Abby Poulson

Portrait of Abby Poulson

Abby Poulson is a photographic artist born and raised in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Employing camera-less techniques, alternative printing processes, installation and sculpture, her practice currently explores the local landscape of her homeland, whilst also responding to environmental concerns, and ideas of ruralism, heritage, memory and place. Abby is also a practicing curator, with a passion for developing rural creative networks for emerging artists, and has been featured and published widely.

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The Gathering Ground

These works form a personal investigation in response to the rise of independence in the artist’s homeland, and its historical connection to water. Wales has three main water supplies that supply water to across the border. The building of these reservoirs caused damage to society and culture in Wales, as homes and communities were lost to gather water for another nation. Through materiality, process and contemplation, these works focus on that water’s significance.

How has this water affected the land in the past?

How will it affect Wales in the future?