Art’s 1,000,049th Birthday

Kardomah Café, Swansea. Image by Eva Bartussek
Kardomah Café, Swansea. Image by Eva Bartussek

Did you know; Art is 1,000,049 years old this year?

To celebrate, Mission Gallery are celebrating ‘Arts Birthday’ on 17th January (6pm-8pm) at the Kardomah Cafe, Swansea; in partnership with Arts Birthday & Kardomah Cafe. So many events are happening in Swansea for you to get involved with that we thought we would share the whole event here with you. See below to find out more about what ‘Arts Birthday’ is and more information on events happening for Arts Birthday | Wales 2012.  

Tuesday 17th January 6pm – 8pm
Café Scenes at the
Kardomah in partnership with Mission Gallery
All Welcome | Free Admission

This site-responsive, interactive installation extends the normal opening hours of the renowned Kardomah cafe, transforming customers into the contributors of a screenplay installation.
www.missiongallery.co.uk

Kardomah Cafe | Morris Buildings | 11, Portland St | Swansea | SA1 3DH

Arts Birthday | Wales 2012

words: Arts Birthday | Fern Thomas
 
17th January, Art’s Birthday, was proposed by sometime Fluxus artist Robert Filliou in 1963. It is now celebrated worldwide. 2012 marks Art’s 1,000,049th birthday and the fifth year of Art’s Birthday Wales based in Swansea, UK.

Over the past five years Arts Birthday celebrations in Wales have included the ‘three year four day working week’ radio station, Café Genie, art-themed three course meals, live link ups with celebrations across the UK as well as paper hats and many cakes. Arts Birthday Wales has worked with gallery’s/arts organisations Elysium, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Framework, Supersaurus and

artists Barrie Hole, Joan Jones, Matt Hulse, Steven Paige, The Stylophone Orchestra of Great Britain and Foundation Art & Design at Swansea Met in addition to other organisations, artists groups and individuals.

This year the collaborations and activities are further extended with three different events. There is Klang Canteen, a cassette-based exhibition of sonic works, at Elysium, Swansea, with works from Belgium, Canada, USA, Wales and the rest of the UK. On Art’s Birthday itself, there will be an evening of Cafe Scenes at the renowned Kardomah Cafe in partnership with Mission Gallery. And there is a pre-birthday event in partnership with Glynn Vivian Art Gallery featuring a performative work from Matt Hulse, a time based sculpture from Hedsor and a film from Silas Money.

Arts Birthday Wales

Schedule

Friday 13th January 1pm

Arts Birthday event at YMCA with Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

“Three Performances”: Old Age Should Burn And Rave At Close Of Day by Matt Hulse with Elizabeth Lawrence – a short, playful performance piece involving a ‘Welshman,’ a ‘Scotsman’ and a ‘Englishman,’ an arm-wrestling competition and a Dylan Thomas poetry reading. This is the work’s UK premiere following its debut at Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2011; Love Story, a time based sculpture by Hedsor (Karl & Kimberly Foster); plus a film by Silas Money. 

Saturday 14th January 7pm

Klang Canteen curated by Barnaby Dicker at Elysium

Barrie Hole’s Hitlist Presents, Erik Benjamins, BpOlar, Annike Cassidy, Peter Courtemanche & Anna Friz , Common Culture, Rhys Davies, Glenn Harvey, Hedsor (Karl & Kimberly Foster), Arran Hodgson, Matt Hulse, Joan Jones, Lyndon Jones, Bella Kerr, Steven Paige, David Pitt, Théâtre de la Liberté, Fern Thomas, Ward Weiss, Nick Lee 

ART’s BIRTHDAY 17 Jan 2012

Tuesday 17th January 3-5pm
Belgian Arts Collective Théâtre de la Liberté in residence at Elysium with intervention between 3-5pm

Tuesday 17th January 6-8pm
Café Scenes at the Kardomah in partnership with Mission Gallery This site-responsive, interactive installation extends the normal opening hours of the renowned Kardomah cafe, transforming customers into the contributors of a screenplay installation.
Mission Gallery Events 2012

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