How many times do you walk into a gallery space and you feel distanced from the work? The way artworks are often displayed has restricted our experience of it to a limited, solely visual one, though this needn’t be the case…
HAPTIC is a collection of work from current and past students of ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design: Jessica Dent, Elin Hughes, Yixia Lin, Natasha Mitchell, Ethan Powell, Adlina Razan Ruslan, Jasper Smith, and Hamish Symonds.
The exhibition is displayed in such a way that invites you to engage with your full sensorium, moving away from the restraints of the white cube format. All artists use the same material, but each explore the diversity of the medium in completely contrasting ways, resulting in a varied and exciting experience.
Accompanying the work is an audio tour by curator and second year Fine Art student, Heledd C Evans, guiding you through the space and encouraging you to interact with the exhibition. Heledd was one of the students who took part in the Arts Council of Wales Wales in Venice Invigilator Plus Programme at the Venice Biennale in 2017 and you will be able to see some of her work inspired by the experience at g39 in April.
Haptic runs from 10 to 24 March at Arcade Cardiff, at Three Doors Up in Queens Arcade in Cardiff city centre. The Private View on Friday 9 March, 6 to 8pm.