Astrid Kruse-Jensen, Floating No. 12, 2017

The Moon and a Smile

Greta Alfaro, Anna Fox, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Neeta Madahar & Melanie Rose, Sharon Morris, Sophy Rickett, Helen Sear, Patricia Ziad
4 March – 23 April 2017

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.

The Lure of the Archive 

Falmouth University Photography Symposium 
Saturday 4 March, 10am – 5pm

To coincide with the launch of the exhibition The Moon and a Smile at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Falmouth University will host a one-day photography symposium in partnership with Glynn Vivian.

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; togehter with 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, Curator, 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

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