Angharad Pearce Jones specialises in large-scale, multi-media installations and sculpture. Her core technical expertise is in steel fabrication and construction and many of her works to date are autobiographical, satirical enquiries into social trends and gender roles in the workplace.
This Way Please is an interactive piece that relies on the viewer’s participation. It was conceived in response to the artist’s unsuccessful attempt to obtain tickets for the 2012 London Olympic Games and is in itself a series of gates, barriers, turnstiles and doors. The personal anticipation of attending becomes a fetishized installation of frustration that challenges the etiquette of communal movement. Its construction references the utilitarian use of steel and wood at sports venues, in agriculture and public conveniences.
She trained in Brighton and Cardiff and has exhibited regularly in both galleries, and festivals over the last 15 years. Some of these include Chapter, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, The National Eisteddfod Open Exhibition, Locws International and more recently, Beyond Pattern, an Oriel Davies touring exhibition to three venues across England. Her work has also featured in group shows in Zagreb and Brno, Croatia and she was principal designer of the Wales Exhibition at the Smithsonian Festival, Washington DC, in 2009.