Oriel Myrddin Gallery’s Young Artist Club will be visiting elysiumgallery and Studio in February to experience the magic of artists work spaces. elysiumgallery is an artist led, not for profit, social enterprise with 83 studio spaces and a contemporary art gallery over 3 venues in Swansea. Established in 2007 elysiumgallery offers a collaborative and participatory experience and is at the epicenter of the vibrant creative community in Swansea.
The Young Artists Club will visit the gallery and studios and get the chance to work with painter Kate Bell who has a studio at elysium’s Orchard Street building. This term they have been exploring layers and textures and will be working with Kate exploring techniques using wax and paint.
The trip has been inspired by the current exhibition Roger Cecil + Four Contemporary Painters. The late Roger Cecil was known for the beautiful and fascinating studio he worked in at his house, photographs of which can be seen in the book Roger Cecil: A Secret Artist by Dr Peter Wakelin currently for sale in the gallery shop.