BEEP2014 PEOPLE'S PRIZE WINNER:
Ruth Murray - The Croft
Jacqueline Alkema | Tom Banks | Hannah Blight Anderson
Janet Brown Andrew Butler | Ije Amanda Carr | Jason Cartwright Barry Charlton | Joss Cole | Richard Cox | Barrie J Davies
David Rees Davies | Cornelius Delaney | Shaun Featherstone Yvonne Yiwen Feng | Clare Harding | Marc Heaton
Bernard Heslin | Jill Iliffe | Shelley Irish Jacqueline Jones
Sally Jones | Priscilia Kheng | Ankur Kumar | Tim Le Breuilly Scott Mackenzie | Victoria Malcolm | Enzo Marra | Eilish McCann Richard Monahan | Anne Moses | Ruth Murray | Aiden Myers
Paul Newman | Tom Pitt | Adam Rees | Andre Stitt
Annie Suganami | Michael Szpakowski | Kate Walters
Kay Bainbridge Wilkinson | Lee Williams | Nicola Williams
BEEP2014 MAIN PRIZE WINNER:
Lee Williams - Portrait of a Steel Town
BEEP2014 HIGHLY COMMENDED (Click thumbnails to view)
beep (biennial exhibition of painting) is Wales' only large scale contemporary international painting exhibition, bringing painting out of traditional gallery spaces and into unused retail spaces in Swansea City centre.)
Following on from beep2012: Through Tomorrows Eyes, this year’s theme was ‘A Portrait of the Artist as...’ and featured the work of 48 artists from around the globe. There were over 200 submissions to the exhibition; the artists were asked to veer away from traditional portraiture and explore how they see themselves as an artist or what events or places made them the person they are today... fact or fiction, it was up to them. The exhibitors were chosen by celebrated Welsh artist and writer Iwan Bala and Ruth Cayford the Visual Arts manager for Cardiff County Council.
Two Swansea art galleries provide the awards; elysium gallery sponsored the Main Prize whilst Mission Gallery provided the People’s Choice and also managed the beep2014 Children’s Painting Prize - which ran at the same time as the main exhibition. There were also various workshops and artist activities throughout the show.
This year beep2014 formed part of Wales’ Dylan Thomas 100th Birthday Celebrations and the exhibition took place in the sprawling former Iceland Supermarket on Swansea High Street. The building was recently purchased and renovated by Coastal Housing Group as part of its strategy for the regeneration of High Street and is set to become a new artistic hub for the community.
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