Channel / 29 Jan 2021

January Newsletter

The new year is well under way, and although there remains uncertainty about when it will be safe to reopen our doors, we are glad to be back working behind the scenes on some new and exciting projects.

Our latest exhibition Many Voices, One Nation 2 is still available to view online in our virtual gallery, so make sure you check that out. New artist interviews are also available to read here with Kaz Alexander, Matthew Eynon and Jack Osborne.

We were delighted to welcome our newly appointed Creative Producer, Cynthia Sitei, to the Ffotogallery team at the beginning of the month. Over the next twelve months, Cynthia will be working on various exhibitions and projects, including Diffusion 2021 which is now scheduled for October this year. As one of this year’s cohort of Fellows under the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme 2020, she will be part of a network of peers and alumni working in the arts and cultural sector across the UK.

Lastly, we are excited to announce the upcoming release of our latest publication A Woman’s Work, celebrating the end of our two-year Creative Europe funded project, working in partnership with Gallery of Photography Ireland, Kaunas Photography Gallery, Whack n Bite, Le Chateau D’Eau and Fotosommer Stuttgart. The book, featuring work from twenty-five selected artists and photographers, will be available to purchase online in the coming weeks, so watch this space.

© Tessa Bunney

January Featured Artist – Tessa Bunney

Our first featured artist of the year is Tessa Bunney who, for over 25 years, has photographed rural life, working closely with individuals and communities to investigate how the landscape is shaped by humans. From hill farmers near her home in North Yorkshire to Icelandic puffin hunters, from Finnish ice swimmers to Romanian nomadic shepherds her projects reveal the fascinating intricacies of the dependencies between people, work and the land.

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You may also be interested in the following:

Ffotogallery Platform

We are taking a short break on @ffotogalleryplatform, but we are still accepting proposals in the meantime, so if you would like to see your work featured on the account then visit our website below to find out more.

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Valleys Legacy Exhibition

This year’s Valleys Legacy Exhibition is now available to visit online. The exhibition showcases student work from the Foundation Degree in Photography at Coleg Gwent Crosskeys Campus, taking inspiration from Ffotogallery’s The Valleys Archive.

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Lend Me Your Face – Go Fake Yourself!

Participants are invited to upload their portrait and explore how easily one's identity, emotions and speech can be manipulated using recent technological developments.

Lend Me Your Face: Go Fake Yourself! is a participatory deepfake artificial intelligence project by Tamiko Thiel and /p.

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Iris Prize Open for Submissions

Submissions are now open for the 15th edition of Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. Iris is home to the largest short film prize in the world - the coveted £30,000 Iris Prize, supported by the Michael Bishop Foundation, which allows the winner to make their next LGBT+ short film here in Cardiff.

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Creative Cardiff: Our Creative Place

Creative Cardiff is working in partnership with Arts Council of Wales to commission a creative practitioner from each of the local authority areas that make up the Cardiff Capital, to produce a piece of work each that expresses what it means to be a creative in that area.

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