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Summer begins with Toril Brancher at Mission


The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Offsite programme from May to August 2013 is out now and we have lots of new of activities, talks, films and exhibitions for you throughout the summer months.

This week, Glynn Vivian Offsite is pleased to present Toril Brancher, Looking for Glenys Cour (a work in progress), at the Mission Gallery, from 21 May to 2 June.

Courtsesy the artist

Courtesy the artist

This stunning exhibition of photography and film documents Toril’s search for Glenys within the local landscape. A solo exhibition of Glenys Cour’s work curated by Mel Gooding will be a major part of our opening exhibition programme when we return to the gallery post refurbishment. As part of that future exhibition Toril has been commissioned to produce a film which will form part of this major show.

Join us for the recpetion at Mission Gallery on Thursday 23 May from 6.30pm, or visit the YMCA Swansea on Friday 24 May at 12pm, where Toril will be talking about the exhibition and her work. 

Also this week, we are joined by historian and artist Barry Plummer for our popular Community Café on Thursday 23 May, 5pm – 6pm at the YMCA Swansea. Over the next 4 months, Barry will be hosting a series of talks and discussions on Richard Glynn Vivian’s collection and the traditions of painting. He begins this series with a focus on landscape painting, looking at works from Richard Wilson to William Grant Murray.

New hands-on creative activities for children and adults will take place on Saturdays at the YMCA Swansea with workshops and films for the holidays in May and August. Booking is essential, call 01792 516900.

Our Glynn Vivian Young People’s group for 14-19 year olds continue to screen their selection of ’12 films to watch before you grow old’ on Wednesday 29 May from 4.30pm at the YMCA Swansea, as they present the Sci-Fi trilogy, The Matrix. Other films to look forward to include ‘127 Hours’ and the ‘Back To The Future Trilogy’.

All exhibitions and activities are free, everyone welcome.

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is part of the City and County of Swansea and is currently closed for redevelopment. This major project will create a new and exciting visitor experience and bring the attraction into the 21st century, whilst conserving the original character of the 1911 building and improving access for all.

To read more about the project and to view architect plans, please visit our website or you can stay in touch via Facebook and Twitter.

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