As Wales celebrates its Year of the Sea, discover the truth behind the swashbuckling legends in a fun and factfilled exhibition explaining the history of pirates, privateers and buccaneers throughout the world
This exhibition from the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, linking in to the local collections of Swansea Museum, explores how the impact of war has led people to pursue peace – through actions ranging from remembrance, voicing protest, offering sanctuary to refugees, international exchanges and youth activism.
International photojournalist Lee Karen Stow has spent a decade documenting the personal narratives of women of war and conflict, and women who campaign for peace, from Sierra Leone to Snowdonia and now Swansea. Her powerful portraits and captivating stories are unforgettable.
Now For More will feature one-off special events, exhibitions, artist talks, family activities and trails, public artworks, workshops and performances by outstanding contemporary artists in multiple locations across Swansea.
In this display alongside the Welsh Centre for International Affairs’ ‘Wales for Peace’ project, Swansea students share their artistic responses to peace messages of the past, and ask… What in the world do you care about today?
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne Carmarthenshire
Swansea based artists Philip Cheater, Kathryn Anne-Trussler, Amy Goldring, Tom Morris, Eifion Sven-Myer & Ann Jordan have created a series of artworks responding to the Brangwyn Hall Panels in Swansea.
Swansea based artist Philip Cheater sees a world teetering on the verge of a possible cataclysmic event. Looking back on past conflicts and the upheavals that came after, how can our cities and other environments progress?
‘Remembering our Heroes’ is an exhibition of eight panels giving an overview of some of the First World War heroes from Swansea and Neath Port Talbot who displayed exceptional bravery and were honored in return with medals.
Exposed to Frank Brangwyn’s Empire Panels during school speech days, Rose Davies has always worked with models in the Brangwyn tradition and started to draw Dave about 10 years ago when he was a young student in the Territorial Army and through this developed a large body of work about “The Warrior”.
40 artists respond to the Swansea Museum collection and Now the Hero themed activities by creating a multi-media exhibition trail. Contemporary responses will be situated among the artefacts investigating memory, loss and our seemingly never-ending behavioural cycle of war and destruction.