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Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

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Nice time with friends

Hadn't been into this gallery in ages but it was nice to experience again. There's stuff to see but... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Wales, United Kingdom
Nicely Refurbished Gallery

The Glynn Vivian is a very short walk away from Swansea station. We visited early one Saturday and... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Ruislip, United Kingdom
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The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery reopened in October 2016, following its major redevelopment generously supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, CADW, HLF and Swansea Council. The project has transformed the Gallery’s original 1911...more
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Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ, Wales
+44 1792 516900
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Spent a couple of hours walking around an almost empty gallery. Swansea clearly needs more attractions like this so I will be supporting by visiting regularly

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank W_Bryan
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Visited the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery on Friday 3rd August. The gallery is always an enjoyable place to visit; a wide range of paintings, pottery, glassware and the very interesting history of the traveller, collector and philanthropist Glynn Vivian. What was really interesting was the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I returned to this gallery to see some paintings by Joseph Herman following the inspiring exhibition last year. Joseph Herman was a Polish immigrant who took the Welsh into his heart as they took “Joseph Bach” into theirs. However his pictures were not on display...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Hadn't been into this gallery in ages but it was nice to experience again. There's stuff to see but you don't need to spend much time there.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Hullaballoon
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Travelled to Swansea to see the Kathe Kollwitz exhibition as l knew her woodcuts and some sculpture. The exhibition is superb. The exhibition is of prints and l knew nothing of the work. It is so powerful and concentrates on the womans perspective on life...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The Glynn Vivian is a very short walk away from Swansea station. We visited early one Saturday and virtually had the place to ourselves. It is laid out over several levels and there is a varied selection of art on display. Welsh art is represented...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

The labels describe very briefly the provenance of an entire shelf e.g. "18th century hand-decorated tableware from England, Holland, Belgium and Germany, including a plate from Bow Pottery with transfer print by Robert Hancock (1730-1817) after Chardin (1699-1779)" There are 31 items on this shelf,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This recently refurbished gallery is beautifully designed, founded by the explorer Richard Glynn Vivian and full of his fascinating art collected from his world wide travels and complemented by his own eclectic collection of among other things Swansea Pottery it is well worth a visit,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bella_hinton
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly impressed by this small gallery and its blend and fusion of various works of art. Glyn Viv certainly had an interesting life and this is reflected in the displays. Look out for some Welsh surrealist oeuvres and the Carravagian like images. Perhaps the master...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Peter O
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit since the gallery has undergone a multi million pound re fit and as usual for Swansea City Council they are not making the most of the building. The level of art work on display is to say the least disapointing,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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David L
21 February 2017|
Response from laurasims2017 | Property representative |
Dear Mr Logan, The Gallery does not offer evaluations but if you could send us an email, we can provide you with a short information sheet of art dealer contacts who may be able to help you. Please email... More