Cardiff Pride of Place Project

To complement their major touring exhibition, extra{ordinary} - Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery, at Diffusion Festival, artists Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale will be transforming The Abacus art space in central Cardiff’s Wood Street into a dynamic art exhibition-cum-alternative visitor information centre exploring Cardiff in all its multifaceted glory. The Cardiff Pride of Place Project will give visitors an opportunity to define where they live - and how they live - in the twentyfirst century, through research conducted in the spirit of ‘Mass Observation’. The exhibition will open with photos of Cardiff by The Caravan Gallery as a catalyst to get people talking. Winning images from an open submission photography competition will also form part of the opening display. Local residents and visitors will be invited to contribute by sharing their views and using their creative talents - writing, photography, drawing, video, sculpture, singing, knitting, whatever - to help produce a wonderfully anarchic and refreshingly honest exhibition-cum-alternative-tourist-information-centre celebrating the city and its character. The exhibition will grow day by day as visitors add their own observations, little known facts and creations to The People’s Map and The People’s Wall. An unusually entertaining survey will give residents and visitors from elsewhere a chance to say what they think about Cardiff past, present and future. There will be workshops, activities and competitions for all with prizes donated by local businesses

11am - 6pm Wed - Sat

12am - 5pm Sun


The Abacus Rooms

St Davids House

18-20 Wood Street


CF10 1ER


Cardiff Pride of Place Project

The Caravan Gallery