In partnership with Bay Art and Ruthin Craft Centre, the Design Commission for Wales will be running an exhibition at Bay Art gallery in Cardiff Bay from 10th – 24th September.
DOWNLOAD FLYER: Captured Moments Reflected Spaces
Please join the DCfW for the opening of the exhibition at 4pm on Saturday 10 September, with architect Chris Loyn.
And on Wednesday 21st September at 5.30pm, Rhian Hâf and architects featured in the exhibition will be in conversation with Carole-Anne Davies.
Captured Moments : Reflected Spaces
It is human interaction with the built environment, the relationship between the qualities of a place and our senses, which brings together the work in this exhibition. Observations and design studies that consider landscape, texture, heat and light as building materials allow us to question their effect on our experience of everyday surroundings.
Artist, Rhian Hâf and architects, Rhian Thomas, Dow Jones, HASSELL, Victoria Coombs and Wayne Forster explore environmental stimuli and capture transient moments in this multi-faceted exhibition supported by Ruthin Craft Centre in partnership with the Design Commission for Wales and Bay Art.
Physical materials, light, landscape, weather and time are the building blocks of place. The works in this exhibition demonstrate the artist and architects’ empathy with these elements. Through design, these elements can be manipulated and composed to contribute to our experience of the built environment, the places we inhabit.
From Victoria Coombs’ intricate exploration of thresholds, to Wayne Forster’s study of the search for thermal comfort in a courtyard house, the designers consider some of the infinite variety of ways in which good design contributes to our enjoyment of day to day life.
Through ‘deep mapping’ of the Black Mountains landscape, Rhian Thomas explores architectural relationships with landscape and identity, and the shaping of landscape by human intervention over time. HASSELL’s sculptural installation records a series of journeys of recovery through a landscape where time, distance and topography take on a new significance.
Dow Jones Architects’ interest in how the careful manipulation of materials and light can elevate the apparent mundanity of the everyday into something more pleasurable and meaningful is evident in their Tanner’s Hill project. Light is also the focus of Rhian Hâf’s work. Through her understanding of the properties and qualities of glass, Rhian subtly controls the flow and density of light passing through her material, exploring effects that have a bearing on our everyday built environment.