Education Residency

Foundation Residencies & Ones to Watch

Digital Residencies:

The Jane Phillips Award Digital Residency offers support and promotion for artists, providing online space through its website to develop work, ideas and display new artwork.

It can feature images/documentation of objects, photographs, textiles, art, creative writing, sculpture, oral history, and archival materials. Artists whose practices include performance, sculpture, film, video, new media, video, sonic art, live works and cross-disciplinary practices.

This residency presents an opportunity to an artist/s working with exclusively online practices or who make work using digital processes, wishing to exploring the boundaries of art and technology and the interactions between digital, online spaces and/or their physical materiality.

The selected artists are:

Alex Brooks: 01 July – 30 September 2018

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Nathan Mason: 01 October – 31 December 2018

Studio Residencies:

Based at the Jane Phillips Award Studio at Elysium Orchard Street Studios, Swansea | In partnership with Elysium Gallery & Studios

An month long opportunity to gain valuable experience in how to manage a studio before moving onto University. A unique opportunity for the selected artists, allowing them complete freedom to display and explore their creativity, ability and imagination in their own space.

The selected artists are:

Izabella Bristow Casey: 31 August – 28 September 2018



Emily Elias: 28 September – 26 October 2018

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Emily is a young artist exploring the relationship between film and performance art; using media as a means for visual discussion, provoke thought and convey a feeling through immersing her audience into a visual experience. Emily’s ideas are catalysed by a rich theological knowledge, while her work address’ philosophical ideas head on, she is concerned to communicate these through a universal language, while still open to the interpretation of the audience. As she seeks to understand how ethical structures relate to and influence society.

Emily’s most recent work encompasses the values of the Chaos Theory, defined as “The property of a complex system who’s behaviour is so unpredictable as to appear random owing to great sensitivity small changes in conditions”. Endings create space for new beginnings, the Sun must set in order to rise again, chaos is a series of finite events that lead to an infinite measure of time. Exploring Jewish mysticism, biblical stories of creation and the philosophy of choice; the media, projected from a perspective of awe and wonder of the natural world, the work concludes to the notion that,  chaos provides the conditions in which we live our lives, that we create the chaos.

Ones to Watch

New to 2018. The Jane Phillips Award’s aim is to mentor, nurture and support the professional artistic growth of emerging and early career artists across the Visual and Applied Arts. The award will keep in contact with the artists selected as part of ‘Ones to Watch’, keeping an eye on how their work develops in future.

The selected artists are:

Billy Trick

Billy Trick 1

A suggestion of movement. Like bodies of mass ever so slightly slipping and shifting, unveiling the layers beneath. Creating new lines where a colour begins and ends that lie to the viewer at first glance.


Jasmine Newton

Studio Residency

1 June to 13 July 2017

For Art & Design Foundation students at Swansea College of Art | Based at Jane Phillips Award Studio in High Street, Swansea | In partnership with Elysium Gallery

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience in how to manage your own studio for 6 weeks this summer, before moving onto University. For many, it will be the first time they have had this unique opportunity – complete freedom to display and explore creativity, ability and imagination in their own space. A chance to experience having an independent workspace away from home.

Selected student: Ben Dawson

Digital Residency

This new initiative will provide two separate Digital Residencies to Swansea College of Art, UWTSD, Art & Design Foundation students this Summer. These residencies will provide an online space within the Jane Phillips Award website to display and develop work, ideas and research, while offering support and promotion through our networks. Residencies will take place online between June – August 2017, with each selected artist having 4 – 6 week slots to complete a proposed project.

The selected students are:

Rachel Orphan & Beckie Mitchell (collaborative)

Tegan James


Selected Swansea College of Art Foundation Art & Design Students | In partnership with Elysium Gallery

An opportunity to gain valuable experience in how to manage a studio for 6 weeks before moving onto University; a unique opportunity for the selected artists, allowing them complete freedom to display and explore their creativity, ability and imagination in their own space.

The successful candidates are:

Keely Hohmann: Artist in residence from 1st June – 15 July 2016

Molly Pickering: Artist in Residence from 16th July – 31st August 2016

01/07/15 – 16/08/15 | Madeline Tomalin Reeves: Foundation Diploma Art & Design, Swansea College of Art, UWTSD

Madeline Tomalin Reeves in the studio
Madeline Tomalin Reeves in the studio

A previous Raising the Bar student, to find out more about her residency please click here

17/08/15 – 30/09/15 | Chelsea Morgan: Foundation Diploma, Gower College

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