Judy Macklin is a practising Artist and Educator based at the School of Art, and School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth University. She is a printmaker specialising in woodcut and lithography. Her work encompasses a wide variety of natural and human-related themes, including New and Old World landscapes, and the human condition as portrayed in written and visual symbolic transformations. She has exhibited worldwide in Canada, France, Bulgaria, Korea, New Zealand, The Netherlands, UK and USA. Her work has been supported by grants from Northern Arts, The Prince of Wales Trust, The University of Wales and The Welsh Arts Council.
In 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 G Macklin (Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University). In 2011 Judy undertook a 3 month working period at Amsterdams 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 €100K 'Art Landscape Transformation' pan-European project working in Romania and in 2007 she gained entry into 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 & Sky; Tucson & Aberystwyth. On-going collaborative portfolios (and exhibitions) with international impact remain a central research interest for Judy.
Since 2000 Judy Macklin has been employed by Aberystwyth University as Tutor in Art at both the School of Art and the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.
1997 Post Graduate Certificate in Education (16+) Huddersfield University
1982 MA Visual Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
1980 Advanced Sculpture PG, Saint Martin's School of Art, London
1979 BA (Hons) Visual Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Latest Exhibitions of Woodcuts and Lithographs
2012 Aberystwyth Printmakers at Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, Wales
2011 Resident artist, Judy Macklin, at Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, The Netherlands
2011 AP prints on A4, Wharepuke, New Zealand & Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales
2011 A Circle of Print, IMPACT7, Monash University, Australia
2010 Hong Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta 2010, Hong Kong City Hall and Creative Arts Centre,
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 IMPACT6
2009 Impressions of Wales, Aberystwyth Printmakers, Millennium Centre Cardiff
2008 The Machine Stops: Inkjet My Foot, International Portfolio, Southern Graphics
Council, Virginia, USA
2008 Earth and Sky: Tucson and Aberystwyth, School of Art, Aberystwyth University &
2007 Wrexham Print International, Memorial Gallery, Yale College, Wrexham, Wales
2007 Stone Plate Grease Water, MOMA Wales, Machynlleth and Bankside Gallery, London
2006 Originals 06, The Mall Galleries, London
Welsh Artist of the Year St. David’s Hall Cardiff; Judy Macklin Original Prints Manchester Royal Exchange; Leeds City Art Gallery Artist of the Month; The Art House Open Dene Clough Galleries Halifax; Manchester Academy Open City Art Gallery; Laing Art Competition Mercer Gallery Harrogate; Women's Open Bradford Gallery; Three Printmakers Buddle Arts Centre Wallsend; Cross Channel Prints Musee Adzac Paris; Printmakers Council Hatton Gallery Newcastle University; Members of the Printmakers Council Barbican London; Tullie House Open Carlisle; Judy Macklin at The Playhouse Newcastle upon Tyne; One Person Show Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne; One Person Show Kielder Castle Northumberland; Northern Printmaking Billingham Art Gallery; Aberystwyth Printmakers National Eisteddfod of Wales.
Work in Public Collections
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.
Awards and Grant Aid
Wales Arts International for research and development, The Geoffrey Crawshay Memorial Travelling Scholarship and Welsh Arts Council Training Grant, with previous success from West Wales Association for the Arts, The Prince of Wales Trust, The Welsh Arts Council and from Northern Arts.
Sports Pursuit in Sea Rowing
Judy and Mark Macklin have been sea rowing with Aberystwyth Rowing Club for more than a decade and their most notable achievement was being part of the 2010 Mixed Team Champions having won their category in the bi-annual Celtic Challenge. 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 the North to Pembroke Dock in the South and for several years have been part of the crew completing the Great Rivers Race on the Thames, London and the Ocean to City Race, Cork , Ireland.