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Louise Burdett (née Thorogood) b 1971

I am a contemporary artist with a diverse background. I live and work in Pembrokeshire, West Wales having been born in Greater London.  My studio is part of a new creative hub called The Farm Studio in Lawrenny and we are a collaboration of artists, designers, entrepreneurs and scientists.

I am interested in identity and control, specifically being human at a time of rapid climate change and biodiversity loss.  I am profoundly effected by the Pembrokeshire Coastline and the generosity of spirit that I have found here in Wales.


Solo Exhibitions

  • Wounded & the Art of Healing, Tenby Museum & Art Gallery - Summer 2023

  • Waterways, Stiwdio 1 at The Queens Hall, Narberth - July 2021

  • Dreamscapes, Cwtch Coffee Shop & Art Gallery, Pembroke Dock, May 2019

  • Views from Lawrenny, Cwtch Coffee Shop & Art Gallery, Pembroke Dock, Mar-Apr 2018

  • Beautiful Cleddau: Views from Lawrenny, The VC Gallery, Haverfordwest, Feb-Mar 2018

  • Thorgod, Hayes School, Kent, Dec 1995

  • Who Am I Your Mother?, Hayes School, Kent, July 1995

  • Retrospective, Coopers School, Chislehurst, Kent 1994


Joint/Group Exhibitions

  • A Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting, Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, Jan-Feb 2022

  • Breaking Out of the Gallery, Haverfordwest, Summer 2021

  • Power of Pembrokeshire with the VC Gallery, Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, Jan/Feb 2020

  • Dreamscapes: Visions from the Subconscious, with Sebastian Ward Turner, West Barn, Bradford on Avon June 2019

  • Winter Show, Oriel Q, Queens Hall, Narberth, Nov-Dec 2018

  • Breaking Out of the Gallery, Haverfordwest, Summer 2018

  • Exit, Coventry University, 1993                                



Creative Art Workshops - Adults & Families

  • Louise Burdett Artist Workshops & Courses, Stiwdio 1 @ Queens Hall, Sept 2020 to May 2022

  • The Big Retreat Wales, Lawrenny, (Director of Adults Art & Making) 2020 (event postponed due to COVID)

  • Louise Burdett Art Spring Workshops, Lawrenny & Tenby Mar 2020 (cut short by Lockdown 1)

  • Springboard & JMA Tutor, Pembrokeshire County Council, 2019 ongoing

  • The Big Retreat Wales (painting & drawing workshops & drop-in area), Lawrenny, May 2019

  • Louise Burdett Art Paint, Draw, Relax, Lawrenny, Pembs, Nov 2018

  • Weds Community Workshops, The VC Gallery Pembroke Dock, Sept 2018 to Jan 2019 (voluntary)

  • The Big Retreat Wales (painting workshops), Lawrenny, May 2018


Collaborative Art Residencies - Schools

Working as an artist in residence with students ranging in age from 8 to 18  to complete painting, drawing and sculpture projects which would always end with an exhibition of the finished work.  I consider projects completed at Hayes School, and in particular ‘Beasts’, where students took over classrooms with their own installations, some of my proudest achievements to date.

  • Visual Identity - 4 week drawing & portraiture project with yr 4. Pickhurst Primary School, Bromley, Kent, Jan 1997

  • Transcendence - 12 week installation project & public exhibition with Yr 13, Hayes School, Bromley, Kent, Jan to Jul 1996

  • Cheese - Week-long installation project with Yr 6. Oaklands Primary School, Bromley, Kent, June 1996

  • Beasts - 12 week installation project with Yr 13 & public exhibition. Hayes School, Bromley, Kent, Sep to Dec 1995

  • The Generations Mural - 12 week art history mural project with Yr 12. Hayes School, Bromley, Kent, Apr to July 1995

  • Totem - 6 week sculpture project with Yr 7. Coopers School, Spring 1995

  • You Watching Me Watching You - 12 week painting project with Yr 12. Coopers School, Kent Sept 1994 to Apr 1995 (voluntary)


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