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Mission Gallery
Mission Gallery
Gloucester Place
Maritime Quarter
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Amanda Roderick
Arts Council of Wales Assistance
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Mission Gallery is one of Wales’ best adapted spaces for contemporary visual art, craft and applied art. Developing a reputation for dynamic and distinctive programming and for presenting excellence across the visual arts, applied arts and craft, from Wales and beyond.

Mission Gallery is a Grade II Listed building, formerly St. Nicholas Church, a non-denominational Seaman’s Mission, built in 1886. Based in Swansea’s vibrant Maritime Quarter, surrounded by other cultural destinations, Mission Gallery is easy to access and in a prime location. Designated as a regeneration area, and an area where there is a concentration of cultural activities supported by the City and County of Swansea (CCS).

With an exhibition space, craft space, learning resources, events, residencies and more, Mission Gallery provides the local and wider community with opportunities to develop their understanding and knowledge of art, providing a collective experience in which visitors can immerse themselves in. Mission Gallery presents exhibitions that push the boundaries of visual and applied art, alongside an opportunity to purchase cutting edge design and contemporary craft. Providing a commitment to learning, ensuring every age group and section of the community is welcome.


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International projects

Mission Gallery has long held ambitions to develop its profile on an international platform and this year has made huge strides in achieving a strong foundation for future international work and projects. Mission Gallery considers itself as a leading venue for the visual and applied arts in Wales and reflects this within its aspirations both on a national and international level. Mission Gallery are investigating the potential areas of international work in which it can develop and SOFA was key in providing an opportunity in which to develop international knowledge. Mission Gallery sent two members of staff out of a 3 member management team to attend SOFA in order to both assist Ruthin Craft Centre and to maximise the knowledge, skills and network which could be developed. This level of commitment required detailed planning and preparation to ensure the smooth and efficient running of Mission Gallery in the absence of two of its key members of staff. Mission Gallery achieved success in both its international venture and with the continuation of its successful programming. Ferrin Gallery, USA We are now looking forward to working with one in particular; Ferrin Gallery based in Pittsburgh on a project with Claire Curneen in 2014. Funding is currently being sought again via WAI, to facilitate a curators visit in November 2012. This is the beginning of a sustainable partnership that we aim to continue, in relation to the potential of showing work by US artists here in Wales. Importantly, key Wales based artists and makers will be promoted on an international platform, through either residency’s, projects or an exhibition. Megumito Ogita Gallery, Tokyo In addition to this, Megumito Ogita Gallery in Tokyo, who are being profiled throughout January in Mission Gallery’s the […] space, have expressed a strong interest in collaborating with Mission Gallery on a much larger project in the future. Celina Jeffery, Curator, Ottawa Mission Gallery is currently in the early stages of a project with Ottawa based curator, lecturer and writer, Celina Jeffery, who visited Mission Gallery in October. Mission Gallery arranged an informal curatars residency for her based in the upstairs space, for her to conduct research into Wales based artists. She visited artists studios, collectives, and exhibitions in both Swansea and Cardiff, all facilitated by Mission Gallery. It is hoped that an international project will develop over the next two years and there will be an exchange with artists in New South Wales, where she is at present.

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