Spit & Sawdust and Edwin Burdis
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.
Spit & Sawdust, (Est 2014). Spit & Sawdust is a multi-aspect community space in Cardiff, with an art programme, artist studios, skate park, and cafe. We support a programme of exhibitions, events, performances, screenings, and residencies giving creative practitioners from all art forms a platform to experiment and present their work. The skate park has a street based design, we run sessions for all disciplines and ages, and encourage and promote the social aspects of skate culture as well as the physical. Alongside the park is a café serving homemade food.
(b. 1974, Newcastle, UK). Edwin Burdis explores a unique and extravagant fusion between art, music and sub-cultural references, working across sound, sculpture, painting and drawing. His drawings, paintings and sculptures often set the tone for performances, all part of an on-going compulsion to produce. Based between London and Wales, Burdis collaborates with numerous artists, writers and musicians, including: Melissa Appleton, Rosemary Butcher, Bonnie Camplin, Steven Claydon, Mark Leckey, Kieron Livingstone and Heather Phillipson, and performs in a number of bands (DonAteller, Longmeg, Man Like Me and Jack too Jack). Burdis has had solo exhibitions and presentations at galleries and institutions internationally including: Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland; VITRINE, London, UK; Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK; and Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany.
Haunts, 20th October to 19th November
A small exhibition of scene videos and photographs showing the history of skateboarding in South Wales.
‘The Devils Toy’, 1966 & ‘This Ain’t California’, 2012
An evening of films that explore the social under–belly of city life and street activity, free public expression and the abandon of youth.
Kieron Livingstone, 10.11.16, 18.30pm
Kieron Livingstone gives us an insight into his view on what and who civic space is for, what rights we as residents have to our city and it’s ownership.
Kieron Livingstone is an artist and musician based in London. He is also Editor of The Nervemeter Magazine, an independent not-for-profit publication sold on the streets by people in need of money with no full time work