2015 Courses Enrolling

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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.

The gallery will be closed as of 5pm – Saturday 20 December for the festive period. Re-opening: 11am – Tuesday 6 January 2015

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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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‘Consumer’ Launch & Discussion Event

Lure (01), 2014. 30 x 30cm. Digital Photograph.

Lure (01), 2014. 30 x 30cm. Digital Photograph © Dawn Woolley

Friday 7 November 2014

Project Launch: 6 – 8pm
Dawn Woolley in conversation with Paul Cabuts: 6.30 – 7.30pm

At Turner House / Free / Booking recommended

To mark the launch of Dawn Woolley’s new project, Consumer, taking place across Cardiff city centre, Ffotogallery will be hosting an conversation event between Dawn and Dr Paul Cabuts, Associate Head of the School of Art and Design in the University of South Wales. They will explore the themes of the artwork, discussing consumerism, visual culture and the commercial realm as a site for artistic intervention.

Refreshments will be provided by Dawn Woolley and Ellen Sampson. Woolley and Sampson collaborate to produce celebratory snacks that play with conventional food messages about gender, desire and restriction. In response to Consumer they will play with the contradictory messages of capitalism that implore us to indulge while warning us against excess.

Consumer examines the influence of consumerism on the visual landscape. Details of the project will be posted in the coming months at:
twitter feed: #consumeposter

Seats are limited so booking is recommended.
Contact turnerhouse@ffotogallery.org or call 02920 708870
for more information or to book your place.

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 clare@ffotogallery.org

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 clare@ffotogallery.org

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


Tea and Cake Tuesdays

Tuesday: 3rd February 2015
11 – 4 / Free / drop-in

At Turner House

On the first Tuesday of each exhibition gallery staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to guide you through the artists’ work alongside additional audio and printed material at your own pace. No booking required. Tea and cake provided.

Ground Floor Galleries

Sanja Iveković , Women’s House (Sunglasses), 1998

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Sanja Iveković

24 October – 21 February 2015

In Gen XX (1997 – 2001) Iveković appropriates magazine advertisements that feature professional models and introduces the names, formal charges and execution dates of young female anti-fascist militants who fought against the Nazi regime in World War II. By imposing their stories onto glossy advertisements, Iveković creates a powerful juxtaposition. Her form of political critique not only highlights the largely forgotten stories of these socialist heroines but also confronts media representations of women and femininity.

An image of a Nazi officer and a donkey surrounded by a barbed wired fence was the starting point for The Disobedient (The Revolutionaries) 2012. The photograph stands as a simple metaphor for the way that concentration camps were used to punish stubborn citizens (stubborn as donkeys). Next to the image is a museum display case full of toy donkeys, labelled with names of historical figures who resisted injustices all around the world. Iveković’s art practice focuses on the individual through the media and the continued invisibility and erasure of women from the public sphere and from dominant historical narratives. Monument to Revolution (after Mies) by Sanja Iveković will be on display at National Museum Cardiff.

Screenings at Penarth Pier Pavilion
In addition to the exhibition at Ffotogallery, Sanja Iveković’s film Lighthouse will be screening in Penarth Pier Pavilion cinema. This four-minute film runs on a loop for one hour after the start time.
Free Admission

Fridays –  2:30pm
28th Nov, 5th, 12th December 2014
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January & 6th, 13th, 20th February 2015

Saturdays –  1pm
29th Nov, 6th, 13th December 2014
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January & 7th, 14th, 21st February 2015

Related Events
Exhibition Opening / Thurs 23 October / 4.30 – 6.30pm / Free
Tea & Cake Tuesday / 3 February 2015 / Free – drop in

First Floor Gallery

Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, still, Nine channel HD video projection, 64 min. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

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Ragnar Kjartansson

24 October – 21 February 2015

Ragnar Kjartansson is essentially a performance artist who draws on a wide range of disciplines in his practice. The histories of film, music, theatre, visual culture and literature find their way into his video installations, durational performances, drawings and paintings. Stagings become key tools in the artist’s attempt to convey sincere emotions and offer a genuine experience to the audience.

Past works have included Folksong in 2007. For six hours a day, Kjartansson performed over and over again a short verse from an unknown but strangely familar song. The work lasted ten days. In 2011 he created a twelve hour operatic performance titled Bliss, ten Icelandic opera singers and Kjartansson took to the stage in eighteenth century folk costume, singing the ravishing, almost ecclesiastical five-minute finale of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

In another recent work The Visitors (2012) a nine screen video installation, depicts an intimate performance by Kjartansson and eight close musician friends at Rokeby farm, a bohemian mansion in the Hudson Valley. Each musician plays the same song, repeating lyrics such as ‘once again I fall into my feminine ways’ from a poem by artist Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Kjartansson’s ex-wife.

Related Events
Exhibition Opening / Thurs 23 October / 4.30 – 6.30pm / Free
Tea & Cake Tuesday / Tues 28 October 2014 & 3 February 2015 / Free – drop in