Date: Saturday 18th of March 2023 at 2pm
This shall be a ticketed event due to the venue size.
Tickets can be ordered via the Friends Eventbrite via the following link:
Join the Friends at the Glynn Vivian gallery as we hear from Sue Williams, Professor of Fine Art in Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and one of Wales’s leading contemporary female artists.
Williams is a prominent international artist with a recognised body of work and an exhibition history of both solo and group shows on five continents. The work is raw and accomplished; strong, charged and challenging in its links to contemporary lives and the sexualisation of Western society.
Although born in Cornwall, Sue Williams has lived and made her career in Wales. She has taken part in many exhibitions and residencies and has an array of prestigious awards recognising her work including the National Eisteddfod Wales (Gold Medal winner 2000), the Rootstein Hopkins Award (2000) and has shown in the Avesta Biennial, Sweden (2000) and the Site-ations Project in New York (2001). She was a shortlisted artist for the Artes Mundi 2, International Visual Art Prize 2006 selected by curators Deepak Ananth and Ivo Mesquita. Her work features in several leading private and public collections throughout USA, Africa, China, and Europe, including National Museum Wales, Contemporary Arts Society and The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.
Sue Williams explores the rich and complex subject of human sexual relationships, dysfunction, gender communication and our dependency on social media where all aspects of human emotion, well- being, life, death, ego, and vulnerability lies. Human relationships are altering as technology is taking over from the conventional form of communication and interaction. Online chatrooms have become the norm and are often turned to as the alternative to reality. Sue Williams plays with fantasy and reality and the impact upon sexual relationships feeding the artists desire to further explore, understand and translate the meaning of ‘communication’ between people, confronting the rich core of human sexuality and in turn exposing the darkness and the humour.
We are working hard on ways to record the session for our YouTube channel for those who are not able to attend in person.