Mission Gallery
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Mission Gallery | Gloucester Place | Maritime Quarter | Swansea SA1 1TY | Wales | UK

Featuring Julia Davis (Australia), Stefhan Caddick (Wales) & Fern Thomas (Wales)

Curated by Celina Jeffery

Ephemeral Coast is an international, 4-year curatorial research project led by Celina Jeffery (University of Ottawa,Canada), which will be launched at Mission Gallery in Swansea. The exhibition seeks to “explore the changing cultures, geographies and ecologies of coastlines internationally and bring awareness to these fragile and temporal spaces through the affective practices of art making.”

The first of these art projects/exhibitions will take place in collaboration with Mission Gallery in Swansea in June, the second in Mauritius and the third in Alaska and the Arctic region of Western Canada. Other partners in coastal regions will also participate. The research project will culminate in 2017/8 in a large-scale exhibition ideally taking place in venues across Swansea Bay – including Carmarthen – with a large exhibition catalogue and symposium.

Artists in each of these locations have been selected to make and exhibit new work in response to the curatorial premise. In turn, academics and community members from a variety of universities including the University of Ottawa, University of Swansea and the University of Wolverhampton, have been invited to participate in programming around the show. They will then continue to create these links, to support the dialogue concerning the themes generated by the exhibitions.