We’ve got a little (trick or) TREAT in store for you this Halloween at The Abacus.. two exhibitions over two floors! And it’s free!

Downstairs: The Caravan Gallery’s Cardiff Pride Of Place Project // 5pm – 8pm
Upstairs: Absent But Not Forgotten (one night only exhibition) // 6pm – Late

DOWNSTAIRS will see the closing celebration of The Caravan Gallery’s Cardiff Pride of Place Project
residency at The Abacus as part of Diffusion Festival. Partexhibition, part reverse visitor information centre (where the visitors over the month have provided the information, artworks, objects, stories, souvenirs and more relating to Cardiff) the resulting display is a riotous, warts and all, insight and celebration of the city and its people.

The Caravanners Jan and Chris say – “We’ll provide a light buffet and some drinks but please feel free to bring a bottle, a few gherkins or a cake in the form of Tom Jones!”

UPSTAIRS will host ‘Absent But Not Forgotten’ an ongoing, experimental art project formed in 2010 by west Wales artists, Kathryn Campbell Dodd and Jacob Whittaker.
5153733757_04f94792b1_o-2Celebrating 5 years of atmospheric video and sound installation work, you can expect some scary moments with live experimental music from Jacob Whittaker and guest artists including Ian Watson. Using video and sound experiments, textiles and objects to create installations and experiences which explore and allude to ideas of the paranormal, ghost hunting and the propensity to search for supernatural explanations to unexpected and unexplained phenomena.

Ian Watson presents a performance-ritual honouring the future year’s production of consumer electronics whilst exorcising the ghosts that lie within smartphones, energy bulbs, power supplies and microphone capsules.
Expect flashing lights and sportswear.

Jacob Whittaker will be slowly torturing a selection of vinyl records, cutting them up into a sonic Halloween soup and serving with a large glass of poison / homebrewed evil wine.

(The evening is the first in a series of spooky installations and interventions taking place in different venues across Wales between Halloween and Friday 13th of November, look out for manifestations near you!)

Apart from the complimentry tipples and nibbles supplied by the artists we won’t have a bar at this event so please feel more than welcome to bring your own drinks, however bare in mind we can’t have glass in the building, so decant your halloween coctails into plastic if you can 🙂

THIS IS GONNA BE SOMETHING QUITE SPECIAL INDEED, we look forward to seeing you all there at some point during the spooky night!

Dressing up is also most welcomed 😛

Tell us your coming here!


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