Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery night
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Glynn Vivian Art Gallery has reopened following a multi-million pound redevelopment.

New spaces for lectures, expert conservation works, touring exhibitions and collection displays are among the improvements visitors can look forward to.

A new state-of-the-art extension will link the historic buildings, including the grade two listed 1911 display, which has benefitted from complete restoration and improvements to facilities and access, all of which will ensure the Glynn Vivian is fit for the 21st Century.

A new collection store for artworks has also been added, as well as a fully accessible entrance that means more people than ever will enjoy greatly improved access to the artworks.

The redevelopment and restoration project has been funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Swansea Council, the Welsh Government, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cadw. Funding was also secured through the Building Enhancement Programme grant scheme run by Swansea Council and funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

10: 00am - 5.00pm

Admission charges

ADMISSION FREE

A broad spectrum of visual arts from the original bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian (1835-1910) which includes work by Old Masters as well as an international collection of porcelain and Swansea china. The 20th Century is also well represented with modern painting and sculpture by Hepworth, Nicholson, Nash alongside Welsh artists such as Ceri Richards, Gwen John and Augustus John.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Installation, painting

Glenys Cour: The Colour of Saying

  • 10 December 2016 — 5 February 2017 *on now

This major exhibition, curated by Mel Gooding, celebrates the life and work of much loved Swansea artist, designer, teacher and mentor, Glenys Cour. It reveals the many different ways in which her role as an artist has contributed to the cultural life of the city of Swansea, and her influ-ence on the artists she has taught and collaborated with during her long and successful career. The exhibition includes paintings, stained glass, theatre design and artist books.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • welsh

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.glynnviviangallery.org

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Alexandra Road
Swansea
Vale of Glamorgan
SA1 5DZ
Wales

Website

www.swansea.gov.uk/glynnvivian/

E-mail

glynn.vivian.gallery@swansea.gov.uk

Telephone

01792 516900

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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