Manon Awst

We caught up with Manon Awst, who has three pieces in the Tŷ Pawb Open exhibition, and asked her a few questions…


  • Where are you from?

I currently live in Caernarfon, and love being caught between mountains and sea.

  • How long have you been a practicing artist for?

I think I’ve always been a practicing artist, ever since I got into the habit of filling sketchbooks in school. But after studying Architecture at Cambridge, I moved to Berlin and started working on art projects full-time.

  • How has Lockdown effected the way you work?

Lockdown has affected everything and everyone, and has definitely influenced my work – I’ve been responding more directly to my immediate environment, and have been making short experimental films as a way of exploring ideas.

  • Where do you find the most pleasure in your practice?

I get most excited by discovering a new site, be it architectural or in the landscape, and then through research I find connections that have somehow always been there but have been

  • What impression do you want your work to make on audiences?

With my work I hope to spark people’s curiosity about a place or situation that has, over
time, merged into the background. That is, sometimes all it takes is a new kind of framing or perspective in order to see a familiar situation differently, so that the relationship between people, sites and materials is shaken up for a moment.

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