Glynn Vivian Art Gallery: blog


Swansea’s iconic Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is now open to the public following the completion of a multi-million pound redevelopment and restoration project.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is part of the City & County of Swansea and is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Friends of the Glynn Vivian.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is a partner of Tate, and exchanges programmes, ideas and skills with the Plus Tate network of visual arts organisations across the UK.


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  2. Please let me know about any events.

    I am interested in: the relationship between art and poetry e.g

    On Llanmadoc Hill

    to Sir Cedric Lockwood Morris (1889-1982)

    Sitting here
    with my laptop
    on Llanmadoc Hill,
    looking at a painting,
    ‘Llanmadoc Hill’,
    by Cedric Morris,
    I start to wonder.

    I wonder
    if Dylan ever sat here.

    I wonder if,
    on one of his ‘medicinal walks’,
    he looked down from here
    upon Llanmadoc village.

    I wonder
    if he ever wondered
    about an older name for the village:
    with a ‘g’.

    I wonder
    if he looked down at the pond
    by the farmhouse
    and wondered what Llanmadog
    would look like
    when reflected in it,


    I wonder if he was ever tempted
    to use it in a play.

    I wonder if he felt
    that that, perhaps,
    would have been too risky
    and went for ‘Llareggub’,
    buggerall backwards,


    Robert Edward Gurney

    From Dylan’s Gower, 2014, pp 14-15

  3. Your website is seriously lacking – it needs to be like all other reputable galleries in Wales.

    The board needs to address this.

    • Hi Will,
      Thank you for your comments.
      The blog site was set up in 2012 to predominately communicate all the Gallery’s news and activities while the Glynn Vivian was working offsite.
      The Gallery is a part of the City and County of Swansea and so all information regarding the Gallery’s exhibition programmes can be found at
      We are currently working on a new website, which will be launched shortly, which I hope you will find engaging and informative.
      In the meantime please take a look at Swansea Council’s site, or one of our many active social media accounts.
      Very best wishes
      Glynn Vivian Team

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