Channel / 11 May 2020

Weekly Digest - 11/5/20

Welcome to the seventh edition of Ffotogallery’s weekly digest! Whilst our offices and gallery are closed, we’re still busy working from home to bring you the latest updates, including creative activities you can take part in at home, resources you can browse online, and we’ll be sharing what arts organisations further afield have on offer.

Many Voices, One Nation Goes Online

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak the final exhibition of the Many Voices, One Nation tour, which was due to open this week at Galeri Caernarfon, has unfortunately had to be cancelled. In the absence of a physical exhibition, we’ve been working with our partners at Welsh Parliament to bring the exhibition to you at home, by featuring the work of all six commissioned artists on our Ffotoview platform. Find out more about the project here, and click below to visit Ffotoview.

© Thomas Pyner (@thomaspyner)

Competition Time

Congratulations to last week’s winner of our #collage photo competition, Thomas Pyner (@thomaspyner)! Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to send in their entries.

The theme for this week’s competition is archive. This week we’re taking inspiration from photographic duo Luce + Harry, who’s project for Many Voices, One Nation uses a combination of new media, photography and archival materials to present a narrative that reflects the experiences of Hungarian and Eritrean migrants in Wales. Have a dig through your old family photos, or maybe you have a collection of ‘found’ photographs you’d like to share with us – the older the better!

© Luce + Harry

How to enter:

Simply post your photo on Instagram, tag @ffotogallery, and use the hashtag #archive. We’ll repost our favourites on our account, and the winning image will be featured in next week’s digest.

Don’t have Instagram? Don’t worry! You can email your photos to us on [email protected], just make sure you include the name of the person entering.

You might also want to check out the following:

Last week’s entries

You can now check out all of the entries we received for last week’s #selfie themed competition. Head over to our Channel page for past entries and the latest updates from Ffotogallery.

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Free artist books

The Solomon R. Guggenheim museum has made over 200 of its artist books available to download and view online for free. Simply visit their archive online and browse through their collections.

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Ffotogallery Platform

This week on Platform we’ll be hearing from the Leech family who set themselves the challenge of recreating iconic film stills and paintings, as a fun way of keeping in touch with family and friends around the UK during lockdown. Make sure you follow the account below.

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All in a day’s work

Our most recent Ffotogallery Platform resident David Collyer has had his project ‘All in A Day’s Work’ featured in the Guardian Online. David documented the working life of staff at Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny as they confront the coronavirus outbreak.

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BALTIC: What’s Online

Newcastle’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art has shifted all of its programming online. Head over to their website for online exhibitions and video pieces, plus they have a ‘Meet and Make Online’ series for primary school aged kids.

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Elementary Blueprint

The aim of this project set up by Stills in Edinburgh is to find an alternative way of documenting this challenging time. Participants are invited to expose ‘cyanotype’ paper to the elements outside their house for a chosen period of time, and share with the gallery to be exhibited in their online exhibition.

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Our Creative Cardiff

Our Creative Cardiff is a new digital storytelling project calling for self-employed creative practitioners to create work that reflects Cardiff’s creative narrative. Find out more from Creative Cardiff’s Director Sara Pepper.

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