Pip Lewis is a founder and Director of spacetocreate, a leading Pembrokeshire-based visual arts organisation. She is a socially engaged Artist, Artist Educator, Project Manager and Producer, whose practice is informed by more than 25 years of experience in designing, developing and delivering participatory visual arts projects and events in West Wales.
Holding a Post-graduate diploma in Art Psychotherapy and BA Hons in Fine Art from Reading University, Pip began her career as a practising artist, freelance community artist and Art Psychotherapist, before co founding spacetocreate in 2007.
Her work has encompassed: national arts organisations; rural communities; schools and galleries; site-specific production;large and small-scale exhibitions and public realm projects. She has worked within health and social care settings, the community sector, with policy makers, academics, and artists across all forms, both locally and nationally.
Pip continues to develop her commitment to art as a powerful tool for change and learning, with a particular focus on arts, health and wellbeing,
Recent work includes:
Seedpod – 2020 A new Educational Training Initiative putting creativity at the centre of learning, developed in partnership with Kate Rastall.
Lead Creative Schools Programme. 2016 During the last 4 years, Pip has worked in 3 Primary Schools in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire as a Creative Practitioner.
Project Peace – Intergenerational project in Haverfordwest
Summer Arts College at HMP Parc Bridgend
Art and wellbeing a pilot project with Pembrokeshire people First, Pembrokeshire Sign and Share and Pembrokeshire Mind
Over the last 30 years Pip has also continued her practice as a painter, showing work in solo and group exhibitions in Pembrokeshire and Ireland.
Image galleries: Selected projects with spacetocreate and details from 2016 solo show at Joanna Field Gallery in Milford Haven. Find out more about Pip’s work as a painter here