Hazel Cardew announced as the Glynn Vivian’s Artist in Residence


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is delighted to offer congratulations to Hazel Cardew, who has been announced as Artist-in-Residence at the Glynn Vivian gallery in Swansea.

Headshot of Hazel

She said: “It will give me some much needed time to dedicate to the exploration of theory and influences in my practice - something I don't do often enough! I currently have a studio with Elysium and anytime I have for my practice is spent making work there. I am really looking forward to working in such an inspiring environment, surrounded by artwork, to explore ideas and ground my practice in art theory. This is something I can take back to my studio to push my practice further.” 

Hazel is an award-winning Swansea-based artist who has exhibited worldwide in exhibitions in the UK, Amsterdam, and Tokyo. She is also responsible for creative content at UWTSD’s Student Experience department, where she uses her artistic talents to produce graphics and promotional material.

Her residency at the Glynn Vivian Gallery begins on 1st March and will run until 30th April. During this time, she will have the opportunity to delve into the archives of Swansea’s famous art gallery, as well as run workshops and work closely with the gallery’s community groups.

She added: “I am also excited to be working with the gallery's community groups, including the Glynn Vivian's Young People group who I will be helping to implement projects that they are currently working on. Swansea has a vibrant arts culture which is very much a testament to the artists and creative people in the city. They are the ones that drive and push for these amazing projects and opportunities, for which I am grateful for.”

Hazel at work in studio

The Glynn Vivian Gallery was founded in 1911 by the original bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian (1835-1910). The gallery belongs to the City and County of Swansea and houses a distinctive collection formed over the last century, which continues to grow with new work from today's artists, supported by gifts, donations, and the annual Wakelin Award. It has a dynamic exhibition programme that is distinguished by artists in Wales as well as from elsewhere. Notable projects include work by Shimabuku, Mark Wallinger, Laura Ford, Bedwyr Williams, Contemporary Art from Colombia, Tim Davies, and our recent city-wide exhibition of artists from Swansea and Xiamen in China.

Photo Credit: Rebecca Clare

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