Vale of Glamorgan
Mission Gallery is one of Wales' most unique arts venues showing the very best in the visual arts and craft in one of the most distinctive, and best adapted, spaces for the arts in Wales. Hosting a stimulating programme of contemporary visual art and craft, it successfully combines the historic and contemporary within its beautiful exhibition and gallery spaces. An independent art gallery in Swansea's vibrant Maritime Quarter, Mission Gallery is situated in a prime location; a part of Swansea designated as an area of regeneration and where there is a concentration of cultural activities supported by the City and County of Swansea.
Divided into two spaces, an Exhibition and a Craft Space, Mission Gallery is highly regarded in Wales and beyond. The Craft Space features a changing display of contemporary glass, ceramics, jewellery and textiles, specialising in a comprehensive selection of work by top designers/makers. The Exhibition Space hosts an exciting programme of contemporary visual art and craft featuring the work of established and emerging artists and makers, many with national and international profiles.
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
Open Bank Holidays
Ryan Moule | the [...] space
'Memory Defences' is a new short film by Ryan Moule. This film accompanies a larger artwork that focuses on the distinct yet permeable temporalities of the still and moving image.
Sean Vicary | the [...] space
‘The Nightmare Room’ is a multi-platform project that uses site-specific material, animation and augmented reality to examine ideas of transformation and the power of myth.
Toril Brancher | Looking for Glenys Cour
This exhibition will take place on Mission Gallery’s First Floor Space | A Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Offsite Exhibition
Norwegian, Cardiff based photographer Toril Brancher has been meeting with Glenys Cour, a local painter and key figure in the arts community in Swansea, over the past 18 months.
Glynn Vivian has commissioned Toril to make an artist film about Glenys which will form part of a major exhibition curated by Mel Gooding following the major refurbishment of the gallery. For two weeks in May, this work in progress will be exhibited at Mission Gallery.
Maker in Focus | Ruth Harries
The multilayered narrative using the found object and mixed media enables the rediscovery and reinterpretation of tools and materials from Ruth’s upbringing and sense of place. Often referencing carpet laying, soft furnishing, carpentry, refurbishment and church towers; using unexceptional items that might otherwise have been discarded and overlooked. The conceptual dialogues between reinvention and reassembly have re-stimulated the use of hand stitch, alongside machine stitch and three-dimensional construction.
Roger Moss | Maker in Focus
Roger Moss is a sculptor of over 40 years experience, based in Carmarthen, who has worked with the full gamut of traditional and contemporary tools, techniques and materials. He has exhibited throughout Britain, Europe and Australia and has work in many collections, both private and public, including the National Museum Wales, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Contemporary Arts Society of Wales.
Jonathan Powell | the [...] space
Jonathan Powell's work incorporates ideas of shelter and utopia which he explores through painting and drawing.
Tom Hunter | Unheralded Stories
Mission Gallery is very pleased to present the work of Tom Hunter, to coincide with Diffusion, the Cardiff International Photography Festival, organised by Ffotogallery. Unheralded Stories was first shown at Purdy Hicks Gallery, London in 2010. This is the first time that Tom Hunter's work has been shown in Wales.
New Paintings | Richard James
The human form plays a key role in James’ work; although the subject is figurative it is clear that the physical act of painting itself is his main concern.