Placing Dylan - a brand new exhibition is soon to arrive at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.
Curated by London-born artist and art historian Ceri Thomas, Placing Dylan presents a selection of images created and interpreted by Ceri over the past 20 years.
Ceri’s interest in the Swansea-born poet began in 1994, when, by accident, he came to be living in 5 Cwmdonkin Drive - Dylan’s home. It was during that time that Ceri had the inspiration to produce a series of Dylan-related artworks and it is these artworks that will feature on the Red Wall Gallery from this Saturday, 11 October to Sunday 30 November.
Ceri’s passion for the visual culture of modern and contemporary in south Wales has led him to curate many exhibitions as well as publish books and articles on individual artists, artist groups and the south Wales art scene.
He is particularly interested in the relationship between art and place, representations of the individual and the employment of memory and imagination. It is therefore understandable that Dylan’s home patch became a rich source of inspiration.
- On Saturday 22 November, Ceri will host an artist-in-conversation about Placing Dylan joined by Dylan biographer, Hilly Janes. This talk is free and starts at 11am.
- Following Ceri’s address, Hilly will then take the floor as she delivers a talk about her artist-father Alfred Janes, whose 1934 portrait of his friend the poet will also be on display. This talk is free and starts at 2pm. No booking is required.