There is a scene in the excellent cringe fest that is Metallica’s Some Kind of Monster that somehow manages to top all others for toe curling awkwardness. Filmed during the thrash metal behemoths meltdown, rehab and therapy, we are flies on the wall as the band try and recoup some past glories and friendships.
It’s now been close to two years since I took up the role as Director of Chapter and it has been a heady cocktail of a learning curve! I’ve been working in the arts in Wales for close to 20 years and known of Chapter, visited Chapter and like almost everybody else in the arts had an opinion about Chapter.
The theme of the Diffusion Photography Festival is ‘Where are we now?’ What’s that title about in a city like Cardiff? The festival programme at first glance looks daunting in its scale, scope, and ambition. It’s a very exciting prospect to see almost all of the city's galleries and arts organisations involved in this festival. This is surely testament to the strength of the community of artists and curators who work here.