Bethan Lloyd Worthington is a London based artist who works with drawing, objects and installation to explore themes of place and fragmentation through time. She is particularly interested in archaeology as an inter-relationship with science, landscape, place, etymology, speculation and magic. Ceramics as a medium and an interest form the bedrock of her practice but she has also used wax rubbing, needlepoint tapestry, found materials and stained glass.
Bethan will be giving a Free Lunchtime Lecture on 1 March 2017, 13.00, in the Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
She will also be hosting Open Studios in her studio in the Ceramics Galleries on Level 6 of the V&A. Here you can visit her studio, speak to her about her residency research and see her work in progress. Please see below for the dates and times of Bethan’s Free Drop-in Open Studios:
Wednesday 15 February, 13.00 – 16.00
Saturday 4 March, 13.00 – 16.00
Wednesday 15 March, 13.00 – 16.00
During her residency, Bethan is investigating the theme of landscape in the V&A’s Ceramics collection. She has also curated a display of Museum objects outside her studio in the Ceramics Galleries. These objects are beginnings, threads she is pulling at which are leading her to new ideas and works.
Bethan has also led a series of drawing workshops at the V&A entitled Drawing Materials. It’s like a life drawing class, but with stuff; participants look closely at and draw raw materials. Each session is themed around a particular material – the first one begun with clay. Drawing is a way of spending time with a thing, and so understanding it more deeply.
Bethan displayed her installation The Bridestones in the AWARD Exhibition, British Ceramics Biennial, 2015. She has also been shortlisted for prestigious awards such as the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize, among others. She has previously done residencies at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, and the Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Centre, to name but a few.
Generously supported by the William Brake Charitable Trust