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image for Exhibition item typeHelen Sear: ...the rest is smoke at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Exhibition, Sat 23 Sep - Sun 19 Nov 2017, free entry

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Sculpture balcony


Helen Sear is one of Wales' most acclaimed artists; her work seamlessly moves between expanded notions of photography, sculpture and video. This exhibition is the first UK presentation of the work commissioned for Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice 2015.

The work is rooted in Sear's local environment of rural Wales. Ideas of mortality and temporality are explored through a series of works in which agricultural landscapes marked for production and consumption are seen to exist simultaneously as magical spaces, imprinting themselves on the body and mind of the viewer. Sear's photographic and video works explore the image as sculptural form whereby the artist integrates different speeds of looking, contrasting physical scale, colour and vivid material presence.

The exhibition ...the rest is smoke was curated by Stuart Cameron on behalf of Ffotogallery and commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales. This exhibition will tour to Crescent Arts, Scarborough, Impressions Gallery, Bradford and Hestercombe House, Somerset in 2018.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 Sep - Sun 19 Nov 2017
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.


Free entry

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 1 Oct - Thu 30 Nov Artist in Residence: Andreas RĂ¼thi
Sat 23 Sep - Sun 19 Nov Helen Sear: ...the rest is smoke
Sat 23 Sep - Sun 19 Nov Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist: Bob Gelsthorpe
Sun 3 Dec - Sat 6 Jan Swansea Open 2017


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