Philippa Brown: Witchcraft for Club Kids

Wednesday 19 July – Saturday 5 August
Wednesdays – Saturdays, 12:30-5:30

Friday 21 July @ 6-8pm: opening drinks
Friday 28 July @ 2-4pm: tshirt collaging workshop – BYO tshirt!

I make paintings, assemblages and sculptures using easily manipulated, found, discarded and new materials. My approach to manufacturing and making is direct and handmade to develop a fictional response to ideas and concerns.
My process involves firstly making, choosing and assembling materials in a direct and instinctive way based on drawings and ideas and then reflecting on these initial explorations and reevaluating the work in terms of scale, texture, colour and form. I progress by adding materials and processes, dismantling, removing and remaking over time while looking to establish the character and eccentricity of the work.
These processes and working practices have evolved as a result of an interest in materials, decoration and adornment. I enjoy the dialogue and relationships between the old/new, intentional/accidental, beautiful/ugly, formal/informal.

I am presenting new work at ArcadeCardiff. The sound piece has been produced in collaboration with artist Ian Watson.


Philippa Brown: Witchcraft for Club Kids

Mercher 19 Gorffennaf- Sadwrn 5 Awst
Mercher- Sadwrn 12.30-5.30

Gwener 21 Gorffennaf 6-8pm: Noson Agoriadol
Gwener 28 Gorffennaf 2-4pm: Gweithdai collage crysau-t, dewch a crysau-t eich hunain!

Rwy’n gwneud paentiadau, cydosodiadau a cerfluniau gan ddefnyddio deunydd sy’n hawdd i’w drin, deunydd wedi ei ddarganfod, deunydd newydd a deunydd wedi ei daflu. Rwy’n mynd i afael â’r pwnc yn uniongyrchol ac thrwy waith llaw i ddatblygu ymateb ffuglennol i syniadau a diddordebau.
Mae fy mhroses yn cynnwys yn gyntaf gwneud, dewis a hel deunydd at ei gilydd mewn modd reddfol ac uniongyrchol yn seiliedig ar ddarluniau a syniadau ac yna gan adlewyrchu ar yr achwiliadau cyntaf yma ac ailasesu y gwaith gan gyfeirio at graddfa, lliw a ffurf. Rwy’n symud ymlaen drwy ychwanegu deunydd a phrosesau, datgymalu, dileu ac ailwneud dros gyfnod o amser gan edrych i sefydlu y cymeriad ac echreiddiad y gwaith.
Mae’r prosesau hyn ac ymarferiad gwaith wedi datblygu o ganlyniad i fy niddordeb mewn deunyddiau ac addurniad. Rwy’n mwynhau y dialog a’r perthynas rhwng yr hen/newydd, bwriadol/damweiniol, prydferth/hyll, ffurfiol/anffurfiol.

Rwy’n cyflwyno gwaith newydd yn Arcadecardiff. Mae’r darn sain yn waith ar y cyd â’r artist Ian Watson.





Thresholds is a multi-disciplinary group exhibition beginning with Fine Art Masters students and ending with Master of Design students from Cardiff School of Art and Design.

Thresholds can be defined as the level at which one starts to feel or react to something, but also as a beginning point in time and entry of a space. Through a combination of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and performance, different thresholds, both individual and collective emerge.

The works present moments of tension, change, memory, progression, intimacy and boundaries as both the body and human experience are documented and transformed.

The final three days of the exhibition will feature work from Design Masters students with multicultural works ranging from architectural designs to immersive installation works.


29th May – Private View from 6 PM – 8 PM – A selection of all MFA student work.

29th May – 31st May – Gestures
(Jason Gregory, Mylo Elliot, James Brook)

1st June – 3rd June – Deconstruction
(Carys Elen Jones, Wendy McLeod, Rebecca Vinesse, Barbara Post)

4th June – 6th June – Body
(Felicity Lockyear, Charlotte Morgan, Brendon Stokes)

7th June – 9th June – The Eclectic – featuring work from Masters of Design students at Cardiff School of Art and Design.

MFA Artists
James Brook
Jason Gregory
Milo Elliot
Charlotte Morgan
Felicity Lockyear
Wendy McLeod
Brendon Stokes
Carys Elen Jones
Barbara Post
Rebecca Vinesse Mondain
Masters of Design
Aleksandra Kraj


Bojan Radovič: The Icon/The Star

Two exhibition units this month! We have teamed up with DIFFUSION 2017.

They are located between Ryman and Be Gorgeous on the Argos entrance to QA. Queens Arcade, Cardiff CF10 2BY

Wednesday – Saturday. Mercher – Sadwrn, 12.30-17:30.

04/05/17 An evening event with the artist.time tbc.

In The Icon/The Star, Slovenian artist Bojan Radovič examines how the five-pointed star as a revolutionary symbol is appropriated and re-used in a contemporary globalised world. With the fall of the Berlin wall and the demise of communism in Europe, the red star is progressively emptied of its ‘original’ meaning. Today, as time passes, the star symbol simply floats around different countries and brands, in various advertising and consumer contexts. Radovič points to this shifting of the meaning of the star as the consequence of the capitalist process of re-branding, which slowly and steadily divests the red star of its historical and revolutionary power. Rather than simply observing this phenomenon, the artist highlights a revolutionary symbol that is caught in the process of being assimilated into the easy consumerist world of capitalism and emptied of its past socialism. Radovič is also concerned with how the act of photographing the star in such contexts prompts new ways of seeing the image and thinking about its meaning. Unfettered from its more indexical meaning, the red star signifies things other than itself, as part of a wider system of signs.


Yn The Icon / The Star, mae’r artist o Slofenia, Bojan Radovič, yn edrych ar y modd y caiff y seren bum-pwynt, symbol o chwyldro, ei pherchnogi a’i hail-ddefnyddio mewn byd cyfoes wedi’i globaleiddio. Yn dilyn cwymp mur Berlin a thranc comiwnyddiaeth yn Ewrop, cafodd ystyr wreiddiol y seren goch ei gwagio a’i newid. Erbyn hyn, ac wrth i amser fynd heibio, mae symbol y seren fel petai’n arnofio – mewn gwledydd ac mewn brandiau gwahanol, mewn hysbysebion ac mewn cyd-destunau amrywiol. Mae Radovič yn tynnu sylw at y newidiadau hyn, fel canlyniad i’r broses gyfalafol o ail-frandio. Mae honno yn broses sydd, yn raddol, wedi lleihau grym hanesyddol a chwyldroadol y seren goch. Ond yn hytrach nag arsylwi’r ffenomen hon yn unig, mae’r artist yn cyflwyno symbol chwyldroadol sydd yn cael ei chymhathu gan fyd prynwriaethol cyfalafol, a thrwy hynny yn cael ei gwagio o’i gorffennol sosialaidd. Mae Radovič hefyd yn ymwneud â’r modd y mae tynnu lluniau o’r seren mewn cyd-destunau o’r fath yn annog ffyrdd newydd o weld y ddelwedd – a ffyrdd newydd, felly, o ystyried ei hystyr. Wedi’i rhyddhau o’i hystyr gwreiddiol, mae’r seren goch yn dynodi pethau eraill bellach ac yn rhan o system ehangach o arwyddion.


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C-k_rwIW0AEACZz19/04/17 -06/05/17 : Rosanna Blatchford: A-drift 

Eng: Rosanna Blatchford is presenting her fragile studio; working in relation to her concerns as an artist and how we relate to the world around us. Collecting objects invested with personal and common memory, such as shells from particular places, the work looks at the transitory nature of the world and the idea we are all ripples on a beach as reality constantly shifts around our presence. This sense of dislocation informs the title A-driftThroughout her presentation of ideas and objects at ArcadeCardiff the display will change and shift as work is placed and balanced in temporary configurations contra to the classical understanding of sculpture and the false notion of intended permanence. The material sourced in the environment is intentionally untreated and not fashioned to any degree as it is important that we do not apply a narrative seeded by our expectations as gallery visitors. Here, Blatchford’s concerns are the nature of display and how this fabricates a narrative. In researching the methodologies of display, her work seeks to draw back to the object’s moment and truth; their position in the world at the time of their discovery. For ArcadeCardiff, she has transposed her studio into the gallery, blurring the lines between research and resolution as the exhibition exists in a state of flux. She will be present at points throughout the exhibition to discuss her practice. Rosanna Blatchford graduated from University of Wales Newport 2014. ARCADECARDIFF Artists Residency program exists to provide space for thinking. It is not dependent on the presentation of an exhibition in the formal sense but allows a presentation of thoughts in process and a dialogue with audiences through objects and ideas. It is a place of creative and intellectual personal development for artists outside the world of expectation.

Cym: Mae Blatchford yn cyflwyno ei gwaith stiwdio bregus sy’n unol a’i meddyliau fel artist a sut rydym yn perthyn i’r byd o’n hamgylch. Gan gasglu gwrthrychau yn glwm ag atgofion cyffredin a phersonol, fel cregyn o lefydd penodol, mae’r gwaith yn edrych ar natur byrbarhaol y byd a’r syniad ein bod yn donnau man ar draeth wrth i realiti symud o’n cwmpas. Y datgymaliad yma sydd wedi ysbrydoli A-drift. Bydd yr arddangosfa yn newid drwy-gydol ei chyflwyniad o syniadau a gwrthrychau yn Arcadecardiff. Bydd y gwaith yn cael ei osod a’i sefyll mewn cyfluniadau dros dro, yn gyferbynnol i’r dealltwriaeth clasurol o gerflunwaith a’r syniad ffug o barhauster. Nid yw’r deunydd o’r amgylchedd wedi’i addasu na ei drin, am ei fod yn bwysig i ni beidio gosod naratif o’n disgwyliadau fel ymwelwyr. Yma mae Blatchford yn trafod natur arddangos a sut mae’n llunio naratif. Gan ymchwilio i fethodoleg arddangos, mae ei gwaith yn mynd yn ol at ennyd a gwirionedd y gwrthrych; eu safle yn y byd pan y darganfyddwyd. Ar gyfer Arcadecardiff, mae Blatchford wedi trawsosod ei stiwdio i’r oriel, gan daflu niwl dros ffiniau rhwng ymchwil a datrys wrth i’r arddangosfa lifo. Bydd yn bresennol ar adegau trwy gydol y cyfnod arddangos i drafod ei phractis. Fe raddiodd Rosana Blatchford o Brifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd. Mae rhaglen cyfnod preswyl Arcadecardiff yn bodoli i ddarparu gofod i feddwl, Nid yw yn ddibynnol ar gyflwyniad arddangosfa mewn modd ffurfiol ond mae’n galluogi cyflwyniad meddyliau mewn proses a dialog gyda chynulleidfaoedd drwy syniadau a gwrthrychau. Mae’n le i ddatblygu gallu creadigol a dealltwriaeth, tu allan i fyd o ddisgwyliadau.

Piece (412)30/03/17 – 15/04/17 Sahar Saki: New Collection

Eng: Jewellery: Sahar Saki presents a new collection of bold contemporary jewellery designs, in silver and 3d printed material, derived from her current research into modern architecture. Her work features striking incorporation of geometric elements, infused by Minimalism and the Bauhaus school. The building that has specifically shaped this new collection has been the Principality Stadium (formerly known as the Wales Millennium Stadium). Sahar originally studied Industrial design and since 2010 has concentrated on creating jewellery influenced by product design and modernist architecture. Sahar Saki: New Collection

CYM: Gemwaith: Mae Sahar Saki yn cyflwyno casgliad newyddemwaith cyfoes mewn arian a deunydd argraffu 3d, yn deillio o’i ymchwil diweddaraf ar bensaernïaeth modern. Mae ei gwaith yn cyfuno elfennau geometrig trawiadol, gyda ysbrydoliaeth gan Lleiafsymiaeth a Ysgol y Bauhaus. Yr adeiladdylanwadodd y casgliad newydd yw Stadiwm Y Principality (Stadiwm Mileniwm Cymru gynt). Astudiodd Sahar Dylunio Diwydiannol ac ers 2010 mae wedi bod yn canolbwyntio ar greu gemwaith wedi ei ddylanwadu gan ddylunio cynnyrch a phensaernïaeth fodernaidd.08/03/17 – 25/03/17 Richard Higlett: After & Before

ENG: After and Before draws on Richard Higlett’s fascination with the ideas and writings of the Irish polymath J. W.  Dunne. In various papers and consolidated in An Experiment with Time (1927) and The Serial Universe (1934) Dunne discusses the notion that time is not linear and dreams are made of fragments of the future. Dunne’s work runs parallel to theories on quantum physics and suggests we can mentally travel to other points in time and be physically present in them. Dunne’s ideas have informed popular culture most notably in Richard Matheson’s novel Bid Time Return (1975) which was made into the film Somewhere in Time  (1980) and most recently in The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang which was adapted into the film Arrival  (2016). This take on time travel and perception is referred to directly in a text in the space which suggest it as a photocopy from a magazine yet to be published. As an activity, the gallery will contain 20 unhung works stacked against the walls. These are waiting for any viewer to hang and curate the exhibition themselves. Once the work is hung and the moment is acknowledged, the paintings are quickly returned to a stack as the pack is reshuffled. The result is an exhibition in flux as installation and presentation becomes a cyclic process with outcomes intentionally brief and the idea that anything is finished or resolved is questioned. The 20 monochrome paintings refer to the chromatic mean colours of the planets and moons in the solar system. This suggests that there is an order to these immovable truths as they are at different distances from the Sun. In not revealing the linear order of the paintings, the system is defined by the viewer and opinion replaces truth or factual evidence. Higlett is also interested in the location of ArcadeCardiff in a Shopping Mall and views the exhibition as a ‘prop’ or simulation of an actual exhibition, just as the adjacent shop change their displays. Alongside After and Before, Higlett will be creating a free download edition, a digital typeface based on particles of dust and dirt. When the gallery is closed he will be documenting other shows; the alternatives he could have displayed instead. This sideshow will be documented only on line. A talk on the ideas behind the installation at ArcadeCardiff will be held at 2pm on Sunday 26th March, the day after the exhibition has closed and during the de-install.

CYM: Mae After and Before yn ffocysu ar ddiddordeb Richard Higlett mewn syniadau ac ysgrifau y Gwyddel hollddysgedig J.W. Dunne. Mewn nifer o bapurau, ac wedi‘ chadarnhau yn An Experiment With Time (1927) a The Serial Universe (1934) mae Dunne yn trafod  y syniad fod  amser ddim yn unllin a fod breddwydion yn ddarnau o’r dyfodol. Mae gwaith Dunne yn debyg I theorïau ffiseg cwantwm ac yn awgrymu fedrwn deithio yn feddyliol i wahanol fannau o amserbod yno’n gorfforol. Mae syniadau Dunne wedi dylanwadu ar ddiwylliant poblogaidd fel Bid Time Return (1975) nofel gan Richard Matheson sydd wedi ei thrawsnewid i ffilm or enw Somewhere In Time (1980) ac hefyd y ffilm Arrival (2016) a oedd yn seliedig ar  The Story of Your Life gan Ted Chiang. Mae’r agwedd yma at deithio mewn amser a chanfyddiad yn cael ei gyfeirio yn rhy uniongyrchol mewn testun yn y gofod sy’n awgrymu ei fod yn lungopi o gylchgrawn sydd eto i’w gyhoeddi. Fel gweithgaredd, bydd yr oriel yn cynnwys 20 darlun heb ei hongian mewn pentyrau yn erbyn y waliau. Maent yn aros i’r gwyliwr i hongian a churadu’r arddangosfa eu hunain. Unwaith maent i fyny ar y waliau a’r foment wedi‘ chydnabod, mae’r darluniau yn cael eu dychwelyd yn ôl i’r pentwr ac yn cael eu ailgymysgu. Y canlyniad yw arddangosfa sy’n llifo tra mae gosodiad a chyflwyniad yn dod yn broses gylchol gyda chanlyniad bwrpasol fyr a’r syniad bod unrhywbeth wedi‘ orffen neu wedi ei benderfynu yn cael ei gwestiynu. Mae’r 20 darlun unlliw yn cyfeirio at liwiau cymedrig cromatig y planedau a lleuadau yng nghyfundrefn yr haul. Mae hyn yn awgrymu bod trefn i’r gwirionedd ddisymyd am eu bod gwahanol pellteroedd o’r haul. Trwy beidio datgelu trefn y darluniau, mae’r system yn cael ei bendefynu gan y gwyliwr ac mae barn yn cymryd lle tystiolaeth ffeithiol. Mae gan Higlett hefyd ddiddordeb yn lleoliad Arcadecardiff, mewn rhodfa siopa ac yn gweldsioe fel prop neu ddynwarediad o arddangosfa, fel mae siopau cyfagos yn newid eu arddangosfeyddYnghyd After and Before, bydd Higlett yn creu fersiwn lawrlwytho am ddim, gwynebfath digidol yn seiliedig ar ronynnau o lwch a baw.
Pan mae’r oriel ar gau mi fydd yn dogfennu sioeau eraill, gwaith eraill y gallai wedi arddangos yn lle. Bydd y Sideshow yma yn cael ei ddogfennu ar lein yn unig. Bydd sgwrs i drafod syniadau tu ôl i’r gosodiad yn cael ei gynal am 2pm Dydd Sul 26ain o Fawrth, diwrnod ar ol i’r arddagosfa orffen ac yn ystod y dadosodiad.

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