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Library Christmas opening hours


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by | December 7, 2016 · 2:40 pm

Dress to Impress

The new display of Art and Design books in the Library includes titles that explore the use of felt in the world of Fashion. There are also books that focus on branding and promotion.

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Luscious Lights and Decorated Domes – Frame magazine

Frame cover


The May/June edition of Frame magazine is an opulent, tactile affair. Frame shows us the potential of what it calls “the great indoors” showcasing contemporary interior design from around the globe. The magazine focuses on photos and drawings with the the story behind each design being written in easy-to-understand, down-to-earth English.  The current edition shows us (amongst other things) two very different but equally submersive interiors in the works of Liz West and Elise Morin.


Lighten Up


Liz West’s light art installation Your Colour Perception in the Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces Federation House in Manchester, saturates the space with artificial chromatic light. The artist says she is interested in “creating illusions and in making people question what they are really looking at.”


Play it again, Elise


Paris-based artist Elise Morin has conjured a multimedia event out of piles of old CDs and inflatable domes. The installation, Waste Landscape #4, turns an old swimming pool turned cultural centre in Slovakia into a scaly landscape. Each installation is a “social event”. For this work volunteers from the local jail helped attach the 180,000 CDs to the inflatable domes by hand. Lighting design and a specially made soundscape accompanied the structures.


mapllandaffFollow the blue signs for journals through the learning centre:

Zone 3, Floor 2: A- H

Zone 3, Floor 3: I- Z and archive


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From Painting to Performance – Eclectic Artists in New Frieze Journal

April sees a new edition of the well known Frieze magazine arrive into Llandaff library. Frieze was set up in 1991 and is one of the leading magazines of contemporary art and culture. Frieze includes essays, reviews and columns by some of today’s most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators.



April’s edition features 41 reviews from 28 cities. Amongst these is an article by Jennifer Higgie on the bewildered mystics, mournful minstrels and mysterious rituals of Ryan Mosley’s paintings. There is also a review by Lucy O’Brien on the experience of seeing  musician PJ Harvey record her album in a vitrine at Somerset House in London during Recording in Progress.


Ryan Mosley




Ryan Mosley, Dance of the Nobleman, 2010–11, oil on canvas, 2.1 × 1.8 m.

PJ Harvey photographed by Seamus Murphy, 2014.


Follow the blue signs for journals through the learning centre:

Zone 3, Floor 2: A- H

Zone 3, Floor 3: I- Z and archivemapllandaff

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World Book Day

Use your school library, 1939 (colour litho)

‘Use your school library’, 1939 (colour lithograph) American School

Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education

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