CV | Daniel May. 

Plas Esgair, Pantperthog, Machynlleth. Gwynedd. SY20 9AY | 07906 240814 | 01654 700682

Education                                                                                                                                        

1996       BA hons – Fine Art, Liverpool John Moore’s University

1992       BA hons – Painting. Wimbledon School of Art

1991       Foundation Diploma (Fine Art). Carmarthen College of Art

Exhibitions

20/21      Solo Exhibition. The Tannery Gallery. MOMA Machynlleth. Until April 2021

20/21      Bwystfilod Aflan a Chyrff / Obscene Beasts and Corpses. Solo exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. From May 2021

20/21      Bwystfilod Aflan a Chyrff / Obscene Beasts and Corpses. Exhibition at Penmorfa Church, Gwynedd. Date To be confirmed

20/21      Bwystfilod Aflan a Chyrff / Obscene Beasts and Corpses. Exhibition and events at CAT, Gwynedd. From April 2021

2018       Totem. Sculpture commission for the new Gweithdy gallery. St Fagan’s Museum. Cardiff

2017       Still Life. An installation of massive cast concrete bananas. Stackpole open air gallery. Pembrokeshire

2017       Humbug. Kinetic art and sound sculpture performance. Glastonbury Festival

2015       Newfangled Spanner, at The Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth

2014       Role Mold, St Fagan’s National History Museum, Cardiff

2013       Typic, exhibition at WISE and The Centre for Alternative Technology

2012       Energy Made Visible. Residency Work-in-progress. CAT

2009       Humbug. Green Futures, Glastonbury Festival & CAT

2008       Spin & Wind. Landlife Centre (Knowsley)

2007       Automata. Solway–Solfest & Liverpool Museum & Southport Flower Show

2003       Archetype. Exhibition and installation at The Sefton Park Palm House, as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2003

2001       Year of the Artist. Residency and exhibition at the National Wildflower Centre, Knowsley

1999       Hub Collective New work. Workhouse Gallery. Liverpool Biennial 1999

Residencies

2012       Typic. Artist in residence at The Centre for Alternative Technology

2010       Humbug. Resident artists at The Centre for Alternative Technology

2003       Archetype. Artist in residence at the Sefton Park Palm house, Liverpool Biennial 2003

2002       Space Time. Resident artist at Hesketh Park, Southport

2001       Year of the artist. Resident artist at the National Wildflower Centre, Liverpool

Community Projects

2010       Whatever the will of the weather. Community art with the young adults of Page Moss, Merseyside

2009       Rope the blowing wind. A wind-powered multi-media automata sculpture touring project

2008       Spin & Wind. Driftwood windmill sculpture project with young children. Touring

2005       Whirligig.Kinetic automata sculpture. Touring exhibition

2003       Bench o’ bananas. School playground-based wood-carved outdoor school furniture

2002       Growing Together. Public wood-carved sculpture project for Knowsley school grounds

2001       Heads up. Public art display on St’ Georges Hall for the Schumacher Lectures

2000       Hide and seek.Wood-carved school-ground sculptures, Speke, Liverpool    

1999       Hands up. Public artwork display for the Schumacher Lectures in Liverpool

1999       Roots. A group-based touring sculpture making project throughout Wales

1999       Tree of hope. Exhaust pipe constructed tree sculpture for a school in Liverpool

1997       Re-cycled. Shop design and furniture construction using old bikes, Liverpool

Awards & Funding

2019       Bwystfilod Aflan a Chyrff / Obscene Beasts and Corpses. Large Production Grant. Arts Council Wales

2020       Bwystfilod Aflan a Chyrff / Obscene Beasts and Corpses. Exhibition support funding. Aber Arts Centre

2015       Newfangled Spanner, Research and Development grant from the Arts Council of Wales

2013       Role Mold. Exhibition funding by the Arts Council of Wales

2011       Typic. Funded by the Arts Council of Wales (ACW)

2010       Whatever the Will of the Weather. Sponsored by the Liverpool 1 Fund and the European Social Fund

2009       Rope the Blowin’ Wind. Funded by The Arts Council England (ACE), Awards for All (A4A), The Community Foundation for Merseyside (CFM), Knowsley Council (KMBC)

2009       Honeybee Project.Funded by Liverpool Centre for Voluntary Services (LCVS), KMBC, Ernest Cook Trust, KMBC

2008       Spin & Wind.Supported by ACE, CFM, KMBC

2003       Archetype Residency.  Supported by Liverpool Biennial Company, P H Holt

2003       Strange Fruit – Glastonbury Festival. Ernest Cook trust

2001       Year of The Artist Landlife Residency. Supported by ACE & N.W.C

Other      Princes Trust, Liverpool Council (Business Liverpool), ACIDArts and Cultural Industries Development Trust, Liverpool Design awards (Best Interior for the Hub Café)      

Creative Public Events (to which provided creative services and marquee hire event provision)

2003-      The Secret Garden Party / Glastonbury Festival / The Knowsley Green Fayre, Liverpool / Brouhaha / The Liverpool Kids Festival / Bestival / Southport Flower Show / Knowsley Flower Show / Workhouse Festival / Solfest / Liverpool Lantern Show / Knowsley against Racism / The Big Green Gathering /

Other

2003       Founder and director of The Green Fuse, public outdoor events association

1996-      Joint founder and director the Hub Collective community based public arts group