The 2014 Cardiff School of Art & Design Masters Exhibition catalogue is now available to view online – click here to view or click the link below to open the catalogue in a browser.
CSAD staff members Dr Natasha Mayo and Chris Glynn will be active contributors to the forthcoming ‘Thinking with John Berger’ multidisciplinary and international conference on the work of John Berger. Natasha will use Berger’s text Bento’s Sketchbook to discuss her on-going project in living research, ‘Parental Conversations’, which explores the ways in which parents can collaborate and converse with their children through the activity of drawing.
Both Natasha and Chris will co-ordinate creative and critical activities for delegates during the conference, combining illustration, drawing and photography. Registration for the conference is open: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/bergerconference.
On 27th August CSAD was delighted to welcome Joan Baker, Bryn Richards and Noel Upfold to the School and to introduce them to Masters students preparing for their final show.
Bryn Richards is a well known Welsh artist. Noel Upfold taught theory and context in Cardiff Art School into the 1980s. Joan Baker trained at Cardiff Art School during the War and then took up a teaching position with the School, heading the Foundation programme for many years. She has recently had a retrospective show of her paintings at the University of South Wales and continues to draw and take an interest in contemporary art. It was a special day for all of us.
For the latest in a series of interviews with Fine Art graduates, ‘The Phantom Factory’ talks to Emily Rose Furber.
In the interview Emily addresses the nature of her work, stating it is ‘always driven by a cause or theme [...] particularly the empowerment of women and addressing women’s rights. I believe this has been at the core of my work, in connection with my interest in International Development and global issues connected with this, as this is what I am most passionate about’.
Read the full interview on the Phantom Factory website.
Visit Emily’s blog here.
The Summer 2014 Research and Enterprise newsletter is now available to view online.
CSAD is host to a wide variety of exciting research & enterprise activities. The School strives to build links and share its expertise, creativity and innovation with academic, industry and community partners. The R&E Newsletter provides a quarterly snapshot of work by the School’s staff and students.
In this edition, read about awards and funding recipients such as the School’s User-Centered Design Group and staff members Dr Cathy Treadaway and Professor Rob Pepperell. Also featured are the many presentations, lectures and conferences attended by staff, such as Dr Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos’s presentation at the ‘New Interfaces for Musical Expression’ conference in London and Professor Jeffrey Jones’ Inaugural and Professorial Lecture entitled ‘Clay: What kind of stuff do you call that?’.
A proposal submitted by BA Ceramics graduate Abigail Heath has been awarded an InSite Commission.
Proposals were submitted by graduates from across the country, following an online recruitment campaign in partnership with A-N, the artists information company. All proposals were then considered by a selection panel, this year consisting of Simon Taylor, Head of Learning at Ikon Gallery and Jane McArdle, Heritage Manager for Birmingham Cathedral.
Congratulations to Abigail.
More information on the InSite website.
On the ‘Phantom Factory’ website is a recent interview with CSAD Fine Art graduate Kimberley Jones, who uses etchings in her work.
“The results are astonishing and the diverse shapes and markings offer some really interesting discourse within the pieces.”
Read the full interview here.
More of Kimberley’s work can be found on her blog: kimberleyelizabethj.tumblr.com
image: 16.03.14 Roath to Riverside. Surface Roll and Intaglio prints. Kicked