David Alan Atkins
Artist: Massive Dynamic; Exploring and Recreating cutting Edge Neuroscience
Massive Dynamic Art
January 2012 – Present (8 months) Cardiff, United Kingdom
Art Works by the Artist Penelope Rose Cowley.
Penelope's work expresses the translations of personal ideas, experiences, thoughts and memories to the surface. She also explores her ideas of how thought is held in the mind and transmitted from her brain through her nervous system to the surface and imagines what the process looks like if visualised. The imaginings of cognitive networks and brain structure are a strong element to her work.
This fasination of the mind lead her to creating the Massive Dynamic project. Penelope's mind will be explored in more depth by the process of a Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) scan at Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) by Prof. Derek Jones and Silvia de Santis.
The MRI results will be exhibited as a montage at the Urdd Centre, Cardiff Bay 14th - 15th July 2012 for the Cardiff Science Festival and a selection of her art works and 'Visual Journey' will be exhibited at the Skittle Alley Gallery situated in The Crofts Pub, Roath, Cardiff.
This project aims to share recent advances in neuroscientific research through the use of novel artwork based on real data.
We will investigate and recreate information pertaining to the microstructure of white matter; the connections that carry information between different brain regions, using Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DT-MRI).
The artwork will include both data regarding brain structure and an interpretation of this data from the artist’s perspective, and will comprise a set of engravings on large acrylic panels, up-lit with coloured lights. The project has implications for brain diseases including Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Skittle Alley Gallery
January 2011 – Present (1 year 8 months) The Crofts Pub, Croft Street, Roath, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Crofting Curators scheme for the Skittle Alley Gallery-
'Crofting' is a social system in which small-scale productions of something grown plays a defining role. Crofting is characterised by its common working communities. Traditional crofters pursue a number of activities to earn their living, in this sense we wish to invite Crofting Curators to hold unique events for the Skittle Alley Gallery at The Crofts.
C R O F T I N G
The Crofts present a monthly series of locally sourced and for one to three day and night art events. The nights shall be given over to a guest curator and art groups to promote their own artistic vision and community, with a focus on emerging talent and multidisciplinary practices. Taking their cue from the host venue's name, curators will be expected to make the most of the less-than-white-cube conditions of the public house and develop extraordinary exhibitions which enhance the area.
There is no funding, however practical support is available.
No hire fee and no commission cost involved.
In order for the events to be sucessful we would expect curators to bring together a large audience for the artists and for The Crofts Pub. We are afterall a Public House that requires patrons to buy food and drink to maintain it's standing in this econmic down turn. In this sense 'Crofting' is the defining aspect to our ethos to work together as a community.'
Artist in Residence
The Crofts Pub
September 2010 – Present (2 years) Croft Street, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3DZ
My Studio is situated above The Crofts Pub. I also run exhibitions in the Skittle Alley Gallery situated down stairs in The Crofts Pub.
Artists Past Exhibitions:
2011- Made in Roath, Group Exhibition, Arts Festival, The Croft Pub, Cardiff , CF24 3DZ
2011- Avenues of Thought Tobacco Factory Raleigh Road Bristol, Avon BS3 1TF, United Kingdom http://www.tobaccofactory.com/
2011- A celebration of the city.By the people. For the people.The Cardiff Story, The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff
2011- Group Show ‘Engineers’ House’ The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NB
2010- Xmas Group Show The Green Rooms Unit B29 Riverside, Treforest Industrial Estate. CF37 5YB
2010- Xmas Group Show tactileBOSCH Gallery & Studio, Old Victoria Buildings, Andrews Road, Llandaff North, Cardiff, CF14 2JP
2010- Group Show Erotica, London, Olympia, Hammersmith Road W14 8UX
2010- Made in Roath, Passions and Obsessions Joint Art and Photography Arts Festival The Croft PubCF24 3DZ
2010- ‘The Oneiric image: symbols, automatism and the language of dreams’ The Lloyd Gill Gallery, http://www.thelloydgillgallery.com/peneloperose.html
2009- Joint Show KB Hancock and Penelope Rose Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire
2009- Arts Festival Open house Exhibition Made in Roath,
2008 – Group Show Cole and Co Angus Street Roath Cardiff, Wales
2008 – Welsh Landscape Artists The Kooywood Museum Place, Cardiff, Wales
2004- Group Show Pebble Way BBC Wales, Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
2003- Group Show Cardiff City Hall, Wales.
2000- Solo Show Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham, England.
Charity fund raising Art Auction events
2010 Organised/Hosted Penelope Rose, David Cowley with Paul Emin- Haiti Appeal Charity Art Auction Fund Raiser
Buffalo Bar11 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BY TEL: 029 2031 031
2010 Hosted by Paul Emin- Haiti Appeal Charity Fund Raiser, Margate Kent