Photo Credit: Faye Chamberlain / Robert Kennedy
Dazzle Cardiff (2012)4x 8 feet x 4 feet photo-quality dibond panelsA collaboration between Faye Chamberlain and Robert Kennedy (http://www.robthings.com/) commissioned by Admiral Cardiff and Stoford. These two Cardiff based artists and 60 Admiral staff have worked alongside each other to create this unique public artwork. A series of photographs taken in Cardiff through the months of March and April 2012 are included in 14 art panels. These are erected on these hoardings around the development site of Admiral Head Office, Bridge Street, Cardiff.These public artwork panels were designed and implemented by lead artists, Faye Chamberlain (Cardiff based artist / photographer) and Robert Kennedy (Cardiff based sculptor and sign writer). Sixty members of staff across a number of Admiral departments were invited to take part in six 4-hour walks to photograph our city. The photographic based artwork, focused entirely upon Cardiff through a journey - mapping Cardiff’s City Centre, Parks and Bay.Each group, with guidance from Faye and Robert, produced thousands of images featuring Cardiff at this point in time. The work documents a myriad of perspectives - the present time in the city from the urban built environment to the surrounding green parks and waterfront location of the Bay.In addition, fourteen words appear on the art panels. The text is a combination of Welsh and English and has been selected by the artists and Admiral to represent Cardiff and the people who live, work and play in the City.‘Dazzle Cardiff’ art panels are made up of images produced by both the artists and Admiral staff participants and together form digitally ‘tiled’ mosaics across 14 large art panels. The images are an intriguing mix of something that can be seen and read at a distance and yet reveal a more complex perspective of the city at closer inspection.The Admiral development at the heart of the city Centre is an opportunity for participants and viewers of the art panels to reflect upon the changing role of a city Centre and what people may bring to it.
400cm x 800cm x 2cm
Photographs digitallty printed onto dibond