• The Old Market Tavern (map)
  • 20-21 Trinity Street
  • Cardiff CF10 1BH
  • United Kingdom

We're excited to bring you a unique (and frankly long-overdue) discussion that recognises the important exhibitions and activities delivered by Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff Bay from its formation back in 2010 until recently.

Bartosz Newicki of Third Floor Gallery. Image © Claire Kern

Our guest speaker Bartosz Nowicki joined original founders and photographers Maciej Dakowicz & Joni Karanka to become a Trustee and helped organise and oversee exhibitions by photographers including Peter Dench, Martin Parr, David Hurn, Tom Wood, Chris Steele-Perkins, Larry Fink, Mark Cohen, John Bulmer, Rob Hornstra, Simon Roberts, , Ewen Spencer, Ken Grant and Vanessa Winship.

The fact that such talented and influential photographers got behind a small, independent and volunteer-run photography gallery tucked away in Cardiff Bay means, in our view, some special voodoo magic was at work. This special #ffotonsocial discussion with Bartosz will dissect the voodoo.

We hope as many people as possible can come along to this event to take part in what Ffoton regards as an much-needed discussion and Q&A around Third Floor Gallery and, importantly, small independent photography galleries and related volunteer involvement in Wales.
Don't miss this unique event!

And in addition to our guest discussion on the night, there will be plenty of time to meet and talk with other photographers - enthusiast and professional - for relaxed photography conversation. We always encourage people to bring along and share some of their own work or recent projects - whether it's on your smartphone, sketchbook or self-published zine.

#urbanwales zine

A few copies still available!

We want to shift the last of them.
Just £3 each!

Don't be shy - we're a friendly bunch! Join us 7pm Thursday 1st February.

Our venue is:
The Old Market Tavern
20-21 Trinity Street, Cardiff CF10 1BH
(next door to rear entrance to Cardiff Market on The Hayes. From St Mary Street, head towards St John The Baptist Church and the venue is just around the corner on your right)

Access is through the front entrance and we'll be upstairs.
For this event, entry is just £4 per person on the door (£2 with current student ID) and includes a free copy of Loupe magazine (while Loupe stocks last on the night - so first come, first served).

You can get an idea of the importance and influence of Third Floor Gallery from archives online:
The Guardian
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