Channel / 4 May 2020

Weekly Digest - 4/5/20

Welcome to the sixth edition of Ffotogallery’s weekly digest! Whilst our offices and gallery are closed, we’re still busy working from home to bring you the latest updates, including creative activities you can take part in at home, resources you can browse online, and we’ll be sharing what arts organisations further afield have on offer.

© Richard Pike (@pikeandvitkus)

Competition Time

Congratulations to last week’s winner of our #selfie photo competition, Richard Pike (@pikeandvitkus)! Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to send in their entries.

This week we’re getting a bit more hands on with our new theme – photo collage. Inspired by our exhibition of Katrien De Blauwer’s work in 2018, we’d like you to get your scissors and glue sticks out and have a go at making your own photo collage. You’ll need some old magazines, newspapers or copies of photos that you don’t mind cutting up. Think about adding a pop of colour or some text. Once you’ve finished, take a photo and enter using the details below. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

© Katrien De Blauwer, from 'Reprise' exhibition 2018

How to enter:

Simply post your photo on Instagram, tag @ffotogallery, and use the hashtag #collage. We’ll repost our favourites on our account, and the winning image will be featured in next week’s digest.

Don’t have Instagram? Don’t worry! You can email your photos to us on [email protected], just make sure you include the name of the person who took the photo.

You might also want to check out the following:

Image: Milda Books

Maria Kapajeva – Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear

As part of A Woman’s Work, Gallery of Photography Ireland are hosting an online book launch on 7 May, celebrating the release of Maria Kapajeva’s publication ‘Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear’. Find out more and join the event below.

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Last week’s entries

You can now check out all of the entries we received for last week’s #petportrait themed competition. Head over to our Channel page for past entries and the latest updates from Ffotogallery.

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Minecraft Your Museum

National Museum Wales are inviting 7-11 year olds to build their own dream museums using Minecraft. More information and help getting started is available on their website.

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Instagram Live with Edgar Martins

Edgar Martins and The Moth House will be hosting an Instagram Live artist talk on 7th May. Martins will discuss his latest book ‘The Difference Between Contemporary Photography and a Vase’, as well as taking questions from viewers.

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Ffotogallery Platform

From tomorrow, we have David Collyer taking over our @ffotogalleryplatform account all week. Make sure you’re following the account, and take a look at David’s Instagram page where he’s been on the frontline photographing the Covid-19 crisis in Wales.

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How to be a photographer right now

In this article Bristol-based photographer, writer and curator Aaron Schuman talks about 3 artists confronting Covid-19 and how the pandemic has changed their lives and work.

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Athens Photo Festival Open Call

Athens Photo Festival 2020 is accepting submissions of all image-based genres from emerging and established artists, with an extended deadline of 14th May 2020.

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