The Moon and A Smile



Glynn Vivian Art Galley, 2017, 94 pages – Softcover

Essay by Kate Best

Participating artists: Sophy Rickett, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Helen Sear, Neeta Madahar and Melanie Rose, Patricia Ziad, Greta Alfaro, Sharon Morris & Anna Fox


The Moon and a Smile responds to a period in the 1840s and 1850s, when Swansea was at the centre of early experiments in photography worldwide. In particular, the Dillwyn family circle was prolific in the development of photography, especially Mary Dillwyn, John Dillwyn Llewellyn and his daughter Thereza. Commissioned by Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, the nine international artists have created new work for the exhibition. Alongside there will be a display of 19th century photography.


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Dimensions 24,5 × 22,5 × 1 cm