Gwenllian Spink

Wales | Art installation from recycled bags, Lighthouse Papargyras

Gwenllian Spink is trying to change the atmosphere in the interior of the Lighthouse in Livada by looking for non-invasive ways to engage with its architecture. In the window that opens to the sea, at the top of the inner staircase leading to the headlamp, he installs a translucent handmade knitwear, using entirely recycled materials. The knitwear that looks like the seawater movement replaces the exterior of the window with the iridescence projecting into the interior of the lighthouse.


Gwenllian Spink (b. 1996, Hong Kong) graduated from BA Fine Art Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts in 2018. Recent exhibitions include: Adlais Hynafol, Ancient Echoes, Camberwell Spacce, London (2019); The Westmorland Landscape Prize, Rheged Centre, Penrith (2019); Gwrthsefyll, Off-site Installation, Syfydrin (2019); UK Young Artist City Takeover, Surface Gallery, Nottingham (2019); Elephant x Griffin Art Prize (shortlisted), Elephant Gallery, London (2018); Raiders of the Lost Art, Lewisham Arthouse, London (2018); Marginalia, Leiepark, Ghent (2018). She is the recipient of the Vanguard Court Studio Award (2018-2019), and is a previous recipient of the Young Artist Scholarship awarded by the National Eisteddfod of Wales (2015) which she used to fund the Summer Workshop Programme with MI-LAB Artist-in-Residence in Tokyo, Japan (2016).