Peter Bobby – High-rise

The turn of the new millennium brought renewed interest and confidence in constructing high-rise developments in a large majority of the world’s major cities, despite notable global events that threatened to undermine their progress. In High-rise, Peter Bobby examines the socio-political, architectural and visual discourse surrounding these constructions and the recording of them, using a combination of both interior and exterior still and moving imagery.

Positioned at the discursive crossroads between art, architecture, photography and subjects relating to the urban built environment, this publication brings together the Zenith and High-rise images, the video pieces Curtain, Divide, Blind and Untitled (Audio Guide), as well as a number of installation images from four solo shows of the work in the UK. These differing exhibition contexts are further explored through three accompanying essays by Prof Kim Dovey, Dr Robin Wilson and Dr Liam Devlin, all of whom address the work in relation to their own specific disciplines and interests. Foreword by David Drake, Director Ffotogallery.

A Ffotogallery project in partnership with the Architecture Centre, Bristol and the Royal National Theatre, London. Supported by Arts Council England, eCPR (The European Centre for Photographic Research) and the University of South Wales.

Size: 280 x 230 mm

Illustration: 57 colour

Binding: Softback, Section Sewn, 112 pages

Text: English

Publication date: January 2015

ISBN: 978-1-872771-97-7

Price: £20

Distributor: Cornerhouse Publications (Coming Soon)

Book Launch: Wednesday 4th February, 6-8pm at Arnolfini Bristol.
Specially for the launch, this new title will be on sale for £15 or £20 for both High-rise and Curtain.

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‘Lock-in': Artes Mundi 6

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Thursday 22 January 2015
Free Admission / Donation Bar
5 – 8:30pm / Turner House

A late opening with refreshments for those who keep missing our usual opening hours (and those who just want to spend some quality time with Ragnar and his friends).

Singing permitted.

Artes Mundi 6 Events

Thursday Lunchtime Performances
Performers from across Wales create unique responses to Artes Mundi 6, taking inspiration from the shortlisted artists’ exhibited works, materials, themes or countries.

1:05 – 1:30pm / FREE / Turner House

No booking necessary, for more information please contact Clare Charles

Thursday 13 November
Performance Poet Mab Jones performs new works.

Thursday 11 December
Wales’ Critics of the Third Age alongside Response Time present their take on Artes Mundi 6 exhibition.

Thursday 15 January 2015
Live music in association with Swn Festival.

Thursday 12 February
SN perform the world premiere of specially commissioned music.

Seasonal Family Fundays

Join gallery staff and volunteers for mini tours of the exhibition and a range of seasonal arty activities for both big and little people to get involved in.

11am – 5pm / Drop in / FREE / Turner House

For more information please contact Clare Charles

The Big Draw
Wednesday 29 October 2014

Family Fright Day
Friday 31 October 2014

Mid Winter Making

Saturday 13 December 2014

SWALK portraits
Saturday 14 February 2015


Hero-zines Half Term Workshop

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Tuesday 17 February
11 – 4 / Free Admission / Drop in

Turner House

What would your perfect hero/heroine look like?
Would they have a hundred arms for hugging and mile-deep pockets for sweets?
Get inspired by Artes Mundi artist, Sanja Ivekovic and make your own ‘Hero-zine’ using collage and drawings. Materials are included but feel free to bring pictures of your heroes/heroines to collage with.

2015 Courses Enrolling

Photo by Tess Seymour

2015 Courses Enrolling

Spring Summer 2015

We are now enrolling for our Spring and Summer 2015 terms of accredited courses in photography and digital media.

Spring term courses start mid-late January so please enrol soon to guarantee a place.

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Artes Mundi 6

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Current Exhibition
Artes Mundi 6

24 October 2014 – 21 February 2015

Working with Ffotogallery for the first time, Artes Mundi is delighted to present work by Ragnar Kjartansson from Iceland and Sanja Iveković from Croatia, at Turner House.

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Visitor Information

Forthcoming Gallery Events

Forthcoming Gallery Events

Sanja Iveković Film Screenings at Penarth Pier Pavilion
Fridays –  2:30pm
Saturdays –  1pm

Artes Mundi 6 Lunchtime Performances: Live Music by SN
Thursday 12 February 2015

To accommodate this performance ‘The Visitors’ will be muted between 1:05-1:30pm. More details

All these events are FREE and open to all.

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Visitor Information

Tu Fewn Call for Disabled Artists

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Tu Fewn Call for Disabled Artists
Deadline: 15 December 2014

Ffotogallery is pleased to offer a commissioning opportunity for a UK or international disabled artist as a part of Tu Fewn – an exciting new project from DASH and Disability Arts Cymru.

The selected artist will be invited to create a cross platform artwork for Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography 2015.

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Wish You Were Here 2014 Texts

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Wish You Were Here 2014
Text Commissions

Over the last few months, we’ve been working closely with Photomonitor on a unique collaboration to co-commission four texts in response to the works exhibited as a part of Wish You Were Here 2014.

We are pleased to announce that these new texts by Marco Bohr, Eva Eicker, Anna Falcini and Anna McNay are now live.

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