‘Art for all’ in Welsh centre

Wales’s biggest venue for national and international exhibitions of new and historical art has input from Ben Kelly Design, BDP and Met Studio.

The 7.5m Centre for Visual Arts, which opens next September, aims to attract 200 000 visitors a year. It will have two exhibition spaces and an interactive discovery gallery.

Ben Kelly Design is acting as colour consultant, and is selecting furniture. Met Studio is designing the discovery gallery, which is aimed at 7-12-year-olds. “We are trying to make it as experiential as possible”, says Met Studio project manager Sara Hilton.

BDP acted as conceptual interior designer and space planner, with interior design by Cardiff architects Laing South Wales and Robertson Francis Partnership.

London group Davenport Associates designed the exhibition centre’s brochure and logo. “The concept was art for all,” says consultancy director Peter Davenport of the identity.

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