I specialise in projects that are inspired by places and communities particularly waterways from coastal salt water to inland freshwater streams to urban man made canals. My work is site specific; utilising research, collaboration, community skills and design through to final installation.
My dual interests in materials and recycling has frequently led to the design and production of new materials either utilising or incorporating recycled products that are site specific.
I create paintings that are inspired by environmental issues, these are sold through galleries, recently at St Barbe Museum and Gallery Lymington.
Currently I am working with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust on a project I created 'Spiny Seahorses and Ripping Yarns' for their Secrets of the Solent.
In 2019 I worked collaboratively on an International Environmental Art Project in Greece; 'Lefkaxit' raising awareness about Plastic Marine Pollution in the significantly important Wetlands in Lefkada. (See 'Lefkaxit' page for details.)
'Jellytastic' a project in 2014 I created for the Wildlife Trusts of Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Sussex focusing on jellyfish populations and marine plastics, particularly plastic bottles and the effect they are having on our marine wildlife. The aim of the project was to raise awareness about local marine life through sculpture and help people care for our seas. The community collected thousands of used plastic bottles that were transformed into a huge, suspended jellyfish sculpture that toured the south coast and culminated with an exhibition at the ONCA (One Network for Conservation and the Arts) gallery Brighton.
I am commissioned as an art consultant by art centres, galleries and environmental organisations to create and develop specific projects that use art as a catalyst and engage with local communities and their environment. Commissions have included work for the New Forest National Park Authority assisting them in securing a large Heritage Lottery Award to prevent the loss of rural skills within the New Forest and a project for Transition Town Romsey ‘Amplifying the Test’ focusing on the world renown River Test at Romsey.
I am an experienced artist working individually, collaboratively and as lead artist.
I managed studios in the retail sector for fifteen years in the retail
I was a Trustee on the board for ArtSway; the Contemporary Art Gallery and Studios in the New Forest from March 2013 to 2017.
Frequently I am involved in sourcing local businesses and artisans to construct and install work, building and developing local networks, leading to a cross fertilisation of ideas and minimising waste and energy.
Trudi Lloyd Williams MA distinction,
Ad Nat Dip, Cert Ed FE
Based in Lymington, Hampshire. UK
Master of Arts distinction, Design for the Environment; Public Art. Chelsea College of Art & Design 2003.
Advanced National Diploma in Display & Design, College Certificate in Exhibition Design 1978
C&G Certificate of Education in Further Education 2006
Current & Recent projects
Continued observation and documentation of Plastic Marine Pollution on the UK's south coast.
Currently working with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust on a project 'Spiny Seahorses and Ripping Yarns' for their Secrets of the Solent.
Guest Blogger 2019 for Arts University Bournemouth's Museum of Design in Plastics
'Lefkaxit' International Environmental Arts project Lymington UK and Lefkada Greece 2019 raising awareness about Plastic Marine Pollution in wetlands, engaging communities and local businesses. Giving talks about 'Lefkaxit' on Lefkada and Corfu.
'Sofa Portrait' sculpture constructed using Single Use Plastics selected for Mottisfont Open 2018
Chaiya Arts Awards winner 2018 exhibition 'Albedo' commenting on the loss of Antarctic Ice at the gallery@oxo South Bank Riverside, London.
Sculptural lnstallation 'Plastic Portraits' Naive Domesticity and Plastic Marine Pollution at ArtSway Contemporary Art Gallery for Coastal Gallery and Hampshire Open Studios August 2016.
Competition Winner Bournemouth Arts University's Photographic Challenge for 'Melt' 2016.
Artist in Residence 'The Observatory' 2015/2016. Trudi created a series of sculptural installations that interacted with the Observatory structures using collected plastic marine debris.
In March 2015 ‘Jellytastic’ to Whalefest 2015 at the Brighton Centre.
‘Jellytastic' a project for Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Sussex Wildlife Trusts 2014. The project focused on plastic marine pollution and jellyfish, particularly our consumption and disposal of plastic bottles. The project had 20,200 viewers, 618 participants and 1515 visitors to the 'Jellytastic' interactive website during summer 2014 with an exhibition at ONCA gallery Brighton October 2014.
'Amplifying theTest' with Transition Town Romsey, July 2014 was a project Trudi designed focusing on the volatile yet beautiful River Test engaging the community through art workshops at Rums Eg gallery and a temporary installation across the river in the town centre during the Romsey festival.
Previous Grants & Awards
2013 ‘The SnowMelt Chandelier’ ArtSway Contemporary Art Gallery, New Forest made from up cycled water bottles, water pipes and LED lights for Hampshire Open Studios
2012 ‘The Millings Chandelier’ made from up cycled waste for the Sculpture Garden at the Mill at Gordleton, Hampshire suspended over the river The Avon Water launches the New Forest National Park's River Awareness Campaign, August 2012.
2011 ‘Showing the Way' a public art commission to create a rail trail of bronze pavers from Lymington Town Station to St Thomas church by The Community Rail Partnership with Lymington Junior School, EDL Lymington and Hampshire County Council and New Forest District Council.
2010 ‘A Place to Grow’ a public art project in the centre of Camden, London at Hawley Infant School, a willow, paper mache and tile geodesic dome.
2010 ‘Fragment’ St Barbe Gallery & Museum, Lymington, Hampshire, a sculpture exhibition in the gardens of Moore Blatch, Lymington.
2009 ‘Frond’ New Milton Town Partnership & Hampshire County Council, a public art project involving 4 local schools and Forest Arts Centre creating mosaic murals for the town centre.
2009 ‘Salt Ball’ Hampshire County Council, the first temporary sculptural installation on the Lymington Sea Wall for the Lymington Arts Festival.
2007 ‘Drift’ Fairweather’s Garden Centre, Beaulieu, New Forest 6m x 3m x 2m Sculpture with integrated planting and hard landscaping.
2006 ‘Signature’ Overton Development 4m x 4m x 35cm sculptural mural onto a new shopping mall in Bournemouth, research, community involvement & exhibition.
2004 ‘Seed Pod’ Heritage Lottery ‘Engaging the Community’ Hanger Farm Project, Totton, Hampshire. Research, community involvement and workshops, creation of permanent sculptural art works
2003 ‘Building Blocks’ Bournemouth Council, Government Initiative for Sure Start, Mural for new building Kinson, Dorset. Mixed media mural for café. Working with local residents.
2003 ‘Stream of Consciousness’ Edward James Foundation at West Dean College, West Sussex. Installation of 5 planted and tethered rafts with artist; Malisa Sledmere. Community & school Events about the River Lavant.
2001 ‘Marking Time’ Arts Council England, millennium project, New Milton, Hants. 9m mural in the town centre. With Forest Arts Centre, New Milton Primary, Arnewood Secondary.
2018 Mottisfont Open 2018,
2018 Chaiya Arts Awards, Oxo Gallery Southbank London, joint exhibition
2017 Lymington Art Gallery, Hampshire Open Studios, temporary installation
2016 ArtSway Contemporary Art Gallery, New Forest, Coastal Gallery and Hampshire Open Studios, joint exhibition
2015 Whalefest at the Brighton Centre
2014 ONCA gallery (One Network for Conservation and the Arts) Brighton solo exhibition
2013 RumsEg, Romsey, Hampshire installation
2013 ArtSway, Sway, New Forest, joint exhibition
2012 Garden Gallery, Gordleton Hotel, Lymington joint exhibition
2010 St Barbe Gallery & Museum, Moore Blatch, Lymington, solo exhibition
2009 Salt Marshes, Lymington, temporary installation
2008 Hilliers Arboretum, Romsey Hants, Art In The Garden
2007 Lounges of Lymington, solo exhibition
2007 Walford Craft Mill, Dorset
2006 Square Gallery, St Mawes, Cornwall
2005 West Dean College, solo exhibition
2004 Fisherton Mill & Gallery, Salisbury
2003 West Dean College, West Sussex. River installation of tethered rafts.
2002 British Association for Modern Mosaic’s Exhibition, New Milton Hampshire.
2002 Cork Street Gallery, London, Raw Art Open Exhibition
2001 Beatrice Royal Contemporary Arts & Crafts, Eastleigh, Hampshire
2001 British Association for Modern Mosaic, cutting edge exhibition, Exeter
2000 The Garden Gallery, Broughton, Stockbridge, Hampshire
2000 Chase Manhattan Head Office, Bournemouth, Dorset
2000 New Forest Reptile Centre, Forestry Commission, Hampshire
Tutoring & Teaching
Visiting tutor at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.
Tutor for West Sussex County Council’s project of working with the very able and gifted children based at West Dean College, West Sussex
Running workshops at West Dean College, West Sussex, Brockenhurst College, Hampshire
Running varied workshops at own studio
Arts Council England
British Association for Modern Mosaic
Chelsea College of Art & Design
Community Rail Partnership
Fairweather’s Garden Centre
Forest Arts Centre
Garden Gallery Broughton
Hampshire County Council
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
The Mill at Gordleton Hotel
New Forest Centre
New Forest National Park Authority
Russ Canning Ltd
Solent Centre for Architecture
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Transition Town Romsey
West Dean College
West Sussex Council