Mission Gallery, Swansea
Until Sat 4 Jan
Mission Gallery, an easy-to-miss landmark nestled shyly by the marina in Swansea’s Maritime Quarter, will play host to this seasonally themed craft exhibition. It promises to explore and celebrate everything about winter, from the bitter, dark cold you’ll most likely experience outside the gallery doors, to the warm shelter of the hearth. Sculptural woodwork, basketry and enamel work are represented in a quiet, contemplative space. It looks like a perfect way to eke out a moment of peace among the madcap shopping rush, or a soothing balm for the darker nights.
There is an impressive array of artists showcased in this modest exhibition. The space will showcase works by printmakers, engravers, weavers and ceramicists. Artworks on display are made using a wide range of materials, from wood and metal to leather. Some of those on show include Mandy Coates, Eluned Glyn, Buddug Humphreys, Rhiannon Gwyn, Llio James, Caroline Rees, Diane Horne, Fflur Owen, and Lillemor Latham. Instead of browsing the Quadrant, dodging prams and dizzy shoppers grabbing at novelty gifts, make the most of an extra half-hour and appreciate some fine craftsmanship, or simply visit to stay out of the cold. It’s the kind of space that’s becoming rarer and rarer in this day and age – a space in which to pause, look and think.
Admission: free. Info: 01792 652016 / www.missiongallery.co.uk (LA)