Tuesday, 11 October 2016

October updates

Afternoon everyone,

while we're away and preparing projects for the next few months, we'd like to spread the news about interesting exhibitions and events that we've spotted happening here and there!

First of all, if you're in Cardiff this week you should make sure not to miss the wonderful Made in Roath festival, a week full of art, performance, exhibitions and other great happenings. 

Meanwhile, The Black Crows of Borth, an exhibition by Swiss photographer Mira Andres is opening in Swansea's Elysium Gallery, presenting her images of the female community in West Wales's seaside town of Borth.

London's Photographer's Gallery show of 1970s feminist avant-garde artists sounds like a show not to miss, and if you happen to visit Naples this autumn there's a great retrospective of Mimmo Jodice, a reportage and fine art photographer who has not been exhibited in his home town before - still on till the 26th of October.

Let us know if you know of any interesting exhibitions in your area, we'll be back soon with project updates. 

Monday, 25 July 2016

Project Updates and Clarifications

Dear All,

It's been a while since you heard from us, but we want to reassure you that we are still around and still working on new projects.

After closing the gallery in Bargoed we've been taking a break to catch up on some sleep and to work on some new ideas for the future. We are hoping to run another gallery project in Pontypool next year in cooperation with the Torfaen Arts Development department, along with some other exhibitions we are planning to host in other parts of the Valleys.

Unfortunately, due to there still being some confusion, we would like to clarify that despite keeping our name, the gallery in Abertillery that we originally founded is not associated with us or the*kickplate*project in any way. They are completely independent from us and we have not had any input or influence over any exhibitions that have been organised at the space since February 2014. The current management of The Kickplate Gallery are solely responsible for the current content and the way the gallery is run.

We would like to make it clear that the reason we have decided to make this clarification again is because we find the current exhibition to be completely at odds with our philosophy when it comes to depicting women in art.

While they can show whatever they please at the gallery, the fact that they do it using our original name puts us in a position of being seen to be endorsing this type of imagery, so we would like to make it clear that we are not involved in any way in decisions made at the gallery.

Thanks and all the best,
Dafydd & Zosia

Monday, 9 May 2016

the*kickplate*project take a break

Hi everyone,

We just wanted to let you all know that we'll be taking a break and planning our next projects until the 16th of June.

While we're away you can see "partially here" featuring Hanan Kazma in the visitor centre at Parc Cwm Darran, Deri.

we'll be back with more updates soon!

Thursday, 5 May 2016

photographs from PhotoRenga workshop with David Sinden


we've been a bit busy recently, so it's only now that we're posting the PhotoRengas that we produced along with Kate Woodward, Tom Kirby and David Sinden during a workshop that David ran in our gallery during its last day in Bargoed. PhotoRenga is a kind of visual dialogue between photographers and you can read more about how it works on David's website, where you can also find full-size versions of the photos. Here are the collaborations that came out of our urban exploration of Bargoed:

It's great fun and you should try this at home!