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Laurentina MiksysJane Phillips Award

02 October - 13 November 2021

The portraits by fine art photographer Laurentina Miksys have been described as opulent, timeless, and emotionally expressive. When they have a soul, images allow our sensitivity to engage with the subject and create empathy with what we see. She believes that this sense of contact changes our state of mind. As such, her photography explores different levels of reality: the reality of who or what is described by the image and the reality of experience and feeling - whether the subject’s, the viewer's, or her own. 

She was born and grew up in Lithuania, and inherited a sense of the world from her Grandfather, an amateur photographer. Her intuition helps to choose the right moment to press the camera button. Photography creates that instant moment, transforming it into the past. Laurentina's photography has a special lyricism and sensibility; an optimistic gaze of man and life.



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.

This showcase is part of a larger exhibition celebrating the success and accomplishments of the previous ten years. 

For more information about the Jane Phillips Award, click here

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