A jam packed week of events during this years Cardiff Design Festival

26 Sep (All day)
Fireworks Now exhibition

This exhibition offers a wonderful opportunity to see recent work by members of the Fireworks Studios in Cardiff. Curated by potter Alex McErlain, the exhibition shows the rich and diverse ceramics being created by the Fireworks artists. Fourteen artist will be showing their work and include;...

1 Oct - 10:00
EDGE - Design Circle photography exhibition

The brief asked architects, designers, students and members of the public to look critically at their surroundings, to explore and capture what they find around them, from the macro to the micro, from the heart of the city, to the bricks in your backyard. The theme is EDGE. The subject was limited...

1 Oct - 10:00
Product Design: The impossible 12 hour challenge.

Come and experience a live design project as it travels through the mysterious journey of from conceptualisation to realisation in 12 hours using a design brief, set by Cardiff based design company Breffo. The event is organised by Cardiff School of Art & Design's Product Design team and will...

1 Oct - 10:30
Association for Contemporary Jewellery showcase at Craft in the Bay

We’re delighted to announce that the Association for Contemporary Jewellery will be holding a showcase at Craft in the Bay as part of the Cardiff Design Festival which will run from 1 October until 3 November. Exhibiting makers include Claire Collinson, Karen Dellarmi, Kate Dumbleton, Jodie Hook,...

1 Oct - 20:00
A Designer and a Philosopher Walk Into a Bar

What is the nature of people’s relationship with technology? Are devices simply tools that allow us to exercise our intention, or technologies that shape and ultimately define human behaviour and being? What are the implications of these alternatives for design? How do new possibilities emerge from...

2 Oct - 16:00
So you want to be a Doctor of Design?

Several universities in the UK now offer Doctor of Design degrees, professional doctorates in design practice. Whereas traditional PhDs make contributions to knowledge, these make changes to professional design practice, either at institutional or individual level. Find out what this means for...

3 Oct - 10:00
What is your Net Effect?

An installation to provoke ideas on promoting socially responsible and sustainable design solutions. Showcasing the work of Interior Design Students from The University of South Wales in conjunction with Interface. Thursday 3rd - Tuesday 8th October 2013

3 Oct - 12:30
Ask a designer twitter Q & A

Interested to know how product design is managed as a business, or would like to find out more about ts design's approach to the design process? This Thursday the 3rd October ts design, which has offices in Cardiff, Wrexham and Shanghai, are holding an online Q&A session to share some...

4 Oct - 09:30
Casual Sexism in One Hour

An opportunity to meet other creatives based in Wales and to address some issues which may impact on your career. How do we ensure that the younger generation of creative women follow a successful and meaningful career path? How do we make women better negotiators in the workplace to ensure that...

4 Oct - 11:00
Design Wales (ISD) Colour and Trend event

The Design Wales (ISD) Colour and Trend event will be presenting the forward trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Matthew Jeatt of Promostyl will present an overview of the season and show how Promostyl's thinking evolves from consideration of the major trends and currents that impact on the season....

4 Oct - 17:00
Documenting Cardiff Style

What is Cardiff style? From fashionably fabulous, to anti-fashion heroes/heroines, or subcultural terraneans, WE NEED YOU! As part of an international research project to identify how people in different cities wear clothes and how that reflects and interacts with their urban landscape, we are...

4 Oct - 18:00
Boozie Doo:zie Birthday Bash

Celebrating Doo:zie Creative Community's first birthday. 6-9pm Boozie Doo:zie birthday bashers are welcome to stay for Gwdihw's livemusic night after 9pm, free of charge. More details to follow - http://doozie.org.uk/ Sponsored by Scandinavian Business Seating [SBSeating] Gwdihŵ Café Bar 6...

5 Oct - 11:00
Running with Wolves Mask Making Workshop

If you’re planning on joining running* with the Pack of Wolves you can now down load your free mask template or come along to one of the Pack’s workshops and make one on Saturday 5 September. In a manner akin to a Flash-Mob you are invited to join the Pack of Wolves in Bute Park from which point...

5 Oct - 11:45
Lumen Prize Exhibition

The world's pre-eminent digital art prize, based in Cardiff, this year's Lumen Prize fielded more than 650 works from artists in 45 countries worldwide. The top 50 works - selected by an eminent roster of judges - will start its global tour in the Welsh capital before moving on to venues in New...

5 Oct - 12:00
Digital Life Drawing Workshop

Digital Life Drawing Workshop by Cardiff School of Art and Design drawing lecturer James Green, Lumen Prize exhibition, Queen’s Arcade, Queen Street Cardiff CF10 2BY, 12 noon - 2pm. You can reserve an iPad in advance or you can bring your own. To book your place on the workshop contact Alex at the...

5 Oct - 14:00
Running with Wolves Mask Making Workshop

If you’re planning on joining running* with the Pack of Wolves you can now down load your free mask template or come along to one of the Pack’s workshops and make one on Saturday 5 September. In a manner akin to a Flash-Mob you are invited to join the Pack of Wolves in Bute Park from which point...

5 Oct - 14:30
Mobile landscape art iPad and smartphone workshop

Award winning Welsh iPad artist Joseph Connor talks about how tablets and smart phones can be used to make art. Joseph will be running the event as a 'join in' workshop, so bring along your smartphone or iPads to try it out! Free but book your place with Alex at the Lumen Prize alex@lumenprize....

5 Oct - 18:00
Running with Wolves flash mob

On Saturday the 5 October 2013 you are invitated to come running* with the Pack of Wolves. In a manner akin to a Flash-Mob we invite you to design your own wolf mask and join us in Bute Park from which point we will proceed through the streets of Cardiff to our Den where there will be some...

6 Oct - 12:00
Lumen Prize digital artists’ talks

Katy Connor, David Gould, Cardiff School of Art and Design and Cardiff Open Art School drawing lecturer James Green and Chris Langely will be discussing their practice and how their creative process is enhanced by using digital technology and new media on Sunday 6 October, 12 noon to 2pm. The...

6 Oct - 12:00
Type hunt

Type hunt is a chance for people interested in typefaces or letterforms to explore and uncover Cardiff’s rich typographic heritage. The aim of the project is to gather inspiration and find the best examples of letterforms in the City. Depending on what we find we aim to share the discoveries. You...

8 Oct - 18:00
Lumen Prize Party

Join us for the announcement of the 2013 Lumen Prize, the Global Award for Digital Digital Art. The judging panel includes Doug Dodds of the V&A (which holds the national archive of digital art) and George Blacklock, Dean of the Chelsea College of Art and Design so it should be a fun evening....

9 Oct - 14:00
The Future of Art

A talk by Claire Reika Wright who makes interactive 'art games'. Claire will discuss how digital techniques and digital methods can be combined to create interactive art, digital art galleries and art-games. For more information visit www.lumenprize.com and www.clairereika.com. 2-4pm

10 Oct - 18:00
Object at gallery/ten – exhibition launch

gallery/ten presents launches its first object exhibition on 10 October, a mixed show of 3 dimensional work by the gallery’s designers, sculptors and ceramicists, together with guest exhibitors Bethan Gray and byKirsty. Thursday 10 October, 6-8pm The exhibition runs from 11 October until 2 November...

11 Oct - 10:00
Object at gallery/ten

gallery/ten presents launches its first object exhibition on 10 October, a mixed show of 3 dimensional work by the gallery’s designers, sculptors and ceramicists, together with guest exhibitors Bethan Gray + byKirst. The exhibition will further emphasise the gallery’s interest for design and 3...

11 Oct - 18:00
Edge: Design Circle party

Friday 11 October, 6pm at The Cardiff Story Design Circle are hosting a party at the Old Library Gallery at The Cardiff Story to celebrate the launch Edge, their new exhibition of photography and iphoneography. You will have the opportunity to cast your vote on your favourite photograph and prizes...

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