I just received an email from Robert Kennedy, a friend of BigLittleCity and thoroughly decent chap. Rob helped out with getting the Arcade Art winners exhibition up and running in September, and was so impressed with the space that he not only exhibited there himself, but he has decided to take on the space indefinitely.
Arcade Art will become a temporary art space within Queens Arcade Cardiff which will act as a showcase for viewing contemporary art production from Cardiff artist led collectives and will also serve as an information point for current art activities in Cardiff. Starting with a solo show by Andy Fung – for a two-week period from 27th to 10th November 2011. The official opening will be from 5pm – 7pm at Queens Arcade.
In his Rob’s own words:
I am trying to continue using arcade units as a non commercial showcase for artists. All I have as yet is good will from many people. I am building a 2012 programme which will incorporate many art practices and disciplines.
No money – so participants must be prepared to manage their get in and outs, presentation costs, invigilation etc. I will help and will draw some volunteers if I can. If people have a body of works or a project they want to introduce to the world then here is a clearly defined showcase in an unusual space.
Thanks to Queens Arcade it is free at present but in 2012 may be liable for reduced rates costs on the space. I will be looking for funding support for that for 2012.
This is a great development, and we wish Rob the best of luck with the project.
If you’re interested in getting involved in any way – drop Rob an email at robthings1[at]me.com
Arcade Art is situated in Queens Arcade, Cardiff (Queen Street entrance opposite The Friary/Superdrug)