Gallery/Oriel

Pleased to meet you 

03/08/18 – 01/09/18

Arcade Cardiff and gallery RDV join forces in 2018 to create a residency and exhibition across the two spaces. This partnership was born under the impulse of Pascal-Michel Dubois, Board member of Arcade, wanting to create an artistic partnership with the city of Nantes, twinned with Cardiff, and more particularly with the exhibition space RDV. This collective exhibition is an extension of the programming of the RDV gallery by supporting, in its selection, two emerging artists from Nantes, Pauline Gompertz and Stefan Tulépo. They will be accompanied by Béatrice Dacher, Michel Gerson and Jean-François Courtilat.

Elijah Thomas: A Scene Within A Scene

03/08/18 – 01/09/18

‘This is a scene within a scene. Sure, I could call it the Cardiff music scene but this is just a small section of it. This is something a little deeper. A collection of friends bound together by a mutual respect for one another. Some make their music together, some even live together under the same roof but not one band sounds the same. Cardiff doesn’t have a particular ‘Sound’ it’s a mixture of different styles and genres. This is a chance for me to shine a light and say thank you to the bands that helped soundtrack the photographs that I take both on and off the stage. Forget London, forget Manchester, this is Cardiff. Hopefully other photographers in the area will see these photographs and take more notice of their friends playing music. Perhaps maybe you’d like to document them? maybe even put on an exhibition? I’d love to see what you’ve got.’

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Thank you to Old Blue Last Beer for sponsoring the exhibition.

Helen Grant: Funnul

20/06 – 07/07

FunnuL uses a symbol that commonly denotes the need for caution to instead entice people inside ARCADE. It’s nylon innards are at once an invitation and a warning, highlighting our seemingly inevitable attraction to danger and situations or people that are not necessarily good for us. Its title also references the purchasing funnel, a theoretical model used in marketing to illustrate the customer ‘journey’ from product awareness to purchase. Perfectly sited in a shopping centre, FunneL encourages passers by to step within for a sudden change of perspective and pace.

Helen Grant is an artist based in Bristol. She is interested in the unsaid and understated ways in which we communicate, the humour, mishaps and pathos of human interactions. Her recent work makes use of symbols from familiar yet unfathomable sources: flags and cushions based on archaic naval alphabets, and paintings made from carrier bag graphics.

Helen is also part of Back in 5 Squad, a collaboration who’s dystopian installations ‘Make your eyes and ears bleed’ and she co-runs Test Space, an artist-led project and exhibition space at Spike Island.

PV 20/06 6-8. Open Wednesday to Saturday 12.30 – 17.30

PV 30/05/18. Ar agor Dydd Mercher- Dydd Sadwrn  12.30 – 17.30