We are so excited to welcome you back to Glynn Vivian Art Gallery from Wednesday 26 May.
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The Gallery opens with a season of exciting solo exhibitions by three young Welsh artists; Kathryn Ashill, Anya Paintsil and Dafydd Williams, alongside local and national artist and community projects.
Kathryn Ashill is the winner of the Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist Award, administered by the Friend of Glynn Vivian. Ashill’s multi-disciplinary practice includes amateur dramatics, theatre flats, Drag King culture, video and performance. In this video installation piece, Fools Gold, Ashill explores personal experiences, working class identity and her paternal history.
Anya Paintsil is a Welsh and Ghanaian artist working primarily with textiles. Paintsil was awarded The Wakelin Award in 2020. The award is given to a Welsh artist, whose work Mair at Cylch Meithrin, 2020, has been purchased for the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection. From rug hooking to embroidery, Paintsil frequently uses weaves, braids and other hair pieces (as well as her own hair), lacing debates around race and gender into the very fabric of her work.
Dafydd Williams exhibition, malum, consist of naturally lit, chiaroscuro-style images of Williams and his partner. Gestures and lighting are a subtle nod to the great masters’ celebration of the male body in a contemporary male-male domestic relationship. Originally part of our spring season in 2020, in partnership with Swansea Pride.
During August 2020 we invited people of any age and location, to send us a Postcard to the Future. We received hundreds of postcards in various mediums including drawings, paintings, photography, poetry and collage. From messages of hope and peace, depictions of nature, climate change and Black Lives Matter. The collection of postcards are now on display, and will also be held in the Gallery’s Collection as a reminder of these extraordinary times and how creativity and community play a vital part in our everyday lives.
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.