‘No Place Like Home’ Richard Ansett at Elysium Gallery, Swansea

‘No Place Like Home’ an exhibition by Richard Ansett of photographs taken in Town Hill, Swansea, at the Elysium Gallery Bar, High Street. Photographed at his artists talk at the Gallery on the 9th November, the exhibitions runs until the 20th of November. 























The day after Richard Ansett gave a talk at the Elysium Gallery Bar in High Street, Swansea he opened his exhibition ‘The Tale of Austin Callaway’ at Coventry Cathedral. He has travelled to Townhill in Swansea to produce these disquieting and arresting documentary portraits, ( Brett Rogers, The Photographers Gallery London.)

Living in London, Richard has work in the National Portrait Gallery, London, The Library and Archives of Canada, and the Smithsonian Institute in America.

His powerful, no holds barred images of the people of Town Hill have an empathy of a disenfranchised community, so it was no surprise to see the collection box for The Samaritans! Once again the Elysium Gallery have produced a not to be missed exhibition, so do go and see it, open until the 20th of November. Wednesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm.

Bernard Mitchell, November 2021.


Richard Billingham

Richard Billingham, Artist, Photographer, film maker, and teacher was born in 1970, he graduated in Art from Sunderland University. His early work documented family life in a council flat in the West Midlands, which was nominated for The Turner Prize. He now lives with his family in Swansea and in 2018 was presented with the Wakelin Award for his landscape photograph in the picture.

Evelyn Wolstenholme

Evelyn Wolstenholme is a documentary photographer. She won First Prize in the Glynn Vivian Gallery, Open competition in 2019 with this work on the theme of Life and Death. She studied at the Swansea school of Art with a First Class B.A degree and now lives and works in Swansea.