Thomas Goddard works across design, drawing, photography, film and performance exploring the relationship between place, community, culture and fiction. His recent work has included customised football wall charts, an odyssey across Wales, an archive to a lake monster, as well as a short horror film, portraits of social division and apocalyptic animations.
Goddard’s work looks at the relationship between the individual and society, the role of misinformation through the media and its effects on contemporary culture through the power of suggestibility and misattribution.
His work examines the line between truth and fiction. How harnessing public anxieties is exemplified by endless facts and sources in an obsessive repetition through the axis of a modern world where choices are seemingly endless.
Goddard studied at University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham. He was recently selected to represent Wales at Standpoint Futures, London. This year he received a Creative Wales Award. In early 2015 he exhibited at g39, Cardiff for Unit(e) and at Elysium Gallery, Swansea as part of WanderBox residency.
Goddard presented his three-part Locws International Public art Commission The Life, Death and Afterlife of Lizzie the Elephant mixing image, performance and participation. Goddard was the first artist in residence at the BBC and was recently commissioned by The Space.
He runs the Learning & Participation programme at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and has recently been recognised nationally for his work in gallery education receiving a Marsh Award for excellence.