Event / 7 Dec 2023

Ffocws Online Artist Talk #02

Robin Chaddah-Duke, Shannon Maggie, Viv Collis

We warmly invite you to join us for a series of online talks with the ten artists selected for Ffocws 2023.

Ffocws is part of Ffotogallery’s mission to support emerging and early career artists in Wales who challenge the process, medium and application of photography. For this year’s selection we surveyed recent graduates across the country as well as aspiring artists through an open call in collaboration with Cardiff MADE (Higgins Initiative in Ffocws).

For this second artist talk we will be joined by Robin Chaddah-Duke, Shannon Maggie and Viv Collis. Find out more about the artists below, and book your ticket via Eventbrite here.

The event is taking place online via Zoom. If you have any access requirements, please email [email protected] prior to the event, and we will do our best to provide support.

About Artists

Portrait of Robin Chaddah-Duke

Robin Chaddah-Duke

Robin Chaddah-Duke is a photographer and filmmaker who works with a grassroots documentary approach. His work revolves around exploring the experiences of marginalised and minority communities within Britain. Their work is grounded in historical contexts and aims to inspect how notions of Britishness are changing.

Portrait of Shannon Maggie

Shannon Maggie

Shannon Maggie is an inquisitive, mixed-media artist and photographer based in Pembrokeshire, South-West Wales. Shannon Maggie’s practice explores cultural issues surrounding history, identity, and societal norms. Her practice is process-driven as she explores new ways of communicating philosophies concerning the human experience. Maggie is a workshop facilitator who encourages participants to embrace the imperfections within their imagery to foster new narratives. Collaboration with the community is at the heart of Maggie’s practice. She hopes to encourage others to push their creative boundaries through the medium of photography.

Portrait of Viv Collis

Viv Collis

Viv Collis lives and works in Southwest Wales. After a significant career working as a Youth & Community Worker, she went on to study BA Photojournalism & Visual Activism, then MA Contemporary Dialogues at Swansea College of Art. Viv’s extensive community involvement influences her work, and her art practice focuses on social documentary, exploring those under-represented, those mis-represented, and diverse community groups. Her projects start with in-depth research of archival and contemporary materials, often initiated by a current political issue, and develop through a critical involvement with the subject via networking, interviews and personal and participatory engagement. The work is entwined with a political narrative, designed to both inform and challenge the viewer, taking the form of conceptual, multi-platform storytelling.