Richard Huw Morgan
Leading and presentation. October 28th 2016.
Tabakalera, Plaza de las cigarreras, 1, Donostia-San Sebastián.
Dabadaba, Mundaitz Kalea, 8, Donostia-San Sebastián.
Solo and collaborative artist, performer & broadcaster, in Wales and internationally since 1990.
Degree in Philosophy & Psychology followed by a Masters in Media Studies. Initially worked as a media consultant for environmental organisations in the UK.
Encountered the site-specific work of Welsh theatre pioneers Brith Gof in 1988. This changed his life. In 1990 he debuted with them at St David’s Hall (Cardiff) and worked in Wales & internationally with the company on 15 projects until 1997.
In 1992 he began a creative partnership with Brith Gof colleague John Rowley, initially as Das Wunden, and since 1996 as good cop bad cop (gcbc) producing over fifty works. Primarily live performance but also including video, installation and sonic works. Work presented at 3 British Council showcases in Edinburgh and Gijon (Spain), 5 National Eisteddfodau (Wales premier cultural festival), Tate Tanks, at Tate Modern London, and Chapter, Cardiff, where they are based.
Funders include British Council, Wales Arts International, Arts Council Wales (ACW), Welsh Government – Dylan Thomas 100 festival, European Union enlargement fund.
In 2006 awarded an ACW Major Creative Wales Award for Pharmakon, a sonic mapping of Wales.
Research fellow in Time Based practice at University of Wales Institute Cardiff (2002-4), Welsh Language Research Fellow in Bi-lingual Graphic Design, Swansea Metropolitan University (2006-7), Lecturer in Technology in Performance, University of South Wales (2012-present)
In 2011 he co-founded Pitch, a weekly arts programme for Radio Cardiff, with John Rowley providing a public platform for over 1000 individual artists to give public profile to their work. In 2014 they commissioned 9 new 3 minute radio works with funding from ACW. Now broadcasting as Pitch/Illustration/Radio in collaboration with Amelia Johnstone, Head of Illustration at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
In 2015 he performed in Iliad with National Theatre Wales, his 3rd production with them under the direction of Pearson/Brookes. Member of “good news from the future” ensemble of performers over the age of 50 under the guidance of Prof Mike Pearson, working with the “in all languages” methodology, devised by Pearson, Morgan and Rowley. 2016 Collaborator with Pearson and Rowley on “Adam on St Agnes’ Eve at 1:25” for National Museum of Wales.