|Introducing the Arcade Art Exhibition|
Throughout the summer Queens Arcade, in association with BigLittleCity:Cardiff has been looking for Cardiff’s talented painters, sculptors, singers, urban artists, photographers and those who work in other media in order to showcase their talent with a free exhibition in the Centre.
And now the public can meet our three winners in the competition categories: People, Places and Stories who will be exhibiting the Centre for 9 days only!
People: Brian Denman, sculptor from Splott
Places: Janet Blackman, painter from Dinas Powys
Stories: Danielle Wakeman, photographer from Cardiff
Thursday 8th & Friday 9th September 11am-3pm
Saturday 10th September 11am-4pm
Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September 11am-3pm
Saturday 17th September 11am-4pm
Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd September 11am-3pm
Last day, Saturday 24th September 11am-4pm
Brian Denman is a self-employed sculptor with over 20 years experience producing artwork, working mostly with stone and wood, but also familiar with many other materials. Brian has been sculpting since leaving college in 1977 and is available for commission. Recently he worked with Adamsdown Community Forum on an Arts Project, which involved children and adults carving oak panels as part of a fence. His work has been commissioned by Carmarthanshire County Council and Snowdonia National Park amongst others and his work is on show all over the world including Malaysia, Cumbria, London and Brittany.
Janet Blackman is currently PA to the Director of the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University, where she has worked for the last ten years. She started painting about five years ago when she saw an advert for the Dinas Powys Art Group and exhibits with the group annually to raise funds for charity. This is the first competition she has entered, although she has entered pictures into the Dinas Powys village show “with some success”.
Danielle Wakeman is a second year student taking a BA (Hons) degree in Photography for Fashion & Advertising. She has already been commissioned to photograph weddings and events and has done the photography for Saks Cardiff hair salon for the national hair competition. Her ambition is to be a part of the professional photography industry, specialising in editorial fashion.
Queens Arcade is urging the public to come to the Centre to meet the artists, admire their work, watch them create new pieces and support Cardiff’s local artist community by purchasing a unique piece of art!