Restore / Change Makers Project

16 - 24 September 2022

Oasis Cardiff would like to invite you to the opening of our photography exhibition at Ffotogallery (Fanny St, Cardiff CF24 4EH) on Thursday 15 September, 6 - 8 pm

Oasis Exhibition Opening Celebration
From 16 September, we are delighted that Ffotogallery will be showcasing the artistic outcomes from our partnership with Ffotogallery as well as with Engage Cymru in this pop-up exhibition in their gallery in Cathays.


Restore - Photography Project with Oasis Cardiff

In 2022, Ffotogallery partnered with us to create Restore, a photography project supporting refugees and asylum seekers.

The project provided an opportunity for people with a range of skills - from complete beginners to those looking to establish careers within photography - to engage with photography in a variety of ways. Participants explored a range of photographic practices, techniques and equipment from photomontage, to a photo walk through Cefn Onn, to using disposable cameras and taking portraits on professional cameras in a mobile studio setting. They were supported by an experienced artist Tudor Etchells throughout the process.

Following its initial showcase at our centre during Refugee Week in June, then twice in August, first at Green Man Festival and then at NoFitSate's first Clifton Street Festival, we are very proud that Ffotogallery has now offered to host this exhibition displaying the incredible creative outcomes of those who took part.

Change Makers Project

The Change Makers project is a collaborative approach to diversifying the workforce by providing opportunities for young people to access and progress in the creative industries in Wales.

Engage Cymru partnered with Eyst, Newport Fusion, Unify Artists Collective, Wales Millennium Centre and Ffotogallery to support a group of young people from diverse backgrounds in Cardiff in working towards their Bronze Arts Award, a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) open to young people aged 11 to 25.

The group of young individuals took part in a wide variety of experiences including practical workshops from leading local artists; visits to galleries and urban art sites; they were audience members at a leading musical; they learned how to present a radio show, and they explored their own preferred artforms over a six-month programme. They pursued their own interests in a variety of media and shared their knowledge with their peers.

They all passed their Bronze Arts Award with flying colours and Ffotogallery is proud to be able to share their creative outcomes with a broader audience in this exhibition of their final work.

Gallery Opening Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 5 pm

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