Arts Council of Wales | Thomas Goddard
Thomas Goddard

Thomas Goddard

About the ArtistThomas Goddard

Based in Swansea, Tom Goddard has exhibited internationally including in USA, Netherlands, Italy, Thailand and Norway. He is currently working on Bulletin, a film trilogy commissioned by Outcasting as part of his BBC residency. The Life, Death and Afterlife of Lizzie the Elephant, (2014) was a three-part eulogy mixing image, film, performance and participation for Locws’ 2014 Art across the City alongside Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller.

Goddard has been short-listed for Oriel Davies Open 2014, Motorcade/Flashparade’s National Open Competition 2011 and Angelika Open 2012. Recent exhibitions include Gustav Metzger’s Facing Extinction and Undercurrents at Tate Tanks, London. Mobile Punch and Judy Man (O: 4W Festival) and has been shown at film festivals and exhibitions across the UK.

2013 saw the beginnings of his Arts Council supported Teggie – the Beast of Bala creating an online archive documenting the existence of the beast. Work from the archive was exhibited at Model as part of this year’s Liverpool Biennial.

Cerbyd_map_of_walesThe Proposal

For the award, Tom will research and develop ways of bridging the gap between his practice and his education role by investigating and developing the use of film and moving image in his work. He will explore new ways of working in a participatory form away from the gallery using film in a social context rooted in his own practice as an independent artist. He wants to be ambitious in the ways he works with the community exploring the paradoxical tensions between participatory work and how this feeds, or hinders, the making of his own work.

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