10 Year Anniversary Exhibition
Launched at Mission Gallery in 2011, the Jane Phillips Award is a memorial to Jane Phillips (1957-2011) Mission Gallery’s first director. The award is intended as a legacy to Jane’s passion for mentoring and nurturing talent, working with individuals at every level – offering opportunities to students as well as artists at the beginning of their journey. Opportunities that are further strengthened by working with Mission Gallery’s team, Swansea College of Art UWTSD and elysium gallery.
The award became international under Amanda Roderick, Mission Gallery’s previous director, and with further assistance by following directors Matthew Otten and Ceri Jones, plus an enthusiastic board, the award is constantly developing and changing.
This exhibition celebrates the success and accomplishments of the previous ten years. It may only be a small group of artists here, but they’ve all experienced the award in different ways – from residencies, studio spaces, graduate showcases, curatorial projects or exhibitions.
With sincere thanks to Swansea College of Art (UWTSD) for its generous sponsorship of the catalogue which accompanies An Artist in the World ten year anniversary exhibition. The Jane Phillips Award and Mission Gallery appreciate the ongoing support of Swansea College of Art and look forward to future collaborations.
Original exhibition concept: Amanda Roderick
Curator: Rhian Wyn Stone