Judy Macklin is a practising artist and educator with over 40 years experience, including teaching on undergraduate programmes for lifelong learning and workshops in the community.  She won Tutor of the Year in 2016 at Aberystwyth University.  Judy is co-director of Aberystwyth Printmakers established in 1979 and was a founding member.  Her art practice encompasses a wide variety of natural and human-related subjects, including New and Old World landscapes, with a focus on art-science collaboration and community engagement based on watery themes.  She has exhibited worldwide in Australia, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Korea, New Zealand, Romania, UK and USA.  Her work has been supported by grants from Northern Arts, The Geoffrey Crawshay Memorial Travelling Scholarship, The University of Wales Strategic Insight Programme, West Wales Association for the Arts, The Prince of Wales Trust, The Welsh Arts Council and Wales Arts International.


1997 Post Graduate Certificate in Education (16+) Huddersfield University
1982 MA Visual Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
1980 Advanced Sculpture, Saint Martin's School of Art, London
1979 BA (Hons) Visual Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth


Among her current projects are collaborative works with members of the Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand exploring long-term society river-environment interactions, and the Australian Research Council funded "Rivers of Gold" project investigating the cultural and environmental legacy of mining in Victoria, Australia.

Recent projects include "Curious Travellers" www.curioustravellers.ac.uk jointly run by the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and the University of Glasgow, to explore Romantic-period accounts of journeys into Wales and Scotland and resulted in The exhibition Curious Travellers: Movement, Landscape, Art.

"Towards Hydrocitizenship" www.hydrocitizenship.com a three-year project (2014-2017) that combined practical academic research with community participation and creative activities. It asked a simple question: What does water mean to us, as communities and individuals? Judy and Mark Macklin undertook joint residencies at Borth and Tal-y-bont Primary Schools.

2013 Judy received a research and development grant from Wales Arts International for an art-science collaboration based in Brisbane to investigate the Queensland floods in a project titled "Re-thinking Mythscapes in the Watery Realm". This followed a successful Joya: arte + ecología residency in Andalucía, Spain during the summer of 2012 which cemented a transdisciplinary collaborative working partnership with Professor Mark Macklin (School of Geography, University of Lincoln). In 2011 Judy undertook a 3 month working period at Amsterdam's Grafisch Atelier in collaboration with the Department of Geography, Utrecht University which culminated in an exhibition of prints "Sacred River Landscapes: Process into Pattern". 2009-2010 Judy participated in a "Art Landscape Transformation" pan-European project working in Romania. In 2007 she was invited to the internationally renowned Lithography Workshop at the Tamarind Institute, New Mexico, USA, which was funded by a Welsh Arts Council Training Grant. 2006 saw the opportunity for her to spend three months at the University of Arizona undertaking printmaking projects and winning the Geoffrey Crawshay Memorial Scholarship resulting in an exchange exhibition between Aberystwyth University and the University of Arizona "Earth and Sky; Tucson and Aberystwyth".


2017 Printmaking from Wales and Schleswig-Holstein, Kunst-haus Hänisch, Kappeln, Schlei, Germany
2017 At the Margins-International Print Exchange, Creative Arts Napier and Aberystwyth School of Art
2017 Across the Ditch, Taylor Jensen Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
2017 Curious Travellers: Movement, Landscape, Art at Oriel Brondanw, Llanfrothen, North Wales
2016 Curious Travellers: Movement, Landscape, Art at Oriel Sycharth, Glyn-dwr University, Wrexham
2016 Woman of Substance - Print Council of Australia 50 Years of Print, (invited artist), Whitebox Gallery, Griffiths University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia
2016 Wales-Australia Print Exchange; Mythscapes in the Watery Realm, Gympie Regional Gallery, Australia
2015 Xiaoxiang Exhibition of International Printmaking, Changsha, China
2015 Creative Mapping, Ceredigion Museum, Wales
2015 Wales-Australia Print Exchange; Mythscapes in the Watery Realm, Project Gallery, Griffiths University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia
2015 ABBE: Artists' Books Brisbane Event, Australia
2015 Aberystwyth Printmakers at Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales
2014 Wales-Australia Print Exchange; Mythscapes in the Watery Realm, School of Art Galleries, Aberystwyth University
2014 Aberystwyth Printmakers 10th Anniversary Exhibition, MOMA Wales
2013 Aberystwyth printmakers at the Hereford Courtyard Gallery
2012 Aberystwyth Printmakers at Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, Wales
2011 A Circle of Print, IMPACT7, Monash University, Australia
2011 AP prints on A4, Wharepuke, New Zealand & Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2011 Resident artist, Judy Macklin, at Amsterdam's Grafisch Atelier, The Netherlands
2010 Hong Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta 2010, Hong Kong City Hall and Creative Arts Centre, Kowloon
2009 International Printmaking, Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
2009 8th World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 Open Print, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol in association with IMPACT '09
2009 Impressions of Wales, Aberystwyth Printmakers, Millennium Centre Cardiff
2008 The Machine Stops: Inkjet My Foot, International Portfolio curated by Arizona University Tucson, Southern Graphics Council, Virginia, USA
2008 Earth and Sky: Tucson and Aberystwyth, School of Art, Aberystwyth University, Wales
2007 Wrexham Print International, Memorial Gallery, Yale College, Wrexham, Wales
2007 Stone Plate Grease Water, Bankside Gallery, London
2006 Originals 06, The Mall Galleries, London
1984-2006 30+ exhibitions

Work in Public Collections

Xiaoxiang International Centre Changsha Normal University/Hunan Fine Art Publishing House; The University of Colorado Special Collections, USA; University of North Florida Print Collection, USA; Simon Fraser University British Columbia, Canada; University of Arizona School of Art, USA; Aberystwyth University Arts and Crafts Collection, Wales; North Tyneside Council, England; Countryside Council for Wales.

Recent publications

Macklin, J.E. and Macklin, M.G. (2011). Rivers - lines of time. In S. Mills (Ed.), Interventions: Magura past and present. Bucuresti: Renaissance, 59-72, 2011.

Macklin, J.E. and Macklin, M.G. (2013). Deep Reflections. Printmaking Today, 22(2), 31.

Macklin, J.E. and Macklin, M.G. (in press). Art-geoscience encounters and entanglements in the watery realm. Journal of Maps.

Sports Pursuit in Sea Rowing

Judy and Mark Macklin have been sea rowing with Aberystwyth Rowing Club since 2005. Their most notable achievements were being part of the 2010 Mixed Team Champions in the bi-annual Celtic Challenge (96 mile rowing race from Arklow in Ireland to Aberystwyth, Wales) and winning the Great River Race (London's River Marathon), Celtic Long Boat, Mixed and Mixed Veterans classes in 2015 and 2017. They take part in the seasonal league races organised by the Welsh Sea Rowing Association all around the Welsh Coast ranging from Bull Bay in Anglesey to Pembroke Dock in South Wales.

Aberystwyth University

The School of Art

Undergraduate Teaching

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The School of Education and Lifelong Learning

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Courses in this teaching repertoire include:

Abstracting the Landscape
Approaches to Life Drawing
Art For Starters: Painting
Colour Exploration
Drawing and Painting the Landscape
Extending the Line
Gregynog (Summer School)
Introduction to Printmaking
Junk Art
Life Drawing
Life Painting
Living Willow
Naked and the Nude
Oil Portraits
Pastels: Figures and Portraits
Sketchbook Studies
Willow Sculpture
Wood Engraving

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning Website

Art-Science Collaboration

JOYA: arte + ecología, Spain

Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, The Netherlands

Art Landscape Transformation, Romania


Aberystwyth Printmakers

Hafod Revisited

International Print Portfolios

EARTH & SKY: Aberystwyth & Tucson

Creu-ad: Community Interpretation

Forestry Commission Kielder

Scholarships and Travel

Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Americas


Landscape and Gardens of Northern England

The School of Art - Aberystwyth University

School of Education and Lifelong Learning - Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth Printmakers

Creu-ad Community Interpretation

Cortijada Los Gázquez

Professor Mark G. Macklin

Măgura Past and Present

Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier

Aberystwyth Rowing Club

Welsh Sea Rowing Association

The Celtic Challenge




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