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":

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

"remnants of light" by Rebecca Cairns

“olion goleuni”

Mae “olion goleuni” yn arddangosfa solo gan Rebecca Cairns, ffotograffydd anolog o Toronto, Canada, sy’n seiliedig yn Llundain ar hyn o bryd. Yn ei ffotograffiaeth mae Rebecca yn defnyddio hunan-bortreadu i greu gwaith cysyniadol a mewnweledol. Mae ei delweddau o natur, fel pwnc a hefyd fel gosodiad, yn costrelu ennydau byr ac aml swreal. Dechreuodd Rebecca dynnu ffotograffau gyda chamera digidol, ond cafodd ei denu i ffotograffiaeth ffilm oherwydd natur y broses a all fod yn anodd ei darogan, lle gall newidiadau bach arwain at ganlyniadau annisgwyl yn ychwanegu haenau pellach i’w gwaith.

Medrwch ganfod gwaith Rebcca ar ei tudalen:

“olion goleuni”  yw’r pedwerydd 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. 

16 Mawrth – 7 Mehefin
Dydd Mawrth - Dydd Iau, 10:30 – 17:30
Dydd Mercher, Gwener, Sadurn 11:00 – 18:00
2 Adeiladau Portland
Stryd Fasnachol


“remnants of light”

“remnants of light” is a solo exhibition by Rebecca Cairns, analogue photographer from Toronto, Canada, currently based in London. In her photography, Rebecca uses self-portraiture to create conceptual and introspective work. Her images of nature, both as a subject and a setting, capture brief and often surreal moments. Rebecca began taking photographs with a digital camera, but was drawn to film photography because of the sometimes unpredictable nature of the process, where slight changes can lead to unexpected results adding further layers to her work. 

You can find Rebecca’s work on her website:

“remnants of light” is the fourth 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. 

16th May – 7th June
Tuesday – Thursday 10.30 – 17.30 
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11:00 – 18:00
2 Portland Buildings
Commercial Street

Sunday, 13 May 2018

spring updates


We've been quiet for a long while, we've had a very busy month and now we have some spring updates for you! 

At the end of April, we closed Carmen Marchena Alonso's exhibition in 76m2. The show will travel to another location in the area this summer, so keep your eyes peeled for updates!

Stéphane Vendran's "summer passage" has been extended, so you can still catch it in Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema for another week (the 20th of May).

We have also been working with a group of families from Fochriw, Cwm a Mynydd (part of EU-supported Rural Development Plan) and artist Tracey Moberly on a project of exhibition created through digital and analogue means centered around the community in Fochriw and the area around surrounding the village. The show will take place on the 23rd of May in Fochriw and we'll give you some more updates as soon as we can!

Finally, our new show, "remnants of light" by Canadian photographer Rebecca Cairns, is opening this Wednesday at 2, so come and joins us in 76m2 between 2 and 5 pm for drinks and a chat!

We also have an opening hours' update: due to cuts in bus services between our town and Pontypool, and one of us not driving, we will now have to change the gallery's opening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays to 10.30 to 17.30 instead of the usual 11 to 18. We're very sorry about this, but have no other option at the moment. Hopefully more regular service will resume in the near future!