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.
Museum’s Fine Art, St James, London. November 7th – November 27th
David Tress in the studio, Haverfordwest, 2001
David Tress, ‘Land and Sea (Winter Spring)’, mixed media on paper, 52x64cm, 2018
David Tress drawings, photographed by Bernard Mitchell.
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery, September 19th 2003.
Read the full story here.
Photographed while living at Llanfairyngornwy.
In Search of Angels.
A wreath of Celtic Angels with words by R.S. Thomas.
This series of six memento mori prints where made for the exhibition ‘The Great the Good and the Dead’ held at the Ceri Richards Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University in January 2003. Embedded in the prints are words from the Notebook poems of Dylan Thomas written, in his school exercise books at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive in the Uplands, Swansea. For this I must Thank Llew Thomas.
From top left,
1/ Browns Hotel Laugharne, Dylan and Caitlin’s table.
2/ The back bedroom, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, The Uplands, Swansea.
3/ Cwmdonkin Park, looking across to Mumbles Head.
4/ The Death Mask, The Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea.
5/ 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Uplands, Swansea.
6/ Tumbling Terraces, from The Uplands to the Sea.