Arts Council of Wales | Christine Mills
Christine Mills

Christine Mills

About the ArtistChristine Mills

Born and brought up in Montgomeryshire, Christine lives just a few miles away now on a hill farm with her family in Llanerfyl. The land where she lives has inspired her creative work and the media from which she creates her work is simply dictated by her ideas rooted here, from film to installation work, drawing with sheep’s fleece to rolling felt and much more.

She went to Central School of Art and Design, Goldsmiths College, University College London. She has exhibited in Wales, China, Ireland and Washington and has work in many public collections.

For many years, Christine has been undertaking projects as an artist in residency work with collaborative projects, including a residency at the Centre for Alternative Technology as part of their fortieth year anniversary celebrations.

The Proposal

Christine sees that people have always communicated through music, using materials which come from the land, to create the likes of harp strings and violin bows. This is the inspiration for her project, Tinkering with Strings

These natural materials create the instruments that convey our inner feelings, and by using natural materials they both celebrate, demonstrate and communicate our concerns about nature. This tinkering with instruments has a parallel with the way that Christine wishes to explore creative ideas, using sound and video. She seeks to experiment in this intuitive way between music and material culture.

The Creative Wales Award will provide her with an opportunity to investigate the fusion of these two abstract languages, sound and visual.

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