Continuing Cardiff School of Art and Design’s on-going engagement with contemporary art, the school recently opened an exhibition, Cardiff’s Contemporaries, in the city centre. The exhibition provides a snap-shot view of the quality, rigour and range of work coming from Fine Art students of Cardiff Metropolitan University’s, Cardiff School of Art and Design since the 1990s to present.
Cardiff’s Contemporaries Exhibition forms part of The Cardiff Contemporary festival, the capital’s biennial festival of international contemporary arts. The Cardiff Contemporary Festival features thirty one days of artistic challenge and discovery across Cardiff for its third edition.
Fine Art lecturer Dr James Green said: “Cardiff’s Contemporaries shows how current students engage with the art world before they graduate and therefore are encouraged to operate as professionals in a highly competitive field. The show demonstrates the quality, rigour and ambition of our students and graduates.
“The Cardiff Contemporary festival overall shows what an international city we live in and it is wonderful that our students can show their work on the same stage as some of the world’s leading artists, which also demonstrates to them where their careers can be in a few years’ time.
“Cardiff’s Contemporaries features a broad range of work - video, painting, drawing, sculpture and print as well as performance and so shows off how CSAD encourages its students to explore the widest range of media that best suit their exciting ideas.”
CSAD, part of Cardiff Metropolitan University, is very grateful to the Morgan Quarter for the loan of the unit for the exhibition and continues a successful collaborative relationship.
The show runs until 12th November, open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 – 18:00 at 13-15 Morgan’s Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AF.
The exhibition features the following artists Anna Rogers, Bob Gelsthorpe, Emily Panizzi, Ethan Dodd, Freya Sharp, Gweni Llwyd, James Green, Magda Lakowska, Mark Hicken, Nathan Mullis, Ramus Evans, Ruth Hitchens, Sarah Padbury and Laura White.