The Family of Blaenafon @ Big Pit

The Family of Blaenafon @ Big Pit

Big Pit National Coal Museum (map)

Having returned to Wales on retirement from lecturing in photography in England for twenty years, photographer Walter Waygood has two exhibitions of his work coming up this side of Christmas in South Wales.

An upcoming exhibition of his work at Big Pit Mining Museum commences 21st August 2017 featuring ten commissioned panels of images taken in the 1970s-1980s forming 'The Family of Blaenafon' display. Also for the first time will be shown a unique collection of mining pictures which have just been purchased by the National Museum of Wales - twenty images will be exhibited forming a body of work 'The Family of Miners'.

All images were been taken on a 5x4 format camera, with later imagery using photomontage and forming part of 'The Valleys Project' commissioned by Ffotogallery in the late 1980's.

In October there will also be an exhibition at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum called 'The Family of Merthyr'.

Opening hours at Big Pit are 9.30am – 5pm daily. Last admission 4pm.
Check their website for more information

Photography exhibition @ The Gate

Photography exhibition @ The Gate

The Gate Arts & Community Centre (map)

Several talented photographers will be showing fine art, landscape and street photography in a new exhibition hosted in The Gate located just off City Road and Albany Road in Cardiff. Participating photographers are Al 'Fred' Skilton, James Ellaway, Lowri Angharad Williams, Mike Paul, Molly Caenwyn, Piotr Photography, Susan Williams, Tess Seymour and Thomas Madhavan.

There will be a gallery opening on Monday 21st August 6pm - 8pm

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The exhibition is free and will be running until at least the end of August.

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