We’ve prepared a list of the most frequently asked questions by visitors to Glynn Vivian. We know that our visitors have range of things they like to know but if you can’t find the answer to your question here, or you have another query, please contact our team of friendly and knowledgeable staff who are on hand to help you with your enquiry.
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Apply for an exhibition
If you wish to apply for an exhibition at Glynn Vivian, please submit the necessary information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for an exhibition, should include a brief outline of your proposal, a CV, minimum of 6 images of the work, together with any other relevant publications or material.
Your application or correspondence should be marked Exhibition Proposal.
An acknowledgement confirming that we have received your proposal will be sent to you in due course.
We can only accept exhibition proposals via email at this time.
Attending our Previews
Our ‘Opening Parties’ are free to attend, no formal invitation is required and everyone is welcome. To receive email notifications of all our Exhibition Opening Parties, sign up to our mailing list.
Request press information
Contact our Marketing Officer, Laura Gill on 01792 516900 or email email@example.com
Make a gift of an artwork to the Gallery
The Gallery is happy to consider offers of gifts and bequests to the permanent collection, however we do have limited space available. All acquisition proposals are considered by the Gallery’s Collections Panel, which meets every two months.
If you would like us to consider acquiring an item for the collection, please send an image and information about the work, including dimensions and details relating to its provenance, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If the Collections Panel wishes to pursue your proposal further, we will then be in touch.
Make a donation to the Gallery
Find out about a particular artwork in the Collection
Find out about an artwork or object, which belongs to you
Glynn Vivian does not provide an authentication service or valuations for artworks. This information can be obtained from local auction houses or fine art dealers.
If you would like to find out more about a particular artist or artwork you own, please email us at email@example.com.
Speak to our Conservator
As part of the Gallery’s programme of events we run specialist sessions with our Conservation Officer.
The Art of Conservation is focused on going behind the scenes and seeing how we care for the collection.
Our Conservation Surgery is the opportunity to meet the Gallery’s Conservator and ask questions about how to care for your own art collection.
Hire the venue
You can hire our Gallery for any occasion; for small private meetings to corporate receptions. You can find more information on our Hires page.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, speak to a member of staff during your visit, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Access the Gallery’s Library and Archive service
The Glynn Vivian Library is a specialist resource relating to the Art Gallery’s history.
The Library houses a collection of books and publications relating to the Gallery’s 18th and 19th century ceramics, as well as artists of the 20th and 21st century, represented in the Glynn Vivian collection.
The Archive contains:
- Books, pamphlets, exhibition catalogues
- Artist History files containing original correspondence and printed material
- Press cuttings from 1911 onwards – a resource that chronicles the artistic and cultural events and developments in South Wales to the present day
There are also catalogues relating to organisations such as the Swansea Art Society, Richard Glynn Vivian’s collection of books, and a wide range of ephemera.
The Archive is for reference only, and can be accessed by contacting the Documentation Officer by email, at email@example.com
We recommended making an appointment before visiting, as the Library is only open at designated times.
Use photographs of artworks from the Glynn Vivian’s collection
Find out more about our photography service here.
Book an educational visit
Book a visit with our artist educators in the Gallery for your School for College. For more information, visit our Learning page.
If you are a school based in within Swansea or Neath Port Talbot, then you are eligible to become a member of 4Site, Swansea Council’s cultural learning programme for schools.
Individual visits start at £50. Self-led visits can also be arranged with our Learning team.
Join in workshops and events
You can find information about our activities, workshops and events by visiting our What’s On calendar.
Join the mailing list
Sign up to our newsletter. Join our email list today to receive information about the latest news and events.
Join the Friends of the Glynn Vivian
Find out about Gallery access
Visit our Access page for more information and download our Access Policy document.