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An Artist in the WorldJane Phillips Award

08 October - 13 November 2021

Opening event : 5 - 7pm, Friday 08 October 2021, with words of welcome at 6pm *

Please note there will be no refreshments 

Launched at Mission Gallery in 2011, the Jane Phillips Award is a memorial to Jane Phillips (1957-2011) Mission Gallery’s first director. The award is intended as a legacy to Jane’s passion for mentoring and nurturing talent, working with individuals at every level - offering opportunities to students as well as artists at the beginning of their journey. Opportunities that are further strengthened by working with Mission Gallery’s team, Swansea College of Art UWTSD and elysium gallery.

The award became international under Amanda Roderick, Mission Gallery’s previous director, and with further assistance by following directors Matthew Otten and Ceri Jones, plus an enthusiastic board, the award is constantly developing and changing.

This exhibition celebrates the success and accomplishments of the previous ten years. It may only be a small group of artists here, but they’ve all experienced the award in different ways - from residencies, studio spaces, graduate showcases, curatorial projects or exhibitions.

Exhibition Artists:

Thibault Brunet | Jason & Becky | Helen Dennis | Laura Edmunds | Harry Gammer-Flitcroft | Ryan L. Moule | Brett Swenson

The Maker: Elin Hughes

The Screen: Laurentina Miksys

The Wall: Owain Sparnon


For more information about the Jane Phillips Award, click here


Image: sleep noises, 2020. Video, 30 min. A collaboration between Brett Swenson and Kirsten Ihns


With sincere thanks to Swansea College of Art (UWTSD) for its generous sponsorship of the catalogue which accompanies An Artist in the World ten year anniversary exhibition. The Jane Phillips Award and Mission Gallery appreciate the ongoing support of Swansea College of Art and look forward to future collaborations.

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