Profile & CV



DEE RIVAZ

Mixed media artist and writer

Falmouth School of Art 1971, Foundation. University College London 1978, Jt Hons B.A. Anthropology and Linguistics. University of Wales Newport 2001, PGCE


Statement

For the past 10 years or so, I have made my living as a community artist and educator in North Wales. I have now retired from freelance practice and am focusing on my core interests of printing and poetry alongside my 34 year study of Ki Aikido, for which I am Associate Lecturer at the Ki School of Aikido.

PORTFOLIO of commissions, events and shows.

2017

July-Aug     Showing work at The Peculiar Gallery's summer exhibition.

Weekly residencies until end June:   

                    Poke the Muse @ TAPE Community Music and Film.

                    Creative writing: Pinboard Writers, Daniel Owen Centre Mold. 

2016            

Jul              Launch of Poke the Muse Collection at Open Mic event

Jun             First Poke the Muse Exhibition

May            Gwanwyn Festival Workshops

Mar             Launch of Poke the Muse Open Studio

2015

Dec            'Ode to Joy' Exhibition at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd

Nov            Wrexham Open exhibition @ Oriel Wrecsam

Sep            Helfa Gelf @ Stiwdio Studio

Feb - Sep   Arts Council grant to create  'Over My Shoulder': a multimedia                        portrait of Bruce  Douglas, artist, poet and musician. Exhibited at                     TAPE  Community Music and Film through July (see gallery)


2014
Oct            Upcycling and mentoring workshops for teaching in the                                    community as part of Up Your Arts, 
a project designed                              to assist artists and crafts people in developing their skills                      and becoming sustainable.

Sep            Helfa Gelf @ TAPE Community arts Centre

Jul               
Newspaper workshop with Mostyn Arts and Crafts group.
                    Mixed media workshops with Extra Care for 'Imagine Colwyn                            Bay', workshops to  capture residents' sea-side memories and                         ideas for the development of the Colwyn Bay waterfront.

Jun             Newspaper workshop with Mostyn Arts and Crafts group.
                    Exhibition launch Plas y WErn: work produced in residency from April.

May           Afasic 'Art Speaks' Family Fun Day at Bodelwydden Castle.                                   Demonstrating  newspaper arts and pegloom weaving. 

APR            Publication of poem 'woman Cursing the Moon' on
                   Ink Sweat and Tears Words and Images. (APR 18th)

                    
Mar            Up Your Arts:  workshops for Artists wishing to 
teach in                                          the  community to  and to make sale-able items from low-                               impact resources. 
Apr            These workshops were delivered as part of a suite of professional                    development workshops  offered by Communities First and TAPE                      Community Arts at Ty Hapus, Llandudno.

Mar            Make an Exhibition of Yourself: 4 open workshops to work for                            exhibition at TAPE 
to Community Arts Centre in Old Colwyn.  

Jan           
Working with residents to produce art works for exhibition in the                           hostel. Plas y to  Wern Probation & Bail Hostel.
2013  

Nov            Interactive demonstrations of folk-textile skills, peg-loom                  weaving, braiding from reel-jigs, rag-knitting, weaving and                  appliqued collage. North Wales Celtic Fair, Colwyn Bay.


Oct            Arts in the Community 'Train the trainer' taster of teaching                                   workshops

                    Engedi Up Your Arts craft sustainablility workshops

Sep            Helfa Gelf exhibition & open days at TAPE Community Music & Film

May           Adult Learning Festival workshops for Conwy Adult Learning                                Festival

                   Puppets for  Storytelling workshops in Community House Kinmel Bay                   & Rural North  Flintshire Family Centre.

Feb            Workshops for Aphasic Cymru youth club at TAPE, Old Colwyn

Jan/Feb    Mostyn Art Gallery Write out in the Open - writing& film  workshops                   with TAPE.

ARCHIVE

2012

Dec: Engedi ADVENTurous (2 pieces on exhibition)

Dec: Small Town Harvest (haibun published in Prole issue 9)

Nov: Celtic Winter Fair, Colwyn Bay

Sep-Nov Trails of Thread Exhibition, Llandudno Library

Sep: Scala Artists, Prestatyn Library

Aug: Show at St Melyd's golf club.  

Aug: St Asaph Country Fair.

July: Adain Avion Cultural Olympiad: 2 visual art pieces shown in Trails of Thread installation.  1 poem in Supersonic Sound installation.

Feb- April: Intergenerational workshops with primary schools and senior citizen community groups, to produce booklet & DVD comparing childhood experiences and memories.

Nov- Feb Creative Workshops for club leaders  of Clybiau Plant Cymru Wales Kids Clubs.

Feb- April: Creative Memories Arts Council project with Scala Artists' Co-operative: Textile and Creative writing workshops and exhibition at Nant Y Mor Extra Living Scheme Prestyn

Arts Council Project workshops for the residents of Nant y Mor, an extra-care housing scheme in Prestatyn.

Family Learning course Making story sacks with parents and children of Ysgol Bryn Garth, Flintshire.

2011

Applied art workshops Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids Club leaders

Residency Pinboard Writers, Mold

Residency: Bright Sparks After School Club, Rural North Flintshire Family Centre.
Project: intergenerational project with Y5 Ysgol Glan Aber and Friends of Tremafon and Ysgol Maes Glas and Greenfield Senior Citizens to produce book of stories, poems, artwork and reminiscences of childhood 'Now & Then',(Communities First Holywell)

Group Show for Helfa Gelf Art Trail with Clarrie Flavell @ blue earthworm workshops

Residency: Welsh Heritage Art Project & textile panel for Ysgol  Perth y Terfyn,

Holywell, Flintshire (Menter Iaith)

Workshops: Holiday Club, Gronant, Flintshire (Bright Sparks)

Group show with Scala Artists’ Co-op:  Oriel Scala Prestatyn

Open studio: Education Room, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

Course in Creative Writing: Holywell Art & Craft Mill.  (WEA Coleg Harlech)

Residency Pinboard Writers, Mold (Pinboard Writers Group)

Workshops: Positive Action for Strokes, Rhuddlan (NIACE Dysgu Cymru Denbs Adult Learning Festival)

Workshops: Clybiau Plant Conwy (NIACE Dysgu Cymru Conwy Adult Learning Festival)

Creative Writing Course (Mostyn Arts and Crafts)

Workshops and booklet: GWANWYN Festival (Age Cymru)

 

2010

Residency Pinboard Writers, Mold

Residency Barnardos Young Carers Flintshire (Barnardos)

Creative Writing Day Retreats: Denbighshire Heritage sites

Workshops: Ruthin Wheel Writers Ruthin, Denbigshire

Workshop: Penyffrith Bird Gardens

Workshops with physical theatre artist Jan Sutcliff, Denbighshire Heritage sites (NIACE Dysgu Cymru Denbs Adult Learning Festival)

Workshops Welsh learners’ bilingual crafting workshops & Textile Panel. (Menter Iaith)

Workshops and booklet: GWANWYN Festival (Age Cymru)

Workshops: Positive Action for Strokes, Rhuddlan (NIACE Dysgu Cymru Sign Up Now campaign)

Workshops Denbighshire Daycare Centres (for Denbighshire Arts)

Workshop with Gladys Mary Coles (Headland Publications and Academi)

Workshops: Young Rangers (North East Wales Wild Life, Rhydymwyn, Flintshire)

Workshop: St Deiniol’s library, Hawarden, Flintshire.

M.C. Open Mic: Clwyd Theatre Cymru (Academi)

Editing: Flintshire villages Community Booklets project with Lorna Jenner (Cadwyn Clwyd)

 

2009

Residency: Pinboard Writers Mold (Pinboard Writers’ Group)

Residency: Ruthin Wheel Writers (Healthy Denbighshire Denbs County Council)

Workshops: GWANWYN Festival (Age Cymru)

Workshop with Gladys Mary Coles (Headland Publications and Academi)

Workshop: Llanbedr Primary School (School)

Workshops: Rhyl & Ruthin (NIACE Dysgu Cymru Denbs. Adult Learning Festival)

M.C. Music of Words event, Nantclwyd y Dre Ruthin (Academi)

M.C. Open Mic: Gwaenysgor Bookish Festival (Academi)

Writeminds Authors Fair, Ruthin, Denbigshire (Denbighshire Libraries & Heritage Services & Academi)

Group show: Wrexham Open (open participation)

 

2008/2007

Residency: Pinboard Writers Mold (Pinboard Writers’ Group)

Residency: Ruthin Wheel Writers (RWW group)

Exhibition Llangollen HSCWB Conference.

Group show North Wales Open (open participation)

Workshops: Nantclwyd y Dre (NIACE Dysgu Cymru Denbs. Adult Learning Festival)

Workshops: Flags & Banners for Big Walk (Denbighshire Arts)

Workshops:  Lambanana installation event Moel Famau (Denbighshire Arts)

Workshops: St George’s Hall, Liverpool (Lorna Jenner, Alyn Books)

Workshops: North East Wales Wildlife Rhydymwyn, Flintshire

 

2006 (Practice onset: October)

Residency: Pinboard Writers Mold (Pinboard Writers’ Group)

 

Bibliography
‘In Her Element’ Gwasg Honno Press (anthology of women and landscape) , Poetry Kite, Writers’ Forum, Poetry Power, Clwydian Range, Welsh Libraries: Express Yourself, How Not to Cook Book, Cross Border Poets’ Poster Poems.


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