The Jane Phillips Award was set up in 2011 as a memorial to
Jane Phillips (1957 – 2011) Mission Gallery’s first Director
Mission Gallery are delighted to announce that the Jane Phillips Award 2013 application is available from today!
The Award includes £1000, a nine month studio residency, one year of mentoring, guidance and support in all areas of professional practice and a profile within Mission Gallery. Anyone aged 18 – 30, living in Wales who can demonstrate outstanding creative ability and ambition is eligible to be nominated.
The Jane Phillips Award recruits a host of respected mentors across the Visual and Applied Arts that assist at both the assessment and development stage of each application.
For each award there will be a guest selector: a respected professional working within the arts. The 2013 guest selector will be Claire Curneen, Ceramicist and ACW Creative Wales Ambassador 2012-13.
JanePhillips Award Recipient 2011 | Laura Edmunds
Laura Edmunds was the recipient of the inaugural Jane Phillips Award in October 2011. Her 6 month residency ran from 1st November 2011 to 30th April 2012.
“The Jane Phillips Award was awarded to me at a time that is crucial to my professional and creative development. It is easy to lose focus and concentration upon leaving university, and I felt that I was able to continue the practical and theoretical work that I had spent 3 years developing, as well as the new ideas that were coming into play as I worked by myself for the first time. The Jane Phillips Award bridged the gap between university life and the beginning of a career; and so it was an invaluable opportunity. It was an insight into the career that lies ahead of me; at times challenging but always rewarding.” -Laura Edmunds
During her residency and mentoring in association with Mission Gallery, Laura was accepted as an exhibitor of Welsh Artist of the Year and winner of the Drawing Prize, 2012 (St. David’s Hall, Cardiff) and was shortlisted for the Young Artist Scholarship, Vale of Glamorgan National Eisteddfod 2012. Laura is now studying an MA in Applied Design and Art, majoring in Visual Arts, at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
The Jane Phillips Award 2013 application form will be available on the website from the 22nd April 2013.
The Jane Phillips Award is administered by Mission Gallery, Swansea.