Glynn Vivian 2016 Fund!

Support the Glynn Vivian 2016 Fund!


The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is due to reopen in autumn 2016, following a redevelopment programme funded by the Arts Council of Wales, the Welsh Government, City & County of Swansea and supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The reopening of the Gallery is a major event which will attract new generations of visitors and residents alike, enabling Swansea to become a great centre for the visual arts.

Glynn Vivian 2016 Fund!

The new Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

To mark the event the Friends of the Glynn Vivian are launching a special Glynn Vivian 2016 Fund. Before the Gallery reopens, the Fund aims to raise £50,000 in donations, to support activities, learning programmes and ongoing conservation of the Collection. With the funds raised the Gallery will be able to:

  • support the programme to conserve objects in the collections, including items donated by the Gallery’s founder, Richard Glynn Vivian
  • provide the new Learning Studio with equipment to help children, young people and members of the community take full advantage of learning activities
  • prepare and publish a new visitor’s guide to the Gallery and its collections
Glynn Vivian 2016 Fund!

Ceri Richards Music of Colours, White Blossom 1968
© The Artist's Estate
City & County of Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Collection

When you contribute to the Glynn Vivian 2016 Fund you’ll be making a direct impact on the way the Gallery can help everyone who uses it. A donation of £50 will help create a ‘living painting’ for visually impaired people, £100 will conserve a miniature from the Richard Glynn Vivian collection, £500 will buy a tablet computer for the exhibition rooms, and £1,000 will help towards the production of the visitor’s guide. We welcome every contribution, large or small and If you pay tax, the fund can also benefit from the Gift Aid programme.

Glynn Vivian 2016 Fund!

Pot Pouri, Lid and Stand 1814-17
Swansea Soft Paste Porcelain Decorated by David Evans
City and County of Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Collection


Helen Sear Still from Chameleon Video Installation 2012
City & County of Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Collection>

Join us in celebrating the start of a new chapter in the history of the Gallery. Make your own contribution to Glynn Vivian, to help guarantee a bright future for the city’s art and artists.

Friends of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Reg. Charity No. 516492

Glynn Vivian 2016 Fund!

'Art with Friends' Children's Workshop 2015
© photo. Dafyn Upham