Friday, 28 April 2017

"deep place" images and project news

Morning everyone,

Now that Helen Clifford's and Gail Howard's guest exhibition has been on for a couple of days, we'd like to share some images, both for those of you observing from afar and those who'd like to see what they can find when they make it to Pontypool. We'd also like to let you know that on May Day, so the upcoming Monday, we're going to have a special event with Helen, Gail and some other artists involved - as well as refreshments! - so if you can, come and celebrate with us in 76m2, between 2 and 4 pm, and possibly a bit longer :-)   

Also, those of you who like walking should make sure they join this weekend's Red Route march  for arts and culture from Merthyr to Cardiff organised by madeinroath - it's a fantastic event and part of their made in spring festival (also happening in Cardiff this weekend).

Last but not least, those of you who missed last night's Pitch Illustration Radio programme on Radio Cardiff hosted by Richard Huw Morgan and Jamie Stevenson, with Tracy Harris, Dawn Woolley, and also one of us as guests, can now listen to the podcast online for a discussion about access to art, social media and Wales! 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

gallery update

Evening everyone,

just to let you know that tomorrow (Thursday the 27th) 76m2 will only be open till 16:00 - sorry for the inconvenience! We've been invited to take part in Radio Cardiff's Pitch Illustration Radio alongside other artists for a chat about art, culture and our work - you can listen to the show between 7 and 8 pm. We'll be open as usual on Friday and Saturday, so 11 to 18, and will also have a special May Day event on Monday the 1st as part of madeinroath's guest exhibition "deep place" - we'll share some more details soon!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

"deep place" preparations

Evening everyone,

here's a sneaky peek of our preparations for "deep place", an exhibition by Gail Howard and Helen Clifford from madeinroath.

The show is opening on Tuesday the 25th at 2 o'clock in 76m2 & will run until May the 13th.
We'll also have a special event on May Day, so keep your eyes peeled for updates! 

Friday, 21 April 2017

"deep place" by madeinroath - English and Welsh info

"deep place" has been created for us by madeinroath artists Gail Howard and Helen Clifford. it is a site-specific installation with elements of performance, drawing upon the rites of spring, May Day traditions and International Workers' Day. the exhibition opens on Tuesday the 25th of April in 76m2 and will run until the 13th of May, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 to 6, with a special event on Monday the 1st of May. 

it is the third exhibition in a series of 9 organised in 76m2 by the*kickplate*project, with the support from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council’s Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council. ​

25.April - 13.May
Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00-18:00

2 Portland Buildings
Commercial Street

Cafodd “lle dwfn” ei grewyd gan Gail Howard a Helen Clifford, dau artist o’r grŵp madeinroath. Mae’r arddangosfa yn gosodiad safle-benodol gyda elfennau o berfformiad, gan dynnu ar y defodau gwanwyn, traddodiadau Calan Mai ac y hanes Diwrnod Rhyngwladol y Gweithwyr.  Bydd yr arddangosfa yn rhedeg tan y 13eg o Mai, gyda digwyddiad arbennig ar ddydd Llun y 1af o Mai.

“lle dwfn" yw'r trydydd arddangosfa a drefnwyd yn 76m2 gan y brosiect *kickplate*, gyda chefnogaeth Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Datblygu Celfyddydau Cyngor Torfaen a Chyngor Cymuned Pont-y-pŵl.

25ed Ebrill – 13eg Mai
Dydd Mawrth - Dydd Sadwrn, 11:00-18:00

2 Portland Buildings
Commercial Street

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

"studies in blue" ending, ffoton social in Cardiff & new exhibition coming!

Evening everyone,

we have a few project updates for you this week.

First of all, last Saturday we closed Marit Beer's show "studies in blue" and deinstalled it today. We'd like to thank Marit for participating and to all the visitors who came to our gallery in Pontypool, including the gentleman who popped in just as we were preparing to take the photos down :-) 

Second, tomorrow we'll be taking part in Ffoton's social in Cardiff, having an informal conversation about our work and the artists we've exhibited. It's upstairs from 10 Feet Tall in 12 Church Street, starting at 7.30. You can find more info on Ffoton's event page and twitter.  

Last but not least, our next show will be slightly different than others, a guest exhibition created for us by Gail Howard and Helen Clifford from Cardiff's madeinroath - for now we'd like to keep it a surprise, but we can say it's opening on the 25th of April (Tuesday). 

more updates coming soon!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

"studies in blue" extended

Evening everyone,

we'd like to let you know that if you haven't been able to make it to Pontypool to see Marit Beer's exhibition, you now have an extra week to do so! We've extended the exhibition and it will now run till Saturday the 15th of April. We'll be open as normal, between 11 and 18 Tuesday to Saturday. 

Also, remember about our community darkroom - it's available for everyone to use! 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

"studies in blue" and Pontypool town

Evening everyone,

now that we're in the final week of Marit Beer's exhibition, we'd like to share some images from the gallery and Pontypool town centre. 

(Roofrack Raggamuffins, a local vintage furniture shop)

(at Market Square Coffee House, a friendly cafe serving Russian and Welsh specialities)

the exhibition is on till Saturday the 8th of April

PS If you happen to be in Montélimar this month, or live nearby, make sure to visit Marit's exhibition in La Fabrique de L'Image presented there as part of  Expolaroid, an annual instant photography festival. We really wish we could make it there!