#51: Offline Journal Newsletter : 11 May '23
The latest on photography around Wales
‘THE CONCRETE & THE CLAY’ EXHIBITION
FOUND Gallery in Brecon presents its latest photography exhibition ‘The Concrete & The Clay’ in the form of a collaboration between photographer David Collyer FRPS and Polish-born potter Agnieszka Pohl.
The exhibition presents a selection of David's landscape work, made throughout Europe, and Agnieszka's work which has been inspired by David's photography.
The audio clip below has David kindly describe the work and exhibition for this Offline newsletter.
The Concrete & The Clay is show now at FOUND Gallery and runs until 25th May 2023. Gallery opening times 10am - 4.30pm Tuesday - Saturday.
JOHN DAVIES AT FFOTOGALERI Y GOFEB
The delightful Ffotogaleri y Gofeb (a photography-must-see if you’re in or near Machynlleth) has rejoined the fray with a new exhibition by respected landscape photographer John Davies titled:
THE BEAUTY OF TRUTH - POST-INDUSTRIAL WELSH LANDSCAPES
which opened 22 April and runs ‘til 26 August 2023.
John Davies is known for his extensive documentation of the UK landscape and, here in Wales, was an early participant in Ffotogallery’s Valleys Project alongside Paul Reas and Ron McCormick.
The latest issue #010 of Offline Journal is now low in stock - grab a copy of this special VALLEYS issue before the limited run is gone!
David Hurn: Photographs 1955 - 2022
The team at RRB Photobooks will be closing pre-orders for their new book David Hurn: Photographs 1955 - 2022 this Sunday 14 May as shared in their latest Newsletter.
Copies of the 140-page hardback book (100 special edition copies come with a limited edition silverprint) can be ordered from the RRB website.
Saturday Talks - Ffotogallery & Cardiff MADE
A reminder that next in the series of six Higgins Initiative talks will bring photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith back to Wales (she was a member of Wales’ A Fine Beginning Collective) this Saturday 13 May at Cardiff MADE located in Roath – who have partnered with Ffotogallery’s FFOCWS Initiative on the talks. Use the link below to secure a ticket with a small donation.
CLÉMENTINE SCHNEIDERMANN & FAYE CHAMBERLAIN
Saturday 27 May, 2 - 4.30pm, online and at Cardiff MADE - BOOK NOW
(previous speakers: Michal Iwanowski - 29 April; and Paul Cabuts - 22 April)
The guest speakers in the series will act as mentors to participants in both the Higgins Photography Initiative and Ffotogallery’s FFOCWS scheme.
The organisers are keen to remind photographers that there will be an opportunity following the talk for prospective applicants to the Higgins Initiative and current FFOCWS scheme cohort to book a slot with the guest speaker to show and discuss aspects of their own work.
On a related point, Ffotogallery’s Open Call for the next cohort of participants in their FFOCWS scheme, which runs in parallel with the Higgins Photography Initiative, closes at the end of this month (May) and is free to enter.
As stated on the the Ffotogallery website:
The Higgins Initiative is looking for people to apply who aren’t currently in education who can demonstrate a significant engagement with photography and lens based media, with aspirations to continue and develop their photographic practice to a professional level.
More information on the Ffotogallery project page here:
OPEN CALL – Interventions: Gallery Reset
Photographers and photographic artists might also want to get their skates on if they have ideas around transforming a gallery space for new audience interaction. Ffotogallery has another Open Call ending shortly (Friday 19 May) - their Interventions: Gallery Reset seeks to “open up the gallery space to reinterpretation by both the artist and the audience”.
Reading the project page, it appears this first Open Call has specific applicant criteria:
This opportunity is open to artists identifying as Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent.
Read more here: