Founder Richard Glynn Vivian’s original collection forms the backbone of this gallery’s display. The gallery itself is in a beautiful Italian-style building in Swansea city. Glynn Vivian’s collection includes work by old masters and an international collection of porcelain and Swansea china.
The 20th Century is also well represented with modern painting and sculpture by Hepworth, Nicholson and Nash, with other Welsh artists such as Ceri Richards, Gwen John and Augustus John.
There is an art shop stocking recent publications on contemporary art, photography, applied art, architecture, fashion and design and art history and theory alongside art books, magazines, greetings cards and postcards.
The gallery presents a lively exhibitions programme – featuring mostly contemporary art. Past shows include Welsh artists, Terry Setch, David Nash, Philippa Lawrence, Jenny Savage and historical shows have included ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection, and a centenary celebration of Swansea artist, Ceri Richards.
The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea is 10 miles from our self-catering holiday cottages in Pontardawe. It is located on Alexandra Road, close to Swansea train station. For your satnav, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery postcode is SA1 5DZ.
Further information may be obtained from the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery website.