Wednesday, 20 February 2019

winter/spring updates

Afternoon everyone,


First of all, we'd like to apologise for our rare updates. This winter has been unseasonably busy for us both on a personal level and as a project. Having closed the current 76m2 space in Pontypool in January, we are now taking a break and will do our best to be back in the Valleys in spring. We will do our best to pick up our emails, but might be a bit slow for the next five weeks. Thank you for your understanding!




The first thing we're planning to do after we get back is judging elysium gallery's ESPY awards (submissions are open till 11pm on the 1st of April), which we're very much looking forward to!




Best wishes and see you in spring,
Zosia and Dafydd
the*kickplate*project

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

"exhale" by Stéphane Pellennec and "the cold earth slept below" by Vaida Barzdaite

Evening everyone,


You're probably quite busy at this time of year, but if you do have some time to spare over the holiday period, we have three exhibitions available for you to see!

First, as we mentioned before, Keith Mendenhall's show "winter prelude" is on in the window display of 4 Broad Street, Abersychan till the 15th of January. 




Second, Stéphane Pellennec's "exhale", which we originally presented in 76m2, Pontypool is now on display in the foyer of Wales's oldest cinema, the Market Hall Cinema in Brynmawr - also projected onto the cinema's screen before the films start. You can see the exhibition free of charge whenever it's open to the public, so just make sure to check their schedule if you're travelling from further afield. And if you can, support this fantastic place by going to see a film there, it is a really unique and beautiful venue. 



Last but not least, we have a surprise for you in the window of our gallery in Pontypool! 

Vaida Barzdaite's "the cold earth slept below", featuring analogue medium format photographs that she took in south east Welsh Valleys last winter, is there for you to see till mid January. Vaida is a film photographer and food blogger from Kaunas, Lithuania, living and working in Cardiff. You can find her work on her page and blog, and read an interview with Vaida on Irina and Silviu Szekely's website.









We hope that those of you who celebrate have a calm and merry Christmas, 
and we wish you all a happy New Year! 

Friday, 14 December 2018

"winter prelude" by Keith Mendenhall extended!

Evening everyone,


We'd like to let you know that Keith's Mendenhall's show "winter prelude" has now been extended, so you have another month to see his images in the window display of 4 Broad Street, Abersychan. 








Thanks again to the Randell family for hosting our off-site exhibition!

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

"a trick of the light", on till the 15th of December

Evening everyone,


"a trick of the light", featuring images taken by some of those who have been using our darkroom over the last months, has been open for a week now and we'd like to share some images from the installation and the first few days of the show. 







 


You can see some more updates on our facebook page and website
and we hope to see you in Pontypool soon!