Sunday, 17 June 2018

"They Loved This Place" by Becca Thomas and Clare Charles

Evening everyone,

We have a new exhibition opening tomorrow between 14 and 20!

"They Loved This Place" is a guest exhibition of recent work by Cardiff-based artists Becca Thomas and Clare Charles.

Although Becca and Clare often work collaboratively, with each other, with artists and with communities, this exhibition represents an opportunity to for them to explore their individual artist practice further. 

The exhibition consists of two installations: "Please Water the Plants" by Clare Charles and "Bench Making Experiments to Explore the Potential to Interrupt the Urban Environment for Well Being and Reclamation" by Becca Thomas.

"Please Water the Plants"

Taking Diana as a pinnacle of social expectations of care, "Please Water the Plants" links colours, clothing, products and fabrics, and questions who we expect to do the labour of care.

"Bench Making Experiments to Explore the Potential to Interrupt the Urban Environment for Well Being and Reclamation"

Made collaboratively by Becca Thomas, Christian Hart, Sam Hasler, Nia Metcalfe, Anne-Sophie Ouvrier, Thom O’Sullivan and Ian Watson.


The exhibition opens on Monday June 18th from 2pm, and throughout the day Becca and Clare will be preparing food in the space with artists Thom O'Sullivan and Nia Metcalfe. You are warmly invited to join them from 6 - 8pm at the gallery when this will be served, along with cakes from Penrhiwgyngi Farm Bakery. Steve Harris from Saving Vinyl Music will be playing records from his excellent stall at Pontypool Indoor Market.


"They Loved This Place" is the fifth in a series of 9 exhibitions that will be organised in 2018 in 76m2, Pontypool by the*kickplate*project, with the support from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council's Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council. 

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Commercial Street

Sunday, 10 June 2018

64°north open in Brynmawr

if you missed it at 76m2 despair no more, 64°north by Carmen Marchena Alonso is now being exhibited at the Market Hall Cinema in #Brynmawr.

it's already open and will be on until the 8th of July. the cinema is open everyday, but it's always good to have a quick look at their screening times to be sure what hours they'll be open.

the exhibition is free to enter, but if anyone asks just let them know you're there for the exhibition.

Friday, 1 June 2018

"remnants of light" in 76m2

Morning everyone,

We've been running Rebecca Cairns's exhibition for two weeks now and we'd like to share some photographs from the gallery. "remnants of light" will continue until the 7th of June and our next exhibition will be a guest show prepared for us by Becca Thomas and Clare Charles from madeinroath, opening on Monday the 18th of June. We are also soon going to install Carmen Marchena Alonso's "64°north" in Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema - we'll have updates about the opening date in the next few days!


Thursday, 17 May 2018

"remnants of light" installation and opening

Yesterday we opened our 4th exhibition of this year at 76m2 in Pontypool. "remnants of light" is a collection of images by Rebecca Cairns and will now be open until the 7th of June.

We'd like to thank everyone who made it to yesterday's opening and to Rebecca for sharing her beautiful images with us and the community in Pontypool!

If you'd like to see more of Rebecca's work, you can find lots more on her webpage, which also has links to her other pages.

And just a quick update regarding the gallery opening times, as you may have seen in our newsletter, all the buses between Abertillery and Pontypool were recently cancelled making it very difficult for us to make it back and forth to the gallery. Unfortunately, this has meant we have to change our opening times a little, so from now on we are open:

Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30 - 17:30
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11:00 - 18:00

And finally, we'd like to just share a couple images with you from the installation of "remnants of light":