ffotogaleri y gofeb, Machynlleth, opened on 24 November 2017
Take a local walk, talk and photograph with Peter Cattrell – Peter has explored his connections to place through his photography for decades. With work in many major public photography collections, and as a fine printer and teacher, Peter has a wealth of knowledge and years of looking photographically, to share. Join him for a concentrated perambulation taking us from Machynlleth, by foot, into the nearby landscape for a stimulating morning. Starting with coffee at ffotogaleri y gofeb from 10.30am.
Limited to 10 places, please book early. £15.
To book for any of these diary events, call in to Pen'rallt Gallery Bookshop, Machynlleth; phone 01654 700559; email us or, on-line, go to the contact page on www.penralltgallerybookshop.co.uk or www.ffotogaleriygofeb.co.uk
Exhibiting photographers, Peter Cattrell and Aled Rhys Hughes use the current exhibition of their work here in the gallery to trace their work back through earlier projects; from their first forays into photography on to the substantial bodies of work they are best known for. Followed by a Q & A.
As our new gallery gathers momentum we're delighted to be able to invite you to a special day of events in the gallery:
SATURDAY 14 APRIL 2018, 11 – 1pm
From Pembrokeshire to Passchendaele and Perth: my family in the Great War
An illustrated talk. with Professor Tony Curtis
On this special year of remembrance as the War to End All Wars is commemorated after one hundred years. Tony Curtis presents an illustrated talk and readings from his work and from the classic World War One poets and art.
From personal stories of his own family, from Tallyho Farm in Llangwm to the Battle of Jutland, the Battle of Cambrai and a grave alongside those of Chinese labourers; to Perth, Australia and the ancient kingdoms in Mesopotamia. The remarkable narrative reaches as far as contemporary Hollywood.
Tony will be joined by photographers Peter Cattrell and Aled Rhys Hughes, whose work in the landscapes of WW1 is exhibited in the gallery.
Morning with Tony Curtis 11 - 1pm (10.30 coffee): £6 includes refreshments
or all day tickets - see photographers' portfolio and gallery talk, £10
From Pembrokeshire to Passchendaele and Perth - to Mametz, The Somme, via Scotland, Sheffield, Wales and back again
As our new gallery gathers momentum we're delighted to be able to invite you to a special day of events in the gallery.
For the morning session, with the current exhibition of landscape photography of present day Somme and Mametz providing the context, poet and anthologiser Tony Curtis has selected from the writings of Robert Graves, David Jones and Siegfried Sassoon, Kate Roberts, Hedd Wyn, David Jones, Wyn Griffiths, R.S.Thomas and Bertrand Russell and the art of Paul Nash, David Jones, E.H. Shepherd, Lucy Kemp-Welsh and Frank Brangwyn, with archive material from his own family history in an accompanying slide presentation to reflect upon the 'War To End All Wars', his own family story and his work and concerns as a contemporary poet. The afternoon session is spent with Peter Cattrell and Aled Rhys Hughes, established photographers who, moved by their own interest and personal family history, decided to apply photography as a means of creatively excavating the meaning and value of looking back through the here and now.
Morning with Tony Curtis: £6 includes refreshments
Afternoon with Peter Cattrell and Aled Rhys Hughes: £6, includes refreshments
or all day tickets, £10