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#55: Offline Journal Newsletter : 14 Aug '23
Photography Self-publishing & events
Various new and exciting things happening in photography in Wales now and coming up in October. Read on - and be sure to explore the extensive exhibition and events listings on the Exhibitions tab above or here for your diary!
TIN SHEDS: REDUX - A new exhibition
I’m delighted to be able to now share news that, even before going to print, the new Pete Davis’ ‘GREAT LITTLE TIN SHEDS OF WALES: REDUX’ catalog publication has prompted a new exhibition of these classic prints from the 1980s!
catalog 002 - the second in the new series of publications announced in Offline Journal issue #010 - has been a collaboration cooking between Pete Davis and myself for over a year, and we’re now pleased to have Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth involved as the first photography gallery to have the new catalog of the work sit proudly alongside an exhibition of these classic images of corrugated tin structures situated around rural west Wales.
GREAT LITTLE TIN SHEDS OF WALES: REDUX will open in Ffotogaleri y Gofeb on 6 October (the weekend of the upcoming Northern EYE Festival) and run until 22 December 2023. catalog 002 will now be published alongside the exhibition and I’ll hopefully have more information to share on the show and a related event in upcoming issues of this Newsletter.
NEW WALTER WAYGOOD EXHIBITION
FAMILY OF BLAENAFON is a new exhibition of photographs and an accompanying book drawn from the rich archive of Walter Waygood – one of the contributing photographers on Ffotogallery’s original Valleys Project back in the 1980s.
The exhibition preview and book launch took place 29 July in Blaenafon Workmen’s Hall with over one hundred people in attendance and was opened by two rugby international legends – Terry Cobner and John Perkins – who also wrote forewords in the new 220-page book. Speeches were also made by Nick Thomas Symonds MP and Dr. Nathan Matthews, Mayor of Blaenafon. Every wall space in the Workmen's Hall is occupied with imagery which brings together over 40 years of work celebrating Blaenafon and South Wales Valley working class culture.
Copies of the book can be purchased via Paypal directly from the photographer for £26 (which includes postage and packing). Only 18 copies remain of the first print run, with a second planned shortly.
FAMILY OF BLAENAFON will run until the end of October and is open to all;
Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10am - 1pm. Saturday 10am - 1pm.
Monday - Friday evenings open 6pm-8pm.
PHOTO ZINES & SELF-PUBLISHING EVENT
This new event is one of two over Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October combining the efforts of Photography at the University of South Wales (USW), Offline Journal and Ffotogallery - and is so ‘hot off the press’ that final info and event title are still to be pinned down over the coming weeks!
However… we wanted to announce the date: Friday 20 October 1 - 4pm - to encourage photographers who might have a photo zine or photo book dummy of their own work to bring it (or them) along to preview, discuss and share with other attendees in a friendly and informal setting.
This new event on Friday 20 October precedes Ffotogallery’s Photo Book Fair the following day (Saturday 21st) and seeks to explore more collaboration between photographers, graphic designers and other creatives to stimulate experimentation in realising new photography publications in Wales. There will also be a panel discussion on the role of photo zines and small books as valuable learning for future relationships with publishers.
We’d love to have you join us for a stimulating afternoon of discussion and networking at the USW Atrium campus in Cardiff. More information will be shared here, on www.offline.wales and social media in coming weeks.
To discuss booking a table for the upcoming Photo Book Fair in Ffotogallery on Saturday 21 October, email Alex Butler: firstname.lastname@example.org
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