Monday, 16 July 2018

"exhale" by Stéphane Pellennec - more info

Morning everyone,

Today we're opening "exhale" by French photographer Stéphane Pellennec. Everyone is welcome to come and join us for drinks and snacks between 12 and 15!




And here's some more information about the exhibition:

“exhale” is a solo exhibition by Stéphane Pellennec, photographer from Brittany, France living and working in Finland. Stéphane’s work captures the experience of facing the vastness of landscape and the seemingly limitless water masses. His predominantly black and white images reflect the fluctuations of light, clouds and air, portraying nature not as a background for human activity, but as a living and dynamic entity. 




The Finnish word that Stéphane uses to interpret his work, Äärettömyys, means “without edge, without limit, this is what we know as infinity in English language.

I have the feeling that at least during the laps of a moment, we all can touch the infinity. It's all happening now, the great adventure of the universe, we are part of it, as atoms, particles turning around. We are the universe. During a lapse of a click, I try to record those moments with my camera.”




You can find Stéphane’s photographs on his page and facebook

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“exhale” is the sixth 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.

17th July – 8th August
Tuesday – Thursday 10.30 – 17.30
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11:00 – 18:00
2 Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 6JS

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

"exhale" by stéphane pellennec opens Tuesday 17th July



more info coming soon!



Tuesday – Thursday 10.30 – 17.30 
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11:00 – 18:00
76m2
2 Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 6JS

Monday, 9 July 2018

Carmen Marchena Alonso's "64°north" in the Market Hall Cinema extended

Evening everyone,


We'd like to let you know that Carmen Marchena Alonso's exhibition in Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema has now been extended till the 29th of July, so you have three more weeks to see it in the cinema's foyer and on their screen before each film! Just let the staff know you're there for the exhibition.

Here are some photographs of the images on the Market Hall Cinema's screen - we'll have more updates for you soon.







Friday, 29 June 2018

"They Loved This Place", second week + closing event

Evening everyone,


We're just coming to the end of the second week of Becca Thomas's and Clare Charles's guest show "They Loved This Place", featuring Becca's installation "Bench Making Experiments to Explore the Potential to Interrupt the Urban Environment for Well Being and Reclamation" and Clare's "Please Water the Plants". Here are a few more photographs from the gallery - the show is open till the 7th of July and will finish with a closing event running in the gallery between 19.30 and 21.00. Becca and Clare will be there talking about their exhibition, we'll have some snacks and refreshments available, and then from 21.00 to 23.00 artist Sam Hasler will lead a night walk from the gallery along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, finishing at the Star pub in Mamhilad. The walk is organised by Hinterlands Wales and is free for everyone to attend, with free bus transport from the Star back to Pontypool. You can read more about it on Hinterlands' event page, and if you'd like a lift back to Pontypool & New Inn Train Station or Pontypool bus station, you're only asked to kindly let the organisers know via free booking service on eventbrite.
   





  










Friday, 22 June 2018

"They Loved This Place" opening

Last Monday, we opened our first guest exhibition this year, "They Loved This Place", with "Bench Making Experiments to Explore the Potential to Interrupt the Urban Environment for Well Being and Reclamation" by Becca Thomas and "Please Water the Plants" by Clare Charles. The exhibition is on in 76m2 till the 7th of July and here are a few shots from the opening! 















Becca and Clare are also planning a couple events throughout the show, so keep your eyes peeled for updates on our twitter and facebook!







Sunday, 17 June 2018

"They Loved This Place" by Becca Thomas and Clare Charles

Evening everyone,

We have a new exhibition opening tomorrow between 14 and 20!

"They Loved This Place" is a guest exhibition of recent work by Cardiff-based artists Becca Thomas and Clare Charles.

Although Becca and Clare often work collaboratively, with each other, with artists and with communities, this exhibition represents an opportunity to for them to explore their individual artist practice further. 




The exhibition consists of two installations: "Please Water the Plants" by Clare Charles and "Bench Making Experiments to Explore the Potential to Interrupt the Urban Environment for Well Being and Reclamation" by Becca Thomas.

"Please Water the Plants"

Taking Diana as a pinnacle of social expectations of care, "Please Water the Plants" links colours, clothing, products and fabrics, and questions who we expect to do the labour of care.

"Bench Making Experiments to Explore the Potential to Interrupt the Urban Environment for Well Being and Reclamation"

Made collaboratively by Becca Thomas, Christian Hart, Sam Hasler, Nia Metcalfe, Anne-Sophie Ouvrier, Thom O’Sullivan and Ian Watson.

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The exhibition opens on Monday June 18th from 2pm, and throughout the day Becca and Clare will be preparing food in the space with artists Thom O'Sullivan and Nia Metcalfe. You are warmly invited to join them from 6 - 8pm at the gallery when this will be served, along with cakes from Penrhiwgyngi Farm Bakery. Steve Harris from Saving Vinyl Music will be playing records from his excellent stall at Pontypool Indoor Market.

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"They Loved This Place" is the fifth 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. 

2 Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 6JS

Sunday, 10 June 2018

64°north open in Brynmawr




if you missed it at 76m2 despair no more, 64°north by Carmen Marchena Alonso is now being exhibited at the Market Hall Cinema in #Brynmawr.

it's already open and will be on until the 8th of July. the cinema is open everyday, but it's always good to have a quick look at their screening times to be sure what hours they'll be open.

the exhibition is free to enter, but if anyone asks just let them know you're there for the exhibition.

www.flickr.com/photos/17666600@N02
www.markethallcinema.co.uk

Friday, 1 June 2018

"remnants of light" in 76m2

Morning everyone,


We've been running Rebecca Cairns's exhibition for two weeks now and we'd like to share some photographs from the gallery. "remnants of light" will continue until the 7th of June and our next exhibition will be a guest show prepared for us by Becca Thomas and Clare Charles from madeinroath, opening on Monday the 18th of June. We are also soon going to install Carmen Marchena Alonso's "64°north" in Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema - we'll have updates about the opening date in the next few days!






  







Thursday, 17 May 2018

"remnants of light" installation and opening

Yesterday we opened our 4th exhibition of this year at 76m2 in Pontypool. "remnants of light" is a collection of images by Rebecca Cairns and will now be open until the 7th of June.

We'd like to thank everyone who made it to yesterday's opening and to Rebecca for sharing her beautiful images with us and the community in Pontypool!

If you'd like to see more of Rebecca's work, you can find lots more on her webpage, which also has links to her other pages.

And just a quick update regarding the gallery opening times, as you may have seen in our newsletter, all the buses between Abertillery and Pontypool were recently cancelled making it very difficult for us to make it back and forth to the gallery. Unfortunately, this has meant we have to change our opening times a little, so from now on we are open:

Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30 - 17:30
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11:00 - 18:00

And finally, we'd like to just share a couple images with you from the installation of "remnants of light":