Glynn Vivian Art Gallery: blog

August 25, 2016
by Charlotte
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Glynn Vivian Opening Weekend 15 – 16 October 2016

The newly developed Glynn Vivian Art Gallery reopens on Saturday 15 October 2016 after a multimillion pound transformation. With more gallery and social spaces, a new library, lecture theatre and community room, the Glynn Vivian will offer a warm and … Continue reading

February 9, 2016
by Charlotte
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The Book Project

  Join us this Friday 12 February, 6-8pm for the unveiling of The Book Project at the Reading Room, ALEX Building, Swansea College of Art (UWTSD).  The Book Project presents work in progress by eight artists commissioned to reflect on the Gallery’s past, present … Continue reading

October 28, 2015
by Charlotte
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Poetically Speaking – The Power of Literature

To celebrate Black History Month in Wales 2015, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery’s 4Site Secondary Schools Programme introduced a new workshop, ‘Poetically Speaking – The Power of Literature’. Black History Month celebrates the contributions made by Black people to local, national … Continue reading

September 4, 2015
by Charlotte
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The Wakelin Award 2015: Alexander Duncan

Join us for the presentation of this year’s Wakelin Award which is taking place this Saturday, 5 September at the Grand Theatre in Swansea. The annual award is given to a Welsh artist, whose work is purchased for the Glynn … Continue reading

December 18, 2014
by Laura
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All I Want For Christmas (Is A Hare Krishna Spongebath)

Our current Artist in Residence, Joan Jones, has written and produced an EP of Christmas songs for your listening pleasure. We asked Joan to say a few words about their most recent musical collaborations. “As Truly Kaput and The Village … Continue reading

November 7, 2014
by Laura
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Glynn Vivian team showcase innovation in Gallery Learning

Next week, the 2014 engage International Conference will be landing in Leeds, to bring together some of the most exciting practitioners and artists from within the gallery education sector. Delegates will be exploring the broad and inspiring theme of innovation in … Continue reading

October 29, 2014
by Laura
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Glynn Vivian Road Show rolls into St Thomas, Swansea

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. … Continue reading

October 27, 2014
by Laura
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Poems in October: Dylan Thomas and Shakespeare

If you are visiting Swansea over the next two weeks, you may find that you happen upon poetry by Dylan Thomas and William Shakespeare appearing in different venues, and in unexpected places throughout Swansea City Centre. Beginning today, Monday 27 … Continue reading

October 17, 2014
by Laura
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Group Perspectives: Past and Present

A new exhibition of work by the Gallery’s Wednesday afternoon adult art class is now on display at the Civic Centre in Swansea. Reproductions of works by famous Welsh artists like Gwen John and Joseph Herman are among the selection … Continue reading

September 11, 2014
by Laura
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The Wakelin Award 2014

Join us for the presentation of this year’s Wakelin Award which is taking place this Friday 12 September at 6.30pm, at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. The Gallery’s annual award is given to a Welsh artist, whose work is purchased … Continue reading

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