Commissions

 

The 'Stute

3 October – 9 November 2014

St David’s House, 15 Wood Street, CF10 1ER

Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 6pm
Saturday, 9.30am – 6pm 

The 'Stute is Cardiff Contemporary's own institute, an echo of the Miners’ Institutes that once stood at the centre of almost every large mining community in South Wales. The ‘Stute is our festival’s social centre; it is a public space, a gallery, a library, a meeting place, a reading room, a games room, an information point, and a conversation. The ‘Stute will host a series of events, activities and projects, including Making Conversation on Tuesday evenings between 6:30pm and 9pm, and Warp's Saturday morning Breakfast Club, between 9:30am and 11am.

Featured artists include Jemima Brown and Nicky Wire.

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Peacecamp 2014

Jemima Brown
3 October – 9 November 2014

The ‘Stute
St David’s House, 15 Wood Street, CF10 1ER

Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Preview 4 October 2014, 6pm

Reflecting upon the historic anti nuclear protests at Greenham Common air base, Peacecamp 2014 is from an ongoing series of figurative sculptures using found objects - thermos flasks, hurricane lamps and camping stoves - which celebrate the women who protested against the installation of nuclear weapons at Greenham Common air base in Berkshire.

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'You wait for one, then three come all at once' 

Andrew Cooper
3 October – 9 November 2014

Millennium Stadium, Westgate Street, CF10 1NS 

Man willingly accepts falsehoods or fictions in order to live peacefully in an irrational world.

A work about confounding expectations, about coming across the unexpected and surprising in everyday life.

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Reflections Towards a Well-tempered Environment

Alex Rich
3 October – 9 November 2014 

Working Street, CF10 2DP and locations throughout the city to be revealed…

g39 is delighted to be working with artist and designer Alex Rich on a series of interventions throughout the city that loosely take their inspiration from the maritime experience and legacy that international trading has given to Cardiff. Sometimes iconic, other times whimsical, these interventions allow us to experience the city in new ways as sites for activity.

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C I V I C

Mission Gallery (offsite)
4 October – 9 November 2014

Cardiff Story/Tourist Information, The Old Library, Trinity Street, CF10 1BH
11am – 5pm

CIVIC is intended as an interrogation of the city, an invitation to propose ideas and interventions for Cardiff. CIVIC welcomes all visitors to experiment with constructing and rebuilding their own cities using a variety of materials. Participating artists have devised a wealth of family activities to help participants re-imagine the city, including workshops in drawing, shadow puppetry, wireframe sculpture, and much more too – including a Phonebox Disco!

Artists include Angela Maddock, Anna Barratt, Bella Kerr, JasonandBecky, Owen Griffiths, Joan Jones, Jessica Hoad, Matthew Otten, Karen Tobin, Lucy Donald, Mandy Warner, Rhian Wyn Stone and Deirdre Finnerty.

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Echo

Curated by Sean Edwards
3 October – 7 November 2014

South Wales Echo newspaper

Echo is a series of six solo exhibitions across the pages of the South Wales Echo. Each Friday, over the six weeks of the festival, a single insertion will appear by artists who have a historic or contemporary relationship to Cardiff. The insertions range from full colour advertisements to small classified ads. Cardiff’s local newspaper becomes a space to present newly commissioned art works. 

Featured artists are Melanie Counsell, James Richards, Laura Reeves, George Henry Longly, Joanne Masding and Richard Bevan.   

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In Place of Fear

Richard James & R Seiliog
3 October – 9 November 2014

Cardiff Castle Clock Tower
Castle St, CF10 3RB

Performance 5pm, Saturday 4 October 2014

Musician/producer R. Seiliog (a.k.a.Robin Edwards) and musician/song-writer Richard James have collaborated to produce Sonic Clock Tower, a series of seven sound pieces bringing together field recordings from the city and audio from Aneurin Bevan speeches. Cardiff Castle’s Clock Tower will ring with these new sounds each day throughout Cardiff Contemporary.

Supported by Chapter

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Richard Woods

3 October – 9 November 2014

Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, CF10 3RB

Inspired by the history of Cardiff Castle – and in particular referencing the momentous partnership between the 3rd Marquess of Bute and architect William Burges – Richard Woods has worked within the grounds to create an unexpected and humorous nod to the Castle's lavish and opulent interiors.

Curated by Chapter

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Call Mum

Dominic From Luton
3 October – 9 November 2014

Cardiff Castle battlement, Castle Street, CF10 3RB

Dominic from Luton has Call Mum written on his left hand every day in black biro. He describes it as 'an advert of love in the monotony of our daily lives.' For Cardiff Contemporary, Dominic from Luton would like to share this simple yet universal statement with the citizens and visitors to Cardiff. Commissioned by Locws International, Swansea, for Cardiff Contemporary.

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The Told and Untold Tour

Sam Perry

Saturday 4 October 2014, 2pm
Sam Aldridge 'A Concise-ish History of Cardiff'

Saturday 11 October 2014, 2pm
Thomas Goddard ‘Nato in My Town’

Saturday 18 October 2014, 2pm
Roger Lougher ‘Cardiff Castle of Crossed Destinies’

Saturday 25 October 2014, 2pm
Neil McNally ‘Far Off Things’

Pick up at Cathays Park

The Told and Untold Tour is a weekly series of themed, artist-led mystery bus tours in Cardiff. Each weekend throughout October a selected artist, tannoy in hand, will take participants on a journey through the city and its lesser-known points of intrigue.

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Panopticon

O:4W
3 October – 1 November 2014

6-7 St David’s House, Wood Street, CF10 1ER

Outcasting: Fourth Wall (O:4W) is the artists’ moving image festival for Cardiff, Wales. The festival commissions new site specific work and has regular screenings around the city and beyond. This year’s festival presents seven commissions in Panopticon, the dedicated Cardiff Contemporary screening space.

Artists featured in Panopticon include David Blandy, Richard Bowers, Alison Crocetta, Barnaby Dicker & Thomas Goddard, Heloise Godfrey-Talbot, Laura Reeves and Alan Warburton.

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One Minute Sculptures

Erwin Wurm
3 October – 9 November 2014

Cardiff Central Station

One Minute Sculptures is the most celebrated work by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, in which he documented time-limited sculptures using the human body and everyday objects. A selection of these provocative, engaging and funny large-scale photographs are exhibited at Cardiff Central Station.

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Sculpture Trail

Matt Cook
3 October – 9 November 2014

Docks Feeder Canal
parallel to Schooner Way (Little Venice)

Guided tour 12pm, Saturday 11 October 2014, starting from The ‘Stute

The works encountered on Matt Cook’s Sculpture Trail range from life-size abstract figures overlooking the canal, to discreet works concealed in the surroundings. The sculptures use natural processes such as wind and water to create sounds and movements that mimic those in the environment.

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Free Mountain

Goat Major Projects
14 October – 9 November 2014

Preview Sunday 12 October 2014, 12 – 2pm

12 Wood Street, CF10 1ER
Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 3pm

Free Mountain is a place to escape the rigours of the city. Free Mountain is open to all as a place of relaxation, contemplation and community activity, with the mountain as a backdrop for a programme of activity in its foothills. It is a place to meet, exchange ideas and explore the idea of a mountain – ecologically, spiritually and as a metaphor.

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The Beuys Pavilion

Co-curated by Emma M Price of EMP Projects and Design Circle.
3 October – 9 November 2014

The Beuys Pavilion, The Friary, Cardiff CF10 3FA and unit R5, Barrack Lane, CF10 2FR

The Beuys Pavilion is a white cube sculpture and functional engagement space, located on the Hayes, in the heart of the City Centre. The Pavilion is a locus for public engagement and provides a physical platform for the exchange of ideas between artists, architects, designers and the wider public, creating a visual link to a second exhibition space on Barrack Lane.

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Radio Nought

Samuel Hasler
Wednesday 15-16 / 22-23 / 29-30 October & 5-6 November 2014

98.7FM Radio Cardiff
12am – 2am

On this late night live radio programme, a lone voice rambles and drones through oddities, clichés and strange tales: an exploration through the twilight zone of Cardiff.

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