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Artist engages with community at Swansea gallery

Staff at Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery have been working with Engage Cymru and mosaic artist Maureen O'Kane to give older people in the community the chance to learn some creative new skills.

 
PRLog - Feb. 3, 2010 - Staff at Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery have been working with Engage Cymru and mosaic artist Maureen O'Kane to give older people in the community the chance to learn some creative new skills.

Engage Cymru, funded by the Arts Council of Wales, approached the Glynn Vivian to take part in a project aimed at inviting people aged over 55 years to broaden access to galleries and the visual arts in the city.

The series of free art and craft workshops take place every Wednesday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Gallery on Alexandra Road.

The group of people from all over the Swansea area registered their interest after learning about the scheme in the local press.

The course started with a guided tour of the Gallery and a talk about selected works from the Collection.

Maureen O’Kane then presented an overview of her own work and practice which includes various community projects throughout the UK. She has since been and working with the participants to produce unique artwork of their own through demonstration of a variety of techniques in mosaic.

Due to the level of interest and success of the workshops the sessions will be continuing through to the end of March.

Glynn Vivian Curator Jenni Spencer-Davies said, "Everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves so far.”

"The scheme has brought together a small group of people who have totally immersed themselves in the workshop and all participants have been enthusiastic to enhance their skills of a lifetime with something new.”

If you would like to learn about adult, family and children’s workshops at the Glynn Vivian, visit the website at http://www.swansea.gov.uk/glynnvivian or telephone 01792 516900.

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