Exhibition

PhotoRenga

13 Oct 2017 – 31 Oct 2017

Event times

Monday to Saturday, 11 to 18

Cost of entry

free

76m2

Pontypool
Wales, United Kingdom

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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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PhotoRenga are inspired by an ancient form of Japanese poetry, in which sequences of short haiku verses construct complex and profound poems. The aim of the PhotoRenga project is to produce series of short, collective visual rengas using photography.

About

The format is deceptively simple. A group starts from a space, splits up and takes photographs for around 20 minutes. After reviewing the images, one image from each person's camera is chosen and passed on to another in the group. This image is used as the source or inspiration to produce a new set of photographs from which one image is selected, and so on. Over a series of rounds, these chains of images form photographic poems where each image interprets or responds to its predecessors through form, colour or subject.

The PhotoRenga project originally began in 2010 when members of the Cardiff & Vale Brain Injury Group asked for a photography project they could all take part in: whatever their level of artistic experience, however sophisticated their camera was, or whatever disabilities they had.

The 76m2 PhotoRenga were produced by artists and photographers Jason Burgess, Paddy Faulkner, Bill Hart, Zosia Krasnowolska, Rosie Swan and Kate Woodward.

(text: David Sinden)

“PhotoRenga” is the seventh in a series of 9 exhibitions organised in 76m2 by the*kickplate*project, with the support from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council’s Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council.

You can find more information about PhotoRenga on www.xox.org.uk/renga

13th October –31st October
Monday – Saturday, 11:00 – 18:00

Opening day: 13th October, 14:00-18:00

76m2
2 Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 6JS

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Curators

Kate Woodward

David Sinden

Dafydd Williams

Zosia Krasnowolska

Exhibiting artists

Bill Hart

Zosia Krasnowolska

Kate Woodward

Rosie Swan

Jason Burgess

Paddy Faulkner

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