Press Releases 2016

UWTSD Swansea College of Art staff exhibit at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Offsite


Staff from University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) Swansea College of Art are exhibiting work at  a Glynn Vivian Offsite Exhibition.

From the 13 - 26 February 2016 the exhibition, called The Book Project takes place at the Reading Room, ALEX Building, Swansea College of Art (UWTSD), Alexandra Road, Swansea.

The Book Project presents work in progress by eight artists, three of which are Swansea College of Art staff. The exhibition reflects on the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery’s past, present and future, at this time of redevelopment and renewal. The artworks in this exhibition will be incorporated into an artists’ book to be produced before Glynn Vivian reopens later this year.

The work provides a unique glimpse into the documents, stories and images the artists have produced. Each artist has taken a different pathway as they have explored the Gallery’s history and stories over time.

The artists in The Book Project present a diverse range of approaches, including an intimate ‘behind the scenes’ photographic portrait by Eva Bartussek, photography lecturer at Swansea College of Art, which begins as the Gallery staff carefully packed the thousands of objects in the Collection, and continues throughout the period of the Gallery’s offsite journey.

Paul Duerinckx, Programme Director for BA Photojournalism at Swansea College of Art, has documented the Gallery’s redevelopment and the people who have worked to restore and renew the Gallery. 

Craig Wood, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Swansea College of Art, has created a contemporary response to the Gallery’s founder, Richard Glynn Vivian, and the loss of his sight which drove Glynn Vivian to build the Gallery and give his collection to the people of Swansea.

Together, with work from artists Richard Higlett, Anthony Shapland, Adele Vye, Simon Whitehead and Barnaby Oliver these works in progress create a unique document of the Gallery at this time of transition, and will form the book to be published in due course. There will also be a chance to look at the architectural plans for the Gallery.

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