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August Newsletter

You and I exhibition by Jack Moyse extended

Open Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 5pm until 23 September 2023

We've had a brilliant response to our current exhibition with Jack Moyse, winner of the recent Interventions: Gallery Reset open call in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru. The space has been transformed beautifully and is not one to miss! If you haven’t yet had the chance to pop in, then don’t worry - the exhibition has now been extended so you have until Saturday 23 September to pay a visit. Make sure you check out some of our upcoming events below too.

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Panel Discussion - Barriers Facing Young Disabled Artists

Thursday 7 September 2023, 6 - 8 pm

Join us on Thursday 7 September for a discussion about the barriers facing young disabled artists. BSL interpretation is provided for this event.

We are thrilled to welcome a diverse panel of individuals who are all working within the arts scene in Wales. They will be sharing their own personal experiences, how they overcame some of the barriers they faced, and what still needs to change to make the sector a more accessible and inclusive space. Moderating the discussion will be photographer and artist Suzie Larke, joined by our panellists Jack Moyse, Joshua Jones and Danielle Webb.

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Exhibition Celebration & Book Launch

Saturday 9 September, 7 - 10 pm

Join us for an evening of celebration on Saturday 9 September, with the launch of a new limited edition book about the exhibition, live music and DJ set from artist Jack Moyse, retro nibbles and more. Be sure to add this one to your diary.

Tea and Cake Tuesday: The Bells of Santiago

Join us for a very special edition of Tea and Cake Tuesday on the 5th of September between 11am - 1pm. As usual, staff will be on hand to greet you and tell you more about the current exhibition, but we are also delighted to be holding a special screening of the archival film, 'The Bells of Santiago'. The music and lyrics for the operetta were created by Terence Minty, Ffotogallery's most loyal supporter (pictured above!)

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September on @ffotogalleryplatform

Ray Hobbs / 29 August - 1 September

Taking over the account right now is Ray Hobbs, who graduated from Documentary Photography at University of South Wales as a mature student in 2018. His work focuses on the relationship between photographer and subject, and recent work includes documentation of Men’s Sheds Cymru.

Sian Cann / 12 - 15 September

Having been diagnosed with proliferative diabetic retinopathy in 2020, Sian now practises as a Visually Impaired Photographer, using her polaroid camera to interpret, express and showcase her visions of the world.

James Patrick Cox / 26 - 29 September

James Patrick Cox is a visual artist who works with video, sound, installations, and text.

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Upcoming Exhibition At Ffotogallery

Feeling at Home: photos by people with learning disabilities sharing their experiences of living in group homes.

We are delighted to be hosting this pop-up exhibition at Ffotogallery from 11 - 21 October 2023.

Feeling at Home shows work from 19 photographers with learning disabilities from across Brighton and London. They have been meeting together in small groups to reflect on what helps them feel at home, and what gets in the way of this. The exhibition provides an opportunity for the public to see the world through the eyes of people with learning disabilities, and to reflect on their own responses to this work.

The exhibition is part of the Feeling at Home research study, funded by the National Institute of Health and Care Research’s School for Social Care Research.

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Fatoumata Diabaté Exhibition at Elysium Gallery

L'homme en objet et en animal / Nimissa.

22 September - 31 October

Elysium Gallery

This exhibition, a collaboration between Elysium and Ffotogallery, showcases recent work by Fatoumata Diabaté, a Malian photographer from Bamako.

Alongside her captivating, dreamlike portraits inspired by folklore and fairy tales from her childhood, L’homme en object et L’homme en animal, this exhibition premieres Nimissa (meaning regret in the Bambara language) in the UK. Through the common history of several women, who, like the artist, were victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), the images that make up Nimissa contribute to a process of reconstruction of a lost, stolen, female identity of an intimate self that has disappeared.

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Save the Date: Book & Zine Fair

Our next book fair is now confirmed and will be taking place on Saturday 21 October! Details of stallholders and timings for the day are still being worked out, so watch this space.

If you are interested in having a stall yourself, then you can express your interest by contacting Chloe on [email protected].

We are also excited to be partnering with Paul Cabuts and Offline Journal’s Brian Carroll, who will be running a zine day at University of South Wales the day before (Friday 20 October). More details coming soon!

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