FAO is a three person collaborative group founded in 2005 based in Swansea who formed after graduating from Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University in 2005 by members Fern Thomas, Adele Vye and Owen Griffiths. All prize winners from Welsh Artist of the Year, 2009.

Although their individual practices differ, their strategy of working and reasoning for creating work has allowed for a collaborative practice that brings together through cross pollination a fascinating and eclectic practice held together at its core by their shared social and environmental concerns. The three person collective focus on interactive and participatory art, often with an emphasis on environmental concerns.

Work can take the form of interactive actions and live events, through to drawing, photographically documented actions and discussion.  Through their residency in Aberystwyth, FAO hope to make new work through intensive dialogues and experimentation within their strategies of working.

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Arts Council of Wales
  • Welsh Government
  • National Lottery
  • Ceredigion County Coucil

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