- Open Tuesday – Sunday
- Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays
- 10am – 4:30pm (last admission 4.10pm)
- Free admission
Alcock and Brown Centenary
Opens on 11 June
An exhibition in collaboration with the Royal Air Force on the subject of the centenary of the first aircraft flight across the Atlantic, which was undertaken by RAF
Officers John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown on 14/15 June 1919. The exhibition has been produced by Dr Lynsey Shaw of the RAF’s Air Historical Branch.
An important local interest aspect of the story is that Brown had very strong links to Swansea throughout his adult life, working in the city for Vickers Limited in Wind Street, living in the city, and also being the first Officer Commanding of the Swansea Air Cadet Squadron. Brown’s son was also born in Swansea, attending the then Gowerton Grammar School for Boys, before becoming an RAF Pilot, but was tragically killed flying his Mosquito aircraft on D Day in June 1944. In their exhibition, the RAF will recognise the strong Swansea connections to the Alcock and Brown story.
CEFN COED REMEMBERED
15th January – 30th June 2019
‘Cefn Coed Remembered: An Exhibition Exploring the Working Life and Patient Care at Cefn Coed Hospital from 1932 to Present Day’.
Literary Atlas Wales
Cartographic Imaginaries: Interpreting the Literary Atlas of Wales
Saturday July 6th – Sunday 8th September 2019
Cartographic Imaginaries presents an inspiring collection of commissioned artwork in response to twelve English language novels set in Wales. These form part of the wider Literary Atlas of Wales project, which investigates how books and maps help us understand the spatial nature of the human condition. More specifically it explores how English language novels set in Wales contribute to our understanding of the real-and-imagined nature of the country, its history, and its communities.
In the commission brief, artists were invited to “play with traditional notions of cartographic mapping, and to explore the possibilities of visually communicating the relations between ‘page’ and ‘place’, as well as ‘books’ and ‘maps’.”
Through diverse approaches, each work proves that just as there is no single way to read a book or to know a place; each creates and inhabits its own unique ‘cartographic imaginary’. Yet together, the works embrace multiple voices that speak of the richness of writing, thinking, and inhabiting “real-and-imagined” Wales.
The Literary Atlas of Wales project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.