Curated by Dr. Zehra Jumabhoy

An exhibition of paintings, etchings and photography, dedicated to exploring art and industry in South Wales, through selected works from the Gallery Collection.

The show mingles old favourites, such as Josef Herman’s monumental Miners, with iconic (if rarely viewed) gems, like Ceri Richards’ dramatic monochromes of factory-workers, Nicholas Evans’ harrowing depictions of underground coal miners, Archie Rhys Griffiths’s ghostly, glowing painting, Testing a Collier’s Lamp, and drawings by Isabel Alexander. It will encompass over 60 artworks and provide visitors a chance to re-visit Wales’ industrial past as well as trace its demise.

Drawing predominantly from the permanent art collection of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery as well as archival material from Swansea Council’s West Glamorgan Archive Service and Swansea Museum. The exhibition is one of the first to examine the region’s art and industrial heritage through the ‘big’ names of Welsh art history. It also presents a unique opportunity for local communities to share their own memories and involvement with the Welsh industrial landscape via workshops, talks.

07 Apr - 10 Jul
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
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