (Group – Shown at the Shunt Vaults, London as part of a film night curated by Glen Neath and Susanne Dietz)

Mar 2007 – Song of the Sea: Exodus 15 - Lost and found in Translation (Collaborative film with Alisa Phillips) (Group – Old Café Gallery, Aberystwyth)

Mar - Nov 2007 – Talk Across Time (Group – ‘Yn y Lle Hwn’, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)

Feb 2007 - A Love Story (Solo Pendre gallery, Cardigan)

Jan 2007 – Tying Tone Arms (Group - Screened at Llangollen ‘ReallyRestrictive Shorts’)

2006 – Jacob’s Christmas Crackers (Solo – Pendre Gallery, Cardigan)

2006 – Soundlab IV (Group – Web. Edition IV was launched in October 2006 under the title “memoryscapes” - incorporating 144 artists and 235 soundart pieces dealing with “memory and identity” in most different ways, and it became corporate part of the media art show ://selfportrait - a show for Bethlehem - a show for Peace http://self.engad.org - presented in Palestine, Poland, Italy and Argentina, as an individual project it participated 2007 in FILE Hipersonica Sao Paulo and FILE Rio 2008.)

 

2006 – Studio Transplant (Solo – 9 days of Art, Jansch Studios, Devon)

 

2005 – The Pilgrim’s Process (Group - ‘Private Views’, Tregaron)

 

2005 – Capel Crannog (Collaboration with Lou Laurens – Capel Crannog, Llangrannog)

 

2004 – Love Remembered (Solo – Carmarthen, WWSOTA)

 

2003 My Journey (Group degree show – Carmarthen,WWSOTA)

 

       

Education/Qualifications

    West Wales School of Art

2000-2003 – BA Art & Design (First class Hons.)

2000-2002 - HND Fine Art

1999 - Access art & design