Come and celebrate the opening of two captivating exhibitions featuring local and international artists.
Swansea Stories: From Monet to Maradona
To celebrate Swansea's 50th anniversary as a city, Glynn Vivian presents Swansea Stories in which we are showing the largest selection of our permanent collection ever displayed. The Gallery's collection includes works from the 18th century to modern times and it presents an eclectic and unique portrait of the city: the changing landscape that has inspired artists for centuries, from the steep hills of the city centre to the surrounding landscapes of Townhill, Mayhill, Mumbles and Dunvant, to our beautiful coastline.
Sophy Rickett: Cupid and the Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows
This solo exhibition by Sophy Rickett combines photography and text and is inspired by the life and work of Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn, a Swansea artist and astronomer active at the end of the 19th century. The project, which has evolved over a number of years, documents Rickett's journey as she moves towards a closer understanding of this remote world of Victorian privilege, with its close connections to the early history of photography.
For her installation at Glynn Vivian, photographs and text from Cupid and the Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows are combined with works Rickett has selected from the Glynn Vivian's own collection.