About

Gini Wade studied printmaking and graphic design at the Central School of Arts & Crafts (now Central St Martins) and worked as an illustrator and childrens’ book author for many years.  She was a post-graduate student at the University of Aberystwyth from 2007 -10 and was awarded an MA in Fine Art, with distinction.  She specialised in lithography with Paul Croft RE.
She is based in mid Wales where she makes prints.  After working to illustration briefs for so many years, she enjoys the freedom to choose her own subject matter. Her work draws on myths and dreams, with a dash of the dark side.  She is also a DJ, and dance and celebrations inform many of her images. She also makes animations.

She has taught printmaking in Hong Kong and Guatemala, and currently runs lithography workshops for the Sidney Nolan Trust, Herefordshire, and for Aberystwyth Printmakers.  In 2014 she was accepted onto the plate lithography Summer Course at the prestigious Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque.
Her prints are held in private collection all over the world, and also in public collections: the Wellcome Library Collection, the V & A, the Zuckerman Museum of Art, USA, the Ewing Gallery of Art, USA, Hunan Fine Art Institute, the University of Aberystwyth Collection, and the Contempory Art Society for Wales Collection.  She is a director of Aberystwyth Printmakers and contributes articles to Printmaking Today

Selected Recent Exhibitions

2016 NOA Prizewinners’ Exhibition, Pallant Gallery, Chichester, UK
2016 National Open Art, Mercer’s Hall, London (prizewinner)
2016 East London Printmakers’ Annual Exhibition, London
2016 ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ Solo Exhibition Applestore Gallery, Hereford, UK
2016 Royal Society of Birmingham Artists’ Open Print, Birmingham, UK
(invited artist & judge)
2016 ‘164’ Open, Royal Academy of the West of England
2016 ‘Breaking New Ground’ Etchings at Aberystwyth School of Art, UK
2016 ‘100 x Madonna’ St Pancras Crypt Gallery, London
2016 H-Art at Sidney Nolan Trust, Herefordshire, UK
2016 ‘Art in the Pews’ Andrew Logan Trust, Berriew, Wales (invited Artist)
2016 Aberystwyth Printmakers Jamboree, Aberystwyth, UK
2016 8th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal
2016 ‘Sixty’ at Lubomirov – Angus – Hughes Gallery, London
2016 ‘Generations’ Roman Road, Mile End, London
2016 ‘A New Home’ Mile End Art Pavilion, London

2015 Solo exhibition of Prints & Animations at Mid-Wales Art Centre, Caersws, UK
2015 Solo Exhibition, Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth, UK
2015 Xiaoxiang Exhibition, Hunan Fine Art Institute, Changsha, China
2015 Royal Cambrian Academy, Wales, UK
2015 H-Art at Sidney Nolan Trust, Herefordshire, UK
2015 Southern Graphic Council International Conference, USA
2015 East London Printmakers Annual Show, London
2015 2
nd Global Print, Douro, Portugal
2015 Oriel Q, Narberth, Wales
2015 MOMA Open (juried) Machynlleth, UK
2015 Mythscapes in the Watery Realm – Brisbane University, Australia

2014 Solo Exhibition Haymakers, Hay on Wye
2014 Aberystwyth Printmakers’ 10th Anniversary, MOMA Wales
2014 East London Printmakers Annual Show, London
2014 Mythscapes of the Watery Realm, Aberystwyth School of Art
2014 Five Printmakers from ELP at AGIP, London

2013 ‘Food for Thought’ Mid-Wales Art Centre, UK
2013 Invited artist, National Eisteddfod, Wales, UK, and touring exhibition
2013 ‘Unending’ (bookarts) at Westminster Library, London UK
2013 East London Printmakers’ Summer Show, Shoreditch, London, UK
2013 Collaborations Aberystwyth Paper Press Print (box set)
2013 Print International (juried show) Wrexham, UK
2013 Impress 13, Stroud, UK
2013 Printmaking & Animation, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, UK

2012 Invited Artist at ArtHK 12, Hong Kong
2012 Aberystwyth Printmakers’ Summer Show, Maesmawr Art Centre, UK
2012 A4 Printmakers (juried show) Cornwall, UK
2012 Invited Artist, Y Lle Print, National Eisteddfod Wales, & touring exhibition
2012 Royal Society of Birmingham Artists’ Print Biennial
2012 Dare to Wear, St Pancras Crypt Gallery, London
2012 Past, Present, Future, Oriel Wrecsam, UK

2011 Hong Kong Print Workshop Student Exchange Exhibition – gave seminar & workshop.
2011 BITE “artists making prints” Mall Galleries, London
2011 MOMA Machynlleth Summer Competition – Highly Commended
2011 Aberystwyth Printmakers, Aberystwyth Art Centre
2011 Aberystwyth printmakers at Wharepuke print studio, New Zealand
2011 Wrexham Open Print – Special Mention for Stone Bone Boogie animation

2010 Hong Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta

2009 RWA Open Print at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2009 Wrexham Print International
2009 First MA Exhibition at the School of Art, Aberystwyth
2006 – 2009  – Group shows with Aberystwyth Printmakers at The Millenium Centre, Cardiff,
Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea
Vermont, USA
2004 -2015  – Group shows of the Rodd Printmakers at the Sydney Nolan Trust Gallery, Wales
2006 – Not Just for Children, MOMA, Machynleth

Selected Illustrated Publications

2008 Famous Welsh Tales (Y Lolfa)
2008 The Pop-Up Book of Dragon Myths (Tango Books)
2008 Dragon & Mousie & the Snow Factory by Andy Fusek Peters(Y Lolfa)
2002 The Pop-Up Book of Fairy Tales (Tango Books)
2002 Dragon & Mousie by Andy Fusek Peters (Y Lolfa)
1995-2000 Historical History Series – 10 books (Hodder Childrens Books)
1995 Kesuna & the Cave Demons (Duttons) Author & Illustrator
1993 The Wonderful Bag (Blackie) – Author & Illustrator
1989  Peter Pan (Marks and Spencer Classics)
1988 Freda & the Froggie Beats (Macmillan) – Author & Illustrator
1986  Curtis the Hip Hop Cat (Macmillan) – Author and Illustrator
1970 Lizard – Cover for King Crimson -Island Records

Articles in Printmaking Today

‘Portugal Dreams’ P. 19, Spring 2016’
‘Desert Mission’ P.31 Summer 2015’
‘Lords of Lino’ P.27 Summer 2014’
‘Signs and Symbols’ Ps 12 & 13, Spring 2013’

Awards

2016 National Open Art, Welsh Regional Prize
2011 Wrexham Open Print – Special Mention for Stone Bone Boogie printanimation
2011 Selected from student exchange exhibition to give seminar & workshop at Hong Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta
2011 MOMA Summer Open – Highly Commended