Channel / 24 Aug 2020


Ffotogallery is delighted to be involved in LockDownRenga, a new series of online photo-poetry workshops for artists who are shielding, high risk or isolated. Run by artists David Sinden and Kate Woodward and in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru, there will be six LockDownRenga workshops, a poetry workshop with poet and performer Mel Perry, plus a series of audio description resources recorded by contemporary audio-visual artist Zoe Partington.

LockDownRenga is a project devised in response to COVID-19 by Kate Woodward and David Sinden. It has been specifically created to enable high risk or shielding artists and photographers to join with their fellow artists and creatively collaborate. Together we produce elegant, new PhotoRenga poems and find new ways of seeing the world around us - whether it’s the great outdoors or our own four walls.

PhotoRenga are visual poems inspired by an ancient form of Japanese poetry in which sequences of short haiku verses construct complex and profound poems. The beauty of the PhotoRenga idea is that any artist can take part in the workshops we run and work together with other participants to create new, joint, shared artworks which directly respond to your collective environments and enable you to see them in new ways.

To find out more about the project and how to get involved, visit or email [email protected].

This project has been made possible with funding from the Arts Council of Wales.