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#53: Offline Journal Newsletter : 19 July '23
Updates on photography around Wales
Here are a few nuggets worth a moment of your time - and I’ll be sharing more in future Newsletters.
The exhibitions and events page has been updated - but if you have knowledge of anything I’ve missed, please drop me an email with info: email@example.com
DAVID HURN : VALLEYS COLOUR
This Friday 21 July The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir will host a new exhibition of colour work shot in the south Wales Valleys by photographer David Hurn. Whilst just a few of the images have been seen previously in black and white, the vast majority of the original Kodachrome photographs will be shown publicly for the first time.
I’m delighted to have been asked by the photographer to collaborate on his second exhibition catalog in 2023 (the first being the Colwyn Bay: 30 Mile Radius now showing in Oriel Colwyn until 17 September 2023) – and both in the new series of Offline Journal affordable printed exhibition catalogues.
The images span forty-eight years across the Valleys and I found it interesting to get a glimpse of Hurn’s approach to rural and urban landscape as well as indoor settings using colour.
South Wales Valleys: COLOUR opens this Friday 21 July – which also happens to be David Hurn’s 89th birthday – and The Workers Gallery will host a small celebratory show opening event 4-7pm during which visitors (all welcome) can view the 57 exhibition prints and pick up a copy of the accompanying show catalog 003. Well worth popping into the gallery for the exhibition opening this Friday or during its run until 8 October 2023 to see these unique photographs.
The gallery have also secured a small number of copies of the new RRB Photobooks hardback: ‘David Hurn - Photographs 1955-2022’ which was released earlier this month, should anyone wish to bag a copy and avoid normal online order postage and packing charges.
I hope to see you up The Workers this Friday if you can make it along.
Limited copies of catalog 001 - ‘Colwyn Bay: 30 Mile Radius’ will be available to purchase via the Offline Journal online store from 8pm next Monday 24 July. The catalog is 210 x 210mm and 40 pages inclusive of cover.
PHOTOWALK WITH MARC ARKLESS
Simon Regan and Marc Arkless from cardiff’s The Red Room analogue darkroom space are holding a photowalk in Cardiff Bay this coming weekend - starting in the Bay and going across the Barrage toward Penarth and back again. I’m always surprised that we don’t seem to have (at least from what I observe) nearly enough of these photowalks in Wales - they’re a great opportunity to meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere outdoors - rain or shine!
Cardiff Bay, 1000 - 1230hrs Sunday 23 July 2023
There are just a couple of the ten available places remaining - so if you’d like to be part of the group, Direct Message Simon Regan via the Red Room Instagram account @theredroomwales
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New photozine on Cardiff
Ed Worthington has self-published a new photozine of his Cardiff project which featured as part of ffotogallery’s FFOCWS group exhibition in late 2022.
‘It’s Alright Around Here Isn’t It?’ is described as:
“…A5 square format with an introduction by photographer David Mayne and contains 66 photograph's from the series (including those that were featured in Ffotogallery's FFOCWS exhibition Nov 2022-Jan 2023) as well as coming with a photo postcard signed by the artist”.
Printed in an edition of 100 copies, the new photozine is available on the photographer’s online Etsy product page.
You can see more of the project and Ed’s other analogue work on his website: www.the6millionpman.co.uk