CSAD Inc Space member is selected as a Kick-Start: Cardiff Creative Tracks delegate

CSAD Illustration graduate, Ian Cooke Tapia who has also just completed his year in the School’s Graduate Incubation Unit, has been selected as one of the thirty international delegates taking art in Kick-Start: Cardiff, a conference organised by Visiting Arts to support creative entrepreneurs. Ian, a writer and illustrator, has just launched Ffangai, an initiative with the aim of establishing a creative hub in Cardiff.  … Continue reading CSAD Inc Space member is selected as a Kick-Start: Cardiff Creative Tracks delegate

BA Illustration graduate Osian Grifford on working with the National Theatre of Wales

BA Illustration graduate Osian Grifford recently worked with the National Theatre of Wales on a community theatre project entitled ‘Lifted by Beauty : Adventures in Dreaming‘. Osian explains his role: “As the illustrator for this production I lived in Rhyl for a week, mostly illustrating the story of the project at National Theatre Wales’ shop. The stories and activities that fed into the final production … Continue reading BA Illustration graduate Osian Grifford on working with the National Theatre of Wales

Art & Philosophy | Salon Style Debates

Cardiff School of Art & Design staff Dr Martyn Woodward, Amelia Johnstone & Prof. Clive Cazeaux will be leading two salon style debates as a part of the 2017 Diffusion Festival: Cardiff’s international festival of photography. Dates: Tuesday 2 & 9 May 2017 Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Octavo’s Book & Wine Bar Running for two consecutive weeks these debates will be followed by continued … Continue reading Art & Philosophy | Salon Style Debates

BBC feature for Illustration graduate

Gideon Summerfield, a graduate of CSAD’s BA Illlustration course has been featured in a BBC video entitled ‘Meet the Artist who sketches refugees’. Gideon draws the community of refugees who gather regularly in a North London synagogue,  talking to them about their journeys and experiences and recording their stories in his sketchbook. Watch the video here. Continue reading BBC feature for Illustration graduate

Uncle Tom Exhibition

In the B-Block gallery space first year students from our Animation, Illustration and Graphic Communication courses are celebrating the culmination of all their hard work over the last few months working on the collaborative Field Project ‘Uncle Tom’. In order to tell stories about ‘now’ we often have to look at ‘then’. Researching the story of Uncle Tom and the Welsh connection to the Spanish … Continue reading Uncle Tom Exhibition

Amelia Johnstone – Giving Puppets a Voice

Amelia Johnstone, Programme Director for Illustration at Cardiff School of Art & Design, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Puppetry Research Conference at the Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2017. Amelia will present a paper entitled ‘Manipulated – Puppetry, Society & Storytelling‘ and will discuss how puppetry should not only be considered as an art form, but as a form and mode of research. … Continue reading Amelia Johnstone – Giving Puppets a Voice