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The Adventures of Richard Glynn Vivian Premiere


The Adventures of Richard Glynn Vivian: The animation

The Adventures of Richard Glynn Vivian: The animation

This Saturday 12 April at 11am, the Glynn Vivian premieres a new animation film created by members from our Saturday morning art club.

The 10 minute movie called ‘The Adventures of Richard Glynn Vivian’ has been developed by children and families who have taken part in art  workshops over the past 6 months and the movie is being shown on the Big Screen in Castle Square for the first time.

In the animation, Richard Glynn Vivian has been cast as part explorer and art collector like Indiana Jones, and part reporter like Hergé’s Tintin, and travels around the world collecting beautiful art works to bring back to Swansea.

Gallery Learning Officer Tom Goddard said, “We have used lots of different techniques to create the film and the children have learnt loads of new skills, including shadow puppets, model making and stop frame animation.”

“Richard Glynn Vivian donated his art collection to the people of Swansea to enjoy and it has been a joy to investigate and share his story.”

The voice of Richard Glynn Vivian has been provided by Alun Merrell, a member of the Gallery’s young people’s group, Black Kettle Collective.

The theme tune has also been created especially for the film by local musician, Sarah Passmore, and is sung by the young animators.

The animation is a continuation of our programmes to explore the life of the Gallery’s founder, Richard Glynn Vivian and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Last summer the group created the ‘Adventures of Richard Glynn Vivian comic book’, and beginning in May, the young artists will work towards making their own retro style computer game based on Richard Glynn Vivian’s travels.

Come along and join members from the Saturday morning art club and the Gallery team in Castle Square from 10am this Saturday.

For details on Easter holiday workshops, visit the gallery’s website or call 01792 516900.

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