Sunlight and Dirt: 19th November

To mark the end of Richard Bowers project, Sunlight and Dirt, first developed and shown at Shift, now on display in the Tactile Bosch Lounge in the Capitol shopping Centre as part of the Under The Counter Culture festival, Richard has programmed a series of live sound performances featuring; Richard BowersIan WatsonLeona JonesJon Ruddick Richard Bowers, Sunlight and Dirt performancesat the Tactile Bosch Lounge … Read more

Leona Jones R&D Residency

Sound & text artist Leona Jones is joining Shift for a week long R&D residency, exploring multi speaker audio. Using field recordings, audio and site-responsiveness, as well as text, she actively seeks to highlight physicality and context.  Cross-disciplinary collaboration is central to her practice, and her work makes a concerted effort to reach into an … Read more

Sunlight and Dirt – Live Performance

Richard Bowers has been based at Shift throughout October working on a Arts council Wales funded project, Sunlight and Dirt.  31/10/19 19:30 – 22:00  Sunlight and Dirt will be Performed live for the first time by Richard Bowers, featuring Bethany Lee, Timothy Dawson, Thomas Kilby, Harri Archer. With solo performances by Heledd Evans & Jon Ruddick 1/11/19 18:00 – Richard … Read more

Richard Bowers – Sunlight and Dirt

Richard Bowers will be based at Shift throughout October working on a Arts council Wales funded project, Sunlight and Dirt.  Throughout the research period at Shift, Richard will have open studio days sharing his process and the developing project. Installation viewings: Thursday 10th, 11:00 – 13:00 – Friday 11th, 11:00 – 13:00 & 18:00 – 19:00, Saturday … Read more

September residency closing event

To mark the end of the September artist residencies, Shift will be holding an open studio days Friday 4th October 18:00 – 22:00 & Saturday 5th October 12:00 – 18:00, giving Shift’s September residents an opportunity to share the projects they have been working on during the residency. The September residency featured recent MFA/MA graduates form … Read more

Nia Morris – Performance R&D

Nia Morris returns to Shift for another period of research & development. Nia Morris is a performance practitioner that enjoys working across different roles within theatre – from director/designer/deviser and stage manager. She is planning to use her time at Shift to focus on developing personal projects and arrange practice-based research with friends and collaborators. 

Klatch 2.0: Residency

Klatch collective begin a three week residency at Shift this week. Klatch will be developing their own practices alongside developing curatorial skills and building relationships with other artists. Residency exhibition 16-17th August

Eric Martin Kamosi & Rosalind Haf Brooks R&D

Sound artist, composer and software designer Eric Martin Kamosi & movement artist Rosalind Haf Brooks will be at Shift over the next couple of weeks working on a Arts Council Wales funded R&D project combining movement and music with direct and indirect control of a musical accompaniment to movements through software alongside live instrumental music. … Read more

Drifting – Open Call

13/5/19 – 7/6/19 Open call to artists “An urban neighbourhood is determined not only by geographical and economic factors, but also by the image that its inhabitants and those of other neighbourhoods have of it. The narrowness of the real city in which each individual lives” Chombart de Lauwe “the study of the precise laws … Read more

Jorge Lizalde – artist profile

Tell us a bit about yourself and your practice, how would you describe the work that you make? I am Spanish artist based in Cardiff. My practice focus primarily on identity and memory themes. Working from photography to moving image, mapping-projection and installation, which have taken big role recently on my work. ​How important is … Read more

February 2019 Artist Residencies

February Artist Residencies  11/2/19-3/3/19 SHIFT is a multi-disciplinary research & development arts space. SHIFT offers space and support for artists to develop their artistic practice, offering practical support, peer-to-peer networking and opportunities for wider public engagement.We offer short term residencies in a shared environment. These residencies can lead to showing & sharing work within the space, programming … Read more


THIS BUILDING IS NOT SILENT 18/2/19 – 18/3/19 Listen carefully. ​Lights blink and flicker into life, a malfunctioning lift shudders and wails without you noticing while outside an orange bus rumbles, waiting for a signal.By recording naturally-occurring ambient sounds and manipulating the built environment to encourage new sounds into existence, Ghostlawns’ Gid Goundrey and Jonny … Read more

January 2019 Residencies

We want artists to take control of their process and utilise the space we can offer them. We will facilitate the making of new work, the collaboration between artists, the sharing of works in progress, and the conversations that need to happen. Celebrating the creative process not just the end product. We want to promote work … Read more


SHIFT worked with 31 artists in December to mark SHIFTS first open day 15/12/18It was a chance to open our doors to Cardiff’s artistic community and start an ongoing conversation on how artists can share and develop space that supports artistic practice. Artists: KayWoo Beauty parlourDewi parry & GidGareth BonelloStacking chairsPathogenesis No Thee no ess Nic FinchJemma Roper Tom … Read more