Haf Weighton is an up and coming textile artist. Her work is painted, printed and stitched with thick layers of Gutterman thread. Haf’s love of travel and the cultures connected to her identity is a focus of her work, drawing on experiences of the places she has called home.
In this exhibition the area of Green Lanes, London is contrasted with a selection of work based on Penarth, a gothic Victorian seaside town on the shores of the Bristol channel.
A graduate of Liverpool School of Art, Haf taught art for over a decade at Highgate Wood School in North London before moving back to South Wales in 2015.
Since the move, Haf’s work has formed part of private and public collections and she has hosted a series of solo exhibitions which have featured on National TV.
In 2017 Haf was appointed Creative Practitioner for the Arts Council of Wales at Pencoed Primary School. The artwork created through this project, aimed at raising student attainment in numeracy, was displayed at The Hearth Gallery, Llandough Hospital in March 2017 and at The Saatchi Gallery since September 2017.
Her private commissions of family homes make unique presents that could become modern day heirlooms.