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Project Ten launches latest exhibition in Cardiff “pop-up” venue

No Place Like Home by Debbie Smyth features in the Winter #2 exhibition

One of Cardiff’s most innovative galleries, Project Ten, is set to “pop-up” in the Castle Arcade on 1 December.

Project Ten’s latest pop-up exhibition, Winter #2, is set across two floors and promises to push the boundaries of art in South Wales.

Winter #2 comprises a diverse selection of artistic media. It showcases the inter-disciplinary talents of Welsh-based artists, including painter Menna Angharad and award-winning designer Jess Jones.

The work of exhibitor Ruth McLees is particularly engaging, and promises to be a real highlight in Winter #2’s artistic programme. Ruth specialises in contemporary figurative work and portraiture. She plays with layering and depth, particularly the effect of veiling her paintings with different grades of glass. The way in which she experiments with varnish and resin to create unusual scenes conveys the illusion of movement within her pieces.

Winter #2 is one of many exhibitions that Project Ten has brought to Cardiff’s art community in recent months. Indeed, the gallery plays an integral role in the growth of Cardiff’s burgeoning arts scene. Its curator, Cat Gardiner, says, “We provide a much needed commercial and professional platform for contemporary artists and designers with a Welsh connection.”

The exhibition launches Thursday 1 December, from 6 – 8pm, and continues until 23 December.