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elysium gallery presents beep2014 - A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS...

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10 Oct 2014 to 9 Nov 2014

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Artists in this exhibition: Jacqueline Alkema, Hannah Blight Anderson, Tom Banks, Tim Le Breuilly, 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, Arina Gordienko, Alastair Gordon, Lucja Grodzicia, Penny Hallas, Clare Harding, Bernard Heslin, Marc Heaton, Jill Iffe, Shelley Irish, Jaqueline Jones, Sally Jones, Priscilia Kheng, Ankur Kumar, Scott Mackenzie, Enzo Marra, Victoria Malcolm, Eilish McCann, Richard Monahan, Anne Moses, Ruth Murray, Aidan Myers, Paul Newman, Tom Pitt, Adam Rees, Andre Stitt, Ann Suganami, Michael Szpakowski Kate Walters, Lee Williams, Nicola Williams, Kay Bainbridge Wilkinson, Steve Wright

Swansea hosts International Painting Prize

Beep (Bi—ennial 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 is ‘A Portrait of the Artist as….’ and will feature 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 sponsor the main prize whilst Mission Gallery provide the People’s choice and are also managing the Beep2014 Children’s painting prize running at the same time as the main exhibition. There will also be various workshops and artist activities throughout the show.

This year Beep2014 forms part of Wales’s Dylan Thomas 100th birthday celebrations and the exhibition will take 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.

Preview: Friday 10th October 7pm | Free exhibition continues until Sunday 9th November
Opening times: Weds - Sun 12 – 5pm
Venue: The Old Iceland Building, 27-29 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NU

List of Artists:

Jacqueline Alkema | Hannah Blight Anderson | Tom Banks | Tim Le Breuilly | 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 | Arina Gordienko | Alastair Gordon | Lucja Grodzicia | Penny Hallas | Clare Harding | Bernard Heslin | Marc Heaton | Jill Iffe | Shelley Irish | Jaqueline Jones | Sally Jones |  Priscilia Kheng | Ankur Kumar | Scott Mackenzie | Enzo Marra | Victoria Malcolm | Eilish McCann | Richard Monahan | Anne Moses | Ruth Murray | Aidan Myers | Paul Newman | Tom Pitt | Adam Rees | Andre Stitt | Ann Suganami | Michael Szpakowski Kate Walters | Lee Williams | Nicola Williams | Kay Bainbridge Wilkinson | Steve Wright

Notes to Editors:

Beep was conceived by artist and Elysium Gallery Co-director Jonathan Powell out of a desire to bring a regular series of grandeur International contemporary painting exhibitions to Wales.

Since 2007 Elysium Gallery has promoted the work of artists by providing a solid platform from which they can anchor themselves and provide a comprehensive national and international network to increase their exposure. By providing support for emerging and established artists, Elysium Gallery encourages pride and participation in the local arts scene in an environment that promotes experimentation, freedom and appreciation in all creative practices. This helps to bridge the large gap between emerging and established artists, whilst continuing to strengthen, promote and sustain the vibrant Welsh arts scene.

Elysium Gallery currently runs 26 studio spaces and a gallery over two premises in Swansea City centre.
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