Alastair Duncan is a visual artist. One of his main areas of work is digital media, including photography and sound. His work is influenced by his interest in tactile, visual and aural texture. This comes from his original training in tapestry weaving at Cleveland College of Art in the North East of England.
He has also had training in digital interactive media, photography, sound and graphic design and has many years of experience working both to commission and in education. He has exhibited his work widely in Britain and internationally.
Early in his career, whilst artist in residence at the Dovecot Arts Centre in Stockton-on-Tees, he won the John Holden Memorial Craft Commission for the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Since then he has been selected as Artist in Residence by museums and schools on many occasions.
Moving to Wales in the 1980s, he established a studio in Swansea`s Maritime Quarter and went on to develop his work in the commission and public art field, and in education.
He has led and directed many different large and small scale projects with schools and community groups across South Wales. Since 2005 he has been working from his own purpose built studio.