ABOUT

Lucy Jane Frank Purrington is a Rhondda based photographer who's work focuses on mental health.

Accomplishments

Sherman 5 Legacy Assistance

At Sherman Theatre
Aug 2018 - May 2019

Photography Workshop Facilitator

With CCHA and Sherman 5

Nov 2018 - ongoing

Creative Intern
At Sherman Theatre with Arts & Business Cymru

Oct 2017 - July - 2018

First Class Honours Degree

Photographic Art - University of South Wales, Caerleon / Cardiff

Sept 2014 – July 2017

Artist In Residence

National Trust - Tredegar House, Newport

June 2016 – Aug 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS

Presentation Evenings

Postponed 23 March 2020 - Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Aberdare Camera Club

Postponed 7 April 2020 - Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Rhondda Camera Club

Postponed 22 April 2020 - Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Llanelli Photographic Society

Postponed 27 April 2020 - Presentation Evening of ‘NEW Creative and Surreal Portraits 2.0’ at Caerphilly Camera Club

Postponed 23 June 2020 Now 21 Sept 2021- Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Hay Camera Club

13 August 2020 - Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Cardiff Camera Club

16 September 2020 - Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Afan Nedd Camera Club

16 October 2020 - Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Barry Camera Club

2020

Exhibitions

-Photographic print of Patrick Jones  in The Open Art exhibition at Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil

Publications

-Image on WalesOnline from the Sherman 5 Stories photo-book

Presentation Evenings

-Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Swansea Camera Club

-Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Dinefwr Photographic Society

-Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Western Valley Camera Club

-Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Gwynfa Camera Club

Volunteering

-Instillation and curation of Zed Nelson's exhibition 'The Slate Sea & Other Stories' at The Workers Gallery

2019

Residency
-Day residency with Bel Blue from Artist On A Bench at The Workers Gallery, Rhondda

Exhibitions

-Exhibited selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ collection at That Cafe as part of Newport Art on the Hill

-Photographic print of Patrick Jones  in the Open Art Exhibition at The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir

-Solo exhibition of selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ collection at St Illtud's Church, Llantwit Major as part of their week long events for World Mental Health Day 2019 

-Group exhibition of selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ collection at Pallet at Porters, Cardiff

-Exhibited collaborative video piece with Mad Hatter Productions at South Wales Creatives Against 5G, Cardiff

-Exhibited selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ collection at Lili Wen as part of RAFT Festival 

-Screening of music video 'Bel Blue - Hanging On' during Disability Arts Wales Scratch Night at Western Studio at Wales Millennium Centre

Publications

-Interviewed for BBC Radio Wales, All Things Considered about Self Portraits and mental health at St Illtud's Church, Llantwit Major

-Photographic print featured in the Glamorgan Gem & The Barry Gem for All Things Considered exhibition at St Illtud's Church, Llantwit Major

-Photographic print of Patrick Jones featured on the album cover of 'Renegade Psalms' by Patrick Jones & John Robb

-Ffoton in conversation with Paul Cabuts (can be found here)

-Ffoton 'One Image' (can be found here)

-Design and curation of Sherman 5 Stories photo-book

Presentation Evenings

-Discussion and presentation of ‘Surreal Self Portrait Photographic Work’ at the Small Revolutions tour with Patrick Jones at Blaenavon Workman's Hall in association with Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales Big Pit Coal Museum & Newport Rising

-Presentation Evening of ‘NEW Creative and Surreal Portraits 2.0’ at Pyle & Porthcawl Photographic Society

-Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Abertawe Photographic Society

-Artist Talk about Self Portraiture at WAM, (Writers, Artists, Music) event in The Workers Gallery, Rhondda

-Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Neath and District Photographic Society

-Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Bargoed Camera Club

Volunteering

-Instillation of David Hurn's exhibition 'Ynyshir, 25 Mile Radius' at The Workers Gallery

-Part of the photo shoot assistant team to David Hurn in association with The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir

-Supporting young artists during community events with the Rhondda Creative Community Group, RCCG

-Curation of work created by participants of the 'CCHA and Sherman 5 Photography Workshop' at Sherman Theatre

-Speaking with participants of the youth workshops about mental health and photography at St Illtud's Church, Llantwit Major as part of their week long events for World Mental Health Day 2019 

2018

Exhibitions

2018

-Solo exhibition of 'Sherman 5 Stories' at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Publications

-Publication of photographic work from ‘Memory’ collection in Contemporary Visual Art Zine

-Publication of photographic work from ‘Memory’ collection in Porridge Magazine

Presentation Evenings

-Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Newport Camera Club

-Presentation Evening of ‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Caerphilly Camera Club

Volunteering

-Photography Workshop Facilitator on a pilot project with CCHA and Sherman 5 at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

-Ushering with Sherman 5 at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

-Supporting accessible performances as a Rep with Sherman 5 at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff​

2017

Exhibitions

-Solo exhibition of 'Aber Valley' photographic work at the Nazareth in Abertridwr for the  Aber Valley Arts Festival: Undercurrents

-Exhibited selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ collection at  Aber Valley Arts Festival

-Exhibited selected photographic work from 'Aber Valley' at Art on the Hill Newport

-Exhibited selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ collection at Chester Art Centre’s ‘Open Exhibition 2017’ in Chester

-Exhibited video artwork ‘In a Landscape’ at Green Man Festival with Cardiff MADE pop up art cinema

-Exhibited video artwork ‘Untitled’ at Fringe Arts Bath for 'Between' exhibition in Bath

-Exhibited video artwork ‘In a Landscape’ for ‘Epilogue’ exhibition at The Sustainable Studio, Cardiff

-Exhibited selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ collection at Elysium Gallery for 'The End is by Yur' exhibition in Swansea

Publications

-Publication of selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ collection in Good Art Guide

-Featured on PHOTOGRAD with medium format ‘Memory’ photographic work

-Publication of artistic writing in ‘Epilogue’ publication to accompany exhibition of the same title in Cardiff

-Publication of selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ collection in Average Art Magazine

-Publication of selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ collection in Wot is Art? Magazine 

Presentation Evenings

-Presentation Evening of‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Pyle & Porthcawl Photographic Society

Competitions

-Best overall artwork in the Aber Valley resident in Arts and Photography category at the Aber Valley Arts Festival

-Second Place position in the  Aber Valley Arts Festival Photography Competition

-April Photo of the Month on Bob Books

Volunteering

-Ushering with Sherman 5 at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

-Supporting accessible performances as a Rep with Sherman 5 at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff​

-As a photographer for the Aber Valley Arts Festival; documenting the prize event and photographing all entries to the festival

-Single handedly leading the fundraising, marketing, content creation, book keeping, and organisation for the graduate show, 'Epilogue' for Photographic Art BA (Hons) at University of South Wales

2016

Exhibitions

-Exhibited video artwork ‘Untitled’ at TactileBOSCH’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ as part of the Cardiff Contemporary Festival in Cardiff

-Exhibited photographic work from ‘Portraiture’ collection in Aber Valley Arts Festival

-Exhibited video artwork at National Trust’s Tredegar House in Newport 

-Exhibited video artwork ‘Untitled’ at the Riverfront in Newport 

-Exhibited video artwork at National Trust’s Tredegar House in Newport 

Publications

-Publication of artwork on display at National Trust’s Tredegar House in Newport in The Caerphilly Observer

-Publication of selected photographic work from ‘Portraiture’ in IMIRAGE magazine

Presentation Evenings

-Presentation Evening of ‘‘Creative and Surreal Portraits’ at Gwent Photographic Society

Competitions

-Second Place position in the Aber Valley Arts Festival Photography Competition & exhibited photographic work from ‘Portraiture’ collection in Abertridwr

Volunteering

-As an advisor to the board of Aber Valley Arts Festival

-Painting and preparation and collaborative curation of group exhibition at the Riverfront in Newport 

-Art exhibition guide and invigilator at National Trust’s Tredegar House in Newport

2015

Publications

-Cover image and feature publication of selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ and ‘Portraiture’ collections in IMIRAGE Magazine 

-Publication of selected photographic work from ‘Portraiture’ and ‘Self Portrait’ collection in Sheeba Magazine 

-Publication of selected photographic work from ‘Portraiture’ and ‘Self Portrait’ collection in Honeysuckle Magazine Online

Presentation Evenings

-Presentation Evening of ‘Surreal Photographic Work’ at Caerphilly Camera Club

Volunteering

-As an advisor to the board of Aber Valley Arts Festival

2014

Exhibitions

-Exhibited selected photographic work from ‘Self Portrait’ collection in the Fotofringe festival at Cardiff MADE

-Exhibited selected photographic work from ‘Portraiture’ collection at The Welsh Photographic Federation exhibition in Pontypridd​

Publications

-Publication of selected photographic work from ‘Portraiture’ collection in Needles and Pins Magazine 

-Publication of selected photographic work from ‘Portraiture’ collection in Freque Magazine 

-Publication of selected photographic work from ‘Portraiture’ collection in Freque Magazine
Competitions

-November Photo of the Month on PhotoProlab at Davies Colour​

CREATING IN ISOLATION

     - video

       & photography

 

YOUR STORY,
YOUR WORDS

     - photography

30 DAYS OF KINDNESS

     - video

SELF PORTRAITS

     - photography

PORTRAITS

     - photography

MUSIC VIDEOS

     - video

YNYSHIR

     - video

COMMUNITY / PROTEST

     - video

UNTITLED

     - video

 

TRAIN JOURNEY

     - photography

ABER VALLEY

     - photography

IN A LANDSCAPE

     - video

  PET PHOTOS

     - photography

2020 LUCY JANE FRANK PURRINGTON.