Channel / 28 Feb 2023

February Newsletter

We Are Here, Because You Were There continues…

We are more than half way through our current exhibition, with just a few more weeks left to see it in person. We understand though that not everyone will be able to make it to the gallery before then, which is why we are happy to let you know that you can now visit the exhibition online through this 360 degree virtual tour. Simply click on the images and text to immerse yourself in the work.

If you have already been to see the exhibition, then we would really appreciate your feedback - please complete this anonymous online survey to help us gather information and opinions which will inform future exhibitions and events.

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Singing in Solidarity

Wednesday 8 March, 4-6pm

As part of the continuing programme of events supporting our current exhibition We Are Here, Because You Were There, we hope you will join us on Wednesday 8th March for some special performances by the Choir with No Name and One World Choir.

The Choir with No Name is a UK-wide organisation that runs choirs for homeless & marginalised people.

One World Choir is a project run by Oasis Cardiff where volunteers come from both the local community as well as from the refugee and asylum-seeking community.

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© Dylan Lewis Thomas

Pink Portraits Revisited

The next generation of LGBTQ+ professionals working behind the camera in film and television are being celebrated during LGBT+ History Month 2023 with ten new portraits taken by Welsh photographer Dylan Lewis Thomas. Dylan was selected from a large number of high quality entries to our Pink Portraits open call last year.

The project is produced by the Iris Prize Festival in partnership with Cardiff University, Ffotogallery and the University of South Wales. Find out more about the project and view the full series of portraits here.

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Communities of Choice Student Projects

Students from across India and Wales have been invited to create work in response to the Communities of Choice project. We are happy to share four new projects created by students from Indian Institute of Technology Madras pursuing an MA in English Literature and enrolled for the class “Postcolonial and New Writings”. Take a look at the link below to explore what they’ve been working on.

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© David Drake

Photo Book Fair - save the date

Following the success of our previous book fair in October 2022, we are delighted to announce that our next fair will be taking place on Saturday 22nd April - so save the date!

Whilst we have started to confirm some of the stallholders, we are on the lookout for some new and exciting vendors to join us on the day. Get in touch with [email protected] to show your interest (subject to availability).

More details to follow…

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© Valentine Bo

Ukrainian.Photographies: Where Do We Go From Here?

Our Creative Apprentice Chloe Davies has been working with Ukrainian.Photographies to curate an online exhibition featuring four photographers from Ukraine; Valentine Bo, Pavlo Borschenko, Olena Bulygina and Nazar Furyk.

Chloe writes: “The works of these four artists are so rich in multifarious concepts, yet there is that underlying connection to time that is rooted throughout the imagery. The artists offer an intimate and thought-provoking view into their imaginations, experiences, and observations through visual storytelling.”

Ukrainian.Photographies is an online platform developed and run by Ukrainian curators and creatives, standing shoulder to shoulder with European curators, academics, and supporters to ensure the resilience and visibility of Ukrainian art and contemporary visual culture.

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Tea & Cake Tuesday

Another date to add to your diary: the next Tea and Cake Tuesday takes place on the 7th March 2023, 11-1pm.

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Small File Photo Festival

The Small File Photo Festival is a mini festival encouraging and celebrating small size photography! The media industry pushes for higher resolutions increasing emissions and general environmental impact. Meanwhile smaller images offer wider accessibility and circulation, as well as an exciting and diverse range of aesthetic possibilities to explore. This festival aims to encourage experimentation with more efficient digital image formats and their specific visual qualities.

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Freelance Futurism Commissions - Cultural Freelancers Wales

Cultural Freelancers Wales aims to amplify the voices of freelancers and give freelancers the reins in shaping the future of their industries.

If you have ever wished to change your industry because you can see exactly what needs to change from the inside, but you need things such as support, space, networking and funding to get going, this is the grant for you!

Deadline: 8 April 2023

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#EmbraceEquity for International Women’s Day 2023

In celebration of the global awareness day, International Women’s Day, The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre in Newport will be hosting an event on Saturday the 11th of March from 10 am – 4 pm. The Riverfront will be welcoming everyone of all ages to join them for a day full of music, workshops, inspirational guest speakers and more!

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