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

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

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

The Snow, The Crow, & The Blood Exhibition

Illustration graduate Layla Holzer will be holding a solo exhibition of work at Hamilton House in Bristol from the 3 to the 14 February 2017. The exhibition will feature a body of work inspired by the stories of Angela Carter, including Layla’s Erl-King film which was produced as a part of her studies on the MA Art & Design programme at Cardiff School of Art … Continue reading The Snow, The Crow, & The Blood Exhibition

BA Illustration

Polish Visit Inspires Future Engineers of the Imagination

Cardiff School of Art and Design students on the Second Year cross-disciplinary Field module, ‘Engineers of the Imagination’, have enjoyed a successful inaugural visit to Poznan. The Santander-funded field trip links with a humanitarian-based project and has provided real insight to the five CSAD students who visited and took their work out to public arenas. Student Jacob Courtney said: “This was the first time I had … Continue reading Polish Visit Inspires Future Engineers of the Imagination

Layla Holzer CSAD Illustration graduate

Angela Carter’s Theatre of Shadows

Layla Holzer, a BA (Hons) Illustration graduate from 2013, was recently invited to install her Theatre of Shadows at the Arnolfini in Bristol. Layla’s theatre installation featured a shadow puppet film of her own making called ‘Wondertales’ inspired by the magic realist stories of Angela Carter. The installation formed part of a conference around Angela Carter that was hosted at the Arnolfini as a part … Continue reading Angela Carter’s Theatre of Shadows

Circle Line: A collaboration between RWCMD & CSAD

Circle Line: A Journey Upstream

In the Autumn Term 2016 students from CSAD and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama collaborated to create an experimental documentary film with original music. Led by Senior Lecturer for Illustration, Chris Glynn, the piece was created in seven sections, each made by a multi-disciplinary team of students including those from our Illustration, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Textiles, and Artist Designer Maker programmes. … Continue reading Circle Line: A Journey Upstream