The Moon and a Smile opens Fri 3rd March

 Archivist, 1, 2017 from the series The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows

Archivist, 1, 2017 from the series The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows

Glynn Vivian Gallery

Preview: Friday 3 March, 7-9pm

Room 3

Artists:
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.