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Morocco travels

We’re delighted that the CSAD Level 5 Field project students could explore our Artists’ Books Collection before their journey to Marrakesh in January. As their Lecturer, Chris Glynn said “students inspired, seeds sown”. Job done! We’re even more delighted that their resulting work is now on display on the ground floor of Llandaff Library. On show until 24th April.



Special thanks to Chris Glynn & students for showing the sights of Morocco this lunchtime & their marvellous artistic creations





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Magical Objects Masks

Drop in to Llandaff Library before 6th March to see the current exhibition. The work on display is by CSAD L5 students from their recent Field Project: Magical Objects Masks.

With thanks to James Green and students for installing this thought-provoking show.

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Magical Objects: Masks & Reliquaries of the World

Cardiff School of Art & Design: Level 5 Field Project, ground floor Llandaff Library


With thanks to Dr James Green and students from Fine Art, Artist Designer: Maker, Illustration, Textiles, Product Design and Graphic Communication: Lucy Allen, Antonella Chiappa , Mervyn Colley, Kris Doyle, Rose Edwards, Keira Evans, Rhiannon Evans, Lauren Goodwin, Remus Ionescu-Blower, Lily Jennnings, Lizzie Jones, Leanne Katchi, Eleanor Marley, Eleri Normington, Kayleigh Parmley, Beth Plumbley, Vicki Pumford, Zachary Rees, Elle Rees, Isabel Reeves, Aron Samuel-Thomas, Ruth Southwood, Sophia Tarling, Tazmin Thomas, Codey Thomas, Harry Waring, Lieucu Williams and Isabelle Wishart.

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Watch this space!


Ground floor – Llandaff Library

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50 Years of Artists’ Books

The Library’s Artists’ Books Collection is growing rapidly. The term ‘Artist’s Book’ refers to books made or conceived by an artist – artworks in their own right.

Picture1Dieter Roth 2 Picture Books 1976

Whilst many contemporary books have been bought for the collection, others have been donated or moved from the main shelves of the library into the Special Collections. From these we find that we have books representing each of the decades since the 1960s.  To celebrate this – that our collection covers fifty of the 150 years of Cardiff Metropolitan University and the School of Art & Design – we feature examples from across those fifty years in a display on the ground floor of Llandaff Library. In this exhibition, individually crafted books, hand printed and bound, sit alongside works that were published inexpensively in unlimited editions in order to bring artwork to a wider audience. Some are recognisably traditional casebound book format, whilst others have more sculptural qualities.  All can be seen during workshops run for students, staff and community groups.

 A Humument by Tom Phillips 1982, The Paper Snake by Ray Johnson 1965, An Anecdoted Topography of Chance by Daniel Spoerri 1966, They Called Her Styrene by Edward Rusha 2000


Further examples can be seen in the Heartspace of Cardiff School of Art & Design 4 Dec 2015 to 18 Dec 2015 12 noon. Please Turn Over: The Artists’ Book is an exhibition of book arts work by students and staff of Cardiff School of Art and Design which considers artists’ books as creative process, living archive and research catalyst. Also on show will be artists’ books from Cardiff Metropolitan University Library’s Artists’ Books Collection, some donated by Ron King from his personal collection, also works by other significant artists such as Gilbert & George, Ed Ruscha, Dieter Roth and Sol Lewitt.



These exhibitions complement the conference Livres d’Artistes: The Artist’s Book in Theory & Practice held at Cardiff University 4 – 6 Dec 2015.

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New exhibition of artists’ books

Approach the CSAD building in Llandaff, enter, turn left and go through the double doors. On your right you will see a glass display cabinet – the In Gallery. During this week you have the chance to see some of the library’s wonderful collection of artists’ books.


Here are the books with links to the library catalogue where you can read more about them.

5 years set adrift by Henry Ireland

No-one go home by Reijo Karkkainen

Bolom Chon by Ambar Past

Happy birthday matchox by J Wilson

Collection 2 by Philippa Wood

The first also by Philippa Wood

The tyger by Lynda Landers (William Blake)

Tsunami  by Joydeb and Moyna Chitrakar

THE IN GALLERY features weekly exhibitions of work by staff, students and guests of CSAD/Cardiff Metropolitan University. This has been curated by Emma Harry, Third Year Illustration student, CSAD.


More artists’ books can be seen throughout zone 1 of the library: on the ground floor and also in the Special Collections room on the second floor.


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