ABOUT GALERIE SIMPSON
Galerie Simpson started life as a print publishing company, using all the experience gathered from producing several successful fund-raising portfolios for charities, including The House of Fairy Tales and Cubitt Artists.
After re-locating to my hometown of Swansea, I hosted several exhibitions in my office. This organically developed into an artist’s run gallery, officially opening its doors in July 2014. Aided by a small team of artists who have helped steer this project, we already have a series of successful shows under our belt. Galerie Simpson (Swansea) is now progressing from an artists run, into an independent non-profit space.
GALERIE SIMPSON SELECTION BOX
In order to support this gallery development we will be applying for grants, but in the spirit of our DIY approach to fundraising, we have devised the ‘Galerie Simpson Selection Box’. A compact A4 sized box holding 18 artworks – an instant art collection. You will find all of the images from the artists and more details about the works in this blog.
The Artists contributing to this cornucopia are; Fiona Banner, Sir Peter Blake, Angela de la Cruz, Abigail Fallis, Tom Gidley, Georgie Hopton, Rachel Howard, Des Hughes, Gary Hume, Catrin Saran James, Michael Landy, Simon Periton, Jamie Reid, Jane Simpson, Sarah Staton, Gavin Turk, Rachel Whiteread & Clare Woods.
The Selection Box will be previewed at the gallery in Mid March, and London in April. We have 5 boxes that can be secured at an early bird price, please email us for details..
firstname.lastname@example.org – This box is a truly special thing that shouldn’t be missed!
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE GALLERY
We have presented shows since July 2014. Kicking off with local artists, Georgina Ace & Cliff Jones. Then followed a two person exhibition with the legends Gavin Turk & Sir Peter Blake.
Then a solo survey show of the world-famous graphic artist Jamie Reid, featuring over 60 works spanning 35 years of Jamie’s groundbreaking practice. During the summer of 2015 we hosted a solo show with young Welsh artist Catrin Saran James, in collaboration with the Swansea museum. The exhibition combined objects from the museum with prints created by collaging flat colour with images of Swansea City Centre. The Autumn kicked off with the Molly Parkins first solo painting show in Wales. Our current show is a stunning three person exhibition of painting, sculpture and ceramics from Welsh borders based, internationally acclaimed artists Clare Woods, Des Hughes and Tom Gidley.
The project has been so full of goodwill, the list of people to thank would be an essay in itself. But I must first say a big thank you to Crawford Bryce (the most amazing designer ever) . The incredible Mark Jenkins at K2, my Swansea printers – Nina Morgan, Rose Davies, Patricia Mckenna Jones and Hannah Frederick Lawson… and of course the fantastic artists. I hope you will be as proud of this as I am…