"SA1" is a joint project between Dan Staveley and the*kickplate*project at our 76m2 gallery in Pontypool. Dan was commissioned by us to use his technique for printing images from a mobile phone and to create colour prints of his photographs in the 76m2 darkroom. None of us had done this before, so 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 6 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.
SA1 is the 8th in a series of 9 exhibitions that will be organised in 2018 in 76m2, Pontypool by the*kickplate*project, with the support from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council's Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council.
13th October – 3rd November
Tuesday – Thursday 10:30 – 17:30
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11:00 – 18:00