Swansea hosts multi-venue art exhibition celebrating creativity in the city

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Visitors to the multi-location exhibition in Swansea

Swansea College of Art and several local galleries have launched a multi-location collaborative exhibition celebrating creativity in the city

The collaboration between Swansea College of Art at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), Glynn Vivian Gallery, GS Artists, Mission Gallery and Elysium brings together the past and present of Swansea’s creative community and acknowledges significant collaborations between local arts institutions over the past. decades and centuries.

Featuring UWTSD alumni, current students and local artists as well as archival and interview material, the exhibition celebrates the bicentenary year of higher education in Wales and the vital role that Swansea College of Art’s arts education has played into the cultural community and identity of the city. .

The exhibition which runs until November 5 also celebrates the official opening of Swansea College of Art’s new gallery, Stiwdio Griffith.

Works on display in Swansea

“This is a collaboration of reciprocity and shared generosity between Swansea College of Art and local galleries that demonstrates the layers of Swansea’s vibrant art scene,” said speaker Alex Duncan.

“Mission Gallery, Elysium, Glynn Vivian and GS Studios have all supported graduates in many ways and understood that art schools provide a space to question, debate and collaborate.

“A place where work in progress has the chance to stop and be considered, rather than rushed. A site where hands-on learning and experimentation can flourish.

“It is a celebration not just of Swansea College of Art at UWTSD, but a recognition of the current value and relevance of art schools across the UK, where in some cases their very existence is threatened.”

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