Axe Head to Everything: I Have a Heart as Big as the World But… at Volcano Theatre

GS interns’ Axe Head Collective presents its third major March Volcano Theatre group show of Swansea College of Art alumni! Opening March 13th for one week. Titled I Have the Biggest Heart in the World but… this show is Axe Head Collective’s biggest so far, featuring twelve artists and including a performance by exhibiting artist Jeremy Gluck.

Formed in 2017 by four UWTSD Swansea College of Art Fine Art artists – Alina Skorohoda, Demian Johnston, Jeremy Gluck, and Melissa Rodrigues –  to considerable aplomb Axe Head’s self-directed debut show, ‘Axe Head to Everything’ opened in March 2018 at Volcano Theatre, featuring in total nine UWTSD undergrad fine artists. The following November the four curated a show of their work exclusively for Creative Bubble, ‘Studio 95 – Promote Harder’. And in March 2019, the second Axe Head to Everything Swansea College of Art group show, subtitled ‘Cut & Run’, opened at Volcano, featuring ten artists. October 2019, and Axe Head had their Axe Head GS show at GS Artists, where the founding quartet intern.

Axe Head III for Volcano will feature conceptual artworks, paintings, photos, video and more, approaching a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way.


Abigail Fraser @fineart_fraser

Alina Skorohoda @skorohodalina_art

Benesek Monk @benesekmonk

Demian Johnston @demonstuff

Ellie Day @linesbyday

Jeremy Gluck @nonceptualism

Melissa Rodrigues @melissa_rodrigues_art

Mitja Zupanc

Owain Sparnon @owainsparnon

Scott Mackenzie @mackenzie_________scott

Tomos Sparnon @tomos_sparnon

Zoe Mills @bigz_zo

Axe Head Collective Artist Statements

Alina Skorohoda @skorohodalinaart

Alina’s artwork explores the notion of woman’s duty to the world. She responds to the feelings of obligation that haunt women everywhere. Alina uses domestic objects in her work. Through altering these objects, she questions attitudes, fears and unwritten rules which have formed a hostile environment for women and their behaviour within it.

Demian Johnston @demonstuff

Demian’s practice looks to develop internal mindscapes involving multiple symbols and thoughts to bridge the physical process and mental or spiritual state, and individual and collective consciousness. Building on a growing body of work featuring dynamic installations with energy concentrated by their confinement, his work is rarely figurative, encompassing dimensions of unpredictability and naturalness.

Jeremy Gluck @nonceptualism

Working as a fine artist in digital art, film, installation and mixed media, Jeremy Gluck’s uncompromising works confront the viewer, encouraging a physical, sensitive, or conceptual experience of each. Radical artistic engagement is the mission statement.

Melissa Rodrigues @missbalencantefineart

Rodrigues’ work uses a variety of techniques – lately photography – and materials to explore issues of displacement, belonging, and cultural identity. Addressing issues concerning the movement of people across the world, immigration, sense of belonging, cultural identity and the rhetoric of otherness are the bases from which Rodrigues’ work blossoms.