Out of the Box: Archive Residency 2016

Artist Simon Fenoulet was selected as the 2016 ‘Out of the box’ artist in resident at the Glamorgan Archives.  The residency aimed to explore the Archives’ vast collections and utilitarian conservation machinery, which included a ‘box making machine’, ‘fog machine’ and ‘light wall’.  The residency was hosted by the Archives, supported by Warp and Made in Roath and facilitated by Art Shell. Light BoxDuring his eight week residency Simon carefully searched through the Archives’ diverse collection of material.  The Out of the Box residency offered people new ways of looking at the Archives and Simon used ‘the senses’ as a starting point to connect people with the past.  The residency formed a conversation between the artist, the Archives and it’s resources, the Archives staff, the public and other artists.  ACW_logo_CMYK_landscape

Art on the Junction

Art Shell recently completed work with Cardiff Council to support a public art project in Grangetown as part of the regeneration scheme on the Clare Road/Penarth Road junction.  Two local artists Lowri Davis and John Abell developed new artworks for Grangetown’s central junction, focusing on the people, buildings, history and heritage of Grangetown.

 BT box outside Tesco (Lowri Davies, 2016)bt-box-art

 Gates to the Clare Road side of the corner property, 128a Penarth Road (John Abell, 2016)img_20160924_204354