Saturday, 23 December 2017

thank you and plans for 2018!

last week we closed "longitude", which was our final exhibition of the 2017 gallery project, 76m2. So now we're taking a bit of a break over the Christmas and New Year to catch our breath and start getting ready for our plans for next year!

A little more on that later, but first we'd just like to thank Nóra for all the hard work and time she put into the making of "longitude", the exhibition was very popular and, in terms of the number of artists featured, it was the biggest of the year. We know that it wasn't easy for Nóra rounding everyone up, but she did an amazing job bringing everyone together and arranging such a complex group of images. We'd also like to thank all the artists who participated in the exhibition, we appreciate you agreeing to show your work at the gallery, and we know the people in town also enjoyed being able to see it!

And so on to next year, last week we got the good news that our new funding application with the Arts Council of Wales was successful, which means, that along with support and grants from Torfaen Council Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council, we will be able to keep 76m2 open for another year and we'll have a whole new set of exhibitions and photographers to share with everyone who follows online and our visitors in Pontypool!

We'll also be continuing our collaboration with the Market Hall Cinema in Brynmawr, and will have a new exhibition opening there in January. There are also a couple of other projects we have planned, but for now we're keeping those under our hat.

As always, we'll be posting information about the upcoming exhibitions at the gallery and other projects here, facebook and twitter. We'll have more information about what's coming in the new year soon!

Finally, we'd just like to thank everyone who's visited the gallery in the last year, and to everyone in Pontypool for supporting the gallery by visiting and making us feel welcome, and the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council's Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council.

All the best and we hope you have a wonderful holiday, however you're celebrating, and a happy New Year!

Zosia & Dafydd

PS and to everyone who had their portraits taken during "1871", you can collect them from the gallery in January if you haven't yet!

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