SA1 @ 72m² Pontypool

SA1 @ 72m² Pontypool

​76m² - 2 Portland Buildings (map)

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.

You can find Dan’s work on his website and read about ESPY on

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
Commercial Street

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:

twitter: @kickingtheplate

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