Friday, 7 May 2010

Jonathan Anderson - Richard and Rosemary Wakelin Purchase Award

Oriel Myrddin Gallery's Gallery Manager, Meg Anthony, has been the selector for this year's Richard and Rosemary Wakelin Purchase Award for The Glynn Vivian Gallery in Swansea, awarded this year to Swansea-based artist Jonathan Anderson.

This annual award is given to a Welsh artist whose work is purchased for the Gallery’s permanent collection. Meg selected three small-scale sculptures from the artist’s recent ‘house’ series [Concrete House (2009), Concrete House with Coal Seam (2010) and Sand House Mould (2006-8)] which she describes as: "...poetic and profoundly moving, as the house form draws us close to the artist’s psyche as well as questioning (dis)harmony on a social and political level."

Jonathan Anderson - seen here

There are a series of wall based works on show in the upper galleries along with the purchased works including one of my favourite pieces which uses wallpaper, coal dust and driftwood. The show continues until Sunday 20 June 2010.

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