H A B I T A T S #2
Preview Saturday 29th September 11am
Exhibition continues until 27th October 2018
Grand Theatre, Swansea
Open Tuesday – Saturday 11-5pm
Philip Cheater | Kathryn Anne-Trussler | Amy Goldring | Sophie Kumar-Taylor | Tom Morris | Ann Jordan
elysium gallery/elysium offsite presents six artists who have created a series of large artworks responding to the Brangwyn Hall Panels in Swansea. Immersing themselves in the lush vegetation and varied habitats depicted in the panels, these new works will be accompanied by a series of etchings, lithographs & prints by Frank Brangwyn (1867 – 1956) loaned by the Goldmark Gallery made possible by the Taliesin Arts centre.
H A B I T A T S #2 follows on from H A B I T A T S #1 which features smaller works by the same artists on display at National Botanic Gardens from Sat 22nd Sept.
This event is a part of the Now the Hero series of fringe events under the banner of Now for More happening across Swansea.
NYA/NTH uses Brangwyn’s British Empire Panels as a springboard for exploring narratives of war, peacetime unity and harmony. The panels offer both an uncompromising vision of the colourful and optimistic possibilities of post war Empire and reveal the tragedy of war hidden behind the fecund and super abundant scenery.
To coincide with the main performance dates there will be a mini festival under the banner Now For More that will resemble an Art Weekender spread over from Friday 21st to Saturday 29th September. NFM will involve all of the city’s cultural institutions big and small, who each in their own unique way will respond to NYA \ NTH’ main theme – the impact of war and conflict on human relationships and to the panels themselves. NFM will feature one-off special events, exhibitions, artists’ talks, family activities and trails, public artworks, workshops and performances by outstanding contemporary artists in multiple locations across Swansea.
Access to all participating NOW For More venues and projects is FREE.