Poet in Residence: Sharon Morris
Glynn Vivian Poet in Residence.
February - March
The Moon and A Smile: 'For the Ash: Yr Onnen'
Inspired by the early photography albums of the Dillwyn Llewellyn family, in particular Thereza and Mary Dillwyn Llewelyn, 1853, held in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 'For the Ash: Yr Onnen' is a series of 12 artist's books and scrolls bringing together photographic images, poetry and short texts.
In contrast to the formal imagery of her father John Dillwyn Llewelyn, Mary Dillwyn Llewelyn, while being equally fascinated with the technical advances in photographic processes, evokes a more ephemeral world of cut flowers, pairs of live birds, the family building a snowman, casual portraits blessed by a fleeting smile: a world characterised by a mind caught up in the Victorian period of enquiry, reaching for the moon, and yet attentive to the detail of the domestic. These small-scale albums convey the intimacy of perception, portraits that serve as period familial documents of the Penlle'r-gaer estate and the Gower but also, through omission, point to what has been left out: the industrial source of wealth in the Swansea area.
24.03.17, 12:30 - 13:30
Artist in Residence Talk
The Ash: Yr Onnen — an album of photographs and poems
Join our Poet in Residence Sharon Morris as she discusses her residency.
Mother and Other Tongues: a Performance
New word and image artworks, poems and short prose by participants in Glynn Vivian poet I residence workshops. Written in many tongues, these works are inspired by the Glynn Vivian collections, Swansea, and its location.
Image: Sharon Morris, The Moon is Shining on My Mother, 2016