Friday, 17 January 2014

The Photography Show 2014

The Photography Show is a new annual event hosted at Birmingham’s NEC Arena running from Saturday 1st March – Tuesday 4th March. There will be a variety of events happening over four days such as talks from Rankin, Joe McNally and Steve McCurry to name a few, various workshops, conferences and the opportunity to browse the wide variety of retailers and exhibitors.

The Photography Show is pitching itself to be a great opportunity for amateur and professional photographers alike to shop, gain new insights in to the photographic industry and take part in workshops.

Tickets cost £13 for adults or £10 for concessions (students, 60+, children 11+) with workshops and talks costing extra. For more information visit

Friday, 10 January 2014

Artist Profile Francesc Serra Villa

Francesc Serra Villa, along with Sean Olsen, is one of the artists whose work we will see at the next Forum event at Arcade Cardiff as we discuss the future of the pop-up exhibition and the possibility of its permanence.

Francesc Serra Villa is an architect from Barcelona. He combines his work for theatres(such as Gran Teatre del Liceu - Barcelona, La Monnaie/De Munt- Brussels and Cardiff Theatrical Services) with his own personal projects which often include set design, performance and the city in which he inhabits at the time.

Greenhouse is a research and interactive installation piece that explores connections between space, light and sound in a multi-sensorial environment.

Public are invited to follow the three parts of this week-event: 
SET UP: how the structure takes shape when balloons are inflated.
DISMANTLING: a celebration gathering people around the structure to burst the balloons.

The installation: 1300 balloons are inflated under a net. People can get inside with a light sensor on them. Depending on their position inside the structure, the sound produced will change.
Greenhouse will be presented within ArcadeCardiff on the gloomiest day of the year. This date is perfect for Arcadecardiff to offer something cheery and thoughtful to the public.

This Month's Forum ' Arcadia'

6.30 pm, ArcadeCardiff, Queen's Arcade, 23rd January 2014
The first Forum of the year kicks off at ArcadeCardiff. We will be leading on from the last forum as well as opening up new discussions on the possibility of the pop-up exhibition becoming more permanent. We will see the multifaceted projects that have operated within ArcadeCardiff spaces including Francesc Serra Villa's project 'Greenhouse-Balloons for Everyone' and Sean Olsen's 'Electronic Gamelan'.

Everyone and anyone are welcome to attend and as always, it is free!

If you're interested in showing work, or have an idea of what you'd like to discuss at a future Forum event email Bob at or Helen at Forum is a monthly, informal event run collaboratively between Ffotogallery and Warp, which offers recent graduates, students and early career artists an opportunity to present work and discuss issues surrounding contemporary practice.