Monday, 9 May 2016

the*kickplate*project take a break

Hi everyone,

We just wanted to let you all know that we'll be taking a break and planning our next projects until the 16th of June.

While we're away you can see "partially here" featuring Hanan Kazma in the visitor centre at Parc Cwm Darran, Deri.

we'll be back with more updates soon!

Thursday, 5 May 2016

photographs from PhotoRenga workshop with David Sinden


we've been a bit busy recently, so it's only now that we're posting the PhotoRengas that we produced along with Kate Woodward, Tom Kirby and David Sinden during a workshop that David ran in our gallery during its last day in Bargoed. PhotoRenga is a kind of visual dialogue between photographers and you can read more about how it works on David's website, where you can also find full-size versions of the photos. Here are the collaborations that came out of our urban exploration of Bargoed:

It's great fun and you should try this at home! 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

"partially here" by Hanan Kazma in Parc Cwm Darran

Dear all,

just to let you know we're showing a selection of photographs from Hanan Kazma's exhibition "partially here", which we originally organised in Bargoed last August. Now, thanks to our co-operation with Cwm a Mynydd, Hanan's work is up in the park's visitor centre building and it will be open every day from 10.00 to 16.30 until the middle of June. The visitor centre is situated in Darran Valley (two miles north of Bargoed) where a massive colliery used to be, in an area which has been transformed from an industrial site into a natural reserve.

Here are a few images of the park and the space - putting up the photographs against a blue background and glass walls was an interesting challenge!

"I let myself be bird", wall IV


tonight we'd like to show you the last couple of images from Stanka Koleva's exhibition, "I let myself be bird" - our final show in Bargoed.


      Some colours may vary from the reality, so visit Stanka's page to have a closer look!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

"partially here" in Parc Cwm Darran & "I let myself be bird", walls II and III

Evening everyone,

today we installed a selection of images from Hanan Kazma's exhibition "partially here" in Parc Cwm Darran's visitor centre. It will be on till mid June and it's open every day between 10 and 16.30.

The exhibition was originally shown in our former gallery in Bargoed last August, and now we've brought it to Parc Cwm Darran as part of our co-operation with Cwm a Mynydd, which is part of the EU- and Welsh Assembly Government-funded Rural Development Plan, aiming to improve the quality of life in small rural communities.  

Photos of the exhibition coming soon! 

For now we'd also like to share some more photos of Stanka Koleva's exhibition "I let myself be bird", which was our final show in Bargoed - so here's wall II and III:

(wall II)

(wall III)

Some colours may vary slightly from the reality, so have a look at Stanka's page too!

Monday, 2 May 2016

"I let myself be bird", wall I

Hi everyone,

We'd like to share some images of the walls from our final show at the Hanbury Road Gallery, "I let myself be bird" featuring Stanka Koleva, here on the blog for those who couldn't make it to Bargoed in time...


We'll be posting more soon!