Cardiff Arts: 4 must-see art shows coming up in the capital

Until 6th May
Laura Ford: Squatters at Castell Coch
Laura Ford unveils a series of new sculptures inside Wales’ iconic Castell Coch, as visitors are invited to discover over 15 works created by one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists.

Until 19th May
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff Bay
This exhibition focuses on contemporary applied art and craft in which each artist has not only been inspired by trees but also uses materials from the many different elements of a tree – it’s bark, leaves, trunk, branches, seeds. Approaches to making include carving, construction, woodblock print, weaving, steam bending, natural dye.

3rd May – 1st Sept
David Nash: Sculpture through the Seasons
National Museum Cardiff
David Nash: Sculpture through the Seasons is the largest and most ambitious exhibition of David Nash’s work ever presented in Wales. The exhibition marks the fiftieth anniversary of the artist living and working in Capel Rhiw – a former Methodist chapel in Blaenau Ffestiniog, north Wales. The exhibition features key sculptures from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring the different ways the artist has cut, carved and manipulated wood to produce sculptures that sit between the abstract and figurative.

4th May – 13th July
Rumblestrip brings together works by six artists that carry a sense that something is not going right, that there are signs we should be heeding. They find the differences between subsequence and consequence, a link made between things happened or happening and things yet to come.