Kelly Gorman is an American Mixed Media Artist who is currently living and working in the United Kingdom. She received her Masters in Arts Degree in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, United Kingdom and her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta, Georgia USA. You can visit Gorman’s exhibition of vintage scrapbooks and quirky collages at Elysium Gallery, 31 Craddock Street, Swansea SA1 3EP until 5 Febuary. Opening hours 12-5pm Wed-Sat.
With the next 18 months of shows already booked in, I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of their programme of events.
Following their recent fire-bomb attack, the MAD (Music Arts Dance Swansea) charity shop also reopened their doors last Friday with a relaunch night and exhibition. M.A.D’s aim is to further the professionalism of Musicians, Artists and performers in Swansea.
The shop has an installation space out back, while the main retail area doubles as an exhibition space for local artists. MAD also offers:
- FREE Wi-Fi - FROTHY COFFEE FACILITIES - LOADSA COOL STUFF TO PURCHASE - A CHILL OUT AREA WHERE YOU CAN CHOOSE THE MUSIC
The MAD Shop, 4 Mansel Street, Swansea SA1 5SE
3. Ffilm 2
Opening at 7pm tonight (Friday 21 January), the Glynn Vivian are screeening Ffilm 2, the second of three seasons of exhibitions presenting a wide range of recent film and video in various spaces across the gallery. Their focus on film will run until April 2011 and includes well known and emerging artists from Wales and across the UK.
The rolling programme of works have been selected from commissioning organisations and collections across the UK including Film and Video Umbrella, the Arts Council Collection and the British Council Collection.
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ
4. Emergence-Eginiad @ Taliesin
“What might the future look like if artists could change the world?”
Saturday 29 January features a one-day creative, interactive conference for people working in the arts in Wales, hosted by Taliesin Arts Centre. Network, share ideas, ask questions and get tools for a more sustainable practice.
The Power of Poesie: Welsh artist, Derek Couturier has returned to painting in recent years and is fascinated anew at its potential for expression. “Abstract painting is now a major area of experimentation,” says Couturier. “Without external references I find that abstract imagery can speak of things beyond imagination, of things yet to be articulated. It has a spiritual dimension that is utterly compelling.” His exhibition runs at the Ceri Richards Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre until Sat 12 Febuary.
FREE entrance to all the exhibitions listed above (apart from Emergence).