Channel / 28 May 2021

May Newsletter

We are open!

We are delighted to have reopened the gallery doors for visitors for the first time since December! After a very short run last year, Many Voices, One Nation 2 remains on display for you to enjoy in person, featuring the work of twelve talented artists working in Wales today which captures the richness and diversity of the nation’s geography, culture and society, at a time of great uncertainty and upheaval.

All staff and visitors are required to wear masks in the public areas, to respect social distancing rules and regularly wash hands using hot water or gel from the dispensers throughout the building. Visitors are also required to register their contact details at reception or using the NHS app on their smartphone or tablet.

Booking is not required, however if you would like to visit as a group or if you have any special requirements, please contact [email protected] in advance so we can ensure that your experience is as rich and enjoyable as we can make it.

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© Mary Farmilant

Watch: Photography and Wellbeing

If you couldn’t make it to our last online event, Photography and Wellbeing, you can now watch the recording on our website! Chicago-based Mary Farmilant presents two of her projects, 'See You On The Other Side' and 'Natura Consonant', followed by Suzie Larke in discussion with counselling psychologist Dr Annie Beyer and comedian Jayde Adams, about her latest project ‘Unseen’.

Stay tuned to find out about more ‘Photography and…’ events coming soon.

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Book of the month – Land/Sea by Mike Perry

To coincide with the next leg of the touring exhibition, this month’s featured publication is Mike Perry’s Land/Sea, bringing together recent bodies of work addressing how the natural biodiversity of landscapes and marine environments is undermined and made toxic by human neglect, agricultural mismanagement and the pursuit of short-term profit at the expense of long-term sustainability.

The monograph includes landscapes from Wet Deserts, excerpts from Môr Plastig, an ongoing forensic photographic study of plastic objects that have washed up on the west coast of Wales, alongside contributions from George Monbiot and Skye Sherwin.

The exhibition is now open until 14th August at Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton, Devon, so make sure you check it out if you are able to – more details available on their website here.

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You may also be interested in the following:

PhotoSolidarity Print Sale

Our partners at Chennai Photo Biennale are raising funds for COVID relief in India with their PhotoSolidarity print sale. The first set of artists’ prints are available below now, with more to be released in the coming weeks.

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Bristol Photo Festival

Dates have now been announced for Bristol Photo Festival’s Summer Showcase, with exhibitions taking place around the city at venues such as Martin Parr Foundation, Arnolfini, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, and more. Head to their website to take a look at the full programme.

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© Ryan Wood

Golau Magazine

Get your hands on a copy of Golau Magazine, featuring photographers from Carmarthen School of Art, and edited and produced by graduates Nikita Evans and Sal Nordan. This second issue explores the theme ‘Radius’.

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Museum Talks

National Museum Wales has created a programme of English and Welsh online talks from their curators and conservators covering subjects like natural sciences, social and cultural history, art, and industrial history. View the whole programme and book below.

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