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The Association of the Friends of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery was formed in 1958 primarily to: •

Support and promote the Gallery

Encourage the appreciation of visual arts

The Friends play an active part in the life of the gallery, providing volunteers as helpers behind the scenes and contributing to the purchase of works that extend the Gallery’s collection. The Friends enjoy: • I nvitations

to exhibition previews and special events at the Gallery

Lectures by artists, art historians and critics on a range of subjects linked or gallery exhibitions and on specific themes

Shared activities with other arts and cultural groups in the area

The Friends of the Glynn Vivian welcome new members. The annual subscription (due on 1st September) is £10 single, £15 two members at the same address. Students free of charge. If you would like to become a Friend of the Glynn Vivian, please pick up a membership application form in the Gallery and send it with your subscription and a stamped addressed envelope. Subscriptions may be paid in cash, cheque or banker’s order.

Association of the Friends of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea Cymdeithas Cyfeillion Oriel Gelfyddyd Glynn Vivian Abertawe


All Enquiries: Judy Barnes 64 Eaton Crescent Swansea SA1 4QN Telephone: (01792) 476187 E-mail:

Visits to other galleries and museums and to places of interest in the region and farther afield.

Social events

Two awards are administered by the Friends, the Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist Award and the Richard and Rosemary Wakelin Award. Both are part funded by the Friends, through generous gifts in the case of the former, from Sir Leslie Joseph, and in the case of the latter by a gift from the children of Richard and Rosemary Wakelin. The Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist Award is held biennially and the Richard and Rosemary Wakelin Purchase Award annually. This latter award is open to a Welsh Artist or Crafts person and the selected artwork of the winner is purchased for the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Pot Pourri, Lid and Stand 1814-17 Swansea Soft Paste Porcelain

Decorated by David Evans City & County of Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Collection Registered Charity No. 516492


During the redevelopment of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, lectures this year will be held in the Lecture Theatre, The Dynevor Centre for Art, Design & Media, Swansea Metropolitan University, De la Beche Street, Swansea, SA1 3EU (Tel. Reception 01792 481 285) unless marked with *



Thursday 8 September 2011 at 7.00pm Friends/Royal Institution of South Wales Joint Lecture* Developments and Personalities in the Study and Collecting Of Welsh Ceramics over the last TwentyFive Years Oliver Fairclough

Friday 20 January 2012 at 7.00pm The Contemporary Weft: current explorations in woven textiles Laura Thomas MA RCA

* This lecture will be held at The Swansea Museum

Friday 28 October 2011 at 7.00pm Arts & Crafts Architecture: Housing & Planning in the Swansea Area 1900 - 1920 Michael Simpson Sunday 30 October 2011 at 2.30pm Friends/Dylan Thomas Festival Joint Lecture* “Most beastly madness� - Picasso and Miller, Thomas and Richards at war Dr. Ceri Thomas * This lecture will be held at The Dylan Thomas Centre and tickets will be available from The Box Office

Friday 25 November 2011 at 7.00pm Swansea in Old Postcards: A Social and Cultural History Emeritus Professor Richard Taylor Friday 16 December 2011 at 7.00pm Drawing Conclusions Richard Monahan

Friday 17 February 2012 at 7.00pm Friends/Art Fund/Anne Morris Memorial Joint Lecture Williams in Y Wladfa David Smith Friday in March 2012 at 7.00pm Friends/Historical Association-Swansea Branch/ Swansea University History Department Joint Lecture Date, Speaker and Subject to be announced Wednesday 11 April 2012 at 7.00pm Annual General Meeting Speaker and Subject to be announced Friday 20 April 2012 at 7.00pm The words and images of an era: The Spanish Golden Age Dr. Giuseppina Nicastro Walters Friday 4 May 2012 at 7.00pm Still Life, Low Life and the After Life: The Golden Age of Spanish Painting Dr. Sarah Symmons

Friday 1 June 2012 at 7.00pm On Thresholds: a move outside? Dorothea Tanning and Clementina Hawarden Angela Maddock

Friends Events Programme 2011  

Friends Events Programme 2011