P h o t o R e n g a - H a n b u r y  R o a d  G a l l e r y

Artists Dafydd, Zosia, Kate, Tom and David produced a series of PhotoRengas in a special event to mark the closing of the Hanbury Road Gallery in Bargoed on 22nd April 2016.

The group started from the Hanbury Road Gallery space, splitting up and individually taking series of photographs. After reviewing the images, one image from each person's camera was chosen and passed on to another in the group. This image was used as the source or inspiration to produce a new set of photographs from which one image was selected to be passed on to the next person in the group, and so on...

The PhotoRengas are inspired by an ancient, courtly form of Japanese poetry, in which sequences of haiku construct complex and profound poems. The aim of the PhotoRenga project is to produce a series of short, collective visual poems.

The workshops have previously been hosted by Ffotogallery in Penarth and future PhotoRenga workshops will be held here and at other venues. The PhotoRengas will be produced in an eBook and as an exhibition in the future.

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Photographs by David Sinden, the Hanbury Rd Gallery and the artists: all rights reserved 2011