Mark Hicken

Venice Diaries: Lost and Found in Venice

Mark Hicken is our latest new Fine Art graduate to join the Arts Council of Wales Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus programme. Here are his first thoughts on being immersed in the Venice Biennale. ‘Since finishing my degree in May I have gone through all the cliché post uni phases – “Yay freedom can’t wait to make whatever I want”, “Oh my … Continue reading Venice Diaries: Lost and Found in Venice

Inc Space member sets up new crit sessions to build a creative community

Ian Cook Tapia, one of CSAD’s Incubation Unit members, is planning a new creative co-working space for the city. In preparation for that he’s launching regular art crit sessions in Roath. Ian explains ‘Ffangai is a small arts organisation working towards better understanding Cardiff’s Creative Industries both as a business and as a community, and hopefully one day will build our own creative hub.’ ‘Towards … Continue reading Inc Space member sets up new crit sessions to build a creative community

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Venice Diaries: Anna visits the New Zealand Pavilion

New Fine Art graduate Anna Rogers is taking part in the Arts Council of Wales Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus programme, supported by Cardiff School of Art and Design. Here are her thoughts on visiting the New Zealand Pavilion in the Tese dell’Isolotto, one of the oldest and largest maritime buildings in the Arsenale. ‘In Lisa Reihana: Emissaries, the artist dissects and … Continue reading Venice Diaries: Anna visits the New Zealand Pavilion

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RAT TRAP: Open Call

New grads from CSAD’s Fine Art programme are organising another of their ‘Rat Trap’ exhibition. They have announced an Open Call for all Cardiff based fine artists working with any media (sculpture, painting, video, sound, installation, performance). Every artist is eligible to submit 2 works (max.) that, once selected, will be presented at the Rat Trap upcoming event, on the 18 November. There is no … Continue reading RAT TRAP: Open Call

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Cardiff Met’s Animation and Games Design staff collaborate with First Campus students on Haunted House computer game project

During the recent First Campus Summer School at CSAD, Owen Stickler and Tom Edgar from the Animation program collaborated with Paul Angel from the Cardiff Met Games Design program to run a Haunted House themed game project. Students experienced the process of designing and creating a video game from scratch. From initial idea generation, character and background design to writing code. First Campus Students combined … Continue reading Cardiff Met’s Animation and Games Design staff collaborate with First Campus students on Haunted House computer game project