Commissions

 

The Angel

20 October – 19 November 2016

The Angel (next to The Angel Hotel), Castle St, Cardiff
CF10 1SZ


Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 - 18:00

We have converted the old Bevan Triumph garage into a temporary gallery for the duration of the festival, sited in a historic space next to The Angel Hotel, opposite Cardiff Castle.

Featured artists include Locus (Richard James and Angharad Van Rijswijk) featuring Stewart Lee and Andy Fung, Laura Ford, Anthony Shapland, Megan Broadmeadow and Mark James in collaboration with Cian Ciaran, Huw Bunford, Bait Studio and Lost Heritage.

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Let The Stars Be Set
Upon The Board

Megan Broadmeadow

20 October – 19 November 2016

The Angel, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 1SZ

Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 - 18:00

Megan Broadmeadow’s new work explores the mystery of the Antikythera Mechanism; a 2,000 year old piece of technology that was found in the Aegean Sea, which has been attributed as the world’s earliest computer. This new installation features video projection and ancient calendars, using the notion of wave as metaphor for communication between people and cultures both past, present and imagined.

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The Hand That Makes The Sound

Anthony Shapland

20 October – 19 November 2016

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

Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 - 18:00

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.”

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The Hill of Dreams

Locus (Richard James and Angharad Van Rijswijk) featuring Stewart Lee & Andy Fung

20 October – 19 November 2016

The Angel, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 1SZ

Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 - 18:00

An audio visual installation and exhibition based on the psychogeography of childhood and the wider themes explored in Arthur Machen’s book, ‘The Hill of Dreams’. These themes explore the creative imagination of childhood and young adulthood through emotional relationships to landscapes, how they inform our growth, development and emotional responses, and how they relate to the creativity of the artist.

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Shave and a haircut -
two bits

Roman Štětina
Curated by Louise Hobson

20 October – 19 November 2016

Between 7 and 8 High Street, Cardiff CF10 1AW

Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 – 18:00

Czech artist Roman Štětina investigates the processes of creating film, television and radio; making visible the props, technologies and studios of ‘backstage’. For Cardiff Contemporary, Štětina presents a new site–specific installation on the narrative of call and response. Images within images reflect in a mirror of the present, each offering a clue on the knock, and the passing of time, waiting for someone to answer.

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LOVE ME OR LEAVE
ME ALONE

Heather & Ivan Morison

20 October – 19 November 2016

Heol Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay
CF10 4G

The kiosk will be open 11:00 – 16:00 Wednesday – Friday & Sunday / 11:00 - 20:00 Saturday

LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME ALONE will be open between 20 October and 19 November. Heather and Ivan Morison will design and install bespoke evening lighting, a fire pit and seating, transforming LMOLMA and its surrounding area into a beautiful multi–functioning artwork. Chapter will serve toast, tea and winter–warming delights and there will be live acoustic music on Saturday nights and an outdoor cinema event. Stepping onto this spit of land in Cardiff Bay visitors will be transported to both a future and past world, warm themselves, and listen to local acoustic music. It will be a space for reflection, nourishment, contemplation and conversation–something that we all need at this time of great change!

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Keepers of The Wall


Laura Ford

20 October – 19 November 2016

Cardiff Castle Wall, Castle Street, CF10 1SZ
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The Angel, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 1SZ

Cardiff born artist, Laura Ford, has been commissioned by Cardiff Contemporary to make an installation for the Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle. Ford’s work uses figurative and animal imagery sculpted in a mixture of dark humour and tenderness. Her new work, ‘Keepers of The Wall’ will add a number of intriguing new creatures to the menagerie, watched by additional sculptures at The Angel.

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ALL PALACES ARE TEMPORARY PALACES

Robert Montgomery

20 October – 19 November 2016

Great Western Lane, Cardiff
CF10 1SZ

‘ALL PALACES ARE TEMPORARY PALACES’ is a major light installation on the roof of the NCP car park on Great Western Lane. It punctuates Cardiff’s skyline with an enigmatic phrase encouraging us to think of our place in the world at times of enormous upheaval. It is part of a series of works by Robert Montgomery along with its companion piece at the Nuart Festival in Norway, which reads ‘ALL EUROPE MUST BE EVERYWHERE A REFUGE FOR THE BROKEN–HEARTED’. Seeking to encourage compassion, the artist is a supporter of the #refugeeswelcome campaign.

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Garden of Earthly Delights

tactileBOSCH

Former Customs & Immigration Building, 56 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5LE.
23.10 – 01.11.16, Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 - 18:00

Stadium Plaza, Wood St, Cardiff CF10 1LA. 
06.11 – 20.11.16, Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 - 18:00

Inhabiting the dark, atmospheric spaces of a vast, disused historic building in Cardiff Bay, tactileBOSCH present Garden Of Earthly Delights, a multi-media gesamtkunstwerk incorporating installation, video, sonic art, interdisciplinary collaborations and spontaneous interventions, kicked off with a wild night of live music and visceral performance art. The itinerant collective will then, for startling contrast, reconfigure the exhibition in the sparse, light-flooded angular spaces of the Stadium Plaza.

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A Car Park In Cardiff

Edwin Burdis
Curated by Spit & Sawdust

20 October – 19 November 2016

3-7 Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AZ

Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00

Spit & Sawdust have invited artist Edwin Burdis to create a filmed response to the skateboarding scene in South Wales. This new work will be presented throughout the festival, accompanied by a programme of events that explore our rights as citizens to use public space for creative and individual expression and community activity. 

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Limelight – illuminating
the industrial landscape
of lime

Charles Danby & Rob Smith
Managed by Rebecca Spooner

23 October – 19 November 2016

14 Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BU

Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00

Live Screening & Performance: 22.10.16, 18:00 - 19:00

Artist Talk: 23.10.16, 14:00-15:00

Artists Charles Danby and Rob Smith will create live illuminations connecting the historic lime industry of the Black Mountains with the Welsh capital. Limelight, most notably used in the 19th century for land survey work and stage lighting, provides an intense white light generated from heating quicklime. The landscape illuminations will be made at nightfall and live streamed to audiences at Cardiff Contemporary. A visual record of this event will be installed for the duration of the festival.

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