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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Locus (Richard James and Angharad van Rijswijk) have been commissioned by Swansea Museum and Swansea International Festival to create a sound installation in response to the objects and artefacts on display in the two main gallery guest exhibition spaces.
To tie in with Now The Hero / Nawr Yr Arwr, the Dylan Thomas Centre presents a temporary exhibition featuring the medieval Welsh poem Y Gododdin, focusing on its influence on David Jones’ epic, In Parenthesis.
Elysium gallery artists Philip Cheater, Kathryn Anne-Trussler, Amy Goldring, Tom Morris, Eifion Sven-Myer & Ann Jordan have created a series of large artworks responding to the Brangwyn Hall Panels in Swansea.
Welsh-based composer, conductor and impresario Charlie Barber brings his team of musicians to Volcano Theatre for a unique late-night, hour-long continuous mixtape of Baroque and contemporary classics.