Back in mid April (hey! I’ve been busy!), the art collective I am part of embarked on our first EVER exhibition. Pretty exciting stuff. It was a retrospective of our longest running project so far, the We Are Cardiff site.
It launched as part of the BigLittleCity project at The Cardiff Story – a new museum in the centre of Cardiff. We’ve been displaying photography and stories from We Are Cardiff so far, and invited people to write their own Cardiff stories to add to the Story Wall in the gallery, which is coming along very nicely.
The exhibition had its grand opening on Thursday 14 April, and the exhibition will be there until 22 July.
We Are Who?
We Are Cardiff is a digital storytelling project that was born in the summer of 2010. We provided a platform for local folks to share their secrets about Cardiff – tell us what they love about it or what they hate, the nooks and crannies of their neighbourhoods and wonderful parts of the city that they enjoy. You can see the project underway here http://wearecardiff.co.uk.
BigLittleCity is a celebration of Cardiff and Cardiff’s creative talent for photography, art, film, writing, music and performance, animation, illustration, painting and graffiti. BigLittleCity is about the city and the experience of its residents and as such we are extremely focused on collaboration. The team has been invited to stage a four-month exhibition to help launch Cardiff’s prestigious new people’s museum The Cardiff Story at the Old Library building, The Hayes, in the heart of our city. Opening in March 2011, the BigLittleCity exhibition will showcase everything that is special about the Welsh capital and is set to attract tens of thousands of people. More here: http://www.biglittlecity.com/
So where is it?
The Cardiff Story is a new city museum for the capital of Wales, situated in The Hayes (between House of Fraser and St David’s Hall). More here http://www.cardiffstory.com/
We’ve switched the exhibition over once already, and are due a refresh this coming weekend (4/5 June). So if you haven’t got there yet, make sure you go down and check out our current display before we make the switch….
Other We Are Cardiff related news that happened last week (fairly last minute!) was that the lovely Hannah Waldram who was the Guardian’s Cardiff beatblogger til the project was closed down on Friday – asked me if I’d like to take the helm on the GdnCardiff twitter feed. I was really flattered when she asked – it’s not everyday someone hands you a Twitter feed with 5000 followers and tells you that you can do what you like with it!
Follow @wearecardiff on twitter