Annie Giles Hobbs


Specialist Subject Areas

FINE ART The full visual experience of the language of Fine Art and its associated issues involving contemporary, traditional and historic references.

PRINTMAKING High level experience , expertise and research in relief and intaglio forms of printmaking, in particular etching, collagraph, woodcut and mono print.

PAINTING Understanding its various interrelated interdependent component elements of line, shape, colour, tone and texture. With particular emphasis on the use of water colour with a contemporary and innovative approach.


1988-89 Foundation Cardiff School of Art & Design

1989-92 BA (Hons) Fine Art

1994-96 PGCE Cardiff


Annie Giles Hobbs is a practicing artisit and lecturer in Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art & Design.

She has taught since 1992 at The Cardiff Print Workshop where she was Head of Printmaking until 2008, stepping down due to other commitments. She is now coordinator and continues to give masterclasses in specialist areas.

Annie is a member of Butetown artists, a group of artists who work from a studio and Gallery complex in Bute street, Cardiff Bay. She is also a Director of the Gallery and Studios.

She is a member of Virtually Six Contemporary Printmakers and has exhibited widely with them both nationally and internationally. At present she is taking part in collaborations with artists showing in Australia and India.

Annie is supported by the Arts Council of Wales

Her work is print based but breaks with the traditional expectations of printmaking. Each piece is unique and takes many months to complete. The density of these works is impressed by multi plate etching, collagraph and monoprinting whose qualities build up a richly worked top surface , whilst partially revealing underlying areas of texture and imagery.

Current research

At present I am working on a new body of work to be included in summer shows in Llangollen and Machynlleth and for showing next year. I have just finished an extremely intense period of research culminating in three solo shows.

Touring exhibitions in Australia and Hawaii are ongoing as is the India Wales Exchange.

Principal Publications and/or Exhibitions


Solo exhibition, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery

Solo Exhibition, Wet Paint Gallery, Cirencester

Gallerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam

Printmaking in Wales, European Parliament Gallery, Brussels


Printmaking in Wales, Welsh Office in Brussels

Oreil Ger-y-feni, Lladfairpwll

Solo exhibition, Senedd, Cardiff Bay

8th Nini Print British International Exhibition, (touring internationally)


Solo exhibition, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff

Female Frame Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Artemesia, St Davids Hall, Cardiff

Wales Rajasthan exchange, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff

Ten Years in Bayart Gallery, Cardiff


Solo exhibition, Denbigh Gallery & Library

Vario touring exhibition, Bayart Gallery Cardiff

WAVE Borders and Edges, Edmonton , Canada

Solo exhibition: Recent Works, Museum of Modern Art, Wales

Welsh Artist of the Year, St Davids Hall, Cardiff

Tallin print Treinnale Kumu, National Gallery , Estonia

Intaglio, St Davids Hall, Cardiff

Vario touring wxhibition, University if Honolulu, Hawaii


Open Print Royal West of England and Academy Bristol

In Response Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Vario touring exhibition Woollangong Gallery Tasmania

Gouturi Regional Museum, Queensland, Australia

Spring Exhibition Y Capel Gallery Llangollen North Wales


WAVE Blurring Boundaries, Seoul

Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff

Y Capel Gallery, Llangollen

Summer Show The Art Shop, Abergavenny

The Next Step, Open Art Competition 1st Prize Winner MOMA, Wales

Siggraph Digital Eyes Municipal art Gallery, Los Angeles

Edinburgh Book Fair, Scotland

Three Sum, St Davids Hall, Cardiff

Bodyworks, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff

Intaglio, St Davids Hall, Cardiff


Print Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Summer show Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff

Summer show Museum of Modern Art, Wales

The Art Shop, Abergavenny

Welsh Artist of the Year, St Davids Hall, Cardiff


Centre Parcs, Longleat

MOMA Wales

Summer exhibition, Art Shop, Abergavenny

Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Brecon house, Cwmbran

University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize


St Davids Hall, Cardiff

Museum and Art Gallery, Aberdare

Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff

The Art Gallery, Abergavenny

Theatre Brychyniog, Brecon

MOMA, Wales

Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff

The Gate, Cardiff

Artists in Wales in Stuttgart, Germany


The Gate, Cardiff

Kooywood Gallery, Cardif

Essence of Wales, St Davids Hall, Cardiff

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

Classic IV International Biennale Koltricke, Belgium

Solo exhibition, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant

Gregynog, Powys

Welsh Artist of the Year, First Prize Winner, Cardiff

Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, Tenby


Department of Trade and Commerce, Warwick

Deutche Bank

Centre Parcs, Longleat

The Halifax

Lord Chancellors Dept, London

Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend

Royal Gwent Hospital

Neville Hall Hospital, Abergavenny

Tenby Museum and Gallery

Museum of modern Art, Machynlleth

National Museum of Wales

National Gallery of Australia

Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India


2008 Arts Council of Wales, Development Grant

2008 MOMA 1st Prize Winner

2008 Arts Council of Wales award granted to V6 in support of international exchange

2006 Arts Council of Wales, Development Grant

2004 Arts Council of Wales grant awarded for Cardiff Print Shop equipment

1997 First Prize Open Competition Ben Uri Gallery, London

1995 Regional Winnerm Laing Landscape competition

1993 Post Office/ S4C Fine Art Competition First Prize


CSAD is host to a wide range of evening, weekend and masterclasses under the name 'Cardiff Open'. The courses on offer cover many art and design based subjects such as painting, ceramics, drawing, making and photography.

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