Jane Phillips Curatorial Residency Studio

In March 2015 Louise Hobson was selected as the recipient of the Jane Phillips Award Curatorial Residency, a new opportunity within the Jane Phillips Award (administered by Mission Gallery) to support early career curatorial development. The residency offered Louise a studio space at Elysium Gallery’s High Street Studios for a month’s research and development; a travel award for overseas research; and a slot in Mission Gallery’s programming.

Within this framework Louise travelled to New York to undertake a curatorial residency with Flux Factory and Residency Unlimited (February 2016) and developed group exhibition Catherine Biocca, Cornelia Baltes, Rosalie Schweiker at Mission Gallery, supported by mentoring from Gavin Wade, Director of Eastside Projects (March – April 2016).

The Jane Phillips Award is a memorial to Jane Phillips (1957 – 2011) Mission Gallery’s first Director. Launched at Mission Gallery in 2011, the award is intended as a legacy to Jane’s passion for mentoring and nurturing talent, consistently supporting young, emerging and early career artists across the Visual and Applied Arts in Wales and beyond.