University exhibition for Swansea pupils' artwork
Primary and infant pupils from schools in the City and County of Swansea will showcase their artwork at Swansea University's Centre for Child Research later this week.
One of Wales’ most famous artists, Mary Lloyd Jones, will visit the Centre on Thursday, January 17, to launch the inaugural exhibition in the new Corridor Gallery.
Some of the schools taking part in the exhibition include Cwmrhydyceirw Primary, Townhill Primary, Whitestone Primary, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, YGG Brynymor, Llangyfelach Primary, Hendrefoilan Primary, and Graig Infants School.
Work on show will include a project entitled A Working Life, which draws together the artwork of pupils who have studied the work of the internationally acclaimed Polish painter Josef Herman, who lived in Ystradgynlais in the Swansea Valley for 11 years.
Professor Trisha Maynard, Acting Co-Director of the Centre for Child Research at the University, said: “We are delighted to have collaborated with Swansea LEA in establishing a Corridor Gallery in the Centre for Child Research. The artwork is both fascinating and impressive - it clearly demonstrates the creative potential of all children. The exhibits have enriched our working environment and hopefully will also enhance our links with the local community. ”
Paul de Vall, Primary Adviser for the Education Effectiveness Service at City and County of Swansea, added: “We value our relationship with the Centre for Child Research very highly and we are very pleased that the work of primary children will have a wider audience as a result of this initiative. The Corridor Gallery is an excellent example of the successful partnership between the County, the University and the schools of the area.”
The Corridor Gallery exhibition will be open to the public from Thursday, January 17, and can be found at the Centre for Child Research, First Floor, Vivian Tower, Swansea University.