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Postcards from the public help city gallery re-open

HUNDREDS of people have sent postcards to Swansea’s Glynn Vivian Art Gallery – and they’re now part of an exhibition helping the venue to re-open safely.

The cards reflect key matters on peoples’ minds during the pandemic; topics include Covid, climate change, Black Lives Matter, community matters and human connections.

The mini pieces of art were created and sent after the gallery invited submissions for its Postcards to the Future initiative.

Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “I thank all those who took the time and effort to create a postcard to the future and send it to the gallery.”

Swansea-based artist and art historian Barry Plummer, who submitted a card, said: “The imaginative concept of a postcard to the future caught my attention. It chimed with my current work that centres on my young Irish terrier, Belle, who has come to represent nature in my paintings.”

It is important that visits to the gallery are pre-booked through its website – www.glynnvivian.co.uk. Social distancing is in place to help visitors, staff and the community stay safe. Visitors should wear masks and use the sanitiser supplied.