‘Based in Cardiff and with a background in the Human Sciences, my artwork is exhibited across the UK, and Europe. I received a Masters level distinction from Swansea Met, and my work has been recognised by The Bath Society of Artists, Paintings in Hospitals, The Welsh Artist of the Year competition (winner of the student prize 2010) and featured on the Cover of Artist Newsletter (April 2012).

Inspired by my perspective as a colour-blind artist, my work has developed from a background in observational painting and drawing to consider perception in a much wider sense. The work now utilises a multi-media approach, which includes, painting, drawing, film-making, audio-works and public engagement.  Although, I still consider myself a painter.

My research interests are drawn from the arts, everyday life, from philosophy and the sciences. Areas of particular interest include, cultural evolution, Universal Darwinism, the evolution of consciousness, the relation between theory and practice, perception, optical illusions and colour theory. The painted works are inspired by my research interests, but  often also make reference to children’s games and board games to give a bright, simple and playful aesthetic. In the film and public works perception is treated in a much more general sense, drawing upon the history of science, aspects of cultural transmission and fuzzy logic.

In addition, I lecture on my work and the relationship between the Arts and Sciences and I am currently working with Julia Thomas on an Art and Science network for Cardiff.’


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Phil Lambert

  • Phil Lambert


Born: Oxford, England, UK
Education: 2008-2011 - MA Fine Art - Distinction, Swansea Metropolitan University
2006 - Introduction to Arts Management, Cardiff Centre of Lifelong Learning
2002-2005 - BA Fine Art, University of Wales Institute Cardiff
1998-2001 - BSc Human Sciences, University College London


Selected Solo Exhibitions and Residencies

Oct 2011 ‘Rainbow song’ for Made in Roath Festival, Roath Park Conservatory, Cardiff
Sept/Oct 2011 ‘After Image’ with 2nd Year Cardiff University PHD Psychology Student Georgie Powell, Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff

Selected Group Exhibitions

July 2012 ‘Being2’ At Arcade Cardiff, Queens Arcade, Cardiff
June – August 2012 Summer exhibition at Flannels clothing store Cardiff
Jan 2012 ‘Fresh Paint’ Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Sept 2011 ‘Vending Machine’ by Elysium + ART-E-MOTION, Venice Biennale 2011
June 2011 ‘Vertical Cinema’ Film night with ‘December Lab’, Cardiff
June 2011 ‘Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition’ Victoria Art Gallery Bath
Nov 2010 ‘A Taste of Wales’ Freies Museum, Berlin
June Aug 2010 ’Welsh Artist of the Year 2010’ St David’s Hall, Cardiff
May June 2010 ‘Three from Swansea’ with L. O’Connor and J. Davies, Fringe Arts Bath
March 2010 ‘St David’s Day – the Big Fuss at WMC’ Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff
Feb 2010 ‘Tacitly Speaking’ with S. Zeally and J. Howieson, Backlit, Nottingham
Sep 2009 Wirksworth Arts Festival, Derbyshire
May 2009 Rooms Gallery, Llandeilo
April 2009 ‘Spring Exhibition’ Bute Space, Cardiff Bay
Feb 2009 ‘Friends show’ Washington Gallery, Penarth
Sept 2008 ‘Works on Paper’ with Framework at the Elysium gallery, Swansea
August 2008 ‘Not the Eisteddfodd’ with Framework at Tactile Bosch, Cardiff
June 2008 ‘New Wave’ Bute Space, Cardiff Bay
April 2007 ‘Still life’ Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
June 2007 ‘SOS’ Barrie J Davies Bathroom Show, Cardiff

Awards and Achievements

July 2012 Selected for Axis’ ‘Out and Beyond Program’
May 2012 Cover artist for May edition of AN (Artists Newsletter magazine/website)
April 2012 Work selected for Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition in Bath
June 2011 Work selected for Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition in Bath
Nov 2010 Work selected for the in-house art in the Urban Outfitters store, Cardiff
May 2010 Winner of the Student Prize Welsh Artist of the Year 2010
May 2006 Selected for Welsh Artist of the Year 2006 exhibition
June 1993 Major Art Scholarship

Lectures and Presentations

July 2012 Presentation on Art and Science at Cardiff Science Festival 2012
March 2012 Presentation at Art and Science conference hosted by Cardiff Dorkbot society
Feb 2012 ‘Arts / Science collaborations and the work of Phil Lambert’ Lunchtime lecture at CUBRIC, Cardiff University Psychology department