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Offsite and on tour

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Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Road ShowNext week, the Glynn Vivian team will be out in the community as our summer programme of free activities and events continues.

On Tuesday 27 May, we’ll be at our offsite home at the YMCA, where Swansea City Opera will be running an introduction to opera workshop and a day of vocal and performance workshops.

The workshop takes place 1pm to 4pm and is open to everyone, including families and children, so discover something new this half term holiday and improve your vocal talents. Book online or call 01792 516900. There will also be the opportunity to see the 2014 ‘Marriage of Figaro’ tour at the Taliesin Theatre for a concessionary rate for all participants.

Glynn Vivian Road ShowOn Wednesday 28 May, the first of our summer Road Shows takes place at Graigfelen Hall in Clydach from 12pm to 4pm. The Glynn Vivian Road Show is an opportunity for local residents to join in with free art activities, have a look at some of the Gallery’s ceramics collection and learn about conservation.

We’re looking for people to bring along their treasured collections to the Road Show; whether its Star Wars figures, works of art, model trains or Panini football sticker albums, we want residents to share them with us and let us know the stories behind them.

Other activities include art workshops and art trail, talks and demonstrations by conservators and experts and the chance to curate your own mini exhibition using our miniature gallery.

Visitors will also get the chance to select work from the Gallery’s collection to be reproduced and put on display in their community centre and selected sites throughout the city centre.

If you can’t make the Road Show, tweet us a picture of your collection at home @GlynnVivian #wecollect #rydymyncasglu

The Road Shows make up part of the Gallery’s exploration into the Richard Glynn Vivian bequest and the Gallery’s collection. Other Road Shows will follow at Swansea Community Farm in Fforestfach on July 5, the Vetch Field on August 9 and Bonymaen Family Centre on August 11.

Fable, Andreas RuthiOn Thursday 29 May from 5.30pm, we start our summer Artist Talks programme, beginning with Swiss painter Andreas Rüthi, who will be at the YMCA to talk about his work and the European tradition of still life painting in relation to modernism and more recent critical writing on still life.

Our Artist Talks series aims to challenge and engage our communities by offering them access to contemporary artists living and working in Wales. It gives people the opportunity to interact, debate and exchange ideas and to bridge the gap between our community audiences and the Gallery’s contemporary exhibitions programme.

All events are free. Everyone welcome, no booking required.

Have a look at our website or call 01792 516900 for more information.

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