'Visitors' is a pop-up exhibition in Abertillery, Wales, featuring works by several foreign and British photographers.
The idea for the exhibition was borne out of a wish to bring international photography to the Valleys and show it in a temporary space in our town’s high street. Most of the authors do not make their living in the field of photography and most of them are not photography graduates.
Thus the title, 'Visitors', can be understood on many levels: it presents works by prevalently foreign photographers, in a form of a pop-up exhibition in a town otherwise lacking a permanent art space, by people who, with some exceptions, are not considered a part of the professional photography world – and so both the authors and their works can be seen as ‘visitors’ in several ways. We hope that this exhibition will enliven town life, help question the way art is presented in the Valleys - by bringing international art to the inhabitants of the Valleys rather than the reverse - and, last but not least, show that ‘amateur photographer’ is an increasingly outdated notion.
The exhibition's opening dates are from the 6 – 27 July 2013 and is open to the public from 11am - 7am, Tuesday to Sunday, at Church Street, Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, we are situated opposite the Post Office.
For further information about this exhibition and the concept behind it, please visit our site via, popupvisitors.blogspot.co.uk