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Picasso work to star at re-opened Glynn Vivian

Works by two of the most famous artists of all-time will be on display at Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery when it re-opens this weekend.

Leonardo da Vinci

The Studio by Pablo Picasso and Snow Storm by JMW Turner are among the paintings, sculptures, ceramics and other artworks available for public viewing from Saturday October 15.

The two works will be among many artworks featured in the redeveloped and restored Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, which has been lovingly preserved and transformed into a visitor attraction fit for the 21st century.

Their displays are thanks to the Glynn Vivian's status as partner in Plus Tate - a major collaborative arts initiative with London's famous Tate Gallery

The multi-million pound redevelopment and restoration project at the Glynn Vivian has been funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Swansea Council, the Welsh Government and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Funding was also secured through the Building Enhancement Programme grant scheme run by Swansea Council and funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration, said: "It's exciting that works by artists of this calibre will be on display for the benefit of visitors when the Glynn Vivian re-opens to the public on Saturday October 15.

"These paintings will combine with other exhibitions and works by contemporary artists in a redeveloped and restored setting that's set to inspire, captivate and educate many hundreds of thousands of people in years to come."

Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection, is also showing at the Glynn Vivian from October 15.

Features of the redeveloped and restored gallery include a new collection store for artworks and new spaces for lectures, touring exhibitions, research and collection displays.

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