Look! No Hands! has just come to an end in the Abacus Gallery, and what an ride it was!

We were pleased to host and co-curate the exhibition along with one of the gallery’s interns and artist Sam Wall. Under his vision, the exhibition celebrated psychedelic and imagination driven artwork, delving into the deepest darkest and sensitive parts of the artists mind. With over 30 artists involved, the show gave platform to both Cardiff based artists as well as work being sent from America, France and all over the UK.

The opening night welcomed over 300 visitors and Saw Sly & The Family Drone, Heil Zilla and Spider Kitten give some incredible performances through out the evening.

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As I suspect you may have heard, the very end of the evening saw a couple of the exhibitions visitors manage to get themselves locked in the bank vault within The Abacus, something we didn’t even think possible. The two guys who’d only met on the night, had to be drilled out by the Fire Service and we’re luckily completely fine, though relieved to see the light!


The vault however remained full of artwork, including Maria Larsson’s incredible bird sculpture. The following day we had to undertake our own rescue mission to expand the hole in order to save the bird!


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We found him a new spot to settle and the show remained open for two weeks. If you didn’t get a chance to pop down and see it for yourself – it looked a little something like this.

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A huge thank you to everyone that took part in the show, I don’t think we’ll see/experience another quite like it!

Conclusive artist list:
Nils bertho // Laurence Elliott // Rob Glew // Maximillian Benjamin Hartley // The Dead Hand // Math.I // Laura-Jane Kitts // Mandy May Lane// Alex Waddell // Deremyre John // Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives (Darren Cullen) // Kate Woodward // Maria Larsson // Sam Emm //  Cristina Constantinescu // Tom McCarthaigh // Amelia Seren Roberts // Nikita McBride  // Ekstraternek // Magda Lackowska // Emily Unsworth White // Craig Earp // Ethan Dodd // Gene Mutation // Justin Carroll // Hywel Edwards // Diego Lazzarin // Imogen Hamilton // Gabriel Holmes // Ellie Mawby // Sarah Padbury // Spike Clark // Colour doomed // Helen Bur// Jo Higgs // Simeon Davies // Frankie Fagerty-Evans // Christopher Edward Ranson  // Carlito Juanito // Aidan Myers // Taylor Zepeda // Linzie Elliott // Barrie J Davies // Joe Worthington  // Iwan Ap Huw Morgan // Harrison Banfield // Charl Collier Roberts // Victoria Roberts // Tongdogs // KAZLAND // Fiona Winterflood // Matt Redman

(photo credits to Jo¥ and Helen Bur)


2 thoughts on “Look! No Hands!

  1. Pingback: ‘Innocence Lost’, a Site specific installation for; ‘Look! No Hands!’ – An Exhibition by Sam Wall | Rumination.

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