14/11/2014 - 12/01/2015
opens Friday, 14 November – 12 January
Dylan Thomas, Swansea’s most famous son, captured perfectly his memories of childhood Christmases in his much-loved “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”. His mastery of language cleverly stimulates our emotions and his eye for detail stirs deep memories of our own experiences. Working with Jeff Towns and Swansea artist John Upton we aim to recreate memories of Christmas past. Displaying paintings inspired but the work of Dylan Thomas and cabinets full of vintage and antique Father Christmas figures, bisque cake decorations and a selection of large, pressed cardboard standees. Included in the exhibition, some examples of scarce Victorian and Edwardian Christmas ceramics.