ABOUT

DRAWING
I work outdoors making plein air studies of the land or in my studio developing illustrations and cartoons. 
For outdoor drawing I prefer wet and windy weather (well my name is Gayle!) and I have worked as an artist in residence 
& 'Windy Draws' community art workshop leader at the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Site, Rhigos Mountain, South Wales. 
 I created WORKERS GALLERY in 2014  with my husband - artist Chris Williams MA MRBS.
ACTIVISM
I advocate for artist-led sustainable regeneration and the use of pedal power to fuel change. 
I have been involved in successful campaigns to save art spaces and services. The Workers Gallery embodies my belief that being creative and experiencing art can inspire positive cultural and social change. The gallery is part of a vibrant valleys community. It is a place where artists are promoted as workers. It is a place where art practice, art appreciation, creative play and cultural collaboration have the potential for truly sustainable regeneration.
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RESEARCH 

My academic research considers commemoration, particularly that of my ancestor Duncan Edwards. He was a Busby Babe, Manchester United and England football player who died after being injured in the 1958 Munich Air Disaster.
I have a PhD from UCLan & the International Football Institute (the research arm of the National Football Museum). 
I am in the developmental stages of a new drawing and writing research project investigating the graphic representation of aspects of my commemoration research.
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