HINENI: An insight into the life and stories of a Jewish community in all its diversity.
23rd August - 28th September 2012
The Hineni exhibition & book features 59 edited life stories and photographic portraits from the Cardiff Reform Jewish community. It tells their stories, including aspects of work, family and leisure and explores their relationships with Wales, with the UK and with Judaism.
From refugees and holocaust survivors to those who grew up in Wales and the UK, from Welsh speakers to business people to political activists, the exhibition, book and website give a picture of how these people have lived their lives and formed their identity.
The stories are combined with naturalistic photographic portraits of each of the interviewees, and a video enables people to view some of the participants telling their stories.
The life stories offer extraordinary insights into the lives of members of a diverse community, exploring issues of community and place, history and memory, identity and belonging.
PEOPLE & PLACES: LEON BALEN
12th August - 2nd September 2012
Celebrating 25 years as graphic designer and cartoonist.
GREAT SUMMER EXHIBITION 2012
3rd July - 5th August 2012
The second annual Summer Exhibition that takes place in our newly renovated gallery spaces. The exhibition will feature work by 40 artists from South Wales including new and recent work by established, unknown and emerging artists.
SILENT FEELINGS: A photographic exibition by Sol Jorgensen
17th June - 24th June 2012
Our exhibition is some of the things normal to our small family. My son cannot hear nor he can speak. It is said that 90% of communication is non-verbal. Well, we work with that. My son chooses people as friends on things than words. Sometimes it takes them years for him to smile at them, or touch them.
CHANCE ENCOUNTERS: MOHAMED NABIL
22nd April - 20th May 2012
Mohamed Nabil is an Egyptian artist - photographer, painter, sculptor - who recently settled in Wales. Strolling through the city and the countryside, he happens upon the people and things that he photographs. The beautiful photo-art that emerge from these encounters are the product of a creative, emotional response to life. Among the works in this exhibition are street portraits from Cairo, taken on the eve of the Arab Spring.
The artist hopes that these subjects will have a chance for better lives in the new Egypt.
28th February - 2nd March 2007
A photographic Exhibition by year two University
of Wales Institute, Cardiff BA (Hons) Graphic
Communication students at Butetown History &
||ITS ALREADY IN THE WOOD
Explores the powerful sculptures of Raymond Charles
Taylor (1935-1998), a self-taught artist who was
born in Wales to a West Indian father and an Irish
mother. His expressive artwork, produced during
a long period of disability, is the result of cultural
blending and profound personal experience.
He had not seen his mother since leaving home
when he was 10. His father died shortly afterwards.
Since becoming a father two years ago, Yosef decided
the time was right for him to return and find
as many members of his family as he could.
DIVERSITY, HISTORY &
INHERITANCE IN CARDIFF
An interactive exhibition examining Cardiff’s
increased genetic diversity as it developed into
to the world’s most important coal exporting
||BUTETOWN REMEMBERS THE HOMEFRONT
Images, Memories and Voices
8th October 2005 - 29th January 2006
Butetown Remembers the Homefront is a multimedia
exhibition with video, sound, images and text. It
shows how people from the multi-ethnic community
of Butetown (Tiger Bay and The
Docks) were recruited into the war effort
at home. It also shows how local families struggled
to survive after their fathers and brothers went
away to sea and never returned, following the sinking
of the Ocean Vanguard and other Merchant Navy ships.
||Somali Elders: Portraits from
Photographs by Glen Grey
20 Jul - 3 Oct 2004
Featuring large, powerful and startingly real colour
portraits, Somali Elders: Portraits from
Wales is the first exhibition and book
of its kind. The project is part of Butetown
History & Arts Centre's pioneering
effort to document and celebrate the lives of older
Somali men in the UK, especially in Wales..
Photographs by David Hurn
30 March - 27 June 2004
Informative, beautiful and powerful this
new exhibition of some 80 images by Magnum
photographer explores continuity and change in Cardiff
Bay. Butetown Now is the most important photographic
work on the area since Bert Hardys 1950 photos
for Picture Post.
||LOUDOUN SQUARE - HEART OF THE BAY
Utopias Planned and Remembered
25 January - 21 March 2004
Images and memories of 150 years of community life
in relation to the built environment from
the Marquis of Butes vision of Victorian splendour
to post-war high-rise flats. Between these periods
of development, Loudoun Square was perhaps the most
ethnically-mixed square in Europe
WINTER SALE: PAST FOR PRESENTS
14 December 2003 - 18 January 2004
Exhibition of photographs of old Tiger Bay
and the Docks from our extensive archive. Everything
Is For Sale!
SIAN: TRAVELLER IN TIME
14 October - 7 December 2003
This exhibition showcases Leon Balens original
drawings for BHAC's latest publication Siân:
Traveller in Time. An exciting cartoon-style book
for all ages, tracing the adventures of Siân,
a teenage girl from the present-day, who travels
back in time to Cardiff Bay in 1936.
FRACTURED HORIZON: A LANDSCAPE OF MEMORY
2 July - 28 September 2003
Fractured Horizon brings together the
work of Matthew Manning, a photo-journalist who
was then a student at the University of Glamorgan,
and Patti Flynn, a singer-writer whose family
has deep roots in that place which is now called
Cardiff Bay. Together, through pictures and words,
they confront the past and present of Cardiff
docklands. With accompanying book in Welsh &
23 March - 22 June 2003
Bute Street: Cosmopolitan Highway
This is an exhibition about life in a street that
was, for a century, the most famous in Wales.
From the mid-1800s to the 1960s redevelopment,
Bute Street was a financial centre and cosmopolitan
highway a busy thoroughfare occupied
by people from different classes and some fifty
nations. Connecting the city to its seafront,
the street was occupied by hundreds of businesses
from ship owners, exporters, accountants
and engineers to boarding houses, hairdressers,
grocers and cafés. Long before "ethnic
cuisine" became popular, the visitor to Bute
Street could dine on Chinese, Spanish, Arabic,
Greek, Somali or West Indian food for this
was a zone of true inter-cultural contact.
8 April - 11 May 2003
Tenants in Focus
This exhibition is the result of a collaboration
between 20 social housing tenants in Cardiff and
two arts workers Mo Wilson and Brian Morgan. The
objective has been to help tenants become involved
in arts activities, and to counter the myth that
tenants of social housing cause problems.
Tenants of a wide age and cultural range have
worked together to produce a remarkable set of
photographs and often previously untold and sometimes
moving personal stories.
28 January - 16 March 2003
Effective Leaders? Images from East and Central
These stunning photographs form part of a
recently conducted British Council governance
research project which examined public attitudes
to women in politics and leadership in East and
Central Africa. Commissioned photographer Nancy
Durrell McKenna, captures with clarity and
spirit, the courage, commitment and warmth these
African women leaders offer and bring to their
12 August 22 December 2002
Tramp Steamers, Seamen & Sailortown:
Jack Sullivans Paintings of Old Cardiff
Jack Sullivan, now aged 77, has devoted much of
his life to studying and illustrating the history
of 19th and 20th century Cardiff docklands. Frequent
subjects in his paintings are Cardiff ships, the
experiences of Cardiff seamen, life in sailor-town
and battles at sea during the two world wars.
This exhibition provides a unique opportunity
to engage with the work of Jack Sullivan, the
6 May28 July 2002
One Island, Many Faiths
100 Years of Diverse Religions in Tiger Bay
An exhibition about releigion and society.
Through photographs, voices, moving images and
text, One Island, Many Faiths, explores
the religious life in a culturally diverse community
"Tiger Bay" and "The Docks"
over a period of roughly 100 years, from
the 1850s to the 1960s redevelopment.
4 March28 April 2002
Let Paul Robeson Sing: The Community Tour
Interactive community-based adaptation of "Let
Paul Robeson Sing!" the highly successful
exhibition which was held in the National Museum
of Wales in 2001
19 January24 February 2002
Our Place: Photography by Butetown Youth
An exhibition of imaginative, playful but
skilful photographs taken in 1995 by young people
from the Butetown area of Cardiff
Bay People: Photographs by Glenn Edwards
An exhibition of street and landscape photography
taken in the mid-1990s by Welsh photographer Glenn
23 November 20016 January 2002
Art 4 Sale
Christmas sale of of works generated by 16 local
24 July-28 October 2001
'Down the Bay' Picture Post, Postwar Humanist
Photography and The Divided City.
Images of 1950s Cardiff by Bert Hardy
||3 April8 July 2001
Prejudice & Pride
A powerful exhibition exploring the experience
of Afro-Carribbean people in postwar Britain