New project for Welsh artists
The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery has commissioned six Welsh artists to consider the past, present and future of the art gallery in a new collaboration, The Book Project.
The artists taking part in this discussion are Eva Bartussek, Paul Duerinckx, Adele Vye, Simon Whitehead and Craig Wood.
All of the artists have been asked to consider the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and its role in the centre of the community in Swansea.
Each artist will work in a different way to explore the gallery’s past and present, they will all begin in different ways, perhaps from a story, a conversation with someone, and maybe they will take inspiration from someone they meet or an object in the collection or the building itself?
The project will take place over the next twelve months and will result in a book being published in 2012.
The book will be a wonderful document and capture a particular moment in time. It could also inspire a number of future projects at the gallery or in the streets of Swansea.
The six artists commissioned include some of Wales’s leading contemporary artists as well as younger emerging practitioners.
They all work across very different media including documentary, photography, performance, drawing and multi media.
During the talk, the artists will show documentation of past works, and also discuss their approach to this exciting project and some thoughts on their research so far.
Karen MacKinnon said, “For the gallery, this is an extremely important project where we invite a really exciting group of Wales’s leading contemporary artists to make new work for the gallery. We are delighted that we are able to work in this way with artists who, through their practice, explore the gallery and the city of Swansea”.
All exhibitions, activities and events at the gallery are free. To find our more information on events in November go to www.glynnviviangallery.org or contact the gallery reception on 01792 516900.
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