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BA MA Ceramics mingle

The Ceramics department at CSAD held a Mingle event on Wednesday 25th March, inviting fifteen movers and shakers in the Ceramics and wider Arts community in Wales to share their knowledge and experience with our Ceramics students, leaving them brimming full of inspiration, contacts and initiatives.

The event offered an excellent opportunity to develop professional practice skills, and it is hoped a follow up will be conducted in September.

BA MA Ceramics mingle

- March 30th, 2015 -

Ceramics students from both BA and MA programmes at CSAD attended tour guide training today with Andrew Renton and Penelope Hines at the National Museum Wales in preparation for the Fragile? exhibition opening 18 April–4 October 2015.

It was an extraordinary day comprising seminars on a range of works discussing their materiality, theme and curatorial arrangement. Utterly fascinating to encounter the role and responsibility of a tour guide – as a walking and responsive catalogue on behalf of an exhibition. Students have now committed to working for the museum throughout the duration of the show by coupling up with more experienced guides and offering the public more subject specific knowledge. An incredible opportunity for their growing aesthetic appreciation and CV.

- March 30th, 2015 -

Cardiff School of Art and Design

Cardiff School of Art & Design is one of eight buildings that have been shortlisted for a Welsh Regional RIBA Award. The regional awards recognise an important contribution to architecture.

Designed by Austin-Smith:Lord, the £10m build, which is the second major phase of development at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Llandaff campus, follows the RIBA Award winning Cardiff School of Management.

The winners will be announced on 30th April.

- March 23rd, 2015 -

Chrisoula Konstantakos

‘Turning Point’, a website set up by third year Ceramics students, is a showcase for their work as they approach the end of their undergraduate studies. The latest to be featured is Conceptual Ceramicist Chrisoula Konstantakos.

“Process is my central focus and the centre of my practice. Getting to the gist of the processes opens new avenues in which I investigate my material. It’s the art of making that allows me to express ideas in a tangible, haptic form. I can give nothingness a palpable form. From making, come my ideas/my creative expression because it doesn’t set limits or conforms me to pre-conceived ideals.”

Read more about Chrisoula’s and other final year Ceramics students on the Turning Point website.

- March 23rd, 2015 -

Cardiff School of Art and Design Building, Llandaff Campus

Accommodation for Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) has been shortlisted for a Welsh Architecture Award.

Designed by award-winning architects Austin-Smith: Lord, the School’s new and refurbished accommodation is one of twelve buildings across Wales to be shortlisted by the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW). If successful at the next stage, the School’s building could be recommended for an internationally acclaimed Royal Institute of British Architects Award.

During 2011, Cardiff Metropolitan University committed to providing a new £14 million building development on its Llandaff campus to accommodate Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD). The accommodation was fully completed in 2014 and was fully functional by the beginning of the 2014/15 academic year.

Read the full story on the Cardiff Met website.

- March 16th, 2015 -

Developed by a team which includes CSAD Reader in Inclusive Design Dr Wendy Keay-Bright, ‘Somability’ is nominated for a 2015 Accolade Award. The ‘Accolades’ celebrate and showcase excellence in social work, social care, early years and childcare in Wales.

Dr Keay-Bright works alongside Joel Gethin Lewis, Pete Hellicar and Marek Bereza to develop ‘Somability’, the name for a series of technology applications that are being designed by the team to promote expressive movement and collaboration among people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) in their day service settings.

Wendy has also been personally invited to the House of Lords to attend the launch of the National Autism Project in April.

- March 12th, 2015 -

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.

Why choose CSAD? Read three big reasons here.

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