The CSAD ‘Master Blasters’ visit the Sidney Nolan Trust Artists Camp

The Cardiff School of Art & Design ‘Master Blasters’ are visiting the Sydney Nolan Trust to create a series of prints and to carve masks based on the opportunities offered by the surroundings at the centre in Presteigne. The group, headed by Dr. James Green, is made up of Masters Degree students who are about to embark on their final Masters Degree exhibition in September, … Continue reading The CSAD ‘Master Blasters’ visit the Sidney Nolan Trust Artists Camp

Graphic Communication students face-to-face with commercial print

Second and third year BA Graphic Communication students enjoyed a visit to Zenith Media‘s print factory in Pontypool today (Tuesday 13th June 2017). The trip afforded a fascinating insight into the world of commercial print. On one site, Zenith have Lithography and digital printing as well as print finishing techniques including perfect binding, saddle stitching, laminating, embossing spot varnishing and foil blocking. Many thanks to … Continue reading Graphic Communication students face-to-face with commercial print

Picture shows Gweni Llwyd.

Venice Biennale invigilator Heledd reviews fellow invigilator Gweni’s Summer Show exhibit

While she takes part in the Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus Programme with the Arts Council of Wales at the Wales Pavilion, first year Fine Art student Heledd Evans aims to explore her writing skills. Just before she left Cardiff for this career changing experience, Heledd reviewed fellow invigilator Gweni Llwyd’s degree show piece, ‘Dwylo Blewog’. Over to Heledd: I chose pieces that explored concepts … Continue reading Venice Biennale invigilator Heledd reviews fellow invigilator Gweni’s Summer Show exhibit

James Richards, Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale 2017: BA Fine Art student Angela’s first week as invigilator

Life in Venice after a whirlwind first week by Angela Magee, Second Year Fine Art Student Well it was an eventful, full-on first week of my five week residency in Venice, invigilating at the Wales Pavilion at the Biennale and developing my own work, and this is the first chance I’ve had to post a news story… Press week is always busy, and especially so … Continue reading Venice Biennale 2017: BA Fine Art student Angela’s first week as invigilator

CSAD at the Venice Biennale

CSAD at the Venice Biennale

Cardiff School of Art and Design is delighted to be supporting its students to have the unique experience of invigilating Wales’ exhibition at the Santa Maria Ausiliatrice and to develop their own artistic, writing and curatorial practice during their stay. The seven selected students will each spend a month at the Biennale – the largest and most prestigious visual arts exhibition in the world. We … Continue reading CSAD at the Venice Biennale

Morocco Field Trip

An inter-disciplinary group of our Second Year students have recently been out to Marrakech, Morocco, as a part of their Field module studies. The Cultural Colours of Morocco project offers second year students an intercultural experience of material culture and differing cultural values. Experiencing international travel to northern Africa assists students in defining their ‘cultural self’ as an artist or designer, within their chosen disciplines. … Continue reading Morocco Field Trip

Tiree Techwave Autumn 2015

Tiree Techwave

A group of students from our MSc Product Design programme travelled all the way up to the Inner-Hebrides to attend Tiree Techwave – a hands-on making and meeting event exploring the edges of technology on the wild edge of Scotland. Tiree Tech Wave offers a time to step out, albeit momentarily, from a target-driven world, to experiment and play with hardware and software, to discuss the … Continue reading Tiree Techwave