Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 8 January 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Supported by University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Swansea College of Art
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and GS Artists are delighted to present a multifaceted project looking at how art participates in the centre of a healthy functioning society, starting with art schools.
Swansea College of Art at University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has long been a core part of the art scene in Swansea and its relationship with the galleries has been one of reciprocity and generosity, from exhibiting both students’ and lecturers’ work, providing employment, through to sharing resources and space. The first director of Swansea College of Art, William Grant Murray (1877-1950) was also the first curator of Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.
These joint exhibitions at Glynn Vivian and at GS Artists aim to celebrate the past, the present and the future contexts of art education.
At GS Artists, there will be an exhibition celebrating Swansea College of Art’s archive. It will include photographs from Swansea photographer Colin Riddle, plus archival images and material from the college’s archive as well as from lecturers and past students. There will also be video and audio recordings of participants’ recollections of the art college, exploring their unique experiences.
At Glynn Vivian, there will be a display of artworks from the gallery’s permanent collection from both Swansea College of Art alumni and lecturers, including works from Irene Bache, Glenys Cour, James Henry Govier, Alfred Janes, Ceri Richards, Jane Phillips, Will Roberts and many more.
There will also be a chance for you to add any memories or thoughts to the exhibition as we continue to grow this archive that will live in both Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Swansea College of Art’s archives.
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A series of interviews have been undertaken with artists from all over the UK, talking about their experience of art education, which will be explored at an Art Society Assembly day on 27 October taking place at Glynn Vivian, GS Artists and other venues. This day will celebrate creativity, the art college and the role of art education in society.
This project belongs to a series of exhibitions across the city of Swansea, celebrating 200 years of University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD);
The Mission Gallery celebrates the art of making by 6 established alumni with ‘into the studio/i’r studio’, where sample pieces by current students of the Design Crafts and Surface Pattern and Textiles courses will be interwoven.
Elysium Gallery’s ‘Dynevor-Never-Land’ brings together past students of UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art, each having embarked upon their own unique adventures since graduating;
Stiwdio Griffiths, at Swansea College of Art’s Dynevor Campus, hosts a collaboration between current students from the Fine Art and Photography undergraduate courses as they move into their final year of study. The exhibition showcases the links and specifics of the students’ respective subjects within ‘studio practice/arfer stiwdio’.
Supported University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Swansea College of Art.
GS Artists is a not for profit space on the High Street of Swansea, read more at www.galeriesimpsonswansea.com or contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Swansea College of Art at UWTSD, Dynevor Campus, De Le Beche street Swansea, SA1 3EU.
Swansea College of Art at University of Wales Trinity Saint David was founded over 170 years ago and has a distinguished tradition; described in Peter Lord’s The Visual Culture of Wales as ‘the most successful and prestigious art school in Wales’. Today, the college is at the forefront of creativity and employment. Email email@example.com, www.swansea.art