Katie Cuddon – Wal Pawb Commission 2018
‘Wal Pawb’ is an annual commission of six artworks to be displayed across two Tri-Vision billboards within Tŷ Pawb.
The remit of Wal Pawb is to address the coexistence of a market and art gallery within one building. The positioning of the artwork on the external walls of Tŷ Pawb’s gallery, facing into the market hall, is such that it represents a threshold or margin. These conditions are what renders Wal Pawb a unique and challenging commission.
Katie Cuddon was selected as the first Wal Pawb artist from an open call in 2017.
The artwork Katie has create for Wal Pawb uses image, colour and texture to reference the multiple and varied trades and activities of the market. She has created a collection of simplified cut-outs of images associated with the market. These images were generated through consultation with the traders and users of the market. These images have then been set against textured and coloured backgrounds. Katie spent a period of six months developing artwork. During this period she also conducted a series of workshops and studio visits with young people and local artists to help further inform her artwork and to assist participants in the development of their own artwork.
Katie Cuddon is based in Newcastle. She is a lecturer at Newcastle University. Her work has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include 'Sticky Intimacy', Chapter, Cardiff (2016).
Katie was the Sainsbury Scholar in Sculpture and Drawing at the British School in Rome, Italy (2008-09), and the inaugural BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Both Project resident on Isle of Eig (2017).
Wal Pawb is Katie’s first large-scale public commission.