Friday, 29 October 2010

Ffotogallery & WARP present FORUM

This month sees the new collaboration of WARP and Ffotogallery to present FORUM; held in Turner House on Thursday 11th November from 6.30pm.
FORUM is an informal, monthly event aiming to develop a core group of emerging artists in South Wales together with students and graduates. It is a platform for practitioners from various disciplines to exchange ideas, experience and opinions on visual culture.

Each month at the FORUM an artist/FORUM-member will present to the group. This presentation, that has no fixed form, will trigger discussion on a range of issues loosely in the context of contemporary arts practice.
Also every month FORUM members will have an opportunity to show or discuss new or unfinished works in an informal setting, for feedback and discussion.
Bring along work on the night.

Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. There are no booking requirements. If you have any queries or questions please call (029) 2070 8870 or email

Visit ffotogallery or WARP for more information...

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Condition Report: Meet the Artists/Discussion

Saturday 30 October, 11am - 3pm at Turner House, Penarth 

Condition Report is the work of six Czech artists associated with the Department of Photography at FAMU (the School of Film and Television of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague. Their work represents a range of contemporary art practices in some way rooted in photography and lens-based media.

At this unique event, Dr. Ian Walker from University of Wales Newport and Robert Silverio, Head of Photography at FAMU, will discuss how the work exhibits certain Czech characteristics, but also the ideas and influences of a wider international art scene. After the discussion, the artists Vojtěch Fröhlich, Jan Měřička and Radek and Zdeněk Květoň will be giving a personal tour of their work on display. Their work represents a range of contemporary art practices that are in some way rooted in photography and lens-based media.
Please join us for this exciting opportunity to meet the artists and engage in critical discussion about the work and its wider context. Refreshments will be available.

FREE event booking essential - please email 

Condition Report shows at Ffotogallery, Turner House, Penarth from 29 October – 11 December 2010. The project has been developed through a partnership between Ffotogallery, the European Centre of Photographic Research, University of Wales Newport and FAMU, Prague.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Preview: MA Documentary Photography Newport Exhibition

It's that time of the year again and the guys from Newport do not disappoint. This year's show is probably more varied than ever before. While some practitioners construct images of personal meaning to reflect their own internal worlds, others comment on societal values, liminal spaces, or time and human memory. All have something interesting and original to say, which allows the observer to reflect on her own attitudes to these varied issues. Rick Davies.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

BOOK ARTS FAYRE this saturday!

Many of our FORUM artists will be exhibiting at Ffotogallery's Book Arts Fayre on Saturday:
Kathryn Ashill will be launching her Craig Y Nos publication, Sam Hasler will also be bringing his new book and Roger Lougher will be selling his homemade artists jam!

After-Fayre plans...probably head over to the railway pub, then Third Floor Gallery has their opening of Street Photography Now exhibition in the Bay. Would be great if anyone wanted to join us!