ABOUT

BIOG

I work in a range of media including video, performance, drawing, learning and social arts practice.

My recent practice has explored the effect of digital technology on our lived experience. My work feeds off our political, social and technological evolution (or regression) through collaging historical narratives, making comments on the future, all the while considered within the modes of science fiction and horror. I was recently selected for Survey – a major exhibition by Jerwood Space presenting works by 15 early-career UK artists in 2018/19.

Tom is a member of collective gentle/radical, nominated for the Turner Prize in 2021. In 2019 Thomas exhibited at Jerwood Space, London as part of Survey, a major survey exhibition presenting new works by 15 early-career artists from across the UK and he was chosen for Selected VI, a film programme selected by Jarman Award nominees which toured nationally and internationally (2016). 

Other notable exhibitions and performances include Up-On Live Art Festival, Chengdu and Chongqing, China (2016); Testspace, Spike Island, Bristol (2016); Europa, Transition Gallery, London (2016); and Uprisings, MOSTYN, Llandudno (2015). Residencies include URRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017); Standpoint Futures, Standpoint Gallery, London (2015).

CV

email: tom(at)thomas-goddard.com
instagram:  thomas_goddard
born/Cardiff, 1980. lives/Cardiff

EDUCATION

2007-08 PGCE  Art & Design UWIC, University of Wales, Cardiff

2005-06 Digital Fine Art, Tower Hamlets College, London

2001-04 BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham

Selected Film Screenings

2022 Collection, On Art Film Festival, Multiple sites across Poland

2021 Culture is Ordinary, Festival of Voice, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

2019 The word of mouse (grok your cornea gumbo),  Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

BF artist Film Festival, Graft, Lancaster & Set, London

2016 Chew Chew, Buenos Caos (Video Club), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chew Chew, Selected VI, Touring Film Programme nominated by Jarman Award shortlisted artists – Whitechapel Gallery, London; Watershed, Bristol; Nottingham Contemporary and others

2015 Chew Chew, Film Commission, Plymouth Art Weekender

2014 Bulletin, Film Commission for BBC/Outcasting Residency, supported by The Space and ACE

The Farthest Point of Navigation…, Fourth Wall Festival

2012 Potential Endings, Being Human Festival, University of London

Mobile Punch and Judy Man, Fourth Wall Film Festival, Cardiff Contemporary

Potential Endings, Facing Extinction, UCA Farnham

 

Selected Group Exhibitions/Performances

2022 Come to Sunny Prestatyn, arcade/campfa, Cardiff & Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin

2021 Imagining History, Oriel y Bont, Pontypridd

To Live and Think Like Pigs, Shift, Cardiff 

Turner Prize, as part of gentle/radical, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry 

2020 Fag Packet Gallery, Her-Mit Projects, Bristol curated by Natasha McCoy

Tail of the Pup, London curated by Mark Pearson

2019 Survey, g39, Cardiff; Bluecoat, Liverpool; BALTIC-centre for contemporary art, Gateshead; bringing together new work by 15 early-career artists to explore contemporary artistic practice across the UK today

The Flip Flop of God, BALTIC-centre for contemporary art, Gateshead

The Last Blockbuster, g39, Cardiff

The Battle of Ninian Park, Swansea a-n Assembly, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Please Bow Your Heads, Dundee a-n Assembly

2018 Survey, Jerwood Space, London bringing together new work by 15 early-career artists to explore contemporary artistic practice across the UK today

2017 Operation Skye, Test Space International / Spike Island

Idle Hands are the Devil’s workshop, Chapter, Cardiff

2016 Europa, Transition Gallery, London

Up-On Live Art Festival, Chengdu, China

Regeneration-Expansion Art Festival, Changjiang Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing, China 

2015 An Interview with…, Experimentica Festival, Chapter, Cardiff

Red Files, Schwartz Gallery, London

Hungry?, Axis Web, Wakefield

Austerity Disco, Elysium Gallery, Swansea

2014 TomTom, Model Gallery, Liverpool 

From Here and There, Colorado, Denver, USA

2013 Trading Post, Library of Birmingham, Curated by Eastside Projects

Fantasista, Cello Factory, London Curated by Bearspace

2012 Undercurrents, The Tanks, Tate Modern

One Night Stand, Trade Gallery, Nottingham

Like a Monkey with a Miniature Cymbal, Aid & Abet, Cambridge

 

Recent Residencies, Awards and Open Competitions:

2019 Selected for Mostyn Open, Mostyn, Llandudno

2018 a-n project bursary – connecting Birmingham, Cardiff & Glasgow artist scenes

2017 Wales Arts International / British Council travel funding to participate in URRA

2017 Selected for Plymouth Contemporary Open, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth

2017      URRA residency (6 weeks), Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016 Parc le Breos (6 months) Neolithic Burial Ground, supported by Cadw & Arts Council of Wales 

2016 Wales Arts International / British Council travel funding to participate at Performance Festivals in China 

2015 Creative Wales Award, ACW (Mentors: Bedwyr Williams and S Mark Gubb)

2015 Standpoint Futures (3 months) Standpoint Gallery, London

Wander Box (1 month) Elysium Gallery, Swansea 

Unit(e) (1 month) G39, Cardiff

2014      Making the News, BBC Wales, Outcasting & The Space

 

Selected Public Art Commissions

2022 Lead Artist, Travelling Museum, The Box & Take A Part, Plymouth

2021 Logo design for Celf ar y Cyd

2020 Collection, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

2019 Sculpture Play Kit, Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Taunton Youth Republic, Somerset Art Works, Breaking down Barriers, Taunton

2018 Dinas Powys, Waterstones Homes & Studio/Response

Queen of the Sea, STAMP, Caernarfon

2017 Love St Peters Love St Pauls, Meantime & Wilson Gallery, Cheltenham 

2016 Barry Island Western Shelter with Simon Fenoulhet 

Efford Heritage Sign, with Take Apart, Heritage Lottery Fund, Plymouth 

2014 The Life, Death and Afterlife of Lizzie the Elephant, Locws  International, Swansea

 

Professional Experience

2022 Principal Boy, Filming, Editing, Music Composition for Kathryn Ashill

Lead Artist, Cultivate Youth Group, Sydney Nolan Trust

2021 Sunset Walks, Coordinator, Cardiff

Co-Lead Artist, Switch Project, Tonyrefail, RCT 

Lead Artist, Yeovil Art Space, Yeovil

Lead Artist, Barnardos, young people in care, University of South Wales 

2020-21 Fools Gold, Filming, Editing, Music Composition for Kathryn Ashill

2021 – a-n Artist Board Member ongoing

2020-21 Confident Futures, Lead artist working with young people in care, Cardiff University

2020-21 Lead artist, Voices from Care 

2019 Learning & Engagement Lead, Cymru am Fenis / Wales in Venice 

2019- Jerwood Art Advisor – application reader/scorer for Bursary and Fellowship applications ongoing

2018 Cardiff Assembly Programmer, a-n 

2017 Lead Creative Schools – Garth & Maesteg collaborating with Stephanie Bolt & Dave Evans 

Lead Creative Schools – Twyn, Caerphilly

2016 Hillside Prison Project, Engage Cymru

2016 – Project Producer, Criw Celf ongoing

Mentor to visual artist AJ Stockwell & playwright Anna Poole

2015 Public Engagement on Robert Mapplethorpe, Artist Rooms, Aberystwyth

2014 Member of the Plus Tate Steering panel

2011 Venice Plus Invigilator, Venice Biennale, Arts Council of Wales 

Organiser of and Speaker at Dense Cluster, Bristol DivingSchool

Momentum, Lead Artist on project engaging hard to reach young people, Engage Cymru, ACW 

Lead Artist and Mentor working with hard to reach young people, Oriel Davies & Engage Cymru 

Lead Artist on Reach the Heights I & II working with hard to reach young people, Engage Cymru

2009-16 Learning & Participation Officer, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

 

Talks

2022 Westfield Academy School, Yeovil

Creative Connections, Caring and Creative Learning for Young People through, and beyond, COVID 19, Online

2019 –  Visiting Lecturer, University of South Wales, Merthyr Tydfil ongoing

2020 Artist Make Change, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke on Trent

2019 Artist Talk, Kunstalle Charlottenberg, Copenhagen

Visiting Lecturer, University of Worcester

2017 Visiting Lecturer, University  of Northampton 

Artist Talk, g39, Cardiff

2016 Speaker, Artes Mundi Learning Conference

Lecture on Museums & Artists working together, IdeasTap, Kent

Selected 6 – In conversation, Watershed, Bristol 

Artist Talk, PAC Home, Plymouth Art Centre 

Visiting Lecturer, Glyndwr, Wrexham University

2014 Visiting Lecturer, Bath Spa & University of Wales Speaker, BAFM Conference

Speaker, Industry Insights to Creative Arts Practice, Bath Spa University 

Speaker, Engage Summer School, Padua, Italy