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Pete Williams is a printmaker and artist  with a long-standing reputation as a professional working and living within Wales.  He is the co-founder & director of the Print Market Project Cardiff established in 1996 to the present day. Originally at Chapter Arts Centre until 2007 the workshop relocated to its present home, a re-converted 18th Century cattle and pig shed located on Market Road Cardiff which now operates as a fully equipped printmaking studio along with a small gallery.


Williams calls it ‘A most Important Space’

Educated at Cheltenham School of Art BA Hons’ Printmaking 1986-89 and then went on to Brighton University completing a Fine Art Printmaking Post Graduate Degree in 1989-91.


Exhibiting both nationally and internationally for over twenty years Williams has formed strong links in the world of Print in particular USA & China. He was made International Projects manager for Wales Arts International during this time and completed many residencies in both Wales and the Republic of Ireland from 2008-11. In 2009-12 he was the temporary exhibition curator for the Howard Gardens Gallery and the CBAT Gallery in Cardiff respectively. Now concentrates on showing work of many different artists who visit the studio to make new work. 

He’s currently an Associate lecturer in both Carmarthen School of Art & University Wales Trinity St. Davids - Swansea School of Art and more recently runs various print related projects at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff on their Vertical Studio programme and numerous print related workshops direct from the his studio, the Print Market Project.

  In 2014 he was made Fellow of the RSA Wales/Cymru and Chair of the 56GroupWales in 2016 and in 2018. 

Curriculum Vitae.

DOB 1965.


1989 – 1991 Brighton University Postgraduate Diploma-Fine Art Printmaking

1986 – 1989 Cheltenham School of Art & Design - BA Hon's Printmaking


Alternative Printmaking-Open Access-Artists Edition-Workshops

2009 - 2019   Print Market Project Canton Cardiff

1997-2008    The Print Market Workshop Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff

1995-7 The Chapel Print Workshop - Art Space Portsmouth

Teaching Posts held:

2003-19 Coleg-Sirgar Carmarthen Senior Lecturer BA Hons’ Printmaking Visiting Lecturer

2016-17 Swansea School of Art Senior Lecturer Printmaking (Appointment Contractual)

2006-16 Swansea Metropolitan University BA Hons’ Printmaking all areas Visiting Lecturer

2011-15 Cardiff Metropolitan University Associate Lecturer BA & MA Printmaking Visiting Lecturer

2012/19 Welsh School of Architecture Vertical School BSc 1+2 Guest Artist / Lecturer

2010 University of Wales Newport M.A Associate Lecturer

2007-8 UWIC Cardiff BA Printmaking Associate Lecturer

2003-5 Coleg Gwent Newport Foundation Fractional

2000-6 R.F.O.D & Stroud School of Art Drawing Foundation Visiting Artist


2019 Featured on BBC Victorian House of Arts & Crafts BBC2

2016-18 Chair 56 Group Wales

2014-17 FRSA Fellow Royal Society Architects Wales / Cymru

2012 Group 56 Wales Board Member & Vice Chair.

2011 Wales Arts International - International Opportunities Fund one month working in

        collaboration at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York.

        Arts Council Wales Art Grant awarded for: Transatlantic Return to Wales Project as linked to Making Space in New York USA.

Project Manager

2007-11 Leitrim Sculpture Centre Rep’ Ireland Projector Co-ordinator New Print Facility

2009 Wales Arts International Project Manager - Wales to China Exchange Residency ProgrammeChongqing Shanghai Chengdu Beijing

2007 UWIC & Howard Gardens Gallery in CHINA Chongqing

2003 The Millennium Centre Wales ‘Hoarding Project’

Gallery Curatorship

2018 56 Group Wales Gallery ST.Brides

2013 Between Spaces Curated and Exhibited Aberystwyth Arts Centre

         Print Market Project + Aberystwyth University + East London Printmakers

2012/3 Howard Gardens Gallery Cardiff Metropolitan University Beyond the Object Avtarjeet Dhanjai

         Portfolio MFA Montclair Uni + Six Artists

2010 CBAT Gallery Cardiff with x11 exhibitions over a two-year period.

2009 Howard Gardens Gallery UWIC Cardiff x5 exhibitions 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Shift Cardiff Capital Centre

         BIG LiQuid Gallery Swansea

         Oreil Canfas New Works Cardiff

2017 ‘Nothing is Old..but just reinvented’ Swansea School of Art Gallery Swansea

2013 Pete Williams ‘Terrestrial Locomotion’ Oriel Mwldan

2012 Art in the Bar Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Wales

         New York Commercial ‘Blackburn 20/20 Gallery RBPW New York

2010 Aberystwyth Arts Centre Artist in Residence, Open Studio‘

         Invisible Cities and Hidden Landscapes’ Henry Thomas Gallery Carmarthen


Group Exhibitions

2018. Ox Market Gallery Chichester. 56 Group Wales

          HeARTh Gallery Cardiff & Vale Hospital. GIG CYMRU NHS WALES

2016  Printers who Print Professional Development Symposium UWE Bower Ashton Gallery

          Artists in the Archives 60 years of the 56 Group Wales

          Printmaking International Oriel Myrddin Gallery

2015  Print Market presents New Work RKB Gallery Borough London.

          Spike Print Studio Last Volume Guest Artist & Printmaking

          56 Group Shows Newport Museum & Art Gallery 56:56 Bay Arts Gallery ‘Marking 56 Years’ 56 group

2011  New Works & Guests of 2011 Blackburn 20/20 Gallery New York International Print Centre Chelsea New York

2010  Visual Arts Centre The University of Texas / Austin. Pembrokeshire Open Torch Theatre Milford Haven

          The National Eisteddfod of Wales Casgliad

          Three International Artists. Republic of Ireland

          ‘Printmaking to the Edge’ Selective exhibitions in:Venice Italy Sweden Germany USA Norway Korea & Wales


2007  Hapus Ice-Cream Factory Machen Mountain Commission Sculpture Trail Wales Print/Sculpture Commission

          KALEID editions Gallery London

          Impact6 Contemporary Printmaking Conference Print/Sculpture Commission UWE Bristol Sydney Nolan Trust, Wales ‘Big Prints’

2013  Kids ‘Own Publishing Belfast Northern Ireland & Londonderry Capital of Culture 

          The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Elizabeth Foundation Arts New York

          Aberystwyth Arts Centre - Artist in Residence Supported by Esmee Fairbairn foundation

          International Artist in Residence @ Leitrim Sculpture Centre Rep’ Ireland


Awards & Selected Prizes Publications

2019 Arthur Machaen Gothic Horror Stories Publish: Three Imposters 

2016 Between Spaces Aberystwyth Arts Centre ISBN 978-1-899095-34-6

         56 Years of 56Group Samtida Grafik Contemporary Print Art Falu Triennial 2007 Dalarnas Museum

         Contemporary Welsh Printmakers, VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

         Contemporary Welsh Printmakers, Alhambra Arts Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

         Contemporary Welsh Printmakers, Arts Wing: Grand Theatre, Swansea

         Printmaking at the Edge: 45 Artists: 16 Countries: A New Perspective. Richard Noyce Contemporary Welsh Printmakers

         Contemporary Welsh Printmakers, Alhambra Arts Centre & Pakistan

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