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Staff

Amanda Roderick

Director & Curator

amanda@missiongallery.co.uk

Rhian Wyn Stone

Senior Programme Assistant

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Megan Leigh

Learning & Engagement Co-ordinator

learning@missiongallery.co.uk

Kat Ridgway

Education & Participation Assistant 

education@missiongallery.co.uk 

Paula Richards

Finance Assistant 

assistant@missiongallery.co.uk

Caitlin Davies

Business Development Asssistant

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Joseph Moody

Business Development Assistant

development@missiongallery.co.uk

 

Useful Contacts

General Enquiries

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Jane Phillips Award

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Friends of Mission Gallery

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Volunteers

Daphne Ioanna Giannoulatou

Caitlin Noble

 

Additional Team Members

Jason Cartwright

PhD Candidate, Swansea College of Art UWTSD

Ceri Jones

Project Manager/Curator (The Language of Clay)

Matthew Otten

Freelance Designer

 

 

Board of Directors

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Bella Kerr

Chair 

Bella Kerr is a Senior Lecturer (Fine Art) on the Art & Design Foundation at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD 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. 

 

Keith Bayliss

Vice Chair 

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, was its Chair until 2011 and is also Chairman of the Jane Phillips Award.

 

Hamish Gane

Dr. Hamish Gane is programme director for BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD 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.

 

Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell is a Swansea based Artist and Curator. He studied at Swansea Metropolitan University, gaining a BA in Fine Art and then an MA in Contemporary Dialogues in 2012. Jonathan has exhibited at Mission Gallery several times through group and solo exhibitions, has delivered engagement projects through Criw Celf West and collaborated on partnerships projects with the Jane Phillips Award. As the Curator and Director of Elysium Gallery Swansea since 2007, Jonathan has been a key force in the city, ensuring the provision of affordable studio space for 100+ artists over three venues in Swansea City Centre, offering a resource while supporting and promoting both emerging and established artists. Jonathan is also the founder and organiser of the Beep Wales International Painting Prize. 

 

Caroline Thraves

Caroline Thraves has worked at UWTSD (Swansea College of Art) since 2010 and in post compulsory education since 1999 previously at Coleg Sir Gar. Caroline is currently Head of the School of Fine and Media Arts at UWTSD. Caroline holds a MA in Post Compulsory Education and Training, an MSc in Management and she is a member of the Institute of Knowledge Transfer, The Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors and a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

Caroline’s professional and academic career has been within the field of fashion and textiles. Caroline has considerable experience working with industry on knowledge transfer projects and has secured over £2.5 million in EU funding to support the creative industries with innovation, research and development.   Caroline’s research interests are in the areas of smart clothing and wearable technologies, CAD/CAM for the apparel industry and developing creativity within SME’s. In 2009, Caroline was a finalist in the Swansea Bay Woman of the Year Awards for her work with SME’s within the Fashion and Textile Industry in Wales.  In 2010 Caroline was invited to meet HRH The Queen at Buckingham Palace for her contribution to the British Clothing Industry.

 

Tracy Walmsley

Tracy Walmsley has more than 15 years of experience of learning strategy design and development, where she led leading human resources management initiatives, organisational learning, and community improvement. 

Tracy is recognised for programme and partnership development, strategic planning and Business Analysis, including the implementation of learning interventions. She has worked in Welsh Government, Local Authority, the NHS and has proven expertise in leadership development, digital learning solutions, and organisational design. Tracy has an MA in Human Resource Management, a BA in Social & Cultural Studies and an Art & Design Foundation Certificate.

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24 Mar - 02 Jun 2018

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16 Jun - 14 Jul 2018

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Nightswimming | LLE Gallery

Nightswimming | LLE Galleryin association with BEEP Painting Biennial

28 Jul - 08 Sep 2018

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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

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22 Sep - 10 Nov 2018

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