Mission Gallery is one of Wales’ foremost spaces for the contemporary arts, providing opportunities for exhibition, craft, learning, events and residencies within and beyond Swansea, South Wales. Since 1977, Mission Gallery has developed a reputation for its dynamic and distinctive programming and from June 14 to August 3, 2014 welcomed the first Ephemeral Coast art exhibition. For this exhibition, Julia Davis (Australia), Stefhan Caddick (Wales), Fern Thomas (Wales) & Gemma Copp (Wales) were selected to make and exhibit new work that engages with the possibility of art to expose and challenge the ways we affect our natural surroundings, and how this is reflected in world’s coastlines. 

Mission Gallery has been a key collaborator for the Ephemeral Coast project and will support its return in 2017-18. At this time, the project will culminate in a major exhibition taking place in venues across Swansea Bay, with a substantial exhibition catalogue and symposium.