Monday, 5 November 2018

"SA1" extended till 7/11!

Evening everyone,


We have a quick update regarding Dan Staveley's show in 76m2. "SA1" has been extended by a couple of days, so you can still catch it tomorrow and on Wednesday. 







After that, we'll have a short break and open our last exhibition in Pontypool featuring images taken by our darkroom users - more info about this coming soon!







Tuesday, 30 October 2018

"SA1" open till 3/11

Afternoon everyone!


We had a busy fortnight and didn't get the chance to post these earlier, so here are finally some photos from the last couple of weeks of Dan Staveley's show in 76m2. "SA1" is open till the 3rd of November, so come to Pontypool if you haven't had the chance yet!  












Wednesday, 17 October 2018

"SA1" by Dan Staveley - installation shots + Welsh and English info

Here are a few photos from the production and installation of Dan Staveley's exhibition "SA1", as well as some more information about the show in Welsh and English. Opening photos coming soon!











 


Mae “SA1” yn brosiect ar y cyd rhwng Dan Staveley a phrosiect*kickplate* yn ein horiel 76m2 ym Mhont-y-pŵl. Cafodd Dan ei gomisiynu gennym i ddefnyddio ei dechneg ar gyfer argraffu delweddau o ffôn symudol a chreu printiadau lliw o'i ffotograffau yn ystafell dywyll 76m2. Nid oedd yr un ohonom wedi gwneud hyn o'r blaen, felly bu Dan a phrosiect *kickplate* yn cydweithio drwy'r manylion technegol a chreu printiadau lliw. Ar ôl tair wythnos o arbrofi, roedd Dan wedi creu delweddau addas ar gyfer yr arddangosfa ac argraffodd y gyfres dros 6 wythnos.

Mae “SA1” yn brosiect hirdymor y bu Dan yn gweithio arno i ddogfennu'r newid yn wyneb canol dinas Abertawe wrth iddi fynd drwy gyfnod o adfywio mawr. Mae Dan yn defnyddio amlygiadau lluosog ar ffôn symudol i greu cyfres yn trin llawer o wahanol olygon o adfywio, ac annog gwylwyr i fyfyrio sut mae'r diwydiannau creadigol yn chwarae rôl yn y broses, sut yn ystod yr amserlen fawr a gymerir i adeiladu ac addasu dinas, ac os yw'r syniad gwreiddiol yn addas i'r diben pan fydd y prosiect wedi ei gwblhau.

Mae Dan Staveley yn ffotograffydd masnachol sy'n seiliedig yn Llanelli. Mae'n addysgu cyrsiau gradd a sylfaen yng Ngholeg Celf Caerfyrddin ac yn aelod sefydlu oriel elysium yn Abertawe. Mae hefyd wedi creu dyfarniad ffotograffiaeth ESPY.

Medrwch weld gwaith Dan ar instagram, ei dudalen, a darllen am ESPY ar www.espyphotoaward.com.

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“SA1" yw’r wythfed o gyfres o 9 arddangosfa a drefnir yn 2018 yn 76m2, Pont-y-pŵl gan brosiect *kickplate*, gyda chefnogaeth gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Adran Datblygu Celfyddydau Cyngor Torfaen a Chyngor Cymuned Pont-y-pŵl.

​13 Hydref – 3 Tachwedd 
Dydd Llun Mercher, Gwener, Sadurn 11:00 – 18:00
Dydd Mawrth - Dydd Iau, 10:30 – 17:30
2 Adeiladau Portland
Stryd Fasnachol
Pont-y-pŵl
Torfaen
NP4 6JS

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​"SA1" is a joint project between Dan Staveley and the*kickplate*project at our 76m2 gallery in Pontypool. Dan was commissioned by us to use his technique for printing images from a mobile phone and to create colour prints of his photographs in the 76m2 darkroom. None of us had done this before, so Dan and the*kickplate*project collaborated to work through the technical details and create colour prints. After three weeks of experimentation, Dan had created images suitable for the exhibition and over 6 weeks printed the series.

"SA1" is a long-term project Dan has been working on documenting the changing face of Swansea city centre as it goes through a large regeneration period. Dan uses multiple exposures taken on a mobile phone to create a series dealing with the many different views of regeneration, and encouraging viewers to reflect on how the creative industries play a role in the process, how during the large timescales it takes to build and modify a city, and if the original idea is fit for purpose when the project is complete.

Dan Staveley is a commercial photographer based in Llanelli. He teaches degree and foundation courses at Carmarthen College of Art and is a founder member and director of elysium gallery in Swansea. He has also created the ESPY photography award.

You can find Dan’s work on instagram and his website and read about ESPY on www.espyphotoaward.com.

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"SA1" is the 8th in a series of 9 exhibitions that will be organised in 2018 in 76m2, Pontypool by the*kickplate*project, with the support from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council's Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council.

13th October – 3rd November 
Tuesday – Thursday 10:30 – 17:30
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11:00 – 18:00
2 Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 6JS

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

"SA1" opens on Saturday 13th (Oct)

we're back from our month off and opening a new exhibition at 76m2 in Pontypool this Saturday!





SA1 is a joint project between Dan Staveley and the*kickplate*project at our 76m2 gallery in Pontypool. Dan was commissioned by us to use his technique for printing images from a mobile phone and to create colour prints of his photographs in the 76m2 darkroom. None of us had done this before, so Dan and the*kickplate*project collaborated to work through the technical details and create colour prints. After three weeks of experimentation, Dan had created images suitable for the exhibition and over 6 weeks printed the series.

SA1 is a long-term project Dan has been working on documenting the changing face of Swansea city centre as it goes through a large regeneration period. Dan uses multiple exposures taken on a mobile phone to create a series dealing with the many different views of regeneration, and encouraging viewers to reflect on how the creative industries play a role in the process, how during the large timescales it takes to build and modify a city, and if the original idea is fit for purpose when the project is complete.

Dan Staveley is a commercial photographer based in Llanelli. He teaches degree and foundation courses at Carmarthen College of Art and is a founder member and director of elysium gallery in Swansea. He has also created the ESPY photography award.

You can find Dan’s work on instagram and his website and read about ESPY on www.espyphotoaward.com. 

Sunday, 9 September 2018

"tenderfoot" curated by Grace Hannell opens on Tuesday the 11th

As we mentioned yesterday, while we're off for a couple-weeks' break, the gallery will be taken over by young photographer Grace Hannell. You can read more about the show below - and as the gallery will be open with slightly reduced hours (also below), make sure you bear that in mind before your visit!




We snatch in vein at Nature's veil,
She is mysterious in broad daylight,
No screws or levers can compel her to reveal
The secrets she has hidden from our sight.

(extract from Faust by Goethe)

"tenderfoot" is a show curated by Grace Hannell, bringing together six photographers who each interpret a natural environment essential to their lives in six different ways. Here, we see Forest, Fenland, Moorland, River and Ocean, depicted visually through the eyes of young photographers, attempting to understand the natural environments around them, both directly personal and those they learnt to love, and recognize what power they hold in a world so preoccupied with man-made distractions. 

featuring:
Samuel Fradley, Kirsten Wright, Natalie Finch, Laurie Hicks, Jack Hornett, Grace Hannell

(text: Grace Hannell)

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“tenderfoot” is a guest show that runs in addition to the programme of exhibitions organised in 2018 at 76m2, Pontypool by the*kickplate*project, with support from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council's Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council.

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the exhibition opens on Tuesday the 11th of September between 17 and 20 
- everyone is welcome to come along!

11th – 27th September
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11.00 – 16.30

2 Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 6JS

Saturday, 8 September 2018

"horizons dissolved" closing and new show coming up!

Evening everyone,


On Friday we closed Nils Karlson's exhibition, curated for us by Keith Mendenhall. Here are a few more images from the show, and in case you've missed it, make sure you visit Nils's website to see his wonderful work.  






 

 



We will now be taking a late summer break, but before we go, we have some good news - the gallery will remain open (with slightly reduced hours), hosting "tenderfoot" - a guest exhibition by young curator and photographer Grace Hannell. The show is opening on Tuesday the 11th of September and will run till the 27th of September. More info coming very soon!

Saturday, 25 August 2018

"horizons dissolved" - install and opening

Afternoon,
We just wanted to say a quick thank you to both Nils and Keith for putting together the exhibition, and to everyone who's made it to the gallery so far to see it! We'll also be open on bank holiday Monday (27th) 11:00 - 18:00, so come join us in Pontypool if you have the day off and no plans :) And finally, we'd like to share some images with you from the installation, opening and first few days of the exhibition. You can see more on our facebook page, and you can find Nils's images here and Keith's here.