Jonathan Powell


The first time I met Jonathan Powell The Swansea School of Art was at the Townhill Campus. It was in 2005/6 I was doing my MA in Photography.  In Fine Art, Also doing his Masters Jonathan was painting a large back and white oil. Impressed, I asked if I could take a photograph. (I will put it up, when I can get at my locked down archive).

It is now 2020 and Jonathan is Director of Elysium Gallery, which is the most exiting project to promote emerging and established visual artists to ever happen in Swansea. It fills a void that existed in 2007 for studio work places, and most important Galleries to show and sell their work. There are now studios for over a hundred artists on four sites in the City Centre including the New Elysium Gallery Bar in High Street. What a fantastic achievement. So here follows my project to document the artists, their studios and exhibitions, and add it to my Welsh Arts Archive.