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And It’s Goodbye From The SPace

5 Feb
panorama

Panoramic view of the lovely SPace

Hurry and see this artspace before it disappears! Back in the middle of November, some members of Swansea Print Workshop got together to run a short-term popup gallery and artspace in Swansea’s run-down High Street, an area of social regeneration. We had a 12 week lease from Coastal Housing group and we painted and cleaned, hung prints and drawings on the walls and opened to the public 4 days a week. The rest of the time we went in and worked on art stuff, sometimes alone and sometimes in small groups.

A press feature back at the beginning.....

A press feature back at the beginning…..

And now we’re coming to the end of the lease. We recently installed a print and drawing-based installation, ‘Identity‘, led by Pip Woolf and inspired by work with people with dementia, which has brought in a lot of intrigued visitors and we’re closing with a ‘Goodbye Tea’ on Thursday February the 11th from 5.00 to 7.00, with lashings of home-made cake.

The collaborative installation instigated by artist Pip Woolf

The collaborative installation instigated by artist Pip Woolf

 

Please join us if you’re in the area and watch this SPace as we’re hoping to carry on in some shape in coming months……..

 

The SPace is at 217, High Street, Swansea, Wales, UK until February the 13th.

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28 Jan
"Identity" at The SPace

“Identity” at The SPace

I’ve been involved in an artist collective, members of Swansea Print Workshop, at The SPace. We’ve had the place since mid-November and will be there for another three weeks. One of the best things about this has been the impetus for some of the artists to work together, to discuss and collaborate and we’re launching an installation tomorrow, instigated by Pip Woolf, who provided huge pieces of tissue paper for us to work on and then she’s used the results to wrap the gallery. It’s open for just a few days – there’s a discussion led by Pip followed by refreshments Friday (29th) from 5.30 to 7 pm and it’s open daily Friday, Saturday and next Wednesday, 11.30 to 5pm.

 

Pip says,

I am currently exploring “Identity” as a subject that has arisen from my ongoing research alongside dementia, those diagnosed with it, those living with it and those who are supporting. In choosing to show my current work in progress at the Space I have had to consider how I can use the venue respectful of the other 13 members. At the same time when I first saw the SPAce it seemed to offer a potentially interesting and experimental venue to introduce my early enquiries through making.

The discussion will focus on how my studio work has developed and how showing here intersects with my interest in collaborative work. 


The SPace arose as a group of printmakers saw an opportunity to promote their work as well as the fantastic facility that is Swansea Print Workshop. Many of us do not know each other so co-operative use of the SPace is a key element. The temporary pop up has been created as outreach of Swansea Print Workshop courtesy of a generous arrangement with Coastal Housing.”

The SPace continues until February 13th at 217 High Street, Swansea.

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