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 has set up her own print studio.  Her work draws on myths, dreams, and the natural world, with a dash of the dark side.  She is a DJ, and dance and celebrations inform many of her images. She also makes ceramic sculptures, oil paintings and animations.

She has taught printmaking in China, Hong Kong and Guatemala, and was the lithography tutor at the Sidney Nolan Trust, Herefordshire, from 2010 – 2017.  In 2014 she was accepted onto the lithography Summer Course at the 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 writes articles on printmaking.

Instagram: @ gini.wade

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Selected Prints – Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales, UK
2021 ‘Fellow Creatures’ Mid Wales Art Centre, Wales, UK
2020 ‘Face to Face’ (with Jenny Bonada) Llanidloes, Wales UK
2019 ‘Legends of the West’ Oriel Rhiannon, Tregaron, Wales
2016 ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ Applestore Gallery, Hereford,
2015 ‘Ymuno’ Prints & Animations at Mid-Wales Art Centre, UK
2015 ‘Mythography’ Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth, UK
2014 ‘Rhiannon of the Birds’ Haymakers, Hay on Wye, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 ‘Igam Ogam’ Stwdio Maelor, Corris, Wales UK
2022 Neil Confrey’s Christmas Commissions, Hearth Gallery, Llandough
2022 Heritage Crafts, Turner House Gallery, Penarth, Wales, UK
2022 ‘Of Foresters, Farmers and Fish’ National Botanic Garden of Wales Gallery, UK
2022 ‘We Live in the Land’ Aberystwyth School of Art, Wales UK
2022 ‘The Land is Other’ Impact 12, Bristol, UK
2022 ‘Aberystwyth 3’ Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales, UK
2022 ‘Its all in the Title’ Montgomery Literary Festival, Wales, UK
2022 Bethel Street Print Fair, Llanidloes, Wales UK

2021 ‘Crossing Borders’ (curator) Impact 11 Hong Kong (online)
2021 ‘Aberystwyth Printmakers in the City’ Royal Society of Birmingham Artists Gallery, Birmingham, UK (curator & organiser)
2021 Royal Cambrian Academy Open, Conwy, Wales, UK
2021 Winter and Summer Exhibitions, Oriel Rhiannon, Tregaron, UK
2021 Winter and Summer Exhibitions, Mid Wales Arts, Wales, UK

2020 Winter and Summer Exhibitions, Oriel Rhiannon, Tregaron, UK
2020 Winter and Summer Exhibitions, Mid Wales Arts, Wales, UK

2019 ‘Mini-Maxi’ Gallerie Kuchling, Berlin, Germany
2019 ‘New Beginnings’ King St. Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales UK
2019 Print International, Wrexham, UK
2019 ‘Of Foresters, Farmers and Fish’ Printmakers’ Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2019 ‘Hidden’, Mid Wales Arts Centre, Wales, UK
2019 ‘Inspired’, Mid Wales Arts Centre, Wales, UK
2019 ELP Annual Exhibition, London UK
2019 ‘Rivers of Gold,’ Aberystwyth Art Centre, Wales, UK
2019 ‘Rivers of Gold’ Arrowtown, New Zealand

2018 ELP Annual Exhibition, London, UK
2018 ‘Cymru: Encounters’ (curator) IMPACT 10, Santander, Spain
2018 Bainbridge Open, London, UK
2018 Aber Shorts, Aberystwyth, UK
2018 WOFFF, Brighton, UK
2018 Royal West of England Open, Bath, UK
2018 Bath Fringe Open
2018 ‘In a Country Far, Far Away’ London, UK & Germany
2018 ‘Far Away’ Film Festival, London, UK & Germany
2018 ‘Rivers of Gold’ Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia
2018 ‘Rivers of Gold’ Art at Wharepuke, New Zealand
2018 ‘Rivers of Gold’ Gympie Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia
2018 9th Douro Biennial, Portugal

2017 Print and Animation, Center for Book Arts, New York, USA
2017 3rd Global Print, Douro, Portugal
2017 ‘Breaking New Ground’ Franklin Pierce University, USA
2017 Aberystwyth Printmakers’ Spring Show at Mid-Wales Arts Centre
2017 Summer Open at MOMA, Machynlleth
2017 A4 at Aberystwyth Printmakers Jamboree, Aberystwyth
2017 East London Printmakers Annual Exhibition, London

2016 NOA Prizewinners’ Exhibition, Pallant Gallery, Chichester, UK
2016 National Open Art, Mercer’s Hall, London
2016 East London Printmakers’ Annual Exhibition, London
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 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 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 2nd Global Print, Douro, Portugal
2015 Oriel Q, Narberth, Wales
2015 MOMA Open, Machynlleth, UK
2015 Mythscapes in the Watery Realm – Brisbane University, Australia

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
2013 ‘Unending’ (bookarts) at Westminster Library, London UK
2013 East London Printmakers’ Summer Show, Shoreditch, London, UK
2013 Print International, 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,
2012 A4 Printmakers Cornwall, UK
2012 Invited Artist, Y Lle Print, National Eisteddfod Wales
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
2011 BITE “artists making prints” Mall Galleries, London
2011 MOMA Machynlleth Summer Competition
2011 Aberystwyth Printmakers, Aberystwyth Art Centre
2011 Aberystwyth Printmakers at Wharepuke Print Studio, New Zealand
2011 Wrexham Open Print

2010 Hong Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta
2010 MA Exhibition School of Art, Aberystwyth, UK
2009 Open Print at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2009 Wrexham Print International

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 for Printmaking Today

‘Hidden Mentor’ P .14, Winter 2017
‘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
‘Hong Kong Fiesta’ P. 32 Spring 2012

For Impact Magazine

‘This is a Language Warning’


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