Beep2016 PROGRAMME

This year’s beep 2016 is paced with activity, discussions, as well as exhibitions. We are expecting a lot of guests to attend our events, where they will display their work and participate in workshops. Take a look at our programee and get familiar with the events that will take place in various location across the town.

Jane Phillips Award Residency: Catrin Llwyd

Dates: 3rd March – 29th May

Location: elysiumstudios, 27-29 High Street, Swansea

Details: As part of the wider residency activity, curator Louise Hobson invited artist Catrin Llwyd to take on the Jane Phillips Award Studio in elysiumgallery studios to explore the production, presentation and development of new work. Llwyd was awarded the Peter Prendegast Drawing Prize in her foundation year at Coleg Menai in 2008, before gaining a fine art degree from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 2010.

​cargocollective.com/catrinllwyd

louisehobson.co.uk

http://www.missiongallery.co.uk/exhibitions/id-rather-be-an-architect/​

IS THIS/THIS IS ….. Dalit Leon: Painting Music

Dates: April 22nd, 6-9pm

Location: elysium High Street Studios, 27-29 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LG

Details: This experimental event will explore the relationship between music, colour and form, and centres around the theme of the circle.

The musicians involved have composed a cyclical piece in response to three colours of their choice; the artists would then interpret their pieces with three colours and form, within the scheme of a mandala. Each artist will paint a segment, which will subsequently be put together to form a complete mandala for each piece.

The integrative sense of sound, colour, rhythm, form and the role of the imaginative faculties will be at the centre of this creative and meditative event.

Dalit Leon: Time Signatures

Dates: May 6th – June 4th

Location: elysiumgallery, 16 College Street, Swansea, SA1 5BH

Details: Born and raised In Haifa, Israel and based in south west Wales since 2001, Dalit Leon is a painter/ drawer/ printmaker. She completed an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London in 2013. The artist will be creating a new body of work for this exhibition seeking, through the subject of landscape and space, to explore the relationship between symbolic and material language, to visualise and question the overlapping realities of sense perception, cultural and historical readings, as well as deep consciousness, mythical and primordial histories. Dalit exhibited in the first Beep Painting Prize in 2012 and shows her work both nationally and internationally with a solo exhibition planned for 2016 in Israel.

www.elysiumgallery.com

Lee Williams: CARGO

Dates: June 18th – July 16th

Location: elysiumgallery, 16 College Street, Swansea, SA1 5BH

Details: Beep2014 Main Prize winner Lee Williams’s recent work and research explores place attachment and the bonding of people to places. Relating attachment to constructs such as place identity, sense of place and place dependence. The environment we are brought up in exerts pressure on our personality formation; and the culture in which we are raised, plays a substantial role in shaping our personalities. Fundamental influences of a certain environment can be more powerful than hereditary / genetic factors.

www.elysiumgallery.com ​

Painting Parallels

Dates: August 2nd – 27th

Location: Swansea Grand Theatre, 2nd Floor Arts Wing, Singleton St, Swansea, SA1 3QJ

Details: This exhibition situated on the second floor of the Grand Theatre Arts wing brings together a selected group of Welsh painters who work collectively within the Swansea arts community but tread very different paths within the medium of paint.

​This exhibition is curated by Beep & elysiumgallery Director Jonathan Powell. Preview Tues 2nd August 6pm

The Painters Studio

Dates: August 2nd – 7th

Location: Swansea Grand Theatre, 1st Floor Arts Wing, Singleton St, Swansea, SA1 3QJ

Details: This exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the working practice of a group of contemporary Swansea painters and details the intricacies of studio life. The first floor of the Grand Theatre Arts wing will feature a mixture of finished paintings and works in progress on studio easels intermingled with photographs of the artists’ studios and insights into the mind and spaces of the creative individuals.

​This exhibition is curated by Beep & elysiumgallery Director Jonathan Powell, photographs by Daniel Staveley. Preview Tues 2nd August 6pm

​Beep2016 Wales International Painting Prize: This must be the place I never wanted to leave

Dates: August 5th – September 3rd

Location: Swansea College of Art, Dynevor Campus, De-la-Beche Road, Swansea, SA1 3EU

Details: The third Beep Painting Prize exhibition which will include national and International contemporary painters and mixes established artists alongside emerging talent. There will be accompanied painting conferences, discussions and activities from associated artists, curators and lecturers. There are two prizes, the Main Prize (£1000 and a solo exhibition with elysiumgallery, Swansea) which will be announced on the opening night in Swansea. Also the People’s Prize which will be announced at the end of the Wrexham exhibition in November. Judges Shani Rhys-James & Jonathan Watkins.

Marja Bonada: Pendulum Paintings

Dates: 13th – 27th August

Location: elysiumgallery, 16 College Street, Swansea, SA1 5BH

Details: The results of a live performance create a body of work for this exhibition where the artist attempts to find a way to visualise the Earth’s rotation. The role of the artist becomes purposely minimal as the apparatus is set up and the pendulum creates spontaneous paintings that illustrate harmony and balance juxtaposed against a human species which is increasingly at odds with the planet. Bonada is also curator and exhibitions officer at Undegun, Wrexham and regularly organises artist exchanges between Finland and Wales.

Beep Painter in Residence: Eifion Sven-Myer

Dates: 25th June – 22nd July

Location: elysiumstudios, is this/this is…. Project space, 27-29 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LG

Details:  Eifion Sven-Myers ideas revolve around ideas of space and processes of transformation, he seeks to widen the usually strict boundaries of painting and inspire a dialogue around the processes and construction of his work. Using former paintings, mirrors and recycled wood. The aim of this residency will be to create an obscure space that one would walk into where the boundaries merge. A room where two and three-dimensions fluctuate, where paintings have been manipulated into sculptures and the walls and floor have become supports for paintings.

Steph Goodger & Julian Rowe: Cherry Time

Dates: September 9th – October 8th

Location: elysiumgallery, 16 College Street, Swansea, SA1 5BH

Details: Goodger (Beep2012 People’s Prize joint winner) and Rowe collaborate to explore themes around the Paris commune, barricades and the sublime. Steph Goodger is a painter working in Bordeaux, France whilst Julian Rowe is a Kent-based sculptor, painter and installation artist. They have a mutually supportive working relationship based upon shared areas of interest and research. Le Temps des cerises (Cherry Time) is a well-known song in the French-speaking world, that became popular and took on a political meaning during the Paris Commune.

www.elysiumgallery.com

Beep Wales International Painting Prize: This must be the place that I never wanted to leave

Dates: 7th October – 5th November

Location: Undegun, Regent Street, Wrexham, LL11 1SG

Details: Touring from Swansea, this will be the third Beep Painting Prize exhibition which will include national and International contemporary painters and mixes established artists alongside emerging talent. There are two prizes, the Main Prize (£1000 and a solo exhibition with elysiumgallery, Swansea) which will be announced at the opening night in Swansea and the People’s Prize which will be announced at the end of the Wrexham exhibition.

This must be the place I never wanted to leave

Dates: 16th November- 23rd December 2016

Location: ARCADECARDIFF, Unit 3b, Queens Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2BY

Details: A selection of paintings from contemporary Welsh painters and selected works from the Beep2016 Painting Prize curated by Beep and elysiumgallery Director Jonathan Powell.

Artists: Sinead Aldridge | Tom Banks  | Sam Chapman | Philip Cheater | Michelle Conway | Tom Down (image) | Ilona Kiss | Arron Kuiper | Anna McNeil | Eifion Sven-Meyer | Fran Williams | Camilla Wilson | (Beep Peoples prize winner TBA)

Jane Phillips Award painters residency

Dates: 1st December 2016 – 12th April 2017

Location: elysiumstudios, 27-29 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LG

Details: The Jane Phillips Award is a memorial to Jane Phillips (1957 – 2011) Mission Gallery, Swansea’s first Director. Launched at Mission Gallery in 2011, the award is intended as a legacy to Jane’s passion for mentoring and nurturing talent, consistently supporting emerging and early career artists across the Visual and Applied Arts in Wales and beyond in a variety of different ways. As part of the Award, a Graduate Residency is offered where a selected artist will have the opportunity to make use of the Jane Phillips Award Studio at Elysium High Street studios. We are happy to announce the recipient as Phoebe Phillips, a Fine Art: Painting graduate from Carmarthen School of Art & Design.