Gala Gallery is located within the Gala Theatre, next to the box office. It shows changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art by regional, national and international artists which make associations with the context of the theatre programme. Read about our forthcoming exhibitions below.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10.00am-8.30pm, Sunday 2.30pm-8.30pm.Animating With Scissors
Claude Cahun – Beneath This Mask
Saturday 8 September – Sunday 11 November
This Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition features the work of French female photographer Claude Cahun (1894–1954), whose practice investigates gender and identity. Cahun achieved posthumous fame for her elusive self-portraits in which she assumed multiple personae. The exhibition contains 42 contemporary giclee prints made from scans of Cahun’s original photographic self-portraits, as the majority of the negatives have been lost. Further information about Claude Cahun – Beneath This Mask.
Studio Photography Workshop
Monday 15 October
Suitable for beginners and experienced photographers.
To coincide with the exhibition Claude Cahun: Beneath The Mask (8 September – 11 November), professional photographer Kev Howard will be exploring working with studio techniques of lighting and stylised imagery, looking to the exhibition for examples of theatrical and experimental photographic techniques.
Working with a full studio rig with different attachments such as snoot, brolly’s, soft box and reflector, the workshop will concentrate on:
- lighting styles
- poses and how to put the sitter at ease
- use of props
- use of movement (with and without studio flash)
- how to force different perspectives and angles to photograph at
- use of wide angle lens
- look at High and Low key lighting
- look at how to use everyday house lights to good effect in home portraits
- use the mirror panels to experiment with reflections