Hole in the Wall

From Friday 1st May 2009, for five weeks, a small metal alcove on Diana Street in Roath, Cardiff will be transformed into a contemporary art gallery. Artists from across the UK and beyond will create week-long, site-specific interventions for this tiny unused space.

Artists Sam Aldridge and Paula Morison, after graduating, found there was a lack of opportunities for emerging artists in the South Wales area, especially outside of the commercial gallery system. This, and the desire to set up unconventional exhibiting spaces as an alternative to the existing galleries in the area, spurred them on to create Open Empty Spaces, an ongoing project dedicated to the creation of temporary galleries in the public realm. ‘Hole in the Wall’ is the first of these projects which will be followed on by ‘River’, an exhibition in the River Taff at Blackweir, opening on Fri 22 May 2009.

Situated around the side of the Peacocks store on Albany Road, ‘Hole in the Wall’ will be open to the public 24 hours a day and, bucking the trend of traditional gallery spaces, the artworks will be unprotected and left to their fate for the duration of the project. We hope the gallery’s location in public space will help bring contemporary art to a new audience and to provide debate around art and the space it inhabits.

Curated by Sam Aldridge and Paula Morison...

Brendan Lyons
Fri 1 - Fri 8 May 2009

Veronica Forsgren
Fri 8 - Fri 15 May 2009

Rebecca Spooner
Fri 15 - Fri 22 May 2009

Mark Houghton
Fri 22 - Fri 29 May 2009

Megan Broadmeadow
Fri 29 May - Fri 5 Jun 2009

Open Empty Spaces is supported by the WARP Group Mentoring Programme at g39.
Hole in the Wall


Event Title: Hole in the Wall
Postcode: CF24
Further Details:
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