76m2 is a temporary photo gallery located in Pontypool, Wales
2 Portland Buildings
open Tue-Sat 11-18
Thanks to grants from the Arts Council of Wales (Welsh Government and Lottery Funding), Torfaen Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council, the gallery will run between February and December 2017, hosting 9 exhibitions of international fine art photography, as well as collaborative projects with artists from Wales and beyond.
Our fifth show, "pagan" by Belarusian photographer Andrei Liankevich, is opening on the 11th of July - follow the updates on our blog, Facebook and Twitter!
Apart from running the exhibitions, we also have a community darkroom, which everyone is welcome to use!
Our gallery is wheelchair-accessible and all the exhibitions have audio descriptions available. We are also part of Torfaen Council's public toilet scheme and everyone is welcome to use our toilet with facilities for disabled users.
We are family-friendly and our visitors with young children needn't worry - we don't mind any noise or running around!
getting to the gallery:
by train: the nearest train station is Pontypool & New Inn, which is about a 20-minute (through the park) walk from the gallery, there are buses to and from town about every 10 minutes. It takes about 30 minutes from Cardiff Central. you may have to change at Newport for some services.
There is also a direct train from Newport.
by bus: the nearest stop is Town Hall (Clarence Street). You can reach us by bus from Cardiff*, Newport, Abergavenny, Blackwood,
Brynmawr, Blaenavon & Cwmbran with one or no changes.
*If travelling from Cardiff, it is actually cheaper to travel by bus than by train and you can use a daily network rider ticket.
It takes about an hour and the bus stop is 2 minutes from the gallery.
Train and bus times and changes can be found on Traveline Cymru
by car: the nearest free car park is behind the Civic Centre (off Glantorfaen Rd), just 2 minutes away from the gallery. Walking from the car park - just head for the town centre, or back towards the Pearl Assurance building and turn left.
Travelling east from:
Swansea/Cardiff/Newport area - take the M4 towards London, exit at junction 26 on the A4051 towards Cwmbran and then follow the signs to Pontypool.
Newport area - follow the A4042 to Pontypool (or if heading from north west Newport take the M4 west and exit 25A and follow the signs to Cwmbran/Pontypool).
Travelling south-east from:
Neath, Merthyr Tydfil (or alt Brecon) - take the A465 (Heads of the Valleys), towards Abergavenny and exit in Brynmwar. You can either then go via Crumlin (A467 change to A472 at Crumlin lights), or if you're feeling more adventurous via Blaenavon (take the B4246 and change in Blaenavon to A4043)
Travelling south from:
Abergavenny area or Brecon (A40 to Abergavenny) - follow the A4042 towards Cwmbran and exit on the A472 towards Pontypool.
If you're travelling from further west, you can take the M4 and exit at 25A & follow the signs to Cwmbran/Pontypool.
If you are travelling with a SatNav or want more detailed instructions from a Maps App, our postcode is NP4 6JS.
The gallery is located on Commercial Street just before the pedestrianised area,
opposite Folly Vets and between Torfaen Voluntary Alliance and Skin & Ink Tattoo.