Ways of Protest, Elysium Gallery Bar, High Street, Swansea.

I hope you all managed to see this one of the best exhibitions for many years, despite the disruption of Covid 19.

Photography of exhibitions is more important than ever under lockdown, when so few people can see the work in person. Brilliant that you have that you have got to document so many shows.

Emily Trahair Editor of Planet Magazine

Thank you Emily for that most topical and apt comment. I was lucky to photograph this exhibition  before it was closed down by the dreaded virus

Ways of Protest earlier this year at the Elysium Gallery and Bar in Swansea, High Street, in partnership Swansea Museum, changemakers and Fusion. Contained artworks from over sixty Welsh and International Artists, archival  artifacts from Swansea museum, as well as memorabilia , interviews, and photographs from the public and protest groups from Swansea and Wales.

This extensive exhibition explores how the arts can be a vehicle for protest and social change. A celebration of people who have fought for social equality in Swansea and Wales.

The gallery have provided a photographic record and 360 Video tour on their website elysiumgallery.com  (exhibitions, archive )

The artworks as always were wonderful and the excellent documentary photography was memorable. Here are just a few examples.

 With over 60 artists both local and national, it was very apt in these current turbulent times. Brilliant documentary photography, including Black Lives Matter and disabled protesters in wheelchairs, marching chairs and a birthday cake for Trump you Bastard.

Bernard Mitchell 2021.

To link to a 360 degree view of the exhibition, click.

http://www.elysiumgallery.com/protest-360/index.htm