Out of the Box: Archive Residency 2016

Simon Fenoulet has been selected to be the 2016 ‘Out of the box’ artist in resident at the Glamorgan Archives.  The residency is hosted by the Archives, supported by Warp and Made in Roath and facilitated by Art Shell. The residency aims to explore the Archives’ utilitarian conservation machinery and vast collection of diverse historical material held in their purpose-built building in Cardiff.

Light Box

During his eight week residency Simon will be exploring the Archives’ material and experimenting with making new work around the conservation machinery, which includes a ‘box making machine’ and ‘light wall’.

The residency will form a conversation between the artist, the Archives and it’s resources, the Archives staff, the public and other artists.  To support this a programme of activities has been designed around the residency, including a tour of the Archives and a talk. The residency aims to open up the Archives and extend their reach and visibility.


  • There will be public tours of the Archives and Simon’s work available throughout the residency and a program of events will appear here over the next few weeks.

For more information please email Johana:


Art on the Junction

Art Shell is currently woking with Cardiff Council on a public art consultation in Grangetown as part of the regeneration scheme on Clare Road/Penarth Road.  We are working with three local artists, Lowri Davis, Elfyn Lewis and John Abell, to support them in developing new contemporary artworks for Grangetown’s central junction. The artist’s work will focus on the people, buildings, culture, history and heritage of Grangetown.

The three proposed locations are:

 BT box outside Tesco

 Gates to the Clare Road side of the corner property, 128a Penarth Road

 Side elevation of Tesco, along Corporation Road


Lowri Davies, 2016 – BT box design proposal, Penarth road Junction