Roger Lougher gained his BA (hons) Fine Art
at Falmouth School of Art in 1980. Since then he has continued to be involved
in art and artistic projects. At college he specialised in print-making: finding
it the best medium for his varied output; making etchings, dry-points and lithographs,
but also publishing brochures and pamphlets.
In 1981 he moved to London where
he continued to work as an artist, and had a number of exhibitions in Libraries
in the metropolis. He collaborated with Phil Monk and William Crane in creating
the publication An Illustrated Guide to… in 1985. i-D magazine published an extract
from An Illustrated Guide to Animals and a piece about cycling [Roger was working
as a despatch cyclist at this time]. In 1986 Roger Lougher published The Illustrated
Guide to Open Space as a video, with music by Phil Monk, The Loop Gurus and
Mc Turnip Head. This was exhibited in the group show Mind the Gap at the HarddeKoppen
Gallery in Amsterdam (1987) and the OYB gallery, Mayfair in London (1988).
Roger became involved in animation and worked
in commercial animation from 1988 until 1999. He worked as a painter, tracer,
in-betweener, assistant animator and animator in character and special fx animation
on adverts, tv programmes, videos and films.
In 1998 Roger began taking photographs
in California whilst working in Hollywood. In 1999 he returned to Wales and
continued to develop his photographic skills and sensibility. He ran a number
of courses and workshops for adults with disabilities between 2002 and 2006.
In 2007 he graduated from the Documentary Photography
MA at Newport University
October 22nd – 24th
, Space Between Group MA show, Turner House Gallery, Penarth
in arts review section about Rhai o’r holl Feini, Golwg [weekly Welsh
language news and arts magazine]
November, private commission to take 6 photographs
for Kalla Bella, Cardiff
January, six photographs from Rhai o’r
holl Feini / Some of all the Stones purchased by National Library of Wales
for main photography collection.
August, featured in article on Cardiff artists,
Taliesin [arts and new writing quarterly]
August, publication Rhai o’r
holl Feini / Some of all the Stones (introduction by Dic Jones and professor
Geraint H. Jenkins) published by Roger Lougher. A documentary photography book
of all the gorsedd circles in Wales.
August 2nd – 9th, installation Blwch-Ffoto
Cymru Wyllt at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Cardiff. Sponsored by Eisteddfod
Genedlaethol Cymru. A portrait studio in which Eisteddfod goers were invited
to dress as one of six iconic Welsh figures drawn from the visual culture of
January, group show Distill at the Chocolate