An Animated Conversation with Joanna Quinn

CSAD’s Animation department are pleased to welcome Oscar nominated and internationally acclaimed animator and illustrator Joanna Quinn. Joanna is now a highly acclaimed figure in world animation and was named Animation Laureate 2013 by ASIFA International. Her fine drawing skills, wonderful characterisations and her humour mark her out as a unique talent. Joanna has won a raft of top awards, including Emmys, Baftas and Jury … Continue reading An Animated Conversation with Joanna Quinn

Visiting Artist Lecture Bedwyr Williams

Renowned Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams will be visiting the Fine Art department at CSAD on Friday 24 February to deliver a guest lecture. Williams’s performances, films and installations often involve comic narratives about dystopian futures, in which serious concerns are undercut by moments of absurdist humour or banal observations. Previous projects have seen Williams build an observatory in homage to amateur astrologers and assume a … Continue reading Visiting Artist Lecture Bedwyr Williams

Visiting Lecturer: Neil Hubbard, Heatherwick Studios

CSAD KEYNOTE LECTURE Neil Hubbard, Designer for Heatherwick Studio, is coming to CSAD to give a lecture on his work at the studio. British designer Thomas Heatherwick founded Heatherwick Studio in 1994 to bring craft, design, architecture and urban planning together in a single workspace. The Studios practice is collaborative, innovative and embraces art to engineering. This is an opportunity not to be missed. Friday … Continue reading Visiting Lecturer: Neil Hubbard, Heatherwick Studios

British Art Medal Society Success

The judging panel of the 24th Student Medal Competition of the British Art Medal Society met recently at the British museum to view entries from 12 UK colleges, plus two foreign academies. There was a total of 116 UK medals and ten prizes were awarded. We are delighted that the Grand First Prize, from the Worshipful Company of Founders, of £750 was awarded to CSAD … Continue reading British Art Medal Society Success

Socialite – An Collaborative Experimetal Film

Socialite is the result of a new collaboration between second year CSAD students and students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Students from CSAD‘s second year Field project “Athletes of the Heart”, led by Lecturer for Animation, Tom Edgar, have collaborated with Dan Soley, a 3rd year student of Composition at the RWCMD to create an abstract visual response to music exploring … Continue reading Socialite – An Collaborative Experimetal Film

Students tackle social awareness in Higher Education Institutions

In collaboration with Artworks Cymru, eight CSAD students travelled around South Wales from Cardiff to Bargoed, from Abergavenny to Blaenavon, to observe a diverse range of participatory arts practices. The organisations included: Caerphilly Craft Ambassadors working with students at risk of being NEETs, Nofit State Youth Circus working with children with special educational needs and Steetwise Opera, empowering the homeless through the shared act of … Continue reading Students tackle social awareness in Higher Education Institutions

Field Project at cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD)

The Monster is His Secret Father

‘The monster is his secret father’ an ensemble of work by second year students from Cardiff School of Art & Design, lead by Programme Director for Illustration, Amelia Johnstone. Time: 6:00PM, Thursday 16 February 2017 Location: The High Street Arcade, Cardiff The work extrapolates a quote from Robert Calasso, mythographer author and publisher, who looks to mythology to try and bring understanding to the present. … Continue reading The Monster is His Secret Father