On Thursday 10 April, Glynn Vivian Offsite is delighted to present Manfinger, a newly commissioned, documentary film by Welsh artist, Maria Pask that takes inspiration from Swansea’s alternative music scene and rich cultural heritage.
Inspired by the artist’s love of the bands Badfinger and Man, the documentary film reveals a series of present day conversations reflecting on the Swansea rock scene of the 1970s, including candid interviews from local musicians and personal memories from local music fans of the time.
These conversations are presented alongside a portrayal of the music culture in Swansea today, through singing art students, sound workshops, working closely alongside local community and societal groups.
You can see Manfinger at Elysium Gallery, 11 April – 26 April. Open Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Preview, Thursday 10 April
Dylan Thomas Theatre
6pm Join Maria Pask in conversation with Karen Mackinnon, Director of Artes Mundi
6.45pm Screening of Manfinger – limited places available
Elysium Art Gallery
7.45pm Join us at Elysium Gallery for performances from Andy Jones with Black Kettle Collective
Manfinger is presented in partnership with Elysium Gallery and The Dylan Thomas Theatre as part of the Glynn Vivian Offsite programme, while the Gallery is closed for redevelopment.
A Glynn Vivian Offsite exhibition, supported by a grant from the Mondrian Foundation in collaboration with Black Kettle Collective, Gorseinon Day Service group, the Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group and students from the Royal Art School in Den Haag, The Netherlands.
Visit www.glynnviviangallery.org for all Glynn Vivian Offsite information
All events are free, everyone welcome