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Design a Cake for Art’s Birthday!


Calling all artists, designers, lovers of art and cake eaters (i.e. everyone)!

You are invited to take part in Swansea’s contribution to the international celebrations
playfully marking Art’s 1,000,050th birthday*, by sending us your idea for a birthday cake.
Using a sheet of A4 paper, draw your design for a celebration cake. 12 designs will be
randomly selected, pulled out of the proverbial hat by 12 passers by. These will then be
passed to Celebrations Cakes in the Uplands and will be served up to all Art’s Birthday
party goers on Thursday 17 January, 2013. We will also exhibit all the designs as part of
the festivities alongside a host of other birthday events – music, artists’ talks and
presentations, films, fun and party games! (Details will be announced soon!).
All designs submitted on an A4 sheet are welcome, as well as experimental and impossible
ones (although we can’t guarantee they will be made!). Please put your name and contact
details clearly on the back of your design.
Send your designs:
Post: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Room 261T, Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE
Email: Scan your design (files no bigger than 2mb) & email to
Fax: 01792 635814
Deadline for designs is Wednesday 12 December, 5pm. All information about Art’s
Birthday will be posted on our facebook, twitter, website, blog, but please send your name
and contact details if you would like us to keep you updated.
*Art’s Birthday was founded in 1963 by artist/poet Robert Filliou, a sometime member of the
experimental fluxus group in the sixties. This will be Swansea’s sixth year of celebrations.

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