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Bob Gelsthorpe is a graduate of CSAD where he studied BA Fine Art between 2009 and 2012. However, unlike many who graduated with him, he stayed in the city after his graduation in order to make a go of being an artist here.

Bob’s interest in painting and art continues to grow in a variety of ways. He is no longer simply a painter but a key piece in a vibrant art scene which is blooming in the City because of initiatives like Gelsthorpe’s own art collective: BIT Studios.

Read the full interview on the CSAD Magazine website.

- April 24th, 2014 -

In September 2014, Dr Alnajadah, Weaving Consultant to Al-Sadu Weaving Co-operative Society (SWCS) and Associate Professor and Head of the Interior Design Department at the Public Authority for Applied Education & Training (PAAET) in Kuwait, will be commencing a two year research sabbatical at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

The project is jointly sponsored by PAAET, Kuwait and Cardiff Metropolitan University, to continue the research collaboration between CSAD’s Dr Keireine Canavan and Dr. Alnajadah, and the Al-Sadu Textile Research Project.

The project will progress under the auspices of WIRAD (Welsh Institute for Research in Art & Design).

- April 23rd, 2014 -
CSAD Artist of the week - April 17th, 2014 -

Carmen Stahl - CSAD artist of the week

Carmen Stahl is one of the current CSAD artists of the week. See her delicate ceramics and drawings on display in the cabinet at the Howard Gardens campus.

- April 17th, 2014 -

Dr Keireine Canavan

In the latest addition to the CSAD Magazine website, Dr Keireine Canavan talks about her life, her career and research.

Born in England to Irish parents, Keireine has also lived in Scotland, and has been working in Wales for over a decade, as well as spending time living in the Middle East, learning about its culture while working with bedouin weavers.

“They’re illiterate and so it’s a complete oral history and it is definitely dying out. One technique that we’ve been researching – and I collaborate with Dr Ali Alnajadah – and we’ve only found eight weavers of this one technique. The symbols and the semiotics – you can’t read them but it’s a complete language” she explains.

Read the full interview on the CSAD Magazine website.

- April 15th, 2014 -

Sarah Younan Cardiff School of Art and Design CSAD
As part of an event organised by Axisweb, Andrew Renton, Head of Applied Art at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, will be ‘in conversation’ with research student Sarah Younan about their collaboration and what artists can bring to the interpretation of collections.

Held at the National Museum Wales, the day-long symposium, for artists, curators and museum professionals, will examine how artists can work with museum collections to both extend and enhance artists’ practice and open collections up in new and innovative ways.

The event will take place on 14th May in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre. Places are free, but booking is essential.

- April 9th, 2014 -
Double Dialogues comes to Cardiff - April 9th, 2014 -

Double Dialogues Cardiff

Professor Clive Cazeaux is part of a Cardiff team organising the international Double Dialogues Conference, ‘Precursors into the Future’ taking place in the City from 19-21 September 2014.

Double Dialogues is a series of annual conferences bringing together artists, philosophers and theorists to discuss questions at the intersection of art theory and practice. There is also an accompanying on-line, peer-reviewed journal. It is led by artists, philosophers and cultural theorists at the Australian universities of Deakin, Melbourne and Swinburn, with local organization by colleagues at the host institutions. Headed up by Chris Norris, the 2014 conference is being organised by artists and philosophers from Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and the University of South Wales.

- April 9th, 2014 -

The School is based on two campuses, Llandaff and Howard Gardens. In Autumn 2014 our new School building on the Llandaff campus will be completed, and all School of Art & Design programmes will be based in the new building from this date. For more information on the new building, visit this page.

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