The Moon and a Smile
Glynn Vivian Exhibition.
Preview: Friday 3 March, 7-9pm
Greta Alfaro, Anna Fox, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Neeta Madahar & Melanie Rose, Sharon Morris, Sophy Rickett, Helen Sear, Patricia Ziad
The Moon and a Smile responds to a period in the 1840s and 1850s, when Swansea was at the centre of early experiments in photography worldwide. In particular, the Dillwyn family circle was prolific in the development of photography, especially Mary Dillwyn and John Dillwyn Llewellyn.
Commissioned by Glynn Vivian, the nine international artists have created new work for the exhibition. Alongside there will be a display of 19th century photography.
Friday 17 March, 12:30 - 13:30
Join curator Kate Best to look at some of the 19th century photographs and contemporary projects in The Moon and a Smile, focussing on the ways in which the commissioned artists have responded to and extended our appreciation of the photographs of Swansea's Dillwyn Llewelyn circle.
Image: Helen Sear, Still from Moments of Capture, 2016, From The Moon and a Smile, Image courtesy of the artist