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BEEP 2016: This must be the place I never wanted to leave…

Preview: Friday 5th August, 6pm

Exhibition continues until 3rd September

Open Tuesday – Saturday 11-5pm

Admission Free

Beep (Biennial exhibition of painting) is Wales’s only large scale contemporary international painting exhibition taking place at different venues every two years. This year will see the main Beep exhibition tour from Swansea to Wrexham and include satellite exhibitions, events and residencies in and around Swansea, Wrexham and Cardiff.

This year’s theme ‘This must be the place I never wanted to leave’ aims to explore notions of perception, memory and belonging grounded in a place, space or time.

The evocative realization of this ‘place’ evokes abstract perceptions. Psychological impressions, physical memory, re-imagined and reconstituted fragments develop from deep felt multi- sensory experiences.

The recognition of ‘the place I never wanted to leave’ (and may have left, by will or necessity) becomes a profound awareness of the elusive nature of objective reality.  In longing for another place and time suggests a longing to restore totality of being.  In the same way a smell, a sound or a sight momentarily transport us to the centre of an experience in place, so can the image.

The winner will be announced at the opening of Beep Swansea on August 5th and will be awarded with £1000 and a solo exhibition with elysiumgallery in 2017. The people’s prize winner will be announced at the end of the Beep Wrexham exhibition.

The exhibiting artists:

Susan Absolon, Sinead Aldridge, Kayde Anobile, Tom Banks, Pip Barrett, Jo Berry, Heather Brammeier, Philip Cheater, Jenny Chisholm, Minyoung Choi, Michelle Conway, Daniel Crawshaw, Paul Crook, Eugenia Cuellar, Gordon Dalton, Lara Davies, Lisa Denyer, Tom Down, Heather Eastes, Andrew Ekins, Louise Giovanelli, Gabriela Giroletti, Penny Hallas, Sky Kim, Ilona Kiss (image), Arron Kuiper, Paraic Leahy, Susanna Lisle, Catrin Llwydd, Jaya Mansberger, Enzo Marra, Mary McCrae, Anna McNeil, Liam O’Connor, Alan Rees-Baynes, Andre Stitt, Eifion Sven-Myer, Mircea Teleaga, Christopher Twigg, Richard Twose, Francisco Valdes, Lois Wallace, Tim Warren, Ian Watson, Laura Welsman, Fran Williams, Richard Williams, Camilla Wilson, Tong Zhang

Selector: Jonathan Powell

Judges: Shani Rhys-James & Jonathan Watkins

Beep Swansea: 5th Aug – 3rd September, Swansea College of Art

Beep Wrexham: 7th Oct – 5th November, Undegun, This Project, Wrexham

Beep Cardiff: Nov 16th – 23rd December, Arcade Cardiff

Painting ParallelsThe Painters Studio

Painting Parallels

2nd – 27th August 2016

Preview Tuesday 2nd August 6pm

The Grand Theatre Arts Wing

Admission Free

This exhibition situated on the second floor of the Grand Theatre Arts wing brings together a selected group of Welsh painters who work collectively within the Swansea arts community but tread very different paths within the medium of paint.

Painting Parallels is a part of this years’ Beep Wales Contemporary International Painting Prize series of exhibitions taking place across the city. See www.beepwales.co.uk for full programme of events

This exhibition is curated by Beep & elysiumgallery Director Jonathan Powell

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The Painters Studio

2nd – 7th August 2016

Preview Tuesday 2nd August 6pm

The Grand Theatre Arts Wing

Admission Free
This exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the working practices of a group of contemporary Swansea painters and details the intricacies of studio life. The first floor of the Grand Theatre Arts wing will feature a mixture of finished paintings and works in progress on studio easels intermingled with photographs of the artists’ studios and insights into the mind and spaces of the creative individuals.

The Painters Studio is a part of this years’ Beep Wales Contemporary International Painting Prize series of exhibitions taking place across the city. See www.beepwales.co.uk for full programme of events

This exhibition is curated by Beep & elysiumgallery Director Jonathan Powell, photographs by Daniel Staveley.

 

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