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Staff


General Enquiries
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Amanda Roderick | Director
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Lucy Donald | Learning & Participation Officer 
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Rhian Wyn Stone | Retail & Front of House Supervisor 
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Deirdre Finnerty | Exhibitions & Marketing Assistant 
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Gail Wynter | Finance & Administrative Assistant
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Jonathan Powell | Building Maintenance & Technical Support
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Matthew Otten | Design & Documentation Assistant
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Rhian Wyn Stone | Translation

 

Volunteers


Sarah Abbott

Ellie Ewart

Jessica Hoad

Helen Jones

Jacqui Lake

Rachael Leahy

Megan Leigh

Bev Moss

Charlotte Preston

Chloe Pullin

Kathryn Ridgeway (Student Rep,SMUWTSD)

Tara Tarapetian

Karen Tobin

Mandy Warner

 

 


 

 

 


 

Board of Directors | board@missiongallery.co.uk


 

Bella Kerr | Chair 



Bella Kerr is Programme Director of the Foundation Art and Design course at UWTSD, Swansea, and has taught at undergraduate level on a number courses. Bella has been an active practitioner since graduating, her practice spanning installation, small-scale multiples, film and set design. She has exhibited in a range of contexts from film screenings in major London galleries, to museums and regional galleries. Recent work has been expressed in the form of large-scale installation, participatory projects, written research and digital print and video. Her 2013 exhibition at Mission Gallery, Keeper(s), strengthened a relationship grown from visiting regularly, often with student groups and exhibiting at the gallery in group shows. Bella developed the scope of her practice as curator of the CIVIC exhibition at Mission in 2014. 

 

 

Andrew Deathe | Vice Chair



Andrew Deathe studied History and Museology in Bristol and Leicester and is the Exhibitions and Programmes Officer for the National Waterfront Museum, part of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. He is a long-standing committee member of the Welsh Museums Federation and has also served on the boards of Volcano Theatre and Locws International.

 

Keith Bayliss | Company Secretary


 

Keith Bayliss is a practicing visual artist. He has extensive experience working as an artist in education and the community. He was formally the Community Arts Officer at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and prior to that a Technical Instructor, working in Mental Health. He has devised numerous group exhibitions touring European venues and creating reciprocal artist and gallery liaisons. He has been associated with Mission Gallery since 1977 and is also Chairman of the Jane Phillips Award.

 

 

Steven Williams-Jones | Treasurer


 

Steven Williams-Jones completed a Law Degree at Swansea University, during which he spent some time studying at Wyoming University, USA. Since graduating, he has worked in private insurance and is a qualified member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a TAP credited Learning and Development professional, with the Training Foundation. 

From 2002 Steven has worked for Admiral Insurance. His current role is varied and takes him across offices in South Wales. It includes aspects of training and development, people management and recruitment, adherence to corporate compliance and HR processes. Through his work and in his spare time, Steven is an enthusiastic charity supporter. 

 

Anna Lewis

 

Anna Lewis trained as a contemporary jewellery designer maker in London. Originally from Swansea she returned to run her own design studio and has exhibited internationally for the last 12 years.  She has recently been collaborating with photographers and film makers to enhance her own practice. Currently, she lectures on Foundation Art & Design and previously within Surface Pattern Design, at UWTSD, Swansea. Anna has had a close relationship with Mission Gallery for many years, starting as a volunteer when she was a student.  She has regularly exhibited at the gallery and had a solo show in 2006 with her first large scale installation 'Cathexis'.


  Russ Harris

 

Dr. Russ Harris was a GP for 27 years. He is particularly interested in medical humanities and has regularly attended residential retreats with the Royal Free Hospital, London. He is involved in research using humanities and also teaching medical students to use arts based resources. Having written articles for the Friends of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Newsletter in the past, he became its Vice Chairman several years ago. Russ is also the Vice Chair of the Friends of Mission Gallery and represents them on the Board, alongside his role on the committee of the Jane Phillips Award, of which he is Patron and has fundraised extensively.

 

Hamish Gane


 

Hamish Gane is programme director for BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts at Swansea Metropolitan University and a practicing photographic artist. Formally he worked as a lighting designer in London with companies such as the Royal Ballet and Channel 4 Television, before relocating to South Wales to study and practice art. He first volunteered at Mission Gallery as a student in the late 1990s and has been involved in some capacity ever since; as an exhibiting artist with a solo show Apron in 2005; a member of the Board since 2008 and from 2011-14 was the Chairman. 

 

Thomas Smith


 

Thomas Smith is a photographic fine artist based in South Wales. Originally from the West Midlands, he moved to Swansea in 2008 to study at Swansea Metropolitan University. He later graduated with a BA degree in Photography in the Arts. It was during this time he became a volunteer and active member of staff at Mission Gallery. He currently works as a Project Officer at the recently merged, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, based in the CIRIC department in the faculty of Art and Design, within the ACT (Advanced Communication Technologies) Project and MIW2  (Moving Image Wales2) project.  Tom is also in the process of reading for his MA in Fine Art and continues to develop his practice as a conceptual artist exhibiting his work both domestically and internationally.

 

Rhian Jones


 

Rhian grew up in Welsh-speaking Llangyfelach, did her Art Foundation course in Swansea Institute and her degree in Fine Art in North Staffs Poly.  After studying Film Production at the Royal College of Art, she has worked mainly in Arts Administration and Management. In 1994 she returned to Swansea to work on the Year of Literature and since then Rhian has managed many arts organisations including the Community Arts team for the City and County of Swansea, Arts About Swansea Festival and Voluntary Arts Wales. Rhian was one of the core team setting up National Theatre Wales and also writing the City of Culture 2017 bid for Swansea Bay.  She is a past chair of Swansea Arts Forum Trust and Community Dance Wales. 

 

 

 

Wynne Jones



Wynne Jones is a Welsh Speaker, based in Cross Hands, Llanelli and works as a Building Surveyor within the City & County of Swansea. He has a BSc in Building Technology & Management, in addition to various other qualifications and certificates in Building Technology, Management and Construction. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB); the Institute of Facilities Management; the Association of Project Management and the Institute of Clerk of Works (MICW). He has also gained a Further Education Teaching Certificate. Other interests and involvements are as Officer Commanding of 223 Squadron RLC at Blackpill in Swansea.

 

David White

David White is from Swansea and  was educated at Olchfa School,  Sketty.  He graduated from Cardiff University in 1992 with a degree in History and then completed a Law Degree in 1994. David is a specialist in Property Probate and Private Client work. He was admitted as a Solicitor in 1998 since which time he became a Partner  in a Swansea Practice prior to joining a commercial practice in Cardiff. He returned to Swansea in 2008 and joined a local practice where he is a Director in the firm and heads the Private Client Department.