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winter#2 pops up in Cardiff's Castle Arcade

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 15:05 UK time, Friday, 25 November 2011

The latest pop-up exhibition from Cardiff-based contemporary arts gallery project/ten will make one of the capital city's celebrated Victorian arcades its home from next week.

The latest temporary exhibition entitled winter#2 will open, like an advent calendar door, on Thursday 1 December. It will occupy 16 Castle Arcade, currently an empty retail unit in the shopping arcade, for three weeks.

Debbie Smyth, No Place Like Home, nail and thread 2011

Debbie Smyth, No Place Like Home, nail and thread 2011

There will be a selection of work on show by new artists in the gallery's collective including painter Menna Angharad, designer Jess Jones and ceramic artist Natalia Dias.

Menna's 'pillow' series is quiet and contemplative, Jess' designs are innovative and functional, while Natalia's award-winning ceramic work is suitably nonconforming, pushing the boundaries of the craft - as you can see in the image below.

Natalia Dias, Autumn Hearts, porcelain 2010. Photo: Jon Pountney

Natalia Dias, Autumn Hearts, porcelain 2010. Photo: Jon Pountney

The exhibition will sprawl over two floors of the retail unit, with a range of media on offer including paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture, textiles and ceramic pieces.

winter #2 runs at 16 Castle Arcade in Cardiff from Thursday 1 December to Friday 23 December. See www.project-ten.co.uk for more details, including exhibition times, and to browse more images of work by the artists on show.

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