Made in Roath 2018

Every ornament should have its perfume

Made in Roath 2018 – 32 Kelvin Road CF23 5ET


20 and 21 October 2018 – Saturday 11am – 5pm and Sunday 21st 12 – 5pm



The Every ornament should have its perfume series of works reflects on the legacy of The Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th and early 20th Century. The title is taken from Owen Jones’, The Grammar of Ornament. Making reference to the fabric and wallpaper designs of William Morris and lighting designs of W.A.S. Benson, the works are constructed from low grade printed textiles, cardboard and decorators’ paints.

The use of these everyday materials reflects upon the aspirations and argueably the ultimate failure of the Arts and Crafts movement’s socialist idealism and the belief that political and social change can be wrought through the hand-made production of craft, art and design.  With the current resurgance in popularity of the hand-made and the crafted, perhaps as a similar counter-balance to technology and the mass produced, the same questions and challenges arise.

Installed in an Arts and Crafts period home in Kelvin Road, Roath, Cardiff as part of the Made in Roath 2018 festival, the work sits within a kitchen dresser of the period alongside everyday objects selected by the owners of the house.

The work cherishes the desire for change through art and making whilst embracing the inadequacy of that position. It is a small revolutionary act which celebrates the intense labour involved in making by hand and the futility of that gesture in the face of 21st Century consumer capitalism.






The Garden


Contemporary artists exhibit in a garden being brought back to life.

Artistiaid cyfoes yn arddangos mewn gardd sy’n dod yn oI yn fyw.

Kathryn Campbell Dodd, Kate Dunwell, George Manson, Seren Stacey, Jake Whittaker, Rose Wood, Sam Vicary, Sean Vicary & Toby Dowing

Free entry/ Mynediad am ddim
Cream teas/ te a chacennau

info and directions/ am fwy o wybodaeth:



contemporary painting in response to the life and writing of R S Thomas

Exiled from the Chirrup and Tittle Tattle of the Day - s

Curated by Christine Kinsey the exhibition brings together works by 14 contemporary painters in Wales in response to the life and writing of R S Thomas.

The exhibition will be opened by Professor M. Wynn Thomas, Swansea University @ 2.30pm, Saturday February 1st, 2014

Participating Artists:

Kim Atkinson, Iwan Bala, Kathryn Campbell Dodd, Gareth Hugh Davies, Ivor Davies, Christine Kinsey, Robert Lawton, Mary Lloyd-Jones, Osi Rhys Osmond, William Selwyn, Meriel Jane Thomas, Catrin Webster, Emrys Williams, Sarah Williams

Rhôd in Roath / Rhôd yn y Rhath

19 October, 201320 October, 2013

Front Garden Installations at numbers 18, 20, 39, 71, 76, 91, 95 Ninian Road,  Cardiff. CF23 5EF.

Kathryn Campbell Dodd, Antonia Dewhurst, Penny Jones, Roger Lougher, Mike Murray, David Shepherd, Elizabeth Waterhouse, Jacob Whittaker

Sat 19th Oct – Sun 20th Oct, All day with guided tour each day at 2pm (meet @ no 18)

Rhôd is an annual exhibition / event that takes place in rural Wales,UK. One of the main objectives of Rhôd is to site contemporary art in rural settings. Each of the artists in the show has shown at Rhôd over the last five years and welcomes the opportunity to place their work in an urban environment at the invitation of Made in Roath.