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Future Exhibitions

Gesamtkunstwerk - Total Art Work

Gesamtkunstwerk - Total Art Work

BA Students from Cardiff School of Art & Design

Foyer

08 February 2020 until 22 February 2020

The humble and ubiquitous ‘bowl’ is a form so familiar that it often goes unseen, blending into shelving, table tops, covered one beneath another, on draining boards, beneath food. It is at once so tightly woven into our domestic scene that it becomes all but invisible and at the same time punctuates our lives, sustains us.

In the first 6 weeks of their final year the BA students from CSAD are set the challenge to identify and distil the core characteristics of their individual practice into the form of a ‘bowl’. It is indeed a challenge, to retain the integrity of their ideas within a form not necessarily the prior focus of their work. In doing so the students must identify strongly with the nature of their practice in order that they retain a sense of integrity in the outcome.

The results are not simply ‘bowls’ - if there can ever be such a thing - but rather, a distillation of the practice of the graduating ceramics students 2019, a rich platform on which they will now build their final body of degree show work.

Dreams from Detroit

Dreams from Detroit

Images of the American Car in the mid 20th Century - Richard Cox

Main Gallery

08 February 2020 until 21 March 2020

DFD documents a period in automobile history in America that was characterized by  an approach to design and styling that paid little concern with fuel  economy and restraint in design.  The automobile design studios in Detroit, at the time, were dealing with  perceptible aero-dynamics, the influence of aircraft  and rocket design  exemplified by sometimes outrageous exuberance. Visions of the future which reflected the times in which they conceived.  The images in this show centre around the late 1950s until the mid 70s.

Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita

Prints by Pete Williams

Gallery 3

08 February 2020 until 21 March 2020

Terra Incognita will showcase illustrations from Cardiff based print maker, Pete Williams, which have been created in response to Arthur Machen’s novel ‘The Three Imposters’. The Three Imposters publishing company have produced a new publication combining the illustrations with the macabre tales of the novel which was first published in 1895. The novel is loosely structured around the flight of the enigmatic ‘young man with spectacles’ through London from the agents of the evil Dr Lipsius, after he has inadvertently stolen a priceless coin, the Gold Tiberius. The publication will be available to purchase during the exhibition.