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Creative Minds, Creative Hands


An exhibition of artworks created by participants from Glynn Vivian’s Offsite learning programmes are currently on show at Creative Bubble on Craddock Street in Swansea city centre.

Creative Minds, Creative Hands, 12 -14 January 2016

Creative Minds, Creative Hands

The work will be on display from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 January, 2016, and available to view daily between 10am – 3pm.

The artworks were created in partnership between the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Swansea Council Day Service groups, Gorseinon, Abergelli and Toronto Place, Swansea’s Royal National Institute of Blind People and the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery’s Wednesday Afternoon Adult Art Class. In this exhibition the participants are sharing the work they have produced as part of the Gallery’s offsite learning programme at the YMCA, Swansea and Swansea & District Friends of the Blind.

Swansea Day Service

The Day Service groups have been leading their own art sessions with the support and encouragement of artist Sheree Murphy. The sessions were a catalyst, encouraging the participants own intuitive abilities to investigate their interest in making art. Various techniques were explored; drawing, painting, collage, with a mixture of mediums: acrylics, ink, charcoal, pastels and pencils.

The participants encouraged and inspired each other through sharing the work they had produced. As the sessions progressed each individual developed in confidence, which was seen through their discovery of art and progression of the mediums and techniques they used; from sketching in their sketch books to painting and drawing on to large paper and canvas. Participants have explored various themes; Ancient history, family stories, travel, local history, cultural interests, and nature.

Warren le Geyt

Warren le Geyt, Ink on paper, 2015

Wednesday Afternoon Adult Art Class

The group have been exploring contemporary watercolour techniques with artist Anna Barratt.
Inspired by a range of visual art from contemporary artists, exhibitions, film and Anna’s current practice and research, which has acted as a catalyst, pushing boundaries and encouraging the group to experiment and use the medium of watercolour and collage in new ways.

Re-Discovering Creativity: Swansea Blind Group

An exploration of sensory art with individuals with sight sensory loss. The group have been exploring different materials and techniques; willow weaving, clay, felt making and marbling, primarily using the sense of touch and sound to manipulate the materials to create beautiful, tactile works of art and craft.

Sylvia Nicholson Wool Felt, 2015

Sylvia Nicholson, Wool Felt, 2015

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