Marged Pendrell

Cefndir - Background


Marged Pendrell is an established artist living and working in Rhyd, near Penrhyndeudraeth:


Recent work for Ail-Ddyfeisio/Re-Take Re-Invent involved a process of walking around and within the slate quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog. This began an enquiry into aspects of slate as a material, its geological origins and its history within the area. These concepts and narratives I am keen to explore further within the context of ‘Merched Chwarel.’

My work is both conceptual and intuitive and involves the process of walking and collecting. This has resulted in gallery or ‘site specific’ installations, with concepts explored in text and visuals within artist books and the more sculptural physical manipulation of materials.


Working collaboratively with a small group will challenge, extend and inform my solitary practice, as will a deeper exploration of the theme in different quarrying locations.