Formed in 2007, elysium is an artist led, not-for-profit social enterprise comprising of artists studios, 2 contemporary art galleries, performance venue and bar over 4 locations in Swansea City Centre, Wales, United Kingdom. Elysium gallery promotes the work of contemporary visual artists by providing a solid platform from which they can anchor themselves and provide a comprehensive national and international network to increase their exposure and develop their practice, whilst showcasing and making accessible contemporary art within the City and County of Swansea.
Elysium gallery strives to provide support for emerging and established artists and art organisations as well as encouraging pride and participation in local visual and performing arts in an environment that promotes experimentation, freedom, and appreciation in all creative practices.
The gallery has a main program of events but leaves gaps in its calendar for impromptu events and exhibitions both in the exhibitions space and in offsite locations. All events are carefully programmed through directed curatorial and panel selection and aims to showcase the best of contemporary art from Wales and further afield.
Historically elysium has never been rooted to one building, inhabiting 9 buildings and instigating many offsite projects throughout its time. Its this ability to change, adapt and transform that keeps propelling elysium to thrive and never stand still in an ever changing cultural landscape.