SA1 is a joint project between Dan Staveley and the*kickplate*project at the 76m² gallery in Pontypool. Dan was commissioned by the*kickplate*project to use his technique for printing images from a mobile phone and to create colour prints of his photographs in the 76m² darkroom. As neither had tried this before, Dan and the*kickplate*project collaborated to work through the technical details and create colour prints. After three weeks of experimentation, Dan had created images suitable for the exhibition and over a further six weeks printed the series.
SA1 is a long-term project Dan has been working on documenting the changing face of Swansea city centre as it goes through a large regeneration period. Dan uses multiple exposures taken on a mobile phone to create a series dealing with the many different views of regeneration, and encouraging viewers to reflect on how the creative industries play a role in the process, how during the large timescales it takes to build and modify a city, and if the original idea is fit for purpose when the project is complete.
Dan Staveley is a commercial photographer based in Llanelli. He teaches degree and foundation courses at Carmarthen College of Art and is a founder member and director of elysium gallery in Swansea. He has also created the ESPY photography award.
The exhibition runs from Sat 13 October – Sat 3rd November
Tuesday – Thursday 10.30 – 17.30
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 11:00 – 18:00
2 Portland Buildings
SA1 is the eighth in a series of 9 exhibitions that will be organised in 2018 at 76m², Pontypool by the*kickplate*project, with the support from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council's Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council.
Find out more about the*kickplate*project via their various online platforms:
facebook: the kickplate project