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#48: Offline Journal Newsletter : 2 March '23
New Zine Fair and exhibitions aplenty around Wales
This Newsletter offers some nuggets of photography news here in Wales I feel are worth sharing.
Interviews and work on the next issue #010 of Offline Journal is underway and shaping up to be another packed cracker! With just a small number of copies of the current #009 ‘COMMUNITY’ remaining, there’s still time to Subscribe and secure both these issues (#009 will ship now and #010 on 22 April - see Ffotogallery Photo Book Fair announcement below…).
Full info on the contents of the packed 40 page issue is available on www.offline.wales
Finally, be sure to check out the growing list of photography exhibitions and events happening around Wales using the Exhibitions link in the top menu or button at the end of this Newsletter.
I hope you find something of interest!
APRIL PHOTO BOOK FAIR @ FFOTOGALLERY
Encouraged by the response and turnout to their Photo Book Fair last October, Ffotogallery have just announced another Fair to run 12-4pm on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at their gallery in Cardiff.
I’m happy to confirm that Offline Journal will again have a table at this next event and unveil the new issue #010 on the day! Subscribers to the printed Offline Journal should also receive their copy through their letterbox at the same time.
Ffotogallery and Offline Journal have also collaborated on an associated event as part of the day’s programme – to be announced shortly. Exciting!
Ffotogallery are still interested in hearing from other publishers and/or self-publishers – although vendor table space is limited to availability.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
HOME: IN ANOTHER LAND in Colwyn Bay
Friday 24 February saw Oriel Colwyn host the opening for their latest main gallery exhibition – Home: In Another Land by Photographer Glenn Edwards.
Having spent decades visiting and working as a photojournalist in several countries on the African continent, this relatively new and extensive collection of work (ongoing) spans the last 6 years of Edwards’ documenting different African communities across his home country Wales – north to south.
As part of the exhibition, Edwards has included a good selection of Vanley Burkes’ black and white photographs from the 1970’s-90’s of the Caribbean communities in the English midlands to reflect the personal, social and economic life of black people as they arrived, settled and became established in British society.
Home: In Another Land runs 13 February until 15 April 2023 in Oriel Colwyn.
I think it’s one of the best photography exhibitions shown in Wales in recent months - GO SEE IT!
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BERNARD MITCHELL’S ARTIST PORTRAITS
Swansea-based photographer has a selection of portrait photographs from his hefty archive on show in Brecon as part of a new group exhibition opening on St David’s Day, 1st March 2023.
Marking their 75th Anniversary, The Welsh Group of artists are presenting a major exhibition in Brecon’s Y Gaer Museum & Art Gallery featuring work and portrait photographs of all the current members as well as former members, some of whom were familiar faces on the Brecon art scene. Bernard Mitchell has been photographing artists and writers in Wales since 1966 and his portrait photographs will accompany paintings, drawing and sculpture by existing and former Welsh Group members.
The exhibition will have a formal opening in Y Gaer with Cardiff West MP Kevin Brennan 6-8pm on Friday 3 March. All welcome.
Exhibition dates are given in the Exhibitions & Events listings below.
FORM - in audio form
Paul Cabuts has now released the first 3 episodes of his audio series to accompany his latest photo book ‘FORM’.
These audio materials have Paul reflecting on the places covered in his book - both on location in the Rhondda Valley and from his desk at home in west Wales. You can listen to the free audio materials via his Substack and order a copy of the book via his online store.