2017 | Exhibition & Curatorial Award
5 August – 29 October 2017
@ Colonnade Gallery, National Waterfront Museum
Adaptation: A response to Ephemeral Coast by Swansea College of Art, UWTSD Students. Curated by Jason & Becky.
‘In times of change we adapt. Working in synergy with the landscape and available materials to provide shelter and sustenance. As tides rise and structure is lost to the ocean, temporality becomes an ever-present necessity. The concrete past gives way to the ephemeral present and transient future’.
Featuring selected Art & Design Foundation, BA & MA Students across all disciplines, at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD. Curated by Swansea based collaborative artists, Jason & Becky.
2015 | Ryan L. Moule
Ryan L. Moule | Divisible Remainder
12 September – 8 November 2015
Private View 7pm Friday 11th September, to be opened by Rut Blees Luxemburg
Divisible Remainder brings together a new collection of works by the artist Ryan L. Moule. Taking the 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 asymmetrical opposition between the deleted remainders of an individual’s data, and its subjective interpretation within a physical space, will be explored through temporally inflected modes of photography, moving image and sculpture. By deconstructing any form of complete narrative foreclosure, Moule explores the decontextualization of narrative as a means of complicating signifying chains. Meaning becomes fractured through the metanarratives of re-enacted photographic fragments and situations, within the architecture of the exhibition space.
Ryan Moule lives and works in Swansea. He trained at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD (BA) and Royal College of Art London (MA)
Divisible Remainder is the Jane Phillips Award Exhibition 2015; a satellite exhibition for Ffotogallery’s Diffusion International Photography Festival and Mission Gallery’s Swansea International Festival Exhibition, which all take place during October 2015.
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Past Award Winners
2013 | Laura Reeves
Artist Sean Edwards, who nominated Laura, writes that, ‘Laura Reeves is one of the most exciting young practitioners that I have found working in Wales today. She has a commitment not only to her own practice but also to the visual arts in Wales, actively contributing and engaging to debate. The quality, consistency and thoroughness of all that Laura does is without question’.
Laura Reeves grew up in the South West and moved to Cardiff to study Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art and Design. After graduating in 2012 she won the Eisteddfod Young Artist Scholarship. An avid collector of amateur found photographs, her practice is rooted in the archiving and selection of the images she gathers. In particular, there is a focus on the 35mm slide but also a large collection of a range of formats of found images. Using these photographic archives, Laura begins a highly research based investigation into her source material. Using the information she finds, she pieces together lost histories and stories. These investigations often lead to research trips influenced by the location of the original images.
2011 | Laura Edmunds
Laura Edmunds was the recipient of the inaugural Jane Phillips Award in October 2011. Her 6 month residency ran from 1st November 2011 to 30th April 2012.
Mission Gallery profiled Laura’s work in its Maker in Focus showcase from 2nd June – 1st July 2012 and Laura gave a special talk to Friends and Patrons of the Jane Phillips Award.
The Jane Phillips Award was awarded to me at a time that is crucial to my professional and creative development. It is easy to lose focus and concentration upon leaving university, and I felt that I was able to continue the practical and theoretical work that I had spent 3 years developing, as well as the new ideas that were coming into play as I worked by myself for the first time. The Jane Phillips Award bridged the gap between university life and the beginning of a career; and so it was an invaluable opportunity. It was an insight into the career that lies ahead of me; at times challenging but always rewarding.