There are many galleries in Swansea these days, some quite big and some quite small. Elysium Gallery is one of the small ones but is part of a large artists organisation in the city with close connections to Swansea College of Art and running a substantial collection of artists studios and events.
The exhibition, “Paint to the Teeth Bone”, that has just finished at Elysium featured three emerging artists currently students at the college. I look forward to seeing how each of the artists develop their work but I was particularly taken by Sophie Hardings work on figures.
Another small but important and exciting gallery is Galerie Simpson run by Jane Simpson. The current exhibition is called Joy Revision and features 5 artists who are “old enough to know better” – Angela de la Cruz, Sarah Pickstone, Andreas Ruethi, Anne Ryan, and Stephen Snoddy.