Gareth Gardner Gallery was launched in October 2019 as the UK's only gallery space dedicated to architectural photography.
The venue aims not only to interact with the local vibrant art scene, but also to become the recognised centre for photography of architecture and the altered landscape, hosting exhibitions and events that interrogate the role of architecture and topographical photography. It aims to examine how we perceive buildings, the urban environment and altered landscapes through image-making.
The curatorial mission is to discover new voices in architecture and landscape photography, providing opportunities to participate in photography through exhibitions and production facilities, and support those developing their career and artistic practice in photography. There is a special emphasis on delivering different perspectives to those that are prevalent in architectural photography.
In 2022, as well as an ongoing series of successful exhibitions, the gallery hosted free portfolio reviews for photographers, and is also supporting the Architectural Photography Fund. Founded by architectural photographer Luke O’Donovan, the fund awards one aspiring young photographer with a £750 grant to support the production of their first architectural photography project, alongside a year of mentorship sessions, and the opportunity to exhibit their project at the gallery.