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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch.
Very best wishes,