What Would Marx Do?

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My new book, What Would Marx Do?, is now finished, and is due to be published by Octopus Books in March of next year. You can read more about it here. If you’re eager, you can preorder it on Amazon. As well as writing this book, I also illustrated some of it. Some of these pieces are for sale in the gallery, but – understandably – the publishers would like me to keep the other illustrations from public view. However, if you were interested in buying any of the originals, you can contact me so that I can arrange a private digital viewing.

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Commissions, Free Art Raffle, and Discounts

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Hi Everyone,

Some news.

Raffle: everyone who signs up to my newsletter will be entered into a monthly raffle to receive a free A7 sized commission (approx. 3 by 4 inches – see samples below). The first draw will take place November 10th. You can sign up here.

Discount: All newsletter subscribers get 5% on art sales and commissions.

Commissions: At the moment, I am currently OPEN for personal commissions. From now until Christmas, I am offering the following (sorry to mention the C word… Nice pressie idea maybe?):

  • A7 size = £20
  • A6 size = £40
  • A5 size = £80
  • A4 size and up = depends on time and business – please enquire

Please get in touch with any questions, etc.

Thank you!

G.

New Pieces in the For Sale Gallery

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Just uploaded nine new pieces of original art to the for sale gallery – philosophers and psychologists, mostly.

Go here: Original Art Sales and Commissions

Gareth Southwell - Elsyium Gallery Preview Night - photo courtesy of Jo Mazelis

Elysium Gallery Exhibition

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The evening of Friday 7th August saw the preview night of my joint exhibition with fellow Gower College Swansea artists in residence Jason & Becky. It marked the end of the residencies that had run from April through June. “Collider” (as the exhibition is called) hosts 18 of my original works, together with installation works by Jason & Becky (and which also included a performance element on the night). Here are a selection of photos – some taken on preview night (courtesy of Elysium), and some later (courtesy of Eliot Southwell).

If you’re in the vicinity, please pop in. The exhibition runs until Sunday 30th August, and Elysium Gallery is open 12 to 4 pm, Wednesday to Sunday. For those interested, all my pieces are for sale – contact me for pricing, etc.

Finally, thanks go to: Michael Murray, for setting up the residency, and for his friendship, help and advice (best of luck with the new freelance gig!); Jon Powell and all at Elysium; Lucy Donald and all at Mission Gallery; the staff and students of Llwyn y Bryn campus, for allowing me the run of the campus and making me feel at home, especially Chris Jones, Elinor and Mary and everyone in the Foundation block, Phill Cumpstone, and Hywel (sorry about the car…!); Kris Besley and Kate Pearce, for their encouragement and support; Jason & Becky, for sorting out the flyers, and for their generosity and flexibility; Eliot, for the pictures; Jo Mazelis and Mark Matthews, for being there (in both senses), and Jo for her photos (of me, looking scruffy and well-fed…); Lee Aspland and Phill Burton, for backing me; and lastly my Jo, for chauffeuring, accompanying, and generally for everything she has to put up with (saintly, she is).

Preparing for the Exhibition

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So, I’ve just come to the end of the artist residency at Gower College Swansea. Last month, I did a little exhibition at Mission Gallery, Swansea with fellow artists in residence, Jason and Becky, and this coming month will see a joint show with them at Elysium Gallery, Swansea.

So, I’m currently preparing some new work, which I’ll be showing with some recent and older pieces. I’ll be sharing these as I finish them, as well as works in progress, sketches and doodles, via the usual social networks and Patreon (where the interested can support and follow me).

The exhibition will start on August 7th, and run through August 30th. You can read more details about the show here.