Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Source Magazine Publication Opportunity

Ffotogallery, Chapter, Sunday 26th February 2012
Deadline Friday 10 February 2012
As part of their research for future issues, Source Magazine are organising a series of meetings across the UK with photographers and artists to look at new photographic projects for consideration for publication. Source publishes a wide range of material, an archive of which can be seen online.
To tie in with the weekend of Ffotogallery’s Book Arts Fayre, Ffotogallery will be hosting a day of meetings at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on Sunday 26th February for emerging and established photographers and artists in the Wales region.
Source will select photographers from initial emailed submissions — details of how to apply for a chance to meet with John Duncan (Editor of Source) can be found on their website here.
You can read more about what happens on the day here.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Call for participants: developing critical writing on the contemporary visual arts

In 2012, Axis will be running a year-long programme of writing workshops and publication support.
We are seeking three emerging writers based in Wales who are interested in developing their critical writing on the contemporary visual arts.

Find out more online at www.axisweb.org/critical-writing.

Deadline for applications: 9 December 2011.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Market Research

Come and join in the debate on Saturday 3rd December, between 12.00 and 15.00 upstairs in Buffalo Bar, Cardiff. Meet artists and curators who make work in the public realm and hear discussions aimed at answering questions around working within these spaces, the gentrification of markets within an art context and what projects work within these settings.

Please email openemptyspaces@hotmail.com to book a place on this free seminar.

Behind The Curtains

This friday at 7pm, Third Floor Gallery is proud to present the opening of TomasVan Houtryve: Behind The Curtains.
Charting the social adaptation of the old communist states to the contemporary westernised present. The images we've seen so far are pretty interesting and the opening night hosts beer from Otley Brewery. Get involved!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Book Arts Fayre VI

Ffotogallery’s next Book Arts Fayre will be taking place this coming Spring. As usual we are taking over Turner House from 11am – 5pm, all our stall spaces are FREE of charge and yes, the Various Artists stall will be back.

If you would like to apply for one of our free stall spaces or submit works for sale on our Various Artists Stall, please email the team on turnerhouse@ffotogallery.org a brief description and any images or links about your practice, imprint, zines or self publishing initiative by 17 December 2011.

The VA Stall is a curated stall of works for sale by artists/makers who cannot get to the event – Ffotogallery do not take any commission from sales, all we ask is that you cover return postage for any unsold items.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch by emailing turnerhouse@ffotogallery.org or call the team on 02920 708870.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

November FORUM - The Importance of Art Schools

The next FORUM will be on Thursday 24th November, 6.30pm at Turner House. 

This month the discussion will question how relevant traditional places of learning are to today's artists. 

With rising fees for education in recent years and with the notion of art scenes no longer restricting themselves to major cultural hubs, we will ask: Is a university course a necessity? 

If a course is undertaken, what does the artist gain from this experience? What other available avenues are there for guidance and critical discourse with peers? Is an MA course still the logical next step for graduates? What are the realistic alternatives?

Also we will be be pleased to host artist Nic Hughes who will be showing some of his recent work.

Turner House is Ffotogallery's exhibition space in Penarth, on Plymouth Road (CF64 3DH).

Friday, 28 October 2011

Hereford Photography Festival

The Hereford Photography Festival opens tonight and runs until Saturday 26th of November. The festival is curated by Simon Bainbridge, editor of the British Journal of Photography and takes place at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery with further exhibitions and events taking place in Wales, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Birmingham.

We'll be particularly looking forward to A Social Landscape, the MA/MFA show from University of Newport students and Company by Chiara Tocci.

Plenty more information is available on the website:


Thursday, 13 October 2011


This weekend sees the return of the Made In Roath Arts Festival. Running from the 14th to the 16th of October, this years promises to see an even more diverse and exciting line up than the previous two.
The festival centres within the Roath area of Cardiff, with events ranging from free workshops, open houses, exhibitions and installations, continuing throughout the day and night, there is something for everyone.
Follow the link to the website to get involved.


Wednesday, 5 October 2011


Help raise funds for CMAP's forthcoming workshops with street children in Ecuador.
This charity photographic print auction will be taking place at The Motorcycle Showroom in Stokes Croft, Bristol on Thursday 20th October.

Selling over 35 prints kindly donated by the best of the South Wests contemporary photographers...including a signed book from Martin Parr!

Funds raised will pay for film & processing during participatory photography workshops with children who live and work on the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

CMAP will be running the workshops in 2012 - please go along and invest in a print from one of these great photographers, enjoy free refreshments and support the participants of this photography project at the same time!



Check out the event details and listings of prints up for grabs here.
If you have any photographic prints you would like to donate for auction, there is still time to get involved. Contact Rachel Lowe via the Auction's facebook event for more information.


This Friday 7th of October we have the screening of the feature
length documentary film "Isolation", with Stuart Griffiths and
directed by Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull. It will start at 6pm and
entrance is free, but we more than welcome you dropping some of those
heavy coins into our fundraising hat.

You can find the Facebook link to the event here:

The Friday after, the 14th of October at 7pm, we have the opening of
Sergey Chilikov's "Selected Works". This is a large series of
photographs by the Russian photographer, and due to a fair deal of
nudity not particularly suitable for children. On the other hand, if
you're an adult, you might rather enjoy these beautiful, slightly
grim, and very often humorous pieces. This exhibition has been
possible thanks to Otley Brewing Company, and has been produced with
help from Photographer.Ru and the School of Film, Photography and
Digital Media of Newport University. Schilt Publishing is as well
getting out the book "Sergey Chilikov: Selected Works 1973-", which
will be available at the opening.

More on there website here:

Friday, 16 September 2011


The next FORUM will be on Thursday 29th September at Chapter, and will be a social as it is also the preview night of Chapter gallery's new exhibition.

We will be there from 6.30pm in the gallery, viewing the exhibition and talking through it afterwards, come along! This exhibition will also inform the subject of the following FORUM on 27th October, at Ffotogallery's meeting room in Chapter.

For more info on the exhibition, the WITH Collective's 'Resident', see the Chapter website.

Thursday, 8 September 2011


David Barnes: King Tide

David Barnes, from King Tide, 2010

Hi guys we have the last in the WISH YOU WERE HERE series. Make sure you pop down and have a look.

15 September – 1 October

Turner House

David Barnes responds to his experience of community in South Wales, augmenting a core photographic practice with installation and video work. King Tide is a rich and emotional reflection on home, the passing of time, and our own relation to memory and history. The exhibition is also supported by Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery, University of Wales Newport and The Fine Art Print Company

Thurs 22 Sept, 6.30pm — Artists in Focus: David Barnes

Saturday, 3 September 2011


Photoworks have announced a new section to their website which will promote talented Photographers to a wider audience. Its open to all for submissions. Follow the link to check out the specifications.


Friday, 26 August 2011


Ways of Looking is currently looking for a team of committed volunteers to help with the smooth running of the festival. Volunteers will support and facilitate events and activities taking place throughout the festival, working face to face with the public offering information and helpful guidance to festival visitors. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience of working with professional arts organisations, as part of a nationally important photography festival. Apply by Friday 9 September 2011.

The festival will address, overturn, and playfully interact with photography’s assumed status as evidence in a range of arenas including history, politics, science, law, and conflict.
Ways of Looking offers multiple curatorial approaches to the theme, ranging from museum institutions to grass-roots collectives. Many of the works have been specially commissioned for the festival and will be shown for the first time in Bradford.

Featured artists and collectives include: Diane Bielek, Jeremy Deller, Alan Dunn, Invisible Flock, Simon Ford, Douglas Gordon, Bradford Grid, Shanaz Gulzar, Colin Lloyd, Daniel Meadows, Red Saunders, and Donovan Wylie.


Thursday, 25 August 2011



is an exhibition of the work of twelve artists who graduated in 2008 from the MA at The University of Wales Institute Cardiff.
The exhibition title refers to becoming... in the Nietzschian sense of generation out of itself "ever anew", towards an elusive becoming...
The exhibition enjoys a plethora of diverse media, from drawings, photographs, all from the perspective of our own individual artistic practices

Private View: 5-8pm, Friday 2nd September 2011
Opening:10am Friday 2nd - 28th september 2011
Venue: The Cardiff Story, The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff. CF10 1BH
Telephone: 029 2078 8334 www.cardiffstory.com

1st Floor Gallery: 'The River' (Taff), light-boxes inspired by the city's abundant trees and parks, to oil paintings referencing NMW collections. In the natural order of things nothing stands still, everything is in perpetual flux, in transition towards becoming...

1st Floor Workshop Area: 'Don't you worry 'bout a thing', an installation akin to heritage

Opening Times: M-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4.30pm Free admission

Thursday, 18 August 2011


Ffotogallery recently received this opportunity with regards to the Cultural Olympiad Finale.

In September 2012, the first World Event Young Artists (WEYA) launches in Nottingham – the first event of its kind – will bring together 1,000 young artists from 120 nations for a ten-day cultural festival across the city from 7 – 16 September 2012.
Applications are invited across all art forms – from music, dance, theatre and spoken word to film, visual art and fashion – and should be from artists aged between 18 and 30. Successful artists will be chosen by a high profile selection panel comprising curators and programmers from a range of UK art venues.
The closing date for entries is 1 October 2011, with selected artists informed of their success in February 2012. Call for entries for other countries will be announced in different waves throughout the autumn.
For more information on how to apply please visit www.ukyoungartists.co.uk

Tuesday, 16 August 2011


Absalom & Bardsley, Ami Barnes, Amy Bullock, Paal Henrik Ekern, Ryan Moule, Sheree Murphy, Chiara Tocci

Chiara Tocci, from Life After Zog and Other Stories, 2009 — ongoing

Amy Bullock, from Awakening of Consciousness, 2010

18 August – 3 September

Turner House

Ffotogallery is proud to present its next exhibition in the current Wish You Were Here series.

This Unfolds is a group exhibition featuring a small selection of the many exciting new photographic artists working across Wales today. Engaging with a range of themes and ideas, what links these artists is an interest in storytelling. Presenting a variety of approaches to narrative construction, their work reveals open-ended views into other lives, other worlds, somewhere between documentary truth and fiction.

Related Gallery Event:
Thurs 25 Aug — Artists from This Unfolds present their work at FORUM

Saturday, 6 August 2011


Artes Mundi are advertising for a part time curatorial intern. The position is between 1-2 days a week for up to six months. It’s unpaid though travel and lunch expenses will be covered for each full day.

The intern will be responsible to the Artistic director and will work mostly at the Artes Mundi office in Cardiff, though some off-site work will be required at a later date. The main duties will be curatorial and administrative based. The position is intended to offer training and experience to individuals who are looking for further employment within the visual arts sector.

Deadline for submissions, in the form of a CV and covering letter of a 1000 words, is the 23rd of August with the position needing the successful candidate to start in the week beginning the 12th of September. As part of the application, Artes Mundi would like to see a relevant proposal from the candidates on interview day, so this could be a great opportunity to put forward your own personal project!

Follow the link at the bottom of this post to find out more.

And good luck!!


Friday, 5 August 2011


FORUM is proud to announce that Chiara Tocci who will be exhibiting in This Unfolds has been selected for the FreshFacedandWildEyed2011 competition. Following an online submission process and judging panel her work has been selected for exhibition on the website below;



Saturday, 30 July 2011


Ffotogallery was made aware of this fantastic opportunity and would like to share it with our FORUM followers!
elysium Gallery & ART-E-M0TION

Venice: Vending Machine, An Installation. 100 Artists from Wales. September 2011

Deadline for work Fri 12th August 2011

Opportunity for 100 Welsh or Wales based visual artists to create small scale work, to be part of
an installation sited at two prestigious locations in Venice, Galleria Perela & Serra dei Giardini
reflecting the theme of the 54th Venice Biennale Illuminations and the global environment.
The work, in any media, maximum dimension 9cm diagonally will be packaged in Venice, with the
artist’ name and contact details, in one of 220 transparent plastic spheres, seeds of creativity,
placed in the vending machine and be will available through random selection by the viewer &
operator of the machine.

Artists may enter up to 3 pieces of work.

Submission fee for handling, transport and marketing £10 .
The work will be curated and catalogued .

For further information and how to send work contact:

Ann Jordan: 07743699861
info@elysiumgallery.com, subject Venice

Marina Moreno: 07873 927 110
artemotion@virginmedia.com, subject Venice

Saturday, 23 July 2011

FFOTOGALLERY and WARP bring you the FORUM event of the summer!

Thursday 4th August is the:


Next FORUM is a social, offering a chance to meet other local artists from all arts disciplines, to share work, ideas and grub.

Bring along any work, finished or in progress, which you’d like to discuss with the group.

Chuck into the equation a BBQ, refreshments and the slight chance of summer/rain and you’ve got a FORUM ART BBQ!

Bring along any BBQ-able/inflammable food & drink down to Turner House Gallery, Penarth from 6:30 onwards.

No need to book; however, if you would like to present work please let us know. We can project Powerpoint, slide shows, audio and we always welcome tangible works.


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

If you have any queries or questions please call:

(029) 2070 8870

or email: turnerhouse@ffotogallery.o​rg


Turner House, Plymouth Road, Penarth, Cardiff. CF64 3D

Monday, 18 July 2011


Opening Wednesday 10 August 2011, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Exhibition continues 11 – 27 August 2011

Admission Free

Rick Davies’ panoramic prints go beyond what the eye normally sees and provide insights to our contemporary industrial and post-industrial experience. The artist’s elongated vistas of places such as Milford Haven and Port Talbot show how concrete and steel structures and petrochemical plants have become embedded in the landscape, with incongruous industrial and leisure activities taking place side by side.

Invisible Landscapes is the second exhibition in Ffotogallery’s Wish You Were Here summer season, focusing on emerging photographic artists in Wales.

Ffotogallery at The Dairy, 100 Kings Rd, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF11 9DF

Open Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm



Thursday, 7 July 2011


Opening Wednesday 20 July 2011, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Exhibition continues 21 July – 6 August 2011

Admission Free

In a provocative and sometimes hilarious fashion, Visual Pleasure examines the act of looking and being looked at. Referring to psychoanalysis, phenomenology and feminism, Dawn Woolley considers both her own experience and that of the viewer when looking at her as a female and a photographic object. In a practice that encompasses photography, video, sculpture, installation and performance, Woolley questions how we interpret what we see and how meaning is created by social regulation, expectation and desire.

Visual Pleasure is the first exhibition in Ffotogallery’s Wish You Were Here summer season, focusing on emerging photographic artists in Wales.

Ffotogallery, Turner House, Plymouth Rd, Penarth, CF64 3DH

Open Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm

029 2070 8870



Wednesday, 6 July 2011

After the brilliant presentation at the last FORUM, we have the privilege of passing on some further Rhôd news. BRG's Sam Aldridge will be speaking about his Open Empty Spaces project at this symposium next week:

Symposium Rhôd 2011

Monday 11 July/Llun Gorffennaf 11
Chapter Arts Centre/Canolfan Gelfyddydau Chapter


6.00 - 8.00 pm/yh

Free (ticketed)/Am ddim [gyda tocyn]

Please book your ticket by contacting the Box Office on 029 2030 4400/
Cysylltwch â r Swyddfa Docynnau 02920304400

Rhôd seeks to expand the ideas surrounding an urban/rural dialogue. Following the recent Rhod exhibition at Melin Glonc, in West Wales, this symposium seeks to form an understanding of artistic activity across the UK and to what degree site dictates the nature of this.

Guest speakers include Reveal Somerset, Angharad Pearce Jones and Open Empty Spaces. The event is free to attend and advance booking is recommended as space is limited.

Mae Rhôd yn ceisio datblygu syniadau ynglyn â r berthynas rhwng y wlad a r ddinas. Yn dilyn yr arddangosfa ddiweddar yn Melin Glonc, Drefach Felindre, bydd y symposium yn gyfle i ddeall mwy am weithgaredd creadigol ar draws y DU ac i ba raddau y mae lleoliad yn dylanwadu ar natur y gwaith.

Siaradwyr gwâdd i gynnwys Reveal Somerset, Angharad Pearce Jones ac Open Empty Spaces. Mae r digwyddiad am ddim ond awgrymir ichi archebu tocyn rhagblaen gan fod lle cyfyngedig.

For more information please visit/am ragor o wybodaeth ewch i: www.therhod.wordpress.com

Friday, 1 July 2011


Thanks to everyone who came! Here's some links to things that came up.

'Pitch', the radio show by Richard Huw Morgan and John Rowley is on Tuesday mornings 10-11am on Radio Cardiff (98.7FM). Info can be found on artcardiff.com and culturecolony.com.


¿AreWeNotDrawnOnwardToNewEra? at g39, preview this Sat 2nd July - last ever exhibition on g39's current site!

5 Perspectives on Drawing at the Elysium

And feel free to contact me if you have any ideas for collaborations/ events etc this summer at the Dairy - emma @ ffotogallery.org / 029 2070 8870.

Saturday, 18 June 2011


Aspex is Portsmouth's leading contemporary art gallery and it is currently looking for emerging new artists working in all media for its open submission exhibition Emergency5. The deadline for submissions is Monday 1st August 2011 and the chosen winner will receive the prize of a solo exhibition at Aspex in 2013, including a £1000 fee and a up to £1000 production budget!

For more information go to http://www.aspex.org.uk/art/gallery_1/emergency_5

Friday, 17 June 2011


Cardiff School of Art & Design present 'Hello Sculpture' a celebration of all things Sculpture due to management discontinuing the Sculpture and Performance part of the Fine Art Program.

There is an impressive list of speakers to explore relevance, context and the future of contemporary sculpture in the UK. The speakers will draw on their extensive knowledge and understanding of making, exhibiting and thinking about sculpture. Contributors will share their thoughts on how and why there are so many successes today within this rich and varied contemporary art form.

In the afternoon, guest speakers and Cardiff’s emerging Sculptors will lead a guided tour around the final sculpture degree show at Cardiff School of Art & Design. Followed at Chapter with a performance by Bedwyr Williams to celebrate the launch of his new book.

Confirmed speakers:

Ben Borthwick

Richard Deacon

Sean Edwards

Dean Hughes

Mike Murray

Bedwyr Williams

John Wood

Cinema 1

Monday 20TH June 2011

10am – 2pm


Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE

To book and for more information please visit: Chapter

or call 02920 304400


Elysium gallery sees the return of the hugely successful annual international film festival, Bus Stop Cinema. Showing artists films throughout the day and evening.
The exhibition takes place from 19th August - 3rd September 2011 at Elysium Gallery, Swansea.
Deadline for submissions is 2nd July 2011.

Elysium gallery are also holding a photography open call. Winning submissions will be part of an exhibition and one overall winner claiming the prize of £200 with the exhibition to take place from 30th September - 22nd October 2011.
Deadline submissions 20th August 2011.

For more information and how to apply please visit: www.elysiumgallery.com

Thursday, 16 June 2011


This month FORUM will be held in Ffotogallery’s meeting space at Chapter Art Centre.  We will meet near in the main foyer (box office) from 6.30 to 6.45 – look out for the person with a FORUM sign!  You are welcome to join us after this time, call 02920 668 695 when you arrive, you will be directed to our meeting space.

The evening will feature Jason Pinder and Roger Lougher discussing this years annual Rhôd exhibition, which opens up a dialogue between the urban and the rural by situating contemporary art in a rural landscape. A Q&A will follow and the rest of the evening will be opened up to the floor for any FORUMers to show and discuss works in progress or forthcoming events or opportunities.

FORUM is an informal, monthly event aiming to develop a core network of emerging artists together with students and graduates. It is co-ordinated by Ffotogallery and WARP as a space for critical discussion and conversation.

No booking necessary. FORUM is a FREE, drop-in event.  Refreshments and good company are provided.

If you have any queries or questions please call (029) 2070 8870 or email turnerhouse@ffotogallery.org

Thursday, 9 June 2011


As part of the 'SHIFT' exhibition at Jacob's Market (being held between 8-11th July) there will be a discussion between two eminent figures in British Photography; Jason Evans and David Campany on
Saturday 11th July from 2.30 - 5.00 in Jacob's Market, Cardiff

The debate will be open to Audience participation, with varying themes around the medium of Photography coming under scrutiny. It's sure to be interesting considering the calibre of the speakers. Not to be missed!

David Campany is an Artist and Writer, as well as a reader in Photography at the University of Westminster, London. He is the author of 'Art and Photography' (2003) and 'Photography and Cinema' (2008) amongst other notable texts.

Jason Evans is a multi-discinplinary photographer with a diverse range of outputs typified by an experimental approach to image-making. Known for his work in different media, he has enjoyed a career that engages with the fashion, music and editorial industries.

Seating may be limited, so get there early and peruse the exhibition.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011


Shift is a group exhibition that features the work of second year Documentary Photography students from the University of Wales, Newport. The exhibition is being held at Jacob's Market in Cardiff, running from Thursday 9th June - Saturday 11th June and will be open on those days from 9:30 - 17:00. Entry is free!

The opening event will take place on the evening of Wednesday 8th, beginning at 6pm. This is an open preview so pop in for a few glasses of wine!


milkwoodgallery presents…

Josh Redman’s
Dinner For One’

Jazz Cakes

Private View 7pm, Thursday 2nd June 2011
Continues 3rd – 25th June

Following a successful exhibition in Liverpool, JazzCakes bring their 100: POSTCARDS project to Cardiff.
One hundred artists from a diverse range of disciplines use the dimensions of a standard postcard to act as a vessel for thoughts and images based around the idea of communication, community and networks. http://www.jazzcakes.com

Josh Redman
Dinner For One’

Redman’s Dinner for One acts as a stark reminder of the fine line between independence and isolation, ‘Doris is very old, and she is basically alone….this is a piece for Doris and all the lonely eaters in this world.’

June 19th 10am - 4pm

Learn to love your Sewing Machine!

One day workshop which gives you the opportunity to learn all the skills you need to make yourself something fabulous on your own sewing machines or on one of ours if you don't have one.
£35 including lunch and refreshments.
Places are limited so please call 029 20473373 to book


As part of our chainstitch project with Sustrans, we will be at the following events in June with our trusty
hand crank Singer sewing machines:

Saturday June 11th The Big Tea Party in the Park
A family event in Parc Gwilym, Clydach to celebrate the opening of the new walking and cycling route.

Sunday 26th June Garn Lakes Country Fayre
Sustrans will be guiding a family bike ride at Garn Lakes Country Fayre to the Big Pit and milkwood's sewing project will be at the Fayre
after the bike ride, come and join us and stitch your trip!
Sustrans Cymru