Thursday, 22 February 2018

"wasted films" by Kay Adams opens 27th of Feb


"wasted films” is a solo exhibition by experimental analogue photographer, Kay Adams. Kay manipulates film, Polaroid, light-sensitive paper and prints using various tools and techniques, such as emulsion lifts or multiple exposures, and applying darkroom chemicals, bleach and other household products to achieve unique and often unpredictable visual effects. The exhibition features Kay’s individual work, as well as the results of his collaboration with artists Nils Karlson and Graeme Webb.




Kay currently lives in Bamberg, Germany, where he works as a psychologist.

You can find Kay’s work on his page, facebook and Instagram.

“wasted films” is the second in a series of 9 exhibitions that will be organised in 2018 in 76m2, Pontypool by the*kickplate*project, with the support from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council's Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council. 


27th February – 21st March
Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 18:00
2 Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 6JS


Welsh info coming soon!

Sunday, 18 February 2018

"safe place" closing

Evening everyone,


Last Thursday, we closed Alicja Crave's show "safe place", our first show of the year. We'd like to thank our funders, the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council Arts Development and Pontypool Town Council for supporting us this year, everyone who's come to visit us in 76m2 during the last three weeks and Alicja for exhibiting with us! Our next exhibition will open on Tuesday the 27th of February and we'll have info about it for you very soon. 






 For those of you who couldn't make it this time, 
we'll be posting images of the show on our gallery walls later this week.




PS We've just joined Instagram, so you'll now be able to follow our updates there as well - you can find us @thekickplateproject.  




Thursday, 1 February 2018

"safe place" - second week

Evening everyone,

now that we're half way through the second week of Alicja Crave's exhibition, we'd like to share some photos of the exhibition so far. "safe place" will run until the 14th of February, so make sure you don't miss it! You can find directions to the gallery and more info on our page













Thursday, 25 January 2018

"safe place" - more info

Dear all,


below you'll find some more information about Alicja Crave's exhibition in English and in Welsh. The show will run until the 14th of February, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 to 18 - make sure you don't miss it! Images from the installation and opening coming soon.





"safe place" is a solo exhibition by Alicja Crave, a Polish-born artist and digital photographer based in France. In her work, Alicja uses long exposures, post-production tools, mixed media and drawings, giving her images a multi-dimensional and surreal feel. A lot of her work is conceptual and, using elements of performance, explores the issues of identity and representation.

You can find Alicja’s work on her page.

"safe place" is the first in a series of 9 exhibitions that will be organised in 2018 in 76m2, Pontypool by the*kickplate*project, with the support from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council's Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council. 

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Mae "lle diogel" yn arddangosfa unigol gan Alicja Crave, arlunydd a anwyd yn Pwyleg a ffotograffydd digidol o Ffrainc. Yn ei gwaith, mae Alicja yn defnyddio datguddiadau hir, ôl-gynhyrchu, cyfryngau cymysg a darluniau, sy'n roi teimladau aml-ddimensiwn a swrrealaidd i'w delweddau. Mae llawer o'i gwaith yn gysyniadol ac, gan ddefnyddio elfennau o berfformiad, yn archwilio materion hunaniaeth a chynrychiolaeth.

Gallwch ddod o hyd i waith Alicja ar ei tudalen.

"lle diogel" yw'r cyntaf mewn cyfres o 9 arddangosfa a drefnwyd yn 76m2 gan brosiect *kickplate* gyda chefnogaeth Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Datblygu Celfyddydau Cyngor Torfaen a Chyngor Cymuned Pont-y-pŵl.

Monday, 22 January 2018

"safe space" by Alicja Crave opens tomorrow at 2

We're happy to let you know that tomorrow at 2 we're opening our first exhibition in 76m2 this year, "safe place" by Alicja Crave, Polish photographer based in France. Tomorrow we'll be in the gallery between 2 and 5 and everyone is welcome to come along for tea, coffee and snacks!




 The exhibition will run until the 14th of February, 
and we'll be open as usual from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 to 5. 

more info coming soon!