Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Swansea's iconic Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is now open following the completion of a multi-million pound restoration project.
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Glynn Vivian Art Gallery


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*Please be aware that Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will be closed all day on Tuesday, 12th September for routine maintenance work.

The change-over period for our forthcoming exhibitions will commence in the Atrium, Room 3 and Room 9 between Tuesday 30 August until Saturday, 23 September, when our exhibitions will open.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.*

Set within the heart of the City, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery (founded in 1911) has developed a significant Collection covering a broad spectrum of the visuals arts from old masters to contemporary artists, with an international collection of porcelain and Swansea china.

The dynamic Exhibitions programme provides a platform for artists based in Wales to present their work in a local national and international context. The Gallery also hosts national and international touring exhibitions of major contemporary artists and art historical shows.

The award winning Learning team help to create a friendly, supportive atmosphere in which groups and individuals of all ages are able to develop an understanding of the world of art, while at the same time discovering their own capabilities through practical workshops and an exciting community interpretation programme.

The Gallery has been closed for a multimillion pound redevelopment scheme. When re-opened on October 15 it will provide a new and exciting visitor experience and bring the attraction into the 21st century, whilst conserving the original character of the 1911 building and improving access for all. As part of the re-opening the gallery will be displaying works by two of the most famous artists of all-time. The Studio by Pablo Picasso and Snow Storm by JMW Turner are among the paintings, sculptures, ceramics and other artworks available for public viewing from Saturday October 15.

Picasso, a Spaniard born in 1881, is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. A major painting from the 1950s, The Studio depicts the studio of La Californie – the villa near Cannes where Picasso moved to in the summer of 1955.

JMW Turner, born in 1775, was an English romanticist landscape painter who the world famous Turner Prize is named after. Snow Storm is thought to depict a particularly bad storm in 1842.

See our website www.glynnviviangallery.org for a full programme. The two works will be among many artworks featured in the redeveloped and restored Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, which has been lovingly preserved and transformed into a visitor attraction fit for the 21st century.

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Postal address:
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Rd, Swansea
SA1 5DZ

Phone number:
# 01792 516900   

Email address:
@ glynn.vivian.gallery@swansea.gov.uk

Website:
W www.glynnviviangallery.org

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