CSAD Masters graduate Promotes Sustainable Manufacturing Methods

Solving problems in a sustainable manner has become Andrew Hallam’s creative purpose. Since moving to Cardiff, the 23-year-old designer from Nottingham has nurtured a growing interest for efficient manufacturing methods. Andrew, who just completed a Masters in Product design at CSAD, explains: “My approach to design is that of a realistic nature, designing products and manufacturing systems that society needs today and that can be … Continue reading CSAD Masters graduate Promotes Sustainable Manufacturing Methods

The Power of the Mud

CSAD Fine Art lecturer Paul Granjon has collaborated with bio-engineer Michka Melo and the FabLab at CSAD to develop a new robotic installation powered by microbial fuel cells. They will present the result of their experiments during the Digital Design Weekend in the Victoria and Albert Museum on 23/24 September 2017. Microbial fuel cells are batteries that use the electron-carrying capabilities of certain bacteria found … Continue reading The Power of the Mud

Product Design Masters student helps tackle missed NHS appointments

Alex Hirst, a Product Design Masters student at CSAD, helps tackle missed NHS appointments with his final project. Alex, a 32-year-old ex-senior advertising accountant manager, is preparing to showcase the result of a one-year Masters course in Product Design. His creation provides a practical solution to reduce the number of hospital appointments missed due to patients being unable to find the right department for their … Continue reading Product Design Masters student helps tackle missed NHS appointments

Venice Diaries: Mark and Anna’s creative collaboration

Mark Hicken is our current new graduate taking part in the Arts Council of Wales Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus programme. As a part of the programme the invigilators have time to develop their own art work and so Mark is collaborating with the last CSAD invigilator Anna Rogers on their pieces. Over to Mark… ‘Anna Rogers, one of the previous WIV … Continue reading Venice Diaries: Mark and Anna’s creative collaboration

Mark Hicken

Venice Diaries: Lost and Found in Venice

Mark Hicken is our latest new Fine Art graduate to join the Arts Council of Wales Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus programme. Here are his first thoughts on being immersed in the Venice Biennale. ‘Since finishing my degree in May I have gone through all the cliché post uni phases – “Yay freedom can’t wait to make whatever I want”, “Oh my … Continue reading Venice Diaries: Lost and Found in Venice

Inc Space member sets up new crit sessions to build a creative community

Ian Cook Tapia, one of CSAD’s Incubation Unit members, is planning a new creative co-working space for the city. In preparation for that he’s launching regular art crit sessions in Roath. Ian explains ‘Ffangai is a small arts organisation working towards better understanding Cardiff’s Creative Industries both as a business and as a community, and hopefully one day will build our own creative hub.’ ‘Towards … Continue reading Inc Space member sets up new crit sessions to build a creative community

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Venice Diaries: Anna visits the New Zealand Pavilion

New Fine Art graduate Anna Rogers is taking part in the Arts Council of Wales Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus programme, supported by Cardiff School of Art and Design. Here are her thoughts on visiting the New Zealand Pavilion in the Tese dell’Isolotto, one of the oldest and largest maritime buildings in the Arsenale. ‘In Lisa Reihana: Emissaries, the artist dissects and … Continue reading Venice Diaries: Anna visits the New Zealand Pavilion