Mission Gallery
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Mission Gallery | Gloucester Place | Maritime Quarter | Swansea SA1 1TY | Wales | UK

Private View: 7pm-9pm Friday 21 March 2014

Co—Respondents is a show that highlights one of the guiding principles behind the successful MA Art & Design programme at the Swansea Metropolitan campus of the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David University.

The professional art lecturer, of course, is also involved in an ongoing and crucial dialogue of that between professional practice and pedagogy, a veritable tightrope, but with the right tensions built-in it can enable both student and teacher to flourish. The present MA has the affix Contemporary Dialogues written into its award titles and that is what we hope to show in this exhibition.

The four pathway leaders have each been paired with a student to install in Mission Gallery four manifestations of these dialogues that speak in a multi-modal tongue over four medium specific aspects; Fine Art, Photography, Textiles and an overarching Visual Communication. The master/student arrangement still flourishes in the latter day polis; it is how the two parties co-respond to each other that is crucial in both the pursuit of excellence and progress. Curated by Angela Maddock and Catrin Webster