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Exhibition, Sat 15 Jun - Sun 1 Sep 2019, free entry

Hand Drawn Action Packed

Hand Drawn Action Packed


Marcel Dzama | Marcel van Eeden | Inci Eviner | Yun-Fei Ji | William Kentridge | Nalini Malani | Otobong Nkanga | Raymond Pettibon | Amy Sillman | Rinus Van de Velde

Hand Drawn Action Packed features ten artists whose practice springs from drawing, and reveals the medium's infinite possibilities for narrative invention.

The artists come from around the world (Belgium, Canada, China, India, Nigeria, the Netherlands, South Africa, Turkey and the USA), but their works all deploy narrative forms for fantasy, social critique, political allegory and autobiography to engage the viewer and hold their attention.

They make imaginative use of the tools at their disposal, whether it is an iPhone, a computer screen and projector, a camera and a stick of charcoal, or pen and ink and watercolour.

The interplay between image and word in drawings by Raymond Pettibon, Marcel van Eeden and Rinus Van de Velde occurs in captions or speech bubbles, written with the same instrument as the drawing, and anchor or unhinge their meaning.

Language generates imagery in Amy Sillman's animations, made using smartphones and iPads and created in collaboration with poets.

Fantastical Greek and Hindu myths are incorporated into Nalini Malani's painterly drawings, while her animated film is a quiet meditation on transience, the image appearing and disappearing.

Inci Eviner's ingenious video shows human figures interacting with a hand-drawn animation, while a sequence of drawings by William Kentridge reveals the process behind his stop-frame animations, capturing each stage of the visual narrative.

Political realities are subtly communicated in the images of power and dispossession by Yun-Fei Ji and Otobong Nkanga, and a theatrical world of masked and costumed performers is conjured in Marcel Dzama's delicately drawn epic scenarios.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 15 Jun - Sun 1 Sep 2019
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.


Free entry

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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