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The Lure of the Archive

Falmouth University Photography Symposium at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

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4 Mar 2017
10.00AM. Ends at 5.00pm
Glynn Vivian
Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ

Saturday 4 March
10am - 5pm

Room 1, Glynn Vivian

To coincide with the launch of the exhibition The Moon and a Smile - eight new artist commissions responding to the photographs of the Dillwyn Llewelyn family in mid-19th century Swansea - Falmouth University will host a one-day photography symposium at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.

Through presentations and discussions, the symposium will explore the challenges and strategies of artists, curators and writers in approaching and engaging with historic collections and archives.

Speakers include exhibiting artists - Greta Alfaro, Anna Fox, Astrid Kruse-Jensen, Neeta Madahar and Melanie Rose, Sharon Morris, Sophy Rickett, Helen Sear and Patricia Ziad; and Helen Westgeest, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History and Photography Theory, Leiden University; writer, curator and artist, David Campany Westminster University; Bronwen Colquhoun, Senior Curator of Photography, National Museum Wales; Mark Etheridge, Curator, Industry and Transport, National Museum Wales; Paul Cabuts, Director, Institute of Photography, Falmouth University; Jenni Spencer-Davies, Director, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Katy Freer, Exhibitions Officer, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and freelance curator Kate Best.

Tickets will be priced at £15, £10 Concessions

Tickets include an invitation to the exhibition preview on Friday 3 March at 7pm.

PDF Document The Lure of the Archive Symposium Programme (PDF, 34kb)Opens new window

For information on how to get to the Glynn Vivian visit the website.


The Dragon HotelOpens new window, located a very short walk from the Gallery, is offering a discounted rate for all delegates of £79 Bed & Breakfast per room per night, based on single occupancy. Price includes complimentary WIFI throughout the hotel and full use of the Health & Fitness Club. Double occupancy rooms would be an additional £10. Please quote 'Glynn Vivian Gallery' when booking to receive the discounted rate.

Image: Helen Sear, Still from Moments of Capture, 2016

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