Gini Wade worked as an illustrator and childrens’ book author for many years, before she learnt the magical art of lithography from head of Printmaking Paul Croft RE during her post graduate studies at Aberystwyth University.

Her images reflect a fascination with the power that ancient myths still have to shape our modern imagination. Transformations and interactions between the human, animal and Otherworlds are all elements in the magical stories told to make sense of the mystery of existence.

Much of the work is festive and colourful, often depicting celebrations that reflect Wade’s love of dance. As well as an artist, she is a DJ, who strongly believes in the power of music, dance, and art to invoke joy in the face of the dark side of life.

She is based in mid Wales where she set up her own lithography studio.
As well as printmaking, her practice includes ceramic sculptures, paintings and animations.
She has taught printmaking in Aberystwyth, China, Hong Kong and Guatemala, and was the lithography tutor at the Sidney Nolan Trust, Herefordshire, from 2010 – 2017. She is a director of Aberystwyth Printmakers and writes articles on printmaking.

Instagram: @gini.wade

Solo Exhibitions

2024 ‘Women of the Mabinogi’ –Café Cletwr, Machynlleth, Wales
2022 ‘Printmaker in Focus’ – Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales, UK
2021 ‘Fellow Creatures’ Mid Wales Art Centre, Wales, UK
2020 ‘Face to Face’ (with Jenny Bonada) Llanidloes, Wales UK
2019 ‘Legends of the West’ Oriel Rhiannon, Tregaron, Wales
2016 ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ Applestore Gallery, Hereford,
2015 ‘Ymuno’ Prints & Animations at Mid-Wales Art Centre, UK
2015 ‘Mythography’ Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth, UK
2014 ‘Rhiannon of the Birds’ Haymakers, Hay on Wye, UK


2016 National Open Art, Welsh Regional Prize
2011 Wrexham Open Print – Special Mention for Stone Bone Boogie print animation
2011 Selected from student exchange exhibition to give seminar & workshop at Hong Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta
2011 MOMA Summer Open – Highly Commended
2010 Distinction – MA in Fine Art, Aberystwyth University

Tamarind Institute of Lithography, USA. (Summer School) 2014
Aberystwyth University (MA Fine Art) 2007–10
Central School of Arts & Crafts, London (BA Graphics & Printmaking) 1964-7
Chelsea School of Art (Foundation) 1963

Wellcome Library, London
Victoria & Albert Prints Collection, London
Zuckerman Museum of Art, USA
Ewing Gallery of Art, USA
Hunan Fine Art Institute, China
University of Aberystwyth Collection
Contemporary Art Society for Wales Collection

Private collections worldwide

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Print Prize Exhibition, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists’ Gallery
2024 Aberystwyth Printmakers’ 20th Anniversary, MWA, Caersws, Wales
2024 Winter Open, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales

2023/4 ‘Regeneration’ Hansard Studio, London.
2023/4 ‘Home’ Green Door Gallery
2023/4 Print International, Ty Pawb, Wrexham, Wales
2023 ‘Collaboration in Practice – British Lithography 1800 – 2023
School of Art, Aberystwyth,
The Bankside Gallery, London
Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys.2022 ‘Igam Ogam’ Stwdio Maelor, Corris, Wales UK

2022 Neil Confrey’s Christmas Commissions, Hearth Gallery, Llandough
2022 Heritage Crafts, Turner House Gallery, Penarth, Wales, UK
2022 ‘Of Foresters, Farmers and Fish’ National Botanic Garden of Wales Gallery, UK
2022 ‘We Live in the Land’ Aberystwyth School of Art, Wales UK
2022 ‘The Land is Other’ Impact 12, Bristol, UK
2022 ‘Aberystwyth 3’ Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales, UK
2022 ‘Its all in the Title’ Montgomery Literary Festival, Wales, UK
2022 Bethel Street Print Fair, Llanidloes, Wales UK

2021 ‘Crossing Borders’ (curator) Impact 11 Hong Kong (online)
2021 ‘Aberystwyth Printmakers in the City’ Royal Society of Birmingham Artists Gallery, Birmingham, UK (curator & organiser)
2021 Royal Cambrian Academy Open, Conwy, Wales, UK
2021 Winter and Summer Exhibitions, Oriel Rhiannon, Tregaron, UK
2021 Winter and Summer Exhibitions, Mid Wales Arts, Wales, UK

2020 Winter and Summer Exhibitions, Oriel Rhiannon, Tregaron, UK
2020 Winter and Summer Exhibitions, Mid Wales Arts, Wales, UK

2019 ‘Mini-Maxi’ Gallerie Kuchling, Berlin, Germany
2019 ‘New Beginnings’ King St. Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales UK
2019 Print International, Wrexham, UK
2019 ‘Of Foresters, Farmers and Fish’ Printmakers’ Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2019 ‘Hidden’, Mid Wales Arts Centre, Wales, UK
2019 ‘Inspired’, Mid Wales Arts Centre, Wales, UK
2019 ELP Annual Exhibition, London UK
2019 ‘Rivers of Gold,’ Aberystwyth Art Centre, Wales, UK
2019 ‘Rivers of Gold’ Arrowtown, New Zealand

2018 ELP Annual Exhibition, London, UK
2018 ‘Cymru: Encounters’ (curator) IMPACT 10, Santander, Spain
2018 Bainbridge Open, London, UK
2018 Aber Shorts, Aberystwyth, UK
2018 WOFFF, Brighton, UK
2018 Royal West of England Open, Bath, UK
2018 Bath Fringe Open
2018 ‘In a Country Far, Far Away’ London, UK & Germany
2018 ‘Far Away’ Film Festival, London, UK & Germany
2018 ‘Rivers of Gold’ Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia
2018 ‘Rivers of Gold’ Art at Wharepuke, New Zealand
2018 ‘Rivers of Gold’ Gympie Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia
2018 9th Douro Biennial, Portugal

2017 Print and Animation, Center for Book Arts, New York, USA
2017 3rd Global Print, Douro, Portugal
2017 ‘Breaking New Ground’ Franklin Pierce University, USA
2017 Aberystwyth Printmakers’ Spring Show at Mid-Wales Arts Centre
2017 Summer Open at MOMA, Machynlleth
2017 A4 at Aberystwyth Printmakers Jamboree, Aberystwyth
2017 East London Printmakers Annual Exhibition, London

2016 NOA Prizewinners’ Exhibition, Pallant Gallery, Chichester, UK
2016 National Open Art, Mercer’s Hall, London
2016 East London Printmakers’ Annual Exhibition, London
2016 Royal Society of Birmingham Artists’ Open Print, Birmingham, UK
(invited artist & judge)
2016 ‘164’ Open, Royal Academy of the West of England
2016 ‘Breaking New Ground’ Etchings at Aberystwyth School of Art, UK
2016 ‘100 x Madonna’ St Pancras Crypt Gallery, London
2016 H-Art at Sidney Nolan Trust, Herefordshire, UK
2016 Andrew Logan Trust, Berriew, Wales (invited Artist)
2016 Aberystwyth Printmakers Jamboree, Aberystwyth, UK
2016 8th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal
2016 ‘Sixty’ at Lubomirov – Angus – Hughes Gallery, London
2016 ‘Generations’ Roman Road, Mile End, London
2016 ‘A New Home’ Mile End Art Pavilion, London

2015 Xiaoxiang Exhibition, Hunan Fine Art Institute, Changsha, China
2015 Royal Cambrian Academy, Wales, UK
2015 H-Art at Sidney Nolan Trust, Herefordshire, UK
2015 Southern Graphic Council International Conference, USA
2015 East London Printmakers Annual Show, London
2015 2nd Global Print, Douro, Portugal
2015 Oriel Q, Narberth, Wales
2015 MOMA Open, Machynlleth, UK
2015 Mythscapes in the Watery Realm – Brisbane University, Australia

2014 Aberystwyth Printmakers’ 10th Anniversary, MOMA Wales
2014 East London Printmakers Annual Show, London
2014 Mythscapes of the Watery Realm, Aberystwyth School of Art
2014 Five Printmakers from ELP at AGIP, London

2013 ‘Food for Thought’ Mid-Wales Art Centre, UK
2013 Invited artist, National Eisteddfod, Wales, UK
2013 ‘Unending’ (bookarts) at Westminster Library, London UK
2013 East London Printmakers’ Summer Show, Shoreditch, London, UK
2013 Print International, Wrexham, UK
2013 Impress 13, Stroud, UK
2013 Printmaking & Animation, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, UK

2012 Invited Artist at ArtHK 12, Hong Kong
2012 Aberystwyth Printmakers’ Summer Show, Maesmawr Art Centre,
2012 A4 Printmakers Cornwall, UK
2012 Invited Artist, Y Lle Print, National Eisteddfod Wales
2012 Royal Society of Birmingham Artists’ Print Biennial
2012 Dare to Wear, St Pancras Crypt Gallery, London
2012 Past, Present, Future, Oriel Wrecsam, UK

2011 Hong Kong Print Workshop Student Exchange Exhibition
2011 BITE “artists making prints” Mall Galleries, London
2011 MOMA Machynlleth Summer Competition
2011 Aberystwyth Printmakers, Aberystwyth Art Centre
2011 Aberystwyth Printmakers at Wharepuke Print Studio, New Zealand
2011 Wrexham Open Print

2010 Hong Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta
2010 MA Exhibition School of Art, Aberystwyth, UK
2009 Open Print at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2009 Wrexham Print International

Articles for Printmaking Today

‘Hidden Mentor’ P .14, Winter 2017
‘Portugal Dreams’ P. 19, Spring 2016
‘Desert Mission’ P.31 Summer 2015
‘Lords of Lino’ P.27 Summer 2014
‘Signs and Symbols’ Ps 12 & 13, Spring 2013
‘Hong Kong Fiesta’ P. 32 Spring 2012

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