FREE – Tuesday 3rd March – 5:30pm – Viewer discretion advised.
As part of our current exhibition, DRIFT by 2nd year BA (Hons) Photographic Art students from the University of South Wales, we will be hosting a performance by artist James Moore of his piece AWAKENING which features in the show.
The exhibition DRIFT showcases artwork produced as a result of a site-specific brief responding to ‘The RIver’, where they have integrated themselves within the local community, each individually responding and creating a diverse range of personal and explorative art whose themes address local heritage, community, and the power of the river.
This performance is a controlled exercise of immersion in water, as a representation of a fear of drowning. The artist will submerge his head into the bowl of water until he is out of air. He will do this until he cannot continue. The performance projects him into the reality of his fear – to overcome it he must attempt to confront it. Viewer discretion is advised as the performance may include scenes some viewers find upsetting.
The exhibition continues until Thursday 5th March 2015, and is open between 10am and 4pm daily.
For more information about the exhibition DRIFT and to contact the artists, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589111567969857
This week at The Project Space, we welcome 2nd year BA(Hons) Photographic Art students from the University of South Wales to present Drift, a collective exhibition of visual artworks about the River Usk, connecting waterways, and its surrounding land.
For the last twenty weeks, seventeen second year Photographic Art students have been creating works for this site-specific brief, integrating themselves within the local community, each individually responding to different aspects of the 63 mile long tidal river, creating a diverse range of personal and explorative art, with themes addressing local heritage, community, and the power of the river.
Work will be on show by photographers:
Jasmine Bell – Macarena Costan – Emma Daly – Conor Elliot – Amy Harris – Danielle Lacovou – Phillip Kenworthy
Natasha Lowe-Sellers- Rachel Lucas – Emmaleen Miller – Mihai Moldavanu – James Moore – Meg Nicholls – Brodie Phillips
Sophie Porter – Rebekah Prentice – Lacey Wheeler
Opening – Thursday 22nd January, UPSTAIRS from 5pm.
WOOHOO! It’s officially the summer holidays, and as part of a summer long series of fun, Urban Circle this week are taking up residency at The Project Space offering a whole host of creative workshops for young people to enjoy!
With daily 2 hour workshops between 2am and 4pm Monday to Friday this week, with a showcase of all their work on Saturday 26th 4-6pm. With dance, music and fashion craft, this is one event not to be missed:
Dance – Try the UK’s fastest growing dance form and put together your own Street Dance routine 😀
Music – The musically orientated will dabble in the word lyric writing and being an MC. This workshops will result in a fun track being recorded and performed on Saturday.
Fashion Craft – Craft based fashion session will look at recycling clothes and refreshing them with creative customisation techniques. This workshop will result in a fashion photoshoot taking place on the Saturday.
These workshops are free to the public and for ages 13-25. Pop in or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please note – all minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
The Project Space is very proud to present a selection of photographs from the portfolio of NME Magazine’s Photography Award winner of 2013, Tiegan Neary. Exhibited in support of Newport’s Record Store Day event, Neary’s work captures the variety and vivacity of the South Wales music scene in all it’s glory.
Based in South Wales, Neary photographs across the United Kingdom, and has had her work published in magazines and newspapers around the world including The Guardian, Fuze (German music magazine), NME, Plugged In, Liverpool Echo, South Wales Argus and The Metro. She is also the South Wales photographer for punktastic.com, providing photographs for gig reviews on their website. Photographing bands performing in small local venues to huge arenas, Neary estimates she has photographed 400 bands since she took up photography seriously 4 years ago.
Neary entered NME Magazine’s Photography Awards competition in 2013, where she had two photographs shortlisted in the Under 18’s category of the competition. With her photograph of When We Were Wolves the eventual winner of her category, her work was then entered into the Grand Prix (overall award selected from the winners of the competitions five categories), which she also went on to win.
This exhibition is currently open to the public:
Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 – 16.00 (and otherwise by appointment)
Officially our first exhibition inside The Project Space. On the 3rd of April, 2nd year Photographic Art students will be exhibiting their new work aimed at working within the community. We invite you all to attend and find out a little more about The Project Space.