Alice Briggs is an artist, arts educator and curator who has exhibited and invigilated work in the UK and mainland Europe. She is Head of Art at Amgueddfa Cymru since June 2022, and was previously assistant curator at Ceredigion Museum based in Aberystwyth from 2009-22. Alice has experience in the commissioning and management of public art projects in her previous roles as Project Manager for Cywaith Cymru (subsequently Safle); the public art agency for Wales, arts tutor for Aberystwyth University's School of Lifelong Learning, and gallery interpreter for Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Other positions have included arts facilitator for Haul Arts in Health.
Alice Briggs graduated in Visual Performance at Dartington College of Arts, and completed an MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies from Newcastle. Since then she founded Blaengar - an emerging arts organisation focused on site-specific works and creative events in the public realm.
Alice has a growing interest in the recuperative benefits of creative arts within the health sector. She has experience of working within a variety of health care environments, including mental health, stroke rehabilitation and with children suffering long-term illnesses and learning difficulties.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2005 - MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
2001 - BA Hons Visual Performance, Dartington College of Arts, South Devon
1998 - Art Foundation Diploma, Carmarthenshire College of Technology and Art, Carmarthen
2007 - Blaengar and Whiterope performance on the streets of Venice, St. Mark’s Square, Aberystwyth
2007 - Dressing Floor: performance and interventions, Llywernog Lead and Silver Mine Museum, Devil’s Bridge and Aberystwyth bandstand
2006 - Interaction: performance, installation and sculpture on the promenade and Kings Hall Square, Aberystwyth supported by the Arts Council for Wales
2005 - Protection: series of photographs, 'Towards the Future' a Centre for Performance Research Conference, Aberystwyth University
2005 - Sentinels: slate installation, Coed Hills Rural Artspace
2005 - Sentinels: Slate Sculpture on trees, 'Private Views', Tregaron
2002 - Big Arts week with Lauriston Primary school
1998 - Animal Magic: exhibition, National Museums and Galleries of Wales
1998 - Annual Contexture Festival, Dartington College of Arts (annually until 2002)
1998 - Student of the Year, National Eisteddfod of Wales