The Hand That Makes The Sound

Anthony Shapland 

Alan Cavley is one of a handful of signwriters left in Cardiff. He has been supplying cafes, shops, pubs and clubs with hand-drawn signs for over forty years. His hand has shaped the city, the particular calligraphy that comes from his brush is unmistakable. “People tell me what they want to say, and I say it for them.”

This work has been supported by
Chapter Arts Centre.

Artist Profile
Anthony Shapland lives and works in Cardiff. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include To Pay Respect To The Generosity of The Three-Minute Punk-Rock Song, CRATE, Margate, Memory Of A Hope, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, The painting, Supercollider, Blackpool, LISTE - The Young Art Fair, Basel, Portrait (For a Screenplay) of Beth Harmon, Limoncello, London UK. He also writes for several art journals and founded g39 in 1998 where he currently curates.

The Angel, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 1SZ
20-24 Castle Arcade, Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 1BW

20.10 - 19.11.16
Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 – 18:00


Image courtesy the artist