Glynn Vivian is delighted to announce the return of Swansea Open in January 2023. The Swansea Open is an annual art competition open to anyone who lives or works in the City & County of Swansea (SA1-SA9), and is a celebration of art and craft from artists and makers throughout the city. The selected works from the submissions will be shown in the Gallery’s room 3.
The selection is made by a different panel of invited selectors each year, thus encouraging diverse viewpoints annually. The exhibition seeks to reflect critical and cultural awareness, with a broad range of work by professional and non-professional artists. Three prize-winners are selected from the exhibited entries each year, with a first prize of £250, second prize of £150 and a third prize of £100. The winners are announced on the day of the opening on Saturday 28 January.
In addition, the Friends of Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will also award a prize of £200 for a selected artwork.
This year’s invited selectors are visual artist of Indian origin Daniel Trivedy, who studied fine art at Swansea College of Art and is currently based in South Wales, and curator and academic Gillian Fox, who is based in London.