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Dr Cerys Knighton is a 30-year-old artist based in Cardiff. Her practice is based on working through her experiences and managing mental ill health. In 2021 she was awarded first prize at the Doctoral Academy’s Images of Research exhibition and in 2019 was awarded the Disability Art Award from the Livery Company of Wales. Cerys has had four solo exhibitions and her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions. Her work has been featured by media outlets including the BBC and S4C.


Filming with S4C Prynhawn Da, October 2020

Pointillism artwork by Cerys Knighton, 'On the Edge of Restoration', published in Issue 3 of Question Journal.
'On the Edge of Restoration', Question Journal: Frontiers, 3 (2019)

Cerys achieved a PhD at Cardiff University researching the historic medical and cultural identity of bipolarity, funded by SWW-DTP. Her research examined developments in diagnostic categories, forms and places of treatment, and perceptions of patients. The artwork drawn from this research seeks a space for reflection: looking at how medical categories and representations have evolved to reflect on current societal attitudes towards bipolarity.

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Artwork and Research

Cerys Knighton filming with S4C Prynhawn Da, working on clay, driftwood, and dried flower sculptures.
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