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Let’s see what happens… Taking part

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Glynn Vivian Navigators at Swansea Market. Photography: Eva Bartussek

Glynn Vivian Navigators at Swansea Market. Photography: Eva Bartussek

Since the exhibition opened over two weeks ago, we have seen hundreds of people taking part in ‘Let’s see what happens…

We have already seen Poetry Action in Swansea Market, Artist Talks at the YMCA, and last Saturday exhibition curator Karen McKinnon gave a walking tour and guided talk of the various venues to a group of enthusiastic explorers.

On Wednesday, our 55+ afternoon adult art class will be working with the Swansea Chinese Community Co-op Centre to learn Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. The group have already been learning a series of Chinese phrases, and will now be mastering the art of Chinese writing.

Fern Thomas, the sound of a temple six thousand miles away. Photography: Eva Bartussek

Fern Thomas, the sound of a temple six thousand miles away. Photography: Eva Bartussek

This weeks’ Artist Talk sees Yingmei Duan and Fern Thomas ‘In Conversation’, exploring the themes of ritual and performance and the relationship between artists and audience in their work. Join Yingmei and Fern on Thursday 17 October, 6.30pm at the YMCA Swansea. This is a free event, no booking required, but please arrive early as seating is limited.

Yingmei has also been working with our Glynn Vivian Young People, aged 14 – 24, on a series of three performance workshops, giving young performers the unique opportunity to create a live performance piece which will be presented on Monday 21 October, 8pm at the YMCA Theatre. Everyone welcome, no booking required.

See Yingmei Duan perform ‘Happy Yingmei’ at Elysium Gallery on College Street, and Fern Thomas’ exhibition ‘the sound of a temple from six thousand miles away’ at Ragged School, Pleasant Street, Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm until 3 November.

Don’t forget our Glynn Vivian Navigators are out and about in the various venues, so visit 41 High Street and Ragged School to talk to them about the work, or stop by Swansea Market to have a cup of Chinese tea and try some pickles.

‘Let’s see what happens…’ is a Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Offsite exhibition featuring the work of seven artists, four from Wales and three from China including Tim Davies, Yingmei Duan, Paul Emmanuel, Owen Griffiths, Maleonn, Fern Thomas and Zeng Huanguang.

It takes place in six venues across Swansea city centre and demonstrates a variety of working methods, including painting, performance, video installation and socially engaged practice.

See our website for the site map and full events listings.

Glynn Vivian Navigators at Swansea Market. Photography: Eva Bartussek

Glynn Vivian Navigators at Swansea Market. Photography: Eva Bartussek

Since the exhibition opened over two weeks ago, we have seen hundreds of people taking part in ‘Let’s see what happens…

We have already seen Poetry Action in Swansea Market, Artist Talks at the YMCA, and last Saturday exhibition curator Karen McKinnon gave a walking tour and guided talk of the various venues to a group of enthusiastic explorers.

On Wednesday, our 55+ afternoon adult art class will be working with the Swansea Chinese Community Co-op Centre to learn Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. The group have already been learning a series of Chinese phrases, and will now be mastering the art of Chinese writing.

Fern Thomas, the sound of a temple six thousand miles away. Photography: Eva Bartussek

Fern Thomas, the sound of a temple six thousand miles away. Photography: Eva Bartussek

This weeks’ Artist Talk sees Yingmei Duan and Fern Thomas ‘In Conversation’, exploring the themes of ritual and performance and the relationship between artists and audience in their work. Join Yingmei and Fern on Thursday 17 October, 6.30pm at the YMCA Swansea. This is a free event, no booking required, but please arrive early as seating is limited.

Yingmei has also been working with our Glynn Vivian Young People, aged 14 – 24, on a series of three performance workshops, giving young performers the unique opportunity to create a live performance piece which will be presented on Monday 21 October, 8pm at the YMCA Theatre. Everyone welcome, no booking required.

See Yingmei Duan perform ‘Happy Yingmei’ at Elysium Gallery on College Street, and Fern Thomas’ exhibition ‘the sound of a temple from six thousand miles away’ at Ragged School, Pleasant Street, Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm until 3 November.

Don’t forget our Glynn Vivian Navigators are out and about in the various venues, so visit 41 High Street and Ragged School to talk to them about the work, or stop by Swansea Market to have a cup of Chinese tea and try some pickles.

‘Let’s see what happens…’ is a Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Offsite exhibition featuring the work of seven artists, four from Wales and three from China including Tim Davies, Yingmei Duan, Paul Emmanuel, Owen Griffiths, Maleonn, Fern Thomas and Zeng Huanguang.

It takes place in six venues across Swansea city centre and demonstrates a variety of working methods, including painting, performance, video installation and socially engaged practice.

See our website for the site map and full events listings.

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