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Exhibition, Sat 15 Jun - Sun 24 Nov 2019, free entry

Frances Richards: An Artist Apart

Frances Richards: An Artist Apart


This exhibition focuses on the work of Frances Richards, wife of the painter Ceri Richards, whom she met at the Royal College of Art, London.

Frances Richards work has a distinctive, visionary character that sets it apart from the art of her time in both its abstract and figurative manifestations. The touching and utterly non-academic sophistication of her art, and its consciously modernist affiliations recalls deeply personal recurring themes.

The exhibition will concentrate on the embroidery-collages and unseen drawings and monotypes, executed in the war years and previously unseen until now, reflecting the perspective of a hugely gifted female artist and the dark mood of that fateful time.

The exhibition also presents some of the beautiful and radiantly graceful figurative and flower paintings of her later years.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsPushchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 15 Jun - Sun 24 Nov 2019
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.


Free entry

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Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 15 Jun - Sun 24 Nov Frances Richards: An Artist Apart
Mon 29 Jul - Sun 1 Mar The Mary Rose: People and Purpose
Fri 27 Sep - Sun 24 Nov Sophy Rickett
Fri 27 Sep - Sun 15 Mar Swansea Stories
Sat 7 Dec - Sat 15 Feb Swansea Open 2019


Alexandra Road,



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Map reference: SS 654934  Lat: 51.62369 Long: -3.94444

The M4 brings you directly to Swansea Bay from the East via Junction 42 and the West via Junction 45. The Gallery is located on Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ. The nearest Car Parks can be found in High Street (across the road from the Railway Station) Sat Nav SA1 5BA and less than 5 minute walk and Orchard Street Car park (NCP) Sat Nav SA1 5AS and less than 3 minute walk.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Swansea station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing