Sunday, 19 February 2017

first Full Fathom Five week

Good evening,

Yesterday was the final day of our first week at both our new 76m2 gallery and "Full Fathom Five". It's been a great first week and it's surpassed our expectations, we couldn't have hoped for a better start to the project. The people in Pontypool have been welcoming, enthusiastic and complimentary about what we're trying to achieve and Celia's exhibition. Here are some photos from the first week.

Saturday was also the #LovePontypool and once again Celia joined us at the gallery. There were lots of events going on in town and the Indoor Market and we were lucky enough to be able to spend the morning with Celia taking some pinhole images in town and the park. The results were mixed, but then it was our first time and Celia's first time using b/w direct positive paper for pinhole making, the overcast weather didn't much help either (average exposure time was about 10 minutes). You can see the results of our experiments developed in our new on-site darkroom below. 

And finally, we have some beautiful postcards made by Celia & Sana Ginwalla for the exhibition that will be on sale at the gallery for 50p each. All the money from sales will go to a charity dedicated to help Zambian children access education and we will soon post more details about the fundraiser.

A big thanks to everyone who made the effort to come up to Pontypool this week, to the people in Pontypool for their warm welcome and of course to Celia!

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