Do I have to paint you a picture? is an artist-led temporary artspace in the
heart of Cardiff. Throughout a six-week lens-based exhibition and accompanying symposium, the project will utilise a disused shop unit within one of the city's increasingly sparse (yet ornately beautiful) Victorian and
Edwardian Arcades. In response to photography's evolving technological
and ideological complexities,
Do I Have To Paint You A Picture? will aim to bring together disparate artists working in photographic and film media
and to contextualize their work through an imaginative and inventive
As we reach a period in time that may see the decline of quirky analogue
techniques in photographic arts practice, the relationship between our
new generation of lens-based practitioners and technologies of the past will spur the imagination of the project's curator.
Highlighted artists include Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mikael Kennedy,
Richard Bevan, Sean McFarland and Courtney Johnson, each exhibiting
excerpts from their extensive and acclaimed bodies of Polaroid
By creating exhibiting opportunities for artists in any stage of their career
Do I Have To Paint You A Picture? aspires to contribute to the re-creation
of the Welsh capital as an axis of activity and artistic excellence, providing an extensive resource facility for artists and art enthusiasts alongside unique exhibition and seminar programmes.
An accompanying one-day symposium will take place on Saturday 6th March, giving artists, academics, arts professionals and members of the
public the chance to engage in photographic theory, especially in relation to technologies and culture. Guest speakers would include Dr Peter Buse, Cultural Theorist and Senior Lecturer at The University of Salford's
School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History.
Do I Have To Paint You A Picture? is curated by Sam Perry. For more
information or images please contact Sam on 07732 228 119 or email
Do I Have To Paint You A Picture is supported by
The Arts Council of Wales, G39 Warp, Ffotogallery, Artists Newsletter, Morgan Arcade, The National Lottery, Intellect Books and Journals, The Big Sleep Hotel, Safle