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The Sensorial Object

The Sensorial Object will be an exhibition of artworks for which sensory evocation performs a key part of meaning. Its aim will be to bring together new digital technologies with the long established traditions of ceramics, wood, glass and textiles, in order that we might fully explore the sensory capacity of the applied art object, and the ability of materiality to trigger sensory connections from sight, sound, touch, smell and even taste. The exhibits will be based around the domestic object, in order that we might re-visit familiar experiences through our sensory world, to enable fresh discoveries and new apertures of perception within and beneath the every day.

The exhibition will run from 17th January to 8th March 2015. It will be staged at Craft in the Bay in Cardiff, and curated by Dr. Natasha Mayo and Zoe Preece, on behalf of the Makers Guild of Wales.

- December 19th, 2014 -

I am very proud to say that CSAD did exceptionally well in the Research Excellence Framework exercise. We met all our targets and improved our standing, with 75% of CSAD’s research judged to be world leading and internationally excellent (4* and 3*).

CSAD led a joint submission for the Wales Institute for Research in Art & Design (WIRAD), which brought together outstanding work from a number of Universities.

Cardiff Metropolitan University has considerably improved its standing overall and is the highest placed post-92 University in the THES performance table, situated us at 41 out of over 128 Universities.

It’s a real achievement and my thanks go out to the entire CSAD team, staff and students, as this is such a strong reflection of all that we are, all that we believe in, and how much we can achieve together.

Professor Gaynor Kavanagh
Dean, Cardiff School of Art and Design

Read the full article on the Cardiff Metropolitan University website:

- December 18th, 2014 -

Associate Tutor – Product Design
Salary: £45.74 per session (includes 18% annual leave payment)
Hours: Part-Time
Tenure: As and when required
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Fovography Administration Assistant
Salary: £19,038 – £22,685 pa (pro rata)
Hours: Part-Time
Tenure: Fixed term until 31 December 2017
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- December 18th, 2014 -
Fovography: Vision Research - December 17th, 2014 -

image: Rob Pepperell
image: Rob Pepperell

Throughout the autumn term students have been involved in the ‘Fovography project’, an attempt by a group of artists and designers to construct a new form of pictorial perspective based on the structure of human visual perception.

Part of the project includes running scientific studies to test how people experience visual space. Students from Illustration, Fine Art and Graphic Communication have taken part as participants, and this has led to them gaining a better understanding of their own perceptual processes. They have reported, for example, that they have realized things about the appearance of objects they had never noticed before. They have also reported that they became aware of the peripheral areas of their visual field and how the appearance of the world is often ‘doubled’ due to the fact we usually see with two eyes. Some Masters students are also working as studio assistants, helping out with designing and constructing experimental apparatus, while others have been involved in workshops and discussions about the philosophical implications of this research.

“It’s been great to involve the students in our research. They’ve acted as participants in our experiments, helped us to design and build prototypes, and contributed ideas and feedback on what we’re doing. It’s also great they get to understand more about how vision works and how people from the arts can contribute to new developments in science and technology.” (Prof Robert Pepperell)

Members of the fovography team are developing new forms of imaging and display media, and these are being explored by students interested in creating novel ways of presenting the final show degree work.

- December 17th, 2014 -

Mind your own Business’ Christmas Fayre today, 10am – 5pm, CSAD Heart Space

Everything from screen printed notepads, Christmas Cards and Chocolates, to festive lighting – bring your wallets and your purses and pick up a last minute Christmas present!

Formed as part of the ‘Mind your own Business’ Field module, groups of second year students from a range of disciplines are working together to develop their entrepreneurial skills by marketing and selling products and services.


- December 16th, 2014 -

Cardiff School of Art & Design is home to 1200 students, united by ambition and a true passion for creative enquiry. We are makers and thinkers in the fields of fine art, design, architecture and a range of craft practices. We have workshops and studios that ensure our students can operate as professionals from the moment they start their studies.

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Upcoming Undergraduate Open Days for 2015 entry:
7th March 2015
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20th February 2015
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