Congratulations are in order to the student photography Jake Gardiner who has
been chosen to have his work erected as a hoarding within Pontypool. Gardiner has also been shortlisted for the Boutgraphies Festival in Monpelier.
Jake Gardiner (Current 2nd Year)
This project aims to look at how stunning images can be found in the most unassuming places. Within the Pontypool constituency is the ‘Big Pit’ world heritage sight, which stands as a monument to the influences the area had during the industrial revolution. Searching for beauty in what was left behind from this golden era, the artist studied samples of slag through a microscope. The artist discovered that what may seem like waste to the naked eye – when you dig deeper – can be incredibly beautiful.