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

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 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 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 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).