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Live Out LoudJane Phillips

30 July - 29 August 2011

Private View: 7pm Friday 5th August 2011
o be opened by Karen Mackinnon, Exhibitions Officer Glynn Vivian Art Gallery


“If you ask me what I came into this world, this life to do, I will answer you: I, an artist,  I am here to live out loud!”   Emile Zola

Jane Phillips was Mission Gallery's Director from 2003-2011. She sadly passed away on 6th February 2011 after a long illness. Jane dedicated her life and career to Mission Gallery and worked on a voluntary basis for over 20 years as its Gallery Co-ordinator.

After training as a painter at Central School of Art in the late Seventies, Jane returned to Swansea where she worked from her studio in Gloucester Place, opposite Mission Gallery. The majority of work included in this exhibition was created after she graduated and set up her studio in the early Eighties. These colourful, abstract paintings, serve as a fitting tribute to, and celebration of, Jane's creativity and talent.

With the support of her family, friends and colleagues, Mission Gallery will organise a series of events and fundraisers during the exhibition, as well launching the Jane Phillips Award, which will support emerging artists and craftmakers, one of Jane's great passions.

The Jane Phillips Award will be launched at 7pm Friday 5th August
by Nathalie Camus, Senior Applied Arts Officer, The Arts Council of Wales

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"Jane’s achievements and her success at Mission Gallery were considerable: her dedication and drive merged seamlessly with her informed artistic vision, her enthusiasm was infectious, always coloured by a warm sense of humour and her spirit, which fought for the rights of so many artists, came directly from her belief in art and her love of life".  

Jenni Spencer Davies, Curator, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

February 2011


"Jane will be remembered for her energy, indomitable spirit, courage and her firmly held beliefs and although the gallery is the physical memorial of an extraordinary person, Jane’s lasting legacy is much more than the gallery itself, important though that is, she will forever be remembered by the fruits of her deeply held philosophy of encouraging and mentoring the creative potential of the young people who now continue and honour her life’s work".

Osi Rhys Osmond, Artist & Lecturer 

March 2011

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