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What's on at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery this summer

Visit the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea this month, for a brand new season of exhibitions and activities.

Shaping Wales: Bell and Armistead, celebrates the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery’s first two full-time curators and their pioneering leadership of the gallery’s exhibitions, collections, and acquisitions programmes in the 1950s and 1960s.

On Animals: A selection of works from the gallery’s collection, features works from over forty artists from the gallery’s permanent collection which explore our unique relationships with animals, including historical works as well as works by contemporary artists. Many of the works in the exhibition are previously unseen, and include painting, drawing, textiles, and ceramics.

His Dark Materials: World Building in Wales has now been extended so there’s plenty of time to see this amazing collection of costumes, concept art, Visual Effects footage, props and more from across all three seasons of the BBC and HBO’s multi-award-winning TV show. You can also pick up a family ‘His Dark Materials’ trail to guide you around the galleries during your visit.

His Dark Materials, was made in Wales by Cardiff-based production company, Bad Wolf and the exhibition is in partnership with Screen Alliance Wales and IJPR Media.

Look out for the workshops on 25 July and 25 August, as Screen Alliance Wales talk to young people about how to get into the TV and Film industry. Booking essential. Call 01792 516900. Suitable for 10 – 16 year olds.

Get creative in the regular workshops including Saturday Art Club, Life Drawing and Art Force for young people, or take part in the brand new drawing competition, ‘Draw your animal portrait’ and win a Glynn Vivian Art Pack. There's prizes every week.

This summer there's a whole host of brand new summer workshop activities, trails and workshops, including painting, printing, sculpture and more. Visit the gallery and pick up the new summer brochure.

Save the date for Saturday 22 July as they kick off the summer holidays with the opening of the new exhibition, ‘Patch Work: A celebration of work from our community learning groups’, alongside workshops and activities, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Don't forget to pop into the Gallery shop to find a selection of unique gifts, including books, children’s art books, games and toys.



Visit to see the full programme this month.

Please note the Gallery now closes at 4.30pm, last entry 4pm. Fully accessible for wheelchair users, find out more on the website.

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