Tour of Swansea Art Scene with Lee Williams

  Tour of Swansea based galleries with artist Lee Williams 09/12/17 Joint group tour with Raising the Bar and Portfolio groups   Venues visited: Mission Gallery, Living//Byw Elysium Gallery, Jessica Hoad Rendered Elysium Studios Volcano Theatre, Christmas Art Fair The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Open 2017, Twentieth Century Artists Series 2 & The Glynn…

Glass with Lisa Burkl

Lisa begun the day with an explanation of the days brief and how the students would be working with the theme Modern Day Icons. The group were split into two teams and were asked to write on a board what they considered to be iconic. After the icebreaker exercise the students had to collage onto…

Film Making with Tim Stokes

The Group began in the gallery space and watched the Doug Ashford projection. Tim explained the correspondence of moving image, sound, and cinematic experience. Tim spoke a bit about the history of image making and how it would take up to a week to develop one photo. Leading to a sense of anticipation and the…

Politics, Manifesto Drawing and Screen Printing – Bella Kerr

Bella begins by introducing herself to the students in the print room at Dynevor. The group then moves into the life drawing room and Bella talks them through artists who use protest. Jeremry Deller’s ‘More Poetry Is Needed’ is used as a local example, as well as the WW1 piece that took place last year…

Winning the Jane Phillips Residency Award – Owain Sparnon

When I first heard of the Jane Phillips award, and the residency in Elysium Studios, I wasn’t sure whether to apply or not. I thoroughly enjoyed my Raising the Bar workshops and learnt a lot of skills during the sessions, but having a studio of my own, for six weeks, was something totally different. What…

Jason and Becky Reprise

Jason and Becky 25th March 2017 All Groups Jason and Becky meet the group on the steps of the Alex building and remain there into the beginning of the Masterclass, it’s Swansea’s first hot day in a long while, so everyone basks in the light while Jason and Becky softly talk about ideas, lives and…

Freshwest Design MasterClass

Freshwest MasterClass 4th March 2017 Simon introduces both himself and Laura to the group of participants. They are all sitting on a bench floating in the space. The usual tables and seats of the Mission’s education space have been pushed to the outskirts, leaving a large floor space. Simon uses one of the computer screens…

Studio Practice Day with Kat Ridgeway

Saturday 28th January 2017 Kat Ridgeway settles the group of students who have arrived at Mission Gallery’s education space. They begin to look through all the work they have brought with them with hot drinks. Kat helps the conversation to flow naturally, casually talking with certain members of the group, looking through their work and…

Product Design & 3D Printing (with Dr Ross Head)

Saturday 7th January 2017 Ross and Dan work for a project called Cerebra that is based within the University. Cerebra supports the design of products made for children with various disabilities. Ross introduces the 3D Printer and Dan brings it to life with a demonstration of its operation. It starts to print a model that…

Studio Practice Day (with Tim Stokes)

Neath Port Talbot, Swansea and Carmarthen Groups 10th December 2016 Participants from all three Raising the Bar groups arrived at the Alex Design Exchange and were welcomed by Tim Stokes. They were introduced to the Art & Design Foundation Studios a long with a short tour of the spaces and it’s facilities. Tim discussed the idea…