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. 

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