I was allowed to take photos at the Cardiff Metropolitan’s School of Art Degree Show this year. The images below represent a small part of the Ceramics Show – click on the images to go to the artists’ websites.
The shows for other courses there were also excellent and we had a very good day out looking round the exhibitions at Howard Gardens and in the new building at Llandaff.
Last week we went to see the BA degree shows at Cardiff Metropolitan University, but before I show you some of the great work they have been doing, I am going to post some of the “art” of the new building they have there.
The first photo here is not an exhibit at the second gallery we visited last week – the Howard Garden Gallery at Cardiff Met University. The video below the photo was an installation art work which had to be viewed in a dark room. If you want to be able to see the video, I suspect you will also need to darken your room.
Personally, I liked the crack in the dark by the entrance more than the piece itself but I enjoyed the rest of this exhibition by Avtarjeet Dhanjal. More info on the show can be found here – hmmm, just discovered it finishes today so here is a quote from I’m on that web page.
“When growing up in the Panjab, India, I was not aware there was such a thing called ‘Art’; though my mother decorated our house with beautiful wall murals using clay. It was never called Art. One could find many other examples of beautiful objects of daily use; those enhanced the quality of life. To hold a beautiful object on your hand, or to stand facing a unique work of art, one feels a delight whether one has any formal education in aesthetics or not. This is considered the intrinsic worth of a work of art” – Avtarjeet Dhanjal.
Crack in the Dark
This trough was half filled with water but because the blue plastic itself was shiny and reflective, it was almost impossible to see the water. The installation shown in the video above also used “invisible” water.