A Mission Gallery Offsite Exhibition @ The National Waterfront Museum
03 July – 26 July 2015
The Jane Phillips Award was set up in 2011 as a memorial to Jane Phillips (1957 – 2011) Mission Gallery’s first director. The Award is a legacy to Jane’s passion for mentoring and nurturing talent, consistently supporting young, emerging artists across the Visual and Applied Arts in Wales and beyond.
The Jane Phillips Award has been successful and is evolving, responding to the artistic community and forming new partnerships. We wish to develop and broaden the scope of the award by introducing two new exciting prizes, plus a year long programme of Residencies, including an international partnership, which will exist alongside the main award.
As part of this Award, we will support, on an annual basis, selected Art and Design graduates of UWTSD, Swansea and Carmarthen with a Student Prize. This will be in the form of an exhibition at our offsite space within the National Waterfront Museum, plus a separate Graduate Residency at the new Elysium Studios on High Street in Swansea. These will exist alongside and complement, the main Jane Phillips Exhibition Award.
Following a tour of degree shows we are pleased to announce the selected artists invited to showcase work within the Student Profile as:
Stine Aas Nundal
Caryl Mair Davies
A few words from the Jane Phillips Student Profile 2015 panel:
“This year the Jane Phillips Award spread its wings to involve Art and Design graduates from Carmarthen campus of UWTSD, as well as Swansea.
The task for us was not an easy one. We were presented with a strong field of graduates and many hours were spent in Swansea and Carmarthen debating the merits of the work of each graduate on show.
What we saw was an intensity of involvement in the act of making, combined with an obvious drive for sincerity of vision.
We see in this work a starting point for a variety of careers in the visual arts and these artists have started well”
Artist and Chair of The Jane Phillips Award
“It was a pleasure to be one of the judges on the panel for this year’s Jane Phillips Award Student Profile. The work was of such a high standard, it was very difficult to choose the winners.
I would like to congratulate all the artists for their hard work, commitment and truly fantastic vision.
My late sister Jane was dedicated to the Mission Gallery’ success and it was an important focus for her. However, her life in the art world also involved supporting young, up-and-coming artists and I know Jane would have greatly enjoyed your work, and she would have taken real pleasure in offering support and guidance.
Thank you again”
Sister of Jane Phillips
Please see the attached Student Profile PDF for information on the selected artists