Sunday, 21 July 2013

the*kickplate*project



the*kickplate*project



the*kickplate*project started off as a pop-up gallery in a former barber shop in Wales, and takes its name from the metal plates that sit in place as a reminder of our gallery’s past.
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the popularity of the first exhibition we organised, “Visitors”, made us realise how much an art space was needed and welcome in our small town, and we decided to stay for a bit longer.
our aim is to bring high-quality international photography to a place that doesn’t have a permanent gallery, show that art is not prescribed to one social group and help promote new artists, focusing on countries whose art is often overlooked.
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for us, the*kickplate*project is a way to fight small-town boredom, to question who the target audience of art is and to broaden that audience, to bring art directly into the lives and communities of those people who have been told that art is not for them.
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due to the nomadic character of our lives and the relatively temporary nature of our gallery, we would like to take the*kickplate*project to other places.
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about us

dafydd williams used to be an office worker. now he is a self-taught experimental photographer and camera-maker and hopes to stick to that.

zosia krasnowolska is a cultural studies graduate, translator and a life-long camera addict.


avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes - Susan Sontag

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