TDU Activities

Three Doors Up Cardiff

Three Doors Up Listings.



Cinzia Mutigli: Live Language Lab. 9-16 August
A short research and development residency, collaborative experimentation, peer feedback, workshops, critical dialogue and public performance. During the project Three Doors Up will act as a meeting place, a studio, a rehearsal space, an exhibition space and a performance venue.

Freya Dooley / Unpoetic objects
21/08/17 – 31/08/17 (Performance on 29/08/17 TBC)

“Language is stuff. Substance with weight. You get a lump in your throat, you choke up, you struggle to spit words out. Articulation and ‘having a voice’ equates to power or control.”


During her mini residency in the basement of Three Doors Up, Freya will be developing texts, performances and experiments with layered sounds and images to investigate the ‘voice’ as material. Using Kathy Acker’s essay ‘Dead Doll Humility’ as a starting point, she’ll be cutting up, chewing up and regurgitating constructed voices.Freya Dooley. 21-31 August
Freya Dooley’s practice incorporates writing, installation, performance and collaboration. She uses cut-ups, literature, conversations and ear-worm pop songs as a starting point for monologues, dialogues and scores. Experimenting with fractured narrative structures, her recent work explores the relationship between repetition and desire. Freya is based in Cardiff and is a member of Spit and Sawdust studios.

Rosie Smith. 17 August – 15 September
Rosie will be using the space to construct an analogue reverb pedal for her guitar, and running a series of women in sound production workshops. The period will go towards the completion of her MA in sound production.

Laura Welsman: Artist speakeasy
Every other Tuesday, starting 1 August, 5.30-8pm
Artist speakeasy, where artists and musicians can book onto an evening of jamming using electronic instruments and equipment and other sound generation methods.

Life drawing
Every Thursday, 5.30-8pm
Bookable taught life classes held in the basement of Three Doors Down

Sunday 20th August, 2pm-4pm, free.
An event where you bring stuff. Think of it as a party. Bring a found object. Something you found and kept and became yours. Talk about if you like, or don’t. Don’t tell the truth though, that’d be boring. Add items to the pool of objects, swap, dig around, find a new story for how they came to be found. Write it down. Get on the mic and perform it. For spoken word/poetry/visual arts/everybody-people. ‘Please bring an object and writing materials’.

Shaun James. 31 August – 2 September
Shaun will be running a weekend of drop-in print workshops, where participants can print their own t-shirt using designs, shapes and materials used by Shaun in his own experimental print practice.

Aug Aug Sept Sun 27th Tue 29th Sun 3rd
Tutored summer day classes with artist Geraint Ross Evans at Three Doors Up, Queens Arcade Cardiff


Drawing in the City Centre
Sun 27th Aug 10am – 4pm
£25 (£20 when booking all 3 sessions)

The city is in flux, from its architecture to its inhabitants, it is swelling and dying back all the time. For centuries; artists, writers, musicians have been drawn to the city for its rush and movement, to be close to life at the great metropolitan market place. As modern flaneurs, observers and critics; what can we make of Cardiff’s City Centre with just our hands, eyes and marks?

Drawing from Art
Tue 29th Aug 10am – 4pm
£25 (£20 when booking all 3 sessions)
ngs can often seem like magic, conquered visions from the great geniuses gone by, these windows into other worlds can take you there. These images in fact come out of a long lineage of picture making, ideas that have developed throughout art history.
Join us to discover the tricks of the trade by drawing from the collection at the National Museum Cardiff and see how drawing from artworks can change the way we understand paintings.

The Human Presence
Sun 3rd Sept 10am – 4pm
£25 (£20 when booking all 3 sessions)

The figure is not just an anatomical structure but a person, a space, a mass and a presence. In this session you are as important as the model as we discover how ar sts have dealt with the human presence in this studio based life drawing class.

Drawing from Art
£25 per person per session
£60 for all three sessions
Classes run on a min of 5 and max of 15 students
18 Years Old +
*Younger participants may join the class if accompanied by a participating parent or guardian. Please email for more information.

All classes run between 10am – 4 pm
with a lunch break between 1-2pm (lunch is not provided)
To book your place please RSVP to the email below or by phone and don’t forget to state which class(es) you wish to attend. You will receive a confirmation email with options of how to pay and all payments must be received before the start of your first session. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
Geraintevans_ar +44 (0) 777 2958 336

Students will be asked to bring a sketchbook (A3 size or bigger) and a range of preferred drawing materials including a pencil and rubber. Please be aware that during session 2 we will be drawing in front of artworks inside the National Museum Gallery and so dry materials only please. Each session will begin with an introduction from Geraint on the given theme followed by a warm up exercise. Students will receive one to one tuition throughout the day as well as group feedback in the form of an informal critique at the end of the session. Classes are adapted to suit all levels of experience.

Geraint Ross Evans is a Welsh, London based artist working in drawing, installation and more recently sound. He studied at both Swansea Metropolitan University and the Royal Drawing School where he is currently a member of the Young Artist Tutor Faculty, teaching students at the British Museum, as well as a technician and studio supervisor.

Geraint received the Directors Choice Award from the Royal Drawing School upon graduation in 2015 and The Richard Ford Award from the Royal Academy in 2016, which supported his residency in Madrid working from the painting collection at the Museo del Prado.

In additon to exhibitng in many group shows in the UK and abroad, Geraint has put out two major bodies of work, solo exhibitions: Landscapes of First World Problems 2014 at Oriel Q, Narberth and ArcadeCardiff and EDGELAND 2016 at Penarth Pier Pavilion. geraintevansart

Artist work on display:

Graham Jones
Kamila Król
Claire Edge
Georgina Peach
Josh Cook
Maura Hazeldon
Beth Morris
George Manson
Richard Higlett
Lucy May
Jude Lau
Tom Lloyd
Ed and Flo
Dan Tsoi
And more!


Lee Campbell. 9,23 September. 7,21 October
Art workshop events, “Drawing: You vs Me” and “Food for Thought”, interactive works available to visitors.


Dan Mitchel. 28 – 30 October
The Creeps: Dan who is a comedian, will be leading storytelling sessions and workshops throughout the space using props and objects on display to generate ideas for building a journey

Sara Annwyl. Dates tbc
Performance and readings about her recent and developing project The Impossible Murmuration, some of which has been developed through her (not in) residence with Arcadecardiff