Channel / 19 Jun 2023

Winner announced - Interventions: Gallery Reset

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our recent Interventions: Gallery Reset open call in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru is Jack Moyse. We received many applications of a very high standard, and would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply.

Jack Moyse is a photographer and artist based in Swansea, South Wales. His practice focuses on societal issues such as the demonisation of migrants, ableism, and mental health. Jack has been invited to speak at a number of colleges, universities, photo festivals and symposia, including University of South Wales, University of Wales Trinity St David Swansea, Carmarthen School of Art and the Trauma Porn Symposium in Bristol (supported by Bristol Photography Research Group). In April this year he was also invited to exhibit at and contribute to the Healing Through Photography conference at Belfast Exposed.

Jack’s project What it’s like (being me) is an autobiographical series documenting the process of his coming to grips with muscular dystrophy, with which he was diagnosed at age 17. His personal reflections form the basis of a narrative that encompasses some of the many issues people living with disabilities encounter including romance, parenthood and prejudice. Based primarily in photography, the project’s mixed media outcomes aim to create an immersive environment that provides insight for able bodied allies and those wanting to learn more about the lived disabled experience.

We can’t wait to work with Jack over the next couple of months to support the experimental development of his work and to help realise his reimagination of our gallery space. Keep checking our website and social media pages for updates - and subscribe to our newsletter here if you haven’t already.

About Interventions: Gallery Reset

Interventions: Gallery Reset is a new initiative launching this year which comprises a series of gallery takeovers, starting this August with Jack Moyes and in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru.

Made possible by the Reimagine grant from Art Fund, the project seeks to open up the gallery space to reinterpretation by both the artist and the audience. We hope that these interventions and takeovers will provide new opportunities for Wales-based artists whose practice contests and disrupts traditional ways of working, asks challenging and provocative questions, and focuses on themes such as identity, migration, gender, social inequality and the environment.