Channel / 7 Sep 2021

August Newsletter

Diffusion 21

Diffusion 2021 - Save the Date!

In a recent blog post, director David Drake announced that the fifth edition of Diffusion: Wales International Festival of Photography will be going ahead this autumn! We are delighted to be able to host a variety of exhibitions in Cardiff, Newport and South Wales 1st – 31stOctober.

Turning Point: Diffusion 2021 looks towards a post-pandemic future by providing a platform for new artistic voices and culturally diverse experiences, and a new model of collaboration that delivers a month of photography events in Wales and international reach and impact. Combining online and physical co-creation and presentation of work, Turning Point: Diffusion 2021 celebrates and foregrounds the richness and diversity of the nation’s geography, culture and society, at a time of both great uncertainty and new opportunity.

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© Maryam Wahid

Maryam Wahid - Motherland

Our newest exhibition at Ffotogallery is now open!

Motherland celebrates and explores the idea of identity, centering around Maryam Wahid’s own family photographs. She seeks to recognise the existence and achievements of the hardworking women of the Pakistani diaspora who relocated to the UK through self portraits, and her personal family album. This exhibition is open at Ffotogallery until Saturday 11th September. Gallery opening days are Wednesday - Saturdays, 12 - 5pm.

We ask that you please wear a mask for the duration of your visit.

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© Marc Arkless

David Drake Stepping Down

After 13 years at the helm, director David Drake will be stepping down from his role at Ffotogallery at the end of November.

David says ‘It has been a great privilege to have led the organisation over that period and to have worked with so many outstanding artists, creative producers and partner organisations in Wales, Europe and around the world. I will look back with immense pride over what we have achieved, and look forward to the new leadership, fresh ideas and different perspective on photography that my successor will bring.’

In the meantime, David will be producing blog posts on a monthly basis celebrating and reflecting the vital role contemporary photography plays in society in both Wales and internationally.

Virtual Tour - Unseen

If you weren’t able to visit the gallery to view Suzie Larke’s exhibition Unseen in person, or simply want to view the work again, we’re delighted to be able to offer a new virtual tour of the show presented at our Fanny Street gallery.

Unseen aims to help people express their experiences through conceptual photography. It aims to increase awareness and conversation about mental well-being and unite us in the knowledge that everyone goes through – and can overcome – struggle.

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Book of the Month

After her successful show at Ffotogallery back in May, and to compliment the recently released virtual tour, our Book of the Month is Unseen by Suzie Larke! Her photobook contains both portraits from her initial project In the Mind’s Eye , as well as the images from Unseen and personal accounts from some contributors.

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Tea and Cake Tuesday

Hosted by Ffotogallery at Fanny Street, we’ll be holding Tea and Cake Tuesday at the gallery. Everyone is welcome - we hope to see you there! 7th September, 11am – 1pm

David Hurn – Conversations at the Chapel

Join David Hurn in discussing his work and photography journey at The Art Shop & Chapel in Abergavenny. 8th September, 7pm

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Survey II

There’s only 2 weeks left of Jerwood Arts’ exhibition hosted at G39. This dynamic exhibition features outstanding early career artists in a variety of visual arts disciplines.

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