Upcoming Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Events


Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Offsite invites you to the opening of Let’s see what happens… a major international offsite exhibition, featuring the work of seven artists, four from Wales and three from China, taking place in various venues across Swansea city centre.

Let’s see what happens… includes work by Tim Davies, Yingmei Duan, Paul Emmanuel, Owen Griffiths, Maleonn, Fern Thomas and Zeng Huanguang and demonstrates a variety of working methods including painting, performance, video installation and socially engaged practice.

Exhibitions open Friday 27 September, 2-5pm. Admission free.
Opening Reception, Monkey Bar, 6-8pm. Everyone welcome.

Exhibitions continue until 3 November. For venues and opening times, see the website for details.


Meet the artists and curator from our Let’s see what happens… exhibition, in a series of artist talks and tours. Beginning on Saturday 28 September at 2pm join curator of the exhibition, Karen MacKinnon, for an ‘In Conversation’ between all the artists at the YMCA Swansea.

Our popular Community Café continues on Thursday 26 September, 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the YMCA Swansea. Glynn Vivian Conservation Officer, Carol Lyons, will be talking about current conservation treatments on a number of paintings from the Richard Glynn Vivian bequest and discussing the issues around conserving your collection.

No booking required, everyone welcome, limited seating available. See the website for the full ‘Artist Talks’ programme.

Children’s Workshops

Book now for the popular Saturday Family Workshops, 10am – 1pm, at the YMCA, Swansea. Explore different animation techniques and help them create an animated film about the ‘Adventures of Richard Glynn Vivian’ and his travels around the world, Saturday 28 September and 2 & 26 October. Booking essential, call 01792 516900.

Glynn Vivian Young People

Let’s see what happens… performance artist, Yingmei Duan, presents a unique opportunity to work with her in a series of three Performance Workshops to enhance your performance skills. Open to anyone aged 14-24, workshops take place Tuesday 8, 15 & 22 October, 5.30pm – 7.30pm at the YMCA Swansea. All activities are free, booking essential, call 01792 561900.

Glynn Vivian Young People’s Film Club continues with ’12 films to watch before you grow old’. Join us for free cult films and popcorn for Jake Gyllenhaal’s teen sci-fi drama, Donnie Darko (15), on Tuesday 29 October, from 5pm.

Coming Soon

Check the website for details on our Holiday Workshops for families and children aged 12+ during October half term. Also sign up for our Saturday Adult classes in November.

For a full programme of Glynn Vivian Offsite exhibitions and activities, call 01792 516900 or visit our website, www.glynnviviangallery.org to download a brochure. All events are free, everyone welcome.

Connected Communities Exhibition / BBC Article

The Connected Communities project exhibition will run from September 21 to November 17 at the White Wall Gallery, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

The well attended exhibition launch  took place on Friday September 20th at the museum and was a great success. Members of the project team and the local community came together at the exhibition to celebrate the on-going local history and heritage projects supported by the Connected Communities Project.

Picture: An example of the images on display at the exhibition. From Clydach Heritage Centre’s Project ‘Memories of Old Clydach’ Rachel Jones and Ivan Bailey (the manager of the Mond works, Clydach) speak to King George V1 during his visit in 1944.

The exhibition is detailed in a gallery on the BBC website available here.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the exhibition and made the launch such a success!

Connected Communities Exhibition – September 20th, National Waterfront Museum


Connected Communities: Researching the Industrial and Post-Industrial Communities of the Swansea Valley

The White Wall Gallery

The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

4-6pm, 20th September, 2013

This special event will celebrate the success of local Heritage Lottery-funded projects and community-based research as part of the Swansea University ‘Connected Communities’ project.

The event will highlight the community history and heritage that these projects focus on and the positive impact these local projects have on Swansea communities. The exhibition will also showcase the exciting potential for such community-based research to shape the future development of the Swansea Valley; including the regeneration of the Hafod and Morfa-Copperworks.

The Connected Communities project, led by Professor Huw Bowen, continues to build sustainable links between Swansea University and local community groups and continues to support and develop local community research.

The exciting event will include short talks by representatives from six local Heritage Lottery Fund community projects that, as part of the Connected Communities project, are producing exciting and diverse project outcomes.

The exhibition will remain in the museum and open to the public until November 17th.

To reserve a place for this event please contact Kate Spiller, Project Co-ordinator: (k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk)