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

Travelling Circus Exhibition

Travelling Circus An exhibition by third year Illustration students from Cardiff school of Art & Design. Dates: 9 – 12 March 2017 Location: 3 – 5 Duke Street Arcade (opposite Cardiff Castle) There will be 12-15 illustrators working within the space for 4 days. The aim is to invite people in for conversations and to give people an insight into how we work as creatives. Continue reading Travelling Circus Exhibition

Marrakech Exhibition

A group of second year students from across the School visited Marrakech (Morocco), during January of this year as a part of their Field module studies. There will be an exhibition of selected finished works, works in progress, and sketchbooks, by students and staff who took part in this study trip. The exhibition features a variety of textiles, paintings, illustration, and print, as well as … Continue reading Marrakech Exhibition

The Joy of Painting

Our students are holding an event celebrating the Joy of Painting. There will be opportunities to paint-along with Bob Ross as well as casual and competitive ‘paint offs’ throughout the evening. The event is open to all CSAD students! Date: Friday 10 March 2017 Time: 5:00 – 7:30pm Venue: Life Drawing Room, N-Block Cost: £3 per person Contact Sophie Keen (Illustration) to purchase a wristband. … Continue reading The Joy of Painting

Illustration students, graduates and staff discuss International Women’s Day

On Thursday 2nd March 2017 three illustration students, Sophie Keen (third year), Jess Jenkins (third year) and Jessica Slight (second year), along with illustration graduates Osian Grifford and Jamie Stevenson, and the Programme Director for Illustration Amelia Johnstone, hosted the Radio programme Pitch/Illustration/Radio Radio Cardiff 98.7fm to discuss International Women’s day with Guests from the Cardiff and Swansea events – Bethan Morgan from Cardiff’s Mercury Theatre and … Continue reading Illustration students, graduates and staff discuss International Women’s Day

An Animated Conversation with Joanna Quinn

On the 28 of February internationally acclaimed and Oscar nominated animator Joanna Quinn visited Cardiff School of Art and Design. In the first of a series of Animated Conversations Joanna discussed her working methods, influences, and philosophy of drawing and animation with Owen Stickler, Programme Director for Animation. Joanna talked passionately and amusingly about her belief in creating strong female characters such as her most … Continue reading An Animated Conversation with Joanna Quinn

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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