The Norwegian church is one of many emblematic buildings in Cardiff Bay where visitors can enjoy an astonishing view over the waterfront. The church attic also houses an art centre, a must-see for art enthusiasts.
It’s no wonder that a number of local artists choose to hold their exhibitions in the gorgeous-looking Norwegian Church Art Centre in Cardiff, once a place of worship for Norwegian sailors.
Rachel Rasmussen, an enthusiastic artist living in Cardiff, is currently exhibiting her paintings there in an exhibition called Why Wales?
“It’s lovely because it’s an iconic building, there’s a lot of history in the building,” she says.
The warm light coming through the church’s stained glass windows truly adds something to the whole experience of looking at the paintings of coastal seascapes and landscapes of Wales.
“The light in here is lovely, the windows help the exhibition space,” Rachel says with a smile.
As visitors come in and out of the cosy attic, parents and children alike seem to enjoy contemplating the local artist’s works.
Rachel describes her art as both commercial and contemporary: “I paint what I love but at the same time I know what people would like to have in their house.”
The Norwegian Church Art Centre truly is a must for anyone who wants to explore Cardiff’s art scene without having to visit a museum. For those who want to sit down after a long day and want to enjoy a drink or some lunch, the church also houses a enjoyable little café.
Rachel’s art display runs until the 29th of October. After that, other painters and photographers will take their turns at exhibiting their work. The Norwegian Church Art Centre and the café are open daily from 10.30 to 4.00 pm.