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
Slipping the Trail
- 16 April — 5 June 2016 *on now
“I want to acknowledge the tradition of slipware whilst at the same time attempt to revitalise and reinvigorate it for the present".
Mission Gallery is delighted to receive this touring exhibition - a collaboration between the Ceramic Collection and Archive at Aberystwyth Universityand Philip Eglin, one of the major ceramicists in the UK.
Over the course of the project Eglin visited the collection and made drawings and photographs of key pieces. Eglin has always been a borrower, responding to things he loves in the world around him. Great paintings, old pots, children’s drawings or plastic bottles – all become sources of inspiration and flash points to set the artist’s eye on a new trajectory. He enjoys working with museum collections and in Aberystwyth, he quickly identified the collection of nineteenth century slipware, much of it from Buckley in North Wales, as a potential for a new body of work.
- Any age
Vale of Glamorgan