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January

Artist in Residence: Joe Dunthorne

Image: Angus Muir, 2011

Image: Angus Muir, 2011January – March, YMCA, Swansea

January – March, YMCA, Swansea

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery ‘Artist in Residence’ programme is an opportunity for the community to interact, exchange and engage with an artist and to offer artists an opportunity for reflection, research and collaboration.

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His debut novel, Submarine, was translated into sixteen languages and adapted for film, directed by Richard Ayoade and produced by Ben Stiller. His debut poetry pamphlet was published by Faber and Faber. His second novel, Wild Abandon, was published in 2012 and won the Encore Award. His stories have been published in the Paris Review, McSweeney’s and shortlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Prize.

 

February 

Workshop

Saturday Family Workshops with artist Dan McCabe. Saturday 6 February, 10am – 1pm, YMCA, Swansea. Age 4 – 13Saturday Family Workshops

Join our popular Saturday Family Workshop group for a series of fun, creative workshops.

Participants are asked to try and attend both sessions. All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. All activities are free. Booking essential, call 01792 516900 or book online at www.glynnviviangallery.org.

 

Exhibition

The Book Project Glynn Vivian: In transition

Preview 12 February 6-8pm

Image: Eva Bartussek, GV.2012.02.20, 2012, All images are courtesy of the artist

Image: Eva Bartussek, GV.2012.02.20, 2012, All images are courtesy of the artist

13 – 26 February, Reading Room, ALEX Building
Monday – Friday, 12 – 4.30pm & Saturday 10am – 4.30pm

Eva Bartussek, Paul Duerinckx, Richard Higlett, Anthony Shapland, Adele Vye, Simon Whitehead, Craig Wood

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery has commissioned seven artists to respond and consider the Gallery during this time of transition and renewal, in relation to its past, present and future, and of course the Gallery’s broader context within Swansea.

The work included in this exhibition will provide a unique glimpse into the documents; stories and images the artists have produced. These works will be incorporated into a book which document this time of transition.

This will be accompanied by a series of talks and conversations across the two weeks.
Event

Black Kettle Collective. Tuesday 9 & 23 February, 5 – 7pm, YMCA, Swansea. Open to anyone aged 14 – 24

Black Kettle Collective are looking to recruit a team of young people who are interested to exploring new

Black Kettle Collective at Olion Festival 2015

Black Kettle Collective at Olion Festival 2015artistic possibilities in the lead up to the Gallery’s reopening in 2016.

artistic possibilities in the lead up to the Gallery’s reopening in 2016. Working with local, national and international artists, you will research and develop your own projects in a series of practical creative workshops using a variety of media.

If you are interested in being a part applying to be part of Black Kettle Collective send an email to our Learning Assistant Daniel McCabe daniel.mccabe@swansea.gov.uk with a short statement of why you would like to be involved along with your name, age and postcode.

No previous experience or knowledge required, just a passion for art and an enthusiasm to try new things. All materials and equipment will be provided.

 

Workshop

Creative Movement and Mark Making (Part 1) with dance artist Catherine Bennett and artist Arwen Roberts. Saturday 13 February, 10.30am – 4pm, YMCA, SwanseaCreative Movement and Mark Making_1

This is a workshop to explore the movement potential of our bodies, the creative potential of our minds and recording this using needle and thread. We will focus on our body’s natural ability, so the workshop is perfectly suited to those with no experience in dance.

Age 16+. Participants are asked to attend both sessions. Please bring a packed lunch for all day workshops. All activities are free. Booking essential, call 01792 516900 or book online at www.glynnviviangallery.org.

 

Workshop

February Half Term Workshops, Tuesday 16 February & Thursday 18 February, 11am – 4pm, Age 9 -14

Join us as we celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, whose vast imagination created some of the most outrageous and unforgettable characters in children’s literature.

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

Glyn Vivian Art Gallery family workshops - Swansea - 19th January 2013

Glyn Vivian Art Gallery family workshops – Swansea – 19th January 2013

Tuesday 16 February, 11am – 4pm, YMCA, Swansea, with children’s author Myfanwy Millward
Explore the creative world of words to create your own characters and set them free on their own adventures.

Thursday 18 February, 11am – 4pm, YMCA, Swansea, with artists Arwen Roberts and Dan McCabe
Discover different ways of illustrating and experiment with a variety of printmaking techniques to bring your characters and stories to life.

Participants are asked to attend both sessions. Please bring a packed lunch for all day workshops. All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. All activities are free. Booking essential, call 01792 516900 or book online at www.glynnviviangallery.org.

 

Event

Writer in Residence Talk: Joe Dunthorne. Thursday 25 February, 5.30pm, YMCA, Swansea

Image: Angus Muir, 2011

Image: Angus Muir, 2011

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His debut novel, Submarine, was translated into sixteen languages and adapted for film, directed by Richard Ayoade and produced by Ben Stiller. His debut poetry pamphlet was published by Faber and Faber. His second novel, Wild Abandon, was published in 2012 and won the Encore Award. His stories have been published in the Paris Review, McSweeney’s and shortlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Prize.

Join Joe as he discusses his recent residency.

 

March

Artist in Residence: Cheon Pyo Lee
March – April, YMCA, Swansea

Image: Cheon Pyo Lee, ‘Medium is the same’ mixed media installation

Image: Cheon Pyo Lee, ‘Medium is the same’ mixed media installation

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery ‘Artist in Residence’ programme is an opportunity for the community to interact, exchange and engage with an artist and to offer artists an opportunity for reflection, research and collaboration.

Cheon Pyo Lee was born in Korea but grew up in Paraguay, and currently lives and works in New York. He has an MFA from the School of Art, Yale University having gained a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. He has an international practice that encompasses exhibitions, awards and residencies, including the Queens Museum, New York and Atelier Mondial Studio Residency in Switzerland.

 

Workshop

Saturday Family Workshops with artist Dan McCabe. Saturday 5 March, 10am – 1pm, YMCA, Swansea, Age 4 – 13Saturday Family Workshops

Join our popular Saturday Family Workshop group for a series of fun, creative workshops.

All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are asked to try and attend both sessions. All activities are free. Booking essential, call 01792 516900 or book online at www.glynnviviangallery.org.
Event

Black Kettle Collective. Tuesday 8 & 15 March, 5 – 7pm, YMCA, Swansea, Open to anyone aged 14 – 24

Black Kettle Collective at Olion Festival 2015

Black Kettle Collective at Olion Festival 2015

Black Kettle Collective are looking to recruit a team of young people who are interested to exploring new artistic possibilities in the lead up to the Gallery’s reopening in 2016. Working with local, national and international artists, you will research and develop your own projects in a series of practical creative workshops using a variety of media.

If you are interested in being a part applying to be part of Black Kettle Collective send an email to our Learning Assistant Daniel McCabe daniel.mccabe@swansea.gov.uk with a short statement of why you would like to be involved along with your name, age and postcode.

No previous experience or knowledge required, just a passion for art and an enthusiasm to try new things. All materials and equipment will be provided.

 

Workshop

Creative Movement and Mark Making (Part 2) with dance artist Catherine Bennett and artist Arwen Roberts. Saturday 19 March, 10.30am – 4pm, YMCA, SwanseaCreative Movement and Mark Making_1

This is a workshop to explore the movement potential of our bodies, the creative potential of our minds and recording this using needle and thread. We will focus on our body’s natural ability, so the workshop is perfectly suited to those with no experience in dance.

Age 16+. Participants are asked to attend both sessions. Please bring a packed lunch for all day workshops. All activities are free. Booking essential, call 01792 516900 or book online at www.glynnviviangallery.org.
Event

Artist in Residence Talk: Cheon Pyo Lee. Thursday 24 March, 5.30pm, YMCA, Swansea

Image: Cheon Pyo Lee, ‘Medium is the same’ mixed media installation

Image: Cheon Pyo Lee, ‘Medium is the same’ mixed media installation

Current Swansea Canal Artist in Resident, Cheon Pyo Lee, will talk about his practice to date and how this relates to his research residency for the ACW funded Canal & River Trust residency.

 

 

 

 

Workshop

Easter Workshops: Psychedelic Animation, with artist Anna Barratt. Wednesday 30 March, 11am – 1.15pm & 1.45 – 4pm, YMCA, Swansea. Age 8-13annabarratt - Easter Half Term

Using different printed materials and digital techniques change the way you see the world in this psychedelic animation workshop for children and young people.

By collating, splitting, projecting and twinning images together, participants will create colourful and surreal animations and use musical instruments and effects to compose weird and wonderful soundtracks.

The films will be shown on the Big Screen in Castle Square. All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. All activities are free. Booking essential, call 01792 516900 or book online at www.glynnviviangallery.org.

 

April

Workshop

Easter Workshops: Psychedelic Animation, with artist Anna Barratt.Wednesday 6 April, 11am – 4pm, YMCA, Swansea. Age 13-16annabarratt - Easter Half Term

Using different printed materials and digital techniques change the way you see the world in this psychedelic animation workshop for children and young people.

By collating, splitting, projecting and twinning images together, participants will create colourful and surreal animations and use musical instruments and effects to compose weird and wonderful soundtracks.

The films will be shown on the Big Screen in Castle Square. All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a packed lunch for all day workshops. All activities are free. Booking essential, call 01792 516900 or book online at www.glynnviviangallery.org.
Event

Black Kettle Collective, Tuesday 12 & 26 April, 5 – 7pm, YMCA, Swansea. Open to anyone aged 14 – 24

black kettle

Black Kettle Collective are looking to recruit a team of young people who are interested to exploring new artistic possibilities in the lead up to the Gallery’s reopening in 2016. Working with local, national and international artists, you will research and develop your own projects in a series of practical creative workshops using a variety of media.

If you are interested in being a part applying to be part of Black Kettle Collective send an email to our Learning Assistant Daniel McCabe daniel.mccabe@swansea.gov.uk with a short statement of why you would like to be involved along with your name, age and postcode.

No previous experience or knowledge required, just a passion for art and an enthusiasm to try new things. All materials and equipment will be provided.

 

 

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