Event / 6 Aug 2022

This is Me! (SOLD OUT)

Reg Arthur, Joshua Jones

This Is Me! A Day of Creative Workshops Around the Theme of Identity

Ffotogallery is running a whole day of creative workshops on Saturday 6th August around the theme of Identity. Through practical activities, participants will have the opportunity to express their true selves in a safe space.

All materials, water and hot drinks will be provided.

Workshops and timings:

11am - 1pm Vignette Making Workshop

1 - 3pm Badge Making Workshop

3 - 5pm Zine Making Workshop

Vignette Making Workshop

Cath (Ffotogallery) will be running this creative workshop around themes of identity. Using a small lightbox as our setting, we will be creating your own mini universes by building vignettes from photos and collage. You can select from a range of prepared backgrounds and props to stage a space that tells the world all about you! You are also welcome to bring any small photographs along to add to your piece too. We will then use our phones to capture these mini worlds and make them all the more real.

Badge Making Workshop

Workshop outline: Join Reg of SPAF Collective as he gives you the lowdown on some of his favourite queer, political, protest and miscellaneous badges from the last few decades. You’re invited to make your own groovy DIY badges to celebrate Pride, bash the tories, or whatever you want! Bring along any newspapers or other thin paper ephemera that you’d like to collage onto a badge.

Zine Making Workshop

Joshua Jones will be running a zine-making workshop on identity. Workshop participants will consider how to express and explore their identity through collaged imagery, and thinking about how to incorporate text and materials. There will be some materials provided, including scissors, glue and paper, but please feel free to bring your own collaging materials.

About Artists

Reg Arthur

Reg Arthur (also known as Hunk Williams) is a queer multimedia artist and absurdist whose work explores themes of pop culture, counter culture, and chaos. His work aims to make sense of the world by harking back to kitschy and campy icons of the past. He works as part of SPAF Collective to produce a range of queer badges, stickers and zines.

Portrait of Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones (he/him) is a queer & autistic writer and artist from Llanelli, South Wales. He is the co-founder and director of Dyddiau Du, a NeuroQueer social hub and centre for art & literature in the heart of Cardiff. He has been published by Poetry Wales, Broken Sleep Books, and Nawr Magazine, and has been commended by The Poetry Society. He has been twice shortlisted for the Rhys Davies Short Story Prize, and his debut collection of short stories, Local Fires, will be published by Parthian, November 2023. He is currently project leading a collaborative writing project between queer Welsh & Vietnamese writers, as part of the British Council's Season in Viet Nam.