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SELECTED WORKS BY Bedwyr Williams

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Bedwyr Williams
Prudence

2012

Mixed media

43.5 x 22.5 x 22.5 cm
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Bedwyr Williams
Walk a mile in my shoes

2006

Installation with size 13 shoes, written notes, poster, shelving and foot-rests

Dimensions variable
Bedwyr Williams often draws upon the quirky banalities of his own autobiographic existence to develop his sculptures and performances. His work merges art and life with a comedic twist that is instantaneously sympathetic and relational. In Walk A Mile In My Shoes, Williams presents a display case boasting 45 pairs of used shoes. Not just any old footwear however – each bootie is Williams’s own whopping size 13.

Inviting the audience to share in his own problematics of podiatry, viewers are encouraged to try the gear on: an act that invariably relays the humour and embarrassment of floppy footed clowns and sasquatch clumsiness. The importance that each pair of shoes was purchased second hand underlies the key themes of Williams’s piece – with the knowledge that there are at least over 40 other Hobbit-pawed souls in the world – Walk A Mile In My Shoes celebrates diversity, inclusion, and community; through the simple practicalities of footwear, Williams extols the values of tolerance and individual difference.
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Bedwyr Williams
Walk a mile in my shoes

2006

Installation with size 13 shoes, written notes, poster, shelving and foot-rests

Dimensions variable
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Bedwyr Williams
Walk a mile in my shoes (Detail)

2006

Installation with size 13 shoes, written notes, poster, shelving and foot-rests

Dimensions variable
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Bedwyr Williams
Walk a mile in my shoes (Detail)

2006

Installation with size 13 shoes, written notes, poster, shelving and foot-rests

Dimensions variable
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Bedwyr Williams
Walk a mile in my shoes (Detail)

2006

Installation with size 13 shoes, written notes, poster, shelving and foot-rests

Dimensions variable

OTHER RESOURCES

artfacts.net
Additional information on Bedwyr Williams

dazeddigital.com
Frieze Insider Access- Bedwyr Williams

timeout.com
Article- Frieze Art Fair 2012

youtube.com
Art and Food video- Frieze 2012

youtube.com
YouTube edit of A&M film

the-artists.org
Modern and contemporary artists and art - Bedwyr Williams

storegallery.co.uk
Bedwyr Williams has been shortlisted for Beck's Futures 2006 showing at the ICA,
London, CCA, Glasgow and Arnolfini, Bristol.

walesvenicebiennale.org
Bedwyr Williamswas born in St Asaph, north Wales in 1974 andspent his formative years inColwyn Bay. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Central St Martins School of Art in 1997 followed by a Dutch equivalent MAfrom Ateliers, Arnhem Following a period in London he returned to live and work in north Wales, toRhostryfan near Caernarfon.

bedwyrwilliams.com
Official site for Bedwyr Williams

ffotogallery.org
Documenting arts activities in Wales may not seem like a particularly arduous, or indeed, creative task for anyone to embark on. To Bedwyr Williams however, a young performance and digital media artist from North Wales, the challenge proved too intriguing to ignore.

theshowroom.org
Bedwyr Williams lives and works in Caernarfon North Wales. His work is based on his everyday experiences, stories that he just can't get out of his head: selling flutes to farmers in lay-bys, men with bits of straw stuck in their nasal passage, twins with smelly blood and florists making wreaths based on a singers lips. The work is a mixture of sentimentality, and unfinished business with childhood adversaries. Williams also writes sarcastic sketches for an animated TV show in Wales and is working on a project where he will be hitting golf balls through a full size harp.

artswales.org
Cywaith Cymru . Artworks Wales and Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art are delighted to announce that Bedwyr Williams has been selected as an Artist-in-Residence for the 51st Venice Biennale of Art 2005.

chapter.org
Bedwyr Williams Installation Pictures

britishcouncil.org

Bedwyr Williams is one of Wales’ most exciting young visual artists and produces work with an ironic twist, employing straight-faced humour and a surreal fascination with life.

chapter.org
Bedwyr Williams’ practice incorporates performance (including stand-up comedy), video, writing, photography & drawing. Humour plays a great part in all his works, which often contributes to a cutting critique or satire on his chosen subject. Here, Bedwyr explains a little bit about the work that he will make at Chapter:
"When I was about 12 or 13, I belonged to a model railway society that met in an old quarrymen’s social club. I was a member of the youth section and we worked together on a small branch line. The older members were also divided into smaller groups with different interests, narrow gauge, diesel, steam, etc. Their layouts never seemed to get finished and they used the meetings to socialise as much as anything.