Dylan Thomas: His People and Places
20/09/2014 - 11/10/2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Attic Gallery is celebrating Dylan Thomas’ centenary with ‘Dylan Thomas – His People and Places,’ an exhibition of specially commissioned work. Seven leading Welsh artists familiar with his work have been asked to seek out and interpret, in their own individual way, what Thomas saw and thus what inspired him. This unique exhibition will also feature paintings of Swansea by Jack Jones, a contemporary of Thomas from the 1920s; these works have not been exhibited in public before.
The artists include Glenys Cour, a friend of Dylan Thomas, whose colourful abstract paintings reveal a poetic view of Swansea Bay, work from Mike Jones from studies inside Kardomah Café and Maurice Sheppard whose landscapes of West Wales explore the countryside of Thomas’ childhood.
Attic Gallery’s own heritage has artistic ties to the poet. The gallery grew out of the dynamics of Dylan Thomas’ creative contemporaries in Swansea, and is Wales’ longest established private gallery. Indeed the gallery’s opening exhibition in 1962 included work by sculptor Ron Cour, and Alfred Janes, both close friends of Thomas. Fellow poet Vernon Watkins subsequently opened a number of exhibitions at the gallery.
Further information:- www.atticgallery.co.uk 01792 653387
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