Exhibition / 16 Sep – 24 Sep 2022

Restore / Change Makers Project

From 16 September, we are delighted to be able to showcase the artistic outcomes from two community outreach projects in partnership with Oasis Cardiff and Engage Cymru in this pop-up exhibition in our gallery in Cathays.

Restore - Photography Project with Oasis

In 2022, Ffotogallery partnered with Oasis Cardiff to create Restore, a photography project supporting refugees and asylum seekers.

The project provided an opportunity for people with a range of skills - from complete beginners to those looking to establish careers within photography - to engage with photography in a variety of ways. Participants explored a range of photographic practices, techniques and equipment from photomontage, to a photo walk through Cefn Onn, to using disposable cameras and taking portraits on professional cameras in a mobile studio setting. They were supported by professional artist Tudor Etchells throughout the process.

Following its initial showcase at Oasis Cardiff earlier in the year, Ffotogallery are proud to host this exhibition displaying the incredible creative outcomes of those who took part.

Change Makers

The Change Makers project is a collaborative approach to diversify the workforce by providing opportunities for young people to access and progress in the creative industries in Wales.

Engage Cymru partnered with Eyst, Cardiff Fusion, Unify Artists Collective, Wales Millennium Centre, Ziba Creative and Ffotogallery to support a group of young people from diverse backgrounds in Cardiff in working towards their Bronze Arts Award, a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) open to young people aged 11 to 25.

The group of young individuals took part in a wide variety of experiences including practical workshops from leading local artists; visits to galleries and urban art sites; they were audience members at a leading musical; they learned how to present a radio show; and they explored their own preferred artforms over a six month programme. They pursued their own interests in a variety of media and shared their knowledge with their peers.

They all passed their Bronze Arts Award with flying colours and Ffotogallery is proud to be able to share their creative outcomes with a wider audience in this exhibition of their final work.

Dates for your diaries:

Thursday 15 September, 6 - 8pm - Oasis Exhibition Opening Celebration