Mission Gallery

Mission Gallery
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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.

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Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
Closed Mondays
Open Bank Holidays

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Divisible Remainder

  • 12 September — 8 November 2015 *on now

When Edward Snowden’s hard drives were destroyed by the Editors of The Guardian newspaper, under the watchful eye of the British Government Spy Agency, the physical container of information was seen to be the source of leaked information.

The deconstruction of the hard drive was little more than a symbolic gesture, but what was brought to the foreground was how quickly and how buried virtual information is across a plethora of both physical and non-physical platforms. The resistance of digital information to being destroyed is the premise of this new body of work.

Taking the (restored) deleted fragments of an anonymous external hard drive as its starting point, Divisible Remainder questions the fractured contexts produced by intangible systems of information storage. The original content of the hard drive does not appear within the works, but its context is transferred, hauntologically engrained in the new images that are produced. By fracturing any sense of complete narrative foreclosure, the work seeks to create a subjective discourse in the absence of the original. Meaning becomes complicated through the metanarratives of re-enacted photographic fragments and situations, within the architecture of the exhibition space.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Beautiful Birdcages

  • 24 October 2015 10:30am-3:30pm

Use every-day materials such as wire, twigs and cloth to create
extraordinary, playful and delicate sculptures. Hannah is here to help
families create imaginative structures inspired by some of the wonderful
things in the museum. The day will end with a procession with music
around the museum. Families are welcome to take their creations home.Suitable for families of any age.£3 per child, adults free with admission, booking is essential as places are limited

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£3 per child, adults free with admission

Big Draw Workshop | Once Upon a Time...

  • 27 October 2015 From 11am

Illustrate and autor your own concertina story book. Follow the pointers to help create the imaginary tale alongside your drawings.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Urban Workshop

  • 29 October 2015 From 11am

As part of the Family Arts Festival Trail come and learn the different techniques that go in to creating Urban Art- such as stencilling, painting and sculpture. Led by fine artist Eve Wolstenholme this will be a dynamic experience for all the family!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Halloween Workhop | Come dressed in your favourite costume!

  • 31 October 2015 From 11am

Create ghouls and monsters made from wire. This workshop welcomes all families and will be lead in Welsh and English by Maker Rhian Wyn Stone.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Mission Gallery
Gloucester Place
Maritime Quarter
Vale of Glamorgan






01792 652016

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