Beep Venues 2016
Swansea College of Art, Dynevor Campus, De-La Beche Street, Swansea, SA1 3EU
Swansea College of Art was formed 160 years ago and moved into the modernised Dynevor Grammar School premises in 2005. Situated within the former gymnasiums spread over two floors are the students’ maze of work spaces which are cleared away every summer to make way for the annual degree shows. It is here in the heart of Swansea City Centre where the first leg of Beep2016 will take place alongside a series of painting discussions and seminars within the exhibition. www.uwtsd.ac.uk
This establishment makes the core of our 2016 exhibition, with its spectacular space and amazing surroundings. The artists will find enough room to showcase their work, as well as the audience which is looking forward to seeing the event that will take place here.
Undegun, Regent Street, Wrexham, LL11 1SG
Undegun is the first of a series creative spaces ran by THIS Project. Opening in July 2013, Undegun has welcomed an array of artists, musicians, dancers and film producers to exhibit, perform and record on the site. Undegun is a large multi-purpose creative space which includes artists’ studios and encourages the Wrexham community to get involved with the arts. Situated on the upper floors of an old sports retail centre, Undegun has become a vibrant and essential element of the Wales arts scene. It is here where the second leg of Beep2016 will take place.
We believe that Undergun is designed to provide artists everything they need to complete a successful exhibition. This place features modern design, as well as all the necessary equipment for the artists to make their set up. With Undergun we tried to facilitate this entire experience and help people feel more comfortable.
ARCADECARDIFF, UNIT 3b, Queens Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2BY
Established in 2011, ARCADECARDIFF is a project and exhibitions space situated in the busy city centre of Cardiff. An integral part of the Cardiff art scene, ARCADECARDIFF encourage experimentation, discussion and a high profile platform for artists to test out new ideas or show new work. A smaller space than the previous venues, towards the end of 2016 ARCADECARDIFF will host an exhibition featuring selected work of International artists from Beep2016 (to be chosen during the main exhibitions) to accompany a selection of Welsh painters under the theme of This must be the place I never wanted to leave.
Even though we are dealing with limited space, it’s still perfect for small exhibitions. We motivate artists to use this space for discussions, where they will have a chance to develop new ideas and work with others to improve the quality of their work.
Swansea Grand Theatre, the Arts Wing, Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QJ
A contemporary space that hosts exhibitions, conferences and smaller scale music and drama performances. On the first and second floors are two spacious exhibition areas and ‘The White Room’ which offer opportunities for artists to display their work. Throughout August and during the Beep2016 show in Swansea will be an exhibition featuring Welsh and former Beep painting prize artists.
Swansea Grand Theatre is an amazing space, quite modern and excellent for art exhibitions. It features plenty of room to show your work and many artists are looking forward to presenting their art in Swansea Grand Theatre.
elysiumgallery, 16 College Street, Swansea, SA1 5BH
elysiumgallery was established in 2007 and is an artist led, self-sustaining enterprise comprising of 60+ studio spaces and a contemporary art gallery over three venues in Swansea City Centre. The team behind elysiumgallery are the organisers of the Beep Painting Prize and are dedicated to providing a platform for national artists whilst bringing International events to the city. elysiumgallery is not for profit organisation and is not revenue funded by the Arts Council of Wales. Revenue from hire of gallery and studio spaces directly funds our programme of activities and running costs. Various painting and Beep related activities and exhibitions will be taking place at the gallery in the run up to, and during the main exhibitions. www.elysiumgallery.com
It’s quite interesting to notice that Arts Council of Wales founds all the activities, which helps artists present their work without paying the fee. Additionally, international artists are most welcome to use this space for their exhibitions, which attracts a lot of audience from the entire Wales.
elysiumstudios, 27-29 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LG
Opened in March 2015 and situated on the top floor of the former Iceland supermarket building. There are 38 studio spaces including two residency studios, the elysiumgallery and the is this/this is project space. The High Street Studios will host two artist residencies related to the themes of Beep2016 which will result in artist presentations, discussions and exhibitions.
Even though it’s newly opened establishment, the majority of artist love showcasing their work in this studio. The entire set up is quite modern and spacious, which provides them an opportunity to work in highly –equipped surroundings.