Thursday, 21 May 2009

HPF is back...

Hereford Photography Festival is now open!
image copyright / Julia Fullerton-Batten

: A retrospective of John Bulmer's work is on show at the Museum and Art Gallery, Broad Street Click for details + Amazing opportunity if anyone is going along....John Bulmer will be talking to Eamonn McCabe at the Hay Festival on Wednesday 27th May at 1pm.

: Seen But Not Heard is an exhibition showcasing work exploring the representation of children and young people. The photographers exhibited are Julia Fullerton-Batten, Michelle Sank, Jan von Holleben, Vee Spears, Simon Wheatley, Wiebke Leister, Clare Richardson, Ali Richards and Edmund Clark. Seen But Not Heard is open at The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street.
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Hereford Photography Festival is open until 21st June 2009.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Sarah Pickering Talk, Saturday 23rd May!

The talk will commence from 2.00 pm, at the lovely Turner House Gallery in Penarth.

Sarah Pickering is a London based, British photographer who graduated from the Royal College of Art with a MA in Photography in 2005. She has been the recipient of several awards including the Photographers Gallery Graduate Award and a Jerwood Photography Award in 2005. Work from the Incident series is about to be shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of an exhibition of their recent acquisitions. Aperture and the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago will co-publish a substantial monograph of her work later this year.

Admission to this event is FREE.

If you would like to reserve a seat please contact the gallery staff on 02920 708870 or email

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Photography Business skills seminar. Friday 22nd May

10.45 am until 2:00 pm, Turner House Gallery, Penarth.

"Survive and prosper" - Whether you’re a freelance photographer, artist or graduate using photography, this seminar will offer invaluable advice on developing your own professional photographic practice. Come along to this essential guide to business and career development in photography.


Skillset - The Sector Skills Council for Creative Media

Sean Edwards - WARP (Wales Artists Resource Programme)

Mark Simmons - Bristol based photographer, whose clients include Banksy, Massive Attack, Wire Magazine and BBC.

Tickets: £7 / £5 concession (includes light refreshments)

Contact to register.

For more information about upcoming events at Ffotogallery please visit the website via this link:

Forum Reappears for May!!

Ffotogallery's FORUM will take place on Thursday 21st May.

FORUM is an informal, monthly event aiming to develop a core group of emerging artists in South Wales together with students and graduates from visual media courses. It is a platform for practitioners from various disciplines to exchange ideas, experience and opinions.

The presentations will also trigger discussion on issues appearing in their work within the context of contemporary arts practice.

Refreshments will be available throughout the evening, this month Forum will feature a grand Art BBQ. So come down, grab a burger and chat to your hearts content! There are no booking requirements however, should you wish to attend FORUM we would appreciate some form of prior notice by calling the number below or dropping us an email. If you have any queries or questions please call (029) 2070 8870 or email

For more information please refer to Ffotogallery's website via this link:

Holding Fire - Sarah Pickering. The New Current Exhibition at Ffotogallery! *May 9 - June 20 2009*

Holding Fire brings together for the first time two bodies of work Incident and Explosions, capturing the fascinating and bizarre spectacles to be found in the training centres of the emergency services. On gallery level one, large black and white images of fire-damaged interiors present us with an institutional simulation of potentially tragic events - scenarios that are recreated, restaged and repeated endlessly by the fire fighting services. By way of contrast, the ground floor exhibition features full colour images of pyrotechnic explosions used by British police and military instructors to intensify the sense of drama and tension in training exercises. These pictures are part of a series taken at test sites in the English countryside where the bursts of light, flames, sparks, and smoke sit incongruously in the rural setting.

Sarah Pickering explains what attracted her to the subject:

“Whether real or artificial, we enjoy looking at explosions and fire scenes and, as an artist, I’m of course fascinated by their visual seductiveness. By using photography to record a simulated or imagined scene, I’m creating a document that is already a departure from reality”

To find out more about current events (Such as the next Froum) please refer to the Ffotogallery@Turnerhouse Website