Visiting Artist Lecture Bedwyr Williams

In February the Fine Art department hosted Internationally acclaimed artist Bedwyr Williams, who gave an artists talk at Cardiff School of Art & Design.

Bedwyr told students about his career as a professional artist, beginning with his most recent projects all the way back to when he finished his studied at art school.

He then spent the afternoon talking to third year students, giving tutorials, and providing advice about their artwork, and how to carry on as an artist once they have finished studying.

Both Fine Art students and staff were thrilled to have Bedwyr visit, and to talk us through his continuing art adventure, great ideas, and very funny observations. Cheers!

Williams’s performances, films and installations often involve comic narratives about dystopian futures, in which serious concerns are undercut by moments of absurdist humour or banal observations. Previous projects have seen Williams build an observatory in homage to amateur astrologers and assume a range of different personas, including a one-eyed preacher, the Grim Reaper and a character known as ‘Count Pollen.’

His recent and forthcoming solo shows include Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2017); Barbican Curve Gallery, London, UK (2016); Limoncello, London, UK; The Whitworth, Manchester, UK; VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland; and g39, Cardiff, UK. He also represented Wales at the Welsh Pavilion for 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.

Friday 24 February 2017
11:00 – 12:00
Lecture Theatre O0.23 (CSM), Llandaff Campus