The 2013 Christine Risley Award Winner


Hefin Jones, BA (Hons) Design graduate

The Welsh Space Campaign by Hefin Jones

Goldsmiths BA (Hons) Design graduate Hefin, from Cardigan in Wales, created a space suit made by Welsh craftsmen from materials sourced in Wales. A plumber has built a pressure system for the spacesuit, a traditional clog maker has made space clogs, and the last remaining wool mills in Wales have provided material for the space suit.

Hefin explains: "The Welsh Space Campaign (WSC) launches ordinary Welsh people into outer space, by finding a cosmic context for Welsh culture, skills and traditions. I aim to reveal that Wales has the capacity to explore space, and to show that off-world culturalisation can be achieved through a collective communitarian effort; as a way to allow the people involved to reconsider their role and skill in relation to these cosmic contexts." The piece will be exhibited in the Constance Howard Gallery at Goldsmiths from 24 September - 24 October, after which it will become part of the Welsh National Museum Archive.