Welcome back! We missed you!
Glynn Vivian is now open and ready to welcome you back. We have been busy making the necessary changes so that you can rest assured that the Gallery is safe for your next visit.
Go to Plan your visit for information all our recently added safety measures.
New opening times
The Gallery is now open on reduced days and times.
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will close at 3.30pm on Friday 23 October for two weeks.
The Gallery will plan to reopen on Wednesday 11 November, subject to the relevant guidance from the Welsh Government.
The Gallery opens with a season of exciting exhibitions in partnership with Swansea Pride.
Come and see the beautiful and immersive, UK premiere of The Tyranny of Consciousness (2017), by pioneering filmmaker, Charles Atlas (USA). Enjoy collaborative work Pansy, by painter Catrin Webster (Wales) and Roy Efrat (Israel/Germany) and a series of new photographs, malum, by Welsh emerging artist Dafydd Williams.
These exhibitions explore interrelated themes of inclusivity, diversity, gender, language, ideological and political systems and climate change.
The Gallery also welcomes the British Museum touring exhibition Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now. Work includes pieces by Hew Locke, Anish Kapoor, Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry.
Discover old favourites and some new ones in our new displays of the Gallery’s permanent collection.
For full details visit our What’s on pages.
We are asking all visitors to book their FREE tickets in advance for an allocated time slot. No more than six people will be allowed to enter the Gallery every 20 minutes, so that we can ensure that social distancing measures will be possible.
Bookings can be made here. If you are unable to book your ticket online, please call the Gallery on 01792 516900 and a member of our staff can arrange a booking for you.
Please Note: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is part of Swansea Council and as such, the Gallery’s booking system is part of a Swansea Box Office, along with cultural venues including Swansea Grand Theatre and Brangwyn Hall. By selecting you ticket below, you will be taken to the Swansea Grand Box Office. You will not be sent any emails or marketing information for any of the Council’s venues unless you have opted in to do so.
YOU WILL NOT NEED TO PRINT A TICKET. Your booking details will be saved and you will be asked for your name on arrival by a member of our Gallery team.
Once you have booked your visit, please be aware that you will receive a ‘Confirmation Email’ from swansea.grandreservations, titled Confirmation of your order from Swansea Box Office.
Book your timed visit here. New dates will be released every two weeks while we continue to monitor our service.