horizons dissolved

21 Aug 2018 – 7 Sep 2018

Event times

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday – Thursday 10.30 – 17.30

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Wales, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • the nearest stop is Town Hall (Clarence Street). You can reach us by bus from Cardiff, Newport, Abergavenny, Blackwood, Brynmawr, Blaenavon & Cwmbran with one or no changes. Train and bus times and changes can be found on Traveline Cymru
  • the nearest train station is Pontypool & New Inn, which is about a 20-minute (through the park) walk from the gallery, there are buses to and from town about every 10 minutes. It takes about 30 minutes from Cardiff Central. you may have to change at Newport for some services. There is also a direct train from Newport.

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"horizons dissolved" is a solo exhibition by German photographer Nils Karlson, curated by Keith Mendenhall.


At this moment, your state of mind is by nature pure emptiness. This state of mind is not just blank emptiness, it is unobstructed, sparkling, pure and vibrant.

German photographer Nils Karlson’s work is best understood alongside the above passage from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, which describes the honest and undisturbed connection to the environment that Karlson renders in his images. 

Separate from ever-growing modern pressures and distractions, the images evoke the simple, pure and joyous state that our mind adopts when faced with a beautiful natural creation, such as the infinitely large and unfathomable oceans of our world. Karlson’s work lets us view two of the everlasting features of our planet, the sea and the sky, through his silent and delicate gaze.

I find my mind walking on plains devoid of the dissonant artefacts of human behaviour.
On these plains, my mind finds solitude, silence, peace.
(text by Grace Hannell)


You can see Nils’s photographs on his page and facebook.
​“horizons dissolved” has been curated by American photographer Keith Mendenhall


“horizons dissolved” is the seventh in a series of 9 exhibitions that will be organised in 2018 in 76m2, Pontypool by the*kickplate*project, with the support from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council's Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council.

​21st August – 7th September
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday – Thursday 10.30 – 17.30

2 Portland Buildings
Commercial Street

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Dafydd Williams

Zosia Krasnowolska

Keith Mendenhall

Exhibiting artists

Nils Karlson


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