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Swansea Print Workshop is a not for profit company limited by guarantee. Companies House No. 4078671

Registered Office: 19a Clarence Street, Swansea SA1 3QR

Our mission statement and constitution were drawn up with the help of the Cooperative Society and a small business grant from Business Connect, Swansea 

Mission Statement

Objects of the Association

  • The fostering, development and encouragement of fine art practices, with particular reference to drawing and printmaking.
  • to provide shared art production facilities
  • to promote greater awareness of print and drawing techniques and to educate public tastes in these arts through teaching programs and exhibitions
  • to provide an environment where practicing artists can operate on a high professional level and extend and refine their expertise.
  • to provide entry level workshops in all related techniques for all sections of the community.
  • to meet regularly to exchange views and expertise with other artists and like minded groups in other areas of the country.

Aims

  • to extend our user base through working closely with local initiatives to reach a wider range of participants.
  • to increase the opening hours to fully realise the best value of a newly refurbished facility
  • to raise awareness of the special accessibility and creative potential of printmaking as an art form and its unique suitability to first time users and non artists.
  • to provide training for workshop leaders and assistants and a platform for a pool of community artists for the exchange of information and the delivery of good professional workshops
  • to promote and extend research into new methods and techniques of printmaking based on environmentally ‘safe’ use of non toxic materials.

Set up in 1998 by the two founding members, Jackie Ford and Alan Williams, it became a not for profit company in the year 2000.

It is operated with a voluntary board of directors in addition to volunteers in the studio and administrative areas.

The present Committee includes:

  • Jackie Ford: Company Secretary
  • Robert Macdonald
  • Adele Vye
  • Alan Figg
  • Peter Spriggs
  • Carys Roberts
  • Alan Roberts
  • Hannah Lawson

We would welcome interest from anyone who may have skills or experience to contribute to the board of directors. 

We have no regular staffing. Any staff in post are linked to the delivery of a project or proramme of work. Many aspects of the studio activities are carried out by volunteers.

 Outreach Artists

One of the aims of SPW has been to provide a pool of artists who are experienced in the delivery of workshops to a variety of recipients including community groups and the education sector, and are able to adapt to the needs of a specific client.  Their involvement and support are essential in the successful delivery of workshops.