CFAR provides a coherent and ambitious programme around Fine Art research. It exists to encourage and support interdisciplinary, cross-School and inter-Institutional research initiatives in a supportive environment that encourages research activity at all levels.

Recent submissions

  • La più geniale tra le maschere (The Most Brilliant Amongst the Masks), in Visions Part of Cinque Mostre 

    Edwards, Sean (2017)
    New work produced for Group Exhibition. Cinque Mostre 2017 is an annual exhibition of work by current Rome Prize Fellows. Composed of collaborative projects guest-curated by Ilaria Gianni under the collective title ...
  • Resource 

    Edwards, Sean (2015)
    RESOURCE is a group exhibition inspired by the 1927 founding manifesto of the Bluecoat which states that the organisation was set up to promote not only the arts, but also the ‘diffusion of useful knowledge’. The ...
  • 'Untitled 2007/2013' and 'Untitled' in Ground (Group exhibition) 

    Edwards, Sean (2016)
    My works 'untitled 2007/2013' (2013) and 'Untitled' (2007) presented as part of a group show. Within a group exhibition, artists Sean Edwards, Lynn Fulton, Adrian Schindler & Eulàlia Rovira and Lucy Vann present work that ...
  • Practice Table 

    Edwards, Sean (2016)
    New work, 'Practice Table' (2016), included in the group exhibition Good Things Come... showcasing work by a variety of artists exploring objects and time through sculpture. Blink and you’ll miss it. The words conjure up ...
  • Still 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
  • Sapling 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
    A permanent sculpture commissioned by Penarth Learning Community for St Cyres High School, Penarth. Initially beginning as a small scale engagement project with the students the opportunity arose to create a permanent ...
  • Putting Right 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
    From the press release: Abstract: Sean Edwards. He’s asked not to have anything to do with this press release. Which allows free reign to mention something he likely wouldn’t: master plans. Edwards has made ...
  • Just a Little Glass of Water 

    Edwards, Sean (2015)
    Solo Exhibition of a new body of work. The title 'Just a little glass of water' refers to an unreleased recording of a Bob Dylan song from 1966. The story goes that 12 hours were spent recording 19 different takes of the ...
  • Ghostsign 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
    Ghostsign is a large scale ‘painted’ image celebrating and falsifying the farming heritage of this part of Clay Farm. It’s design references the historical painted advertising hoardings of the late 19th/ early 20th Century ...
  • Drawn in Cursive (part three) [Show/Exhibition] 

    Edwards, Sean (2015)
    New body of work at a major solo institution examining the sculptural potential of the everyday. While it responds to an engagement with the world at large, many of the pieces make use of remnants of previous activities ...
  • Portrait (for a Screenplay) of Beth Harmon 

    Edwards, Sean; Clark, Tamsin (2017)
    The Queen’s Gambit was written when Walter Tevis’ previous novels were known more for their film adaptations - The Colour of Money, The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth. The novel follows the life of Beth Harmon, an ...
  • Echo (Group Exhibition Series). [Show/Exhibition] 

    Edwards, Sean (South Wales Echo, 2014)
    Echo was a series of six solo exhibitions I curated across the pages of the South Wales Echo Newspaper for Cardiff Contemporary Biennial. Each Friday, over the six weeks of the festival, a single insertion will appear by ...
  • \\||//\\||//||//\\||//||\\||// (a two bar relationship) 

    Edwards, Sean (2017)
    ‘a two bar relationship’ is a large scale public artwork inspired by the Atrium building’s history, its current use as a place of creative learning, and its engagement with sound and music. The sculpture is a framework of ...
  • Art, energy and the brain 

    Pepperell, Robert (Elsevier, 2018-05-18)
    Recent years have seen a growing interest among neuroscientists and vision scientists in art and aesthetics, exemplifying a more general trend towards interdisciplinary integration in the arts, humanities and sciences. ...
  • Electromagnetic Interrogations (2011-2014) 

    Pigott, Jon (2017)
    Electromagnetic Interrogations (2011 - 2014) is a kinetic sound work which interrogates the electromagnetic radiation given off by three dismantled but still operative compact disc (CD) players, mounted upon plinths. ...
  • Material Systems as Art Practice and Method 

    Pigott, Jon (2016-08-31)
    This paper will report on an art practice based research project that takes the idea of ‘material systems’ to explore electromechanical sound art. By focussing on intersections between the mid 1960s revival in kinetic ...
  • Electromechanical Perspectives of Sound and Music 

    Pigott, Jon (2016-04-15)
    From a technological necessity in projects like the Telharmonium, to a creative opportunity enjoyed by current sound installation artists, the electromechanical condition is a mainstay of electronic and experimental music ...
  • Aliveness machines, shadows and undercurrents: experimental data-activated sculptural works 

    Lyons, Antony; Pigott, Jon (2014-08-27)
    The concept of the 'Aliveness Machines' emerged from a landscape-based artist residency, conducted by Lyons and Pigott throughout 2012, within the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Tasked with working in and around the ...
  • Shadows, undercurrents and the Aliveness Machines 

    Pigott, Jon; Lyons, Antony (Routledge, 2017)
  • Across Fields: Sound, art and technology from an electromechanical perspective 

    Pigott, Jon (Cambridge University Press, 2017-07-12)
    This article follows electromechanical technologies through different contexts of electronic and experimental music, sound art and kinetic art as well as through parts of their industrial development and application. The ...

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