Friday, 26 March 2010

Presentations in Glasgow and Liverpool

Heike gave two presentations on the project over the past week.

Heike contributed to a roundtable on Remembering Performance as part of the 30-anniversary edition of the National Review of Live Art Festival in Glasgow. Other participants included Claire MacDonald, Richard Layzell, Fiona Wright and Paul Clarke.
Sunday 21 March 2010, 11am -1pm at The Arches in Glasgow.
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Heike presented a paper on her research into the development of performance art at Cardiff School of Art in the 1960s and 1970s as part of the Sculpture & Performance Conference, organised by the Henry Moore Foundation and the Tate Liverpool.
Friday 26 March 2010, 2pm at Tate Liverpool.
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Friday, 5 March 2010

Interview with Glyn Jones

Glyn Jones was the Head of the School of Fine Art at Cardiff College of Art between 1972 and 1999.  Born in the Rhondda, he studied at Cardiff in the 1950s, before going to the Slade School of Fine Art in London.  Glyn has exhibited widely and is a member of the 56 Group.

We spoke to him about his career as a teacher and artist, and also about the development of Cardiff College of Art and of performance art in the college with the establishment of the so-called "Third Area" and later the "Space Workshop". 

If you were a student during this period, we would love to hear from you; please email

We'd like to thank Glyn for his support, and for sharing his memories with us.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Anti-bodies/Zoo Reunion

We are continuing the work on John Gingell's archive and this week interviewed three of his collaborators from the early 1970s.  John Danvers, Charles Garrad and Ken Hickman were all members of the Zoo Group, an artists' cooperative co-founded by Gingell in the early 1970s. 

John, Charles and Ken travelled down to Cardiff, to John Gingell's former home, to meet with us.  Along with talking about the Zoo Group work, Charles and John were students at Cardiff College of Art during the time that 'Alternative Studies' was being established, which went on to become the Third Area/Space Workshop.

The three were also members of the group 'Anti-bodies', which produced work around Europe in the early 1970s.

The interview summary will be available online on our website at some point soon.

We'd like to thank John, Charles and Ken, and also the Gingell family for their time and support and for contributing to the research.

Next, we hope to meet with more former students from Cardiff who were involved in performance work during this time.  If you would like more information about this, please email us at