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Glynn Vivian Road Show rolls into St Thomas, Swansea


'My Collection' at the Glynn Vivian Road Show

‘My Collection’ at the Glynn Vivian Road Show

We’re stopping by in St Thomas this half term – taking art to community door-steps across Swansea.

This Thursday 30 October the Gallery team will be visiting St Thomas Primary School to share our handling collection and offer free arts activities.

Special workshops have been planned for the day including painting demonstrations, paint mixing and hands-on creative workshops for all the family.

St. Thomas Primary School create 'Senses Boxes' for the Glynn Vivian Road Show

St. Thomas Primary School create ‘Senses Boxes’ for the Glynn Vivian Road Show

School children from St Thomas Primary have also been getting involved with the Road Show events this term by creating their own artwork inspired by the Gallery collection which will be on display for parents to come and see.

As part of the Road Shows we have been asking visitors to select art works from the collection, to be reproduced and put on display at community centres and various places in the city.

The Gallery has already installed up to 40 images from the collection in ARC in Portmead, Swansea Community Farm in Fforestfach and on the Vetch Field in Sandfields, and some of the school children from St Thomas Primary have been selecting their favourite works to be put on display in their classrooms.

We’re also urging people to come and share their own collections with the community too. Whether it’s toys, football memorabilia, vinyl records, stamps, cards or badges they want residents to bring along and talk about their treasured possessions.

The whole event is free and is open at 12-4pm.

St Thomas Library will be offering free Halloween workshops from 2.30pm for visitors to take part.

The Gallery is supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a learning and participation programme relating to the original Richard Glynn Vivian bequest.

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

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