30th September – 25th October 2015
We are proud to have been able to host an exhibition of GCSE work to celebrate the variety and quality of work produced in schools across the Swansea region.
The exhibition New Perspectives has been extremely well received by our visitors. Members of the public have gone to great lengths to make sure that they tell us how amazed they are at the quality and talent of young people in this area.
The work was selected by contemporary artists Shelley Holden, Anna Lewis and Tim Stokes, who are also lecturers on the Art Foundation Course at Swansea College of Art, and the exhibition was professionally curated by Mission Gallery. Our Learning and Participation Officer Lucy Donald and the above artists visited the ten schools art departments across the region and selected work from portfolios gathered by teachers at participating schools.
The exhibition has enabled the art community and visitors to Mission Gallery realize the level of attainment happening in our local schools, as well as stressing the importance of celebrating the achievements of young artists. We hope to encourage these students to continue their studies in art and to have confidence in the creative industries; so that they might one day consider The Arts as a potential career route.
Many thanks to Heads of Art and most importantly the pupils involved from:
Bishop Gore, Bishopston, Bryntawe, Cefn Hengoed, Gwyr, Gowerton, Morriston, Olchfa, Pentrehafod, Pontarddulais.