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A 100 years of Glenys CourAn exhibition

03 February - 04 May 2024

Mission Gallery is proud to present an exhibition celebrating a 100 years of Glenys Cour.

“Painter, printmaker, collage & stained-glass artist, poet, teacher, champion – ambassador for Wales. An abiding and extraordinary multi layered legacy. Glenys has touched and enriched so many lives – generations of students, artists & designers, exhibition visitors and friends. Gifting colour to all our lives.”

- Sally Moss

Exhibition opening: 11am - 5pm, Saturday 03 February 2024

A 100 Years of Glenys Cour in Mission Gallery

"Colour is my life - I could eat colour"

A talk by Sally Moss at the Mission Gallery, Swansea during '100 mlynedd o Glenys Cour | 100 years of Glenys Cour'

Thursday, February 29th 2024 at 6:30pm and Saturday, March 2nd 2024 at 2pm 

Glenys was born in Fishguard in 1924 and brought up in the mining communities of the Rhymney Valley. She studied under Ceri Richards at Cardiff Art School and in the late 1940’s came to teach in Swansea where she met and married sculptor, the late Ron Cour. Both taught at Swansea School of Art, Glenys mainly in the world-renowned Stained-Glass Department. She contributed to the wider world of Art in Wales through the South Wales Group (now the Welsh Group), WWAA, Friends of the Glynn Vivian and the Swansea Arts’ Workshop. A 2017 Retrospective Exhibition took place at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, curated by the late Mel Gooding. Glenys is now 100, paints daily in her home studio and is inspired by the ever-changing light and views from her sea-front windows. Her work is in both private and public collections. In 2020 she was awarded an MBE for services to the visual arts in Wales.

A 100 Years of Glenys Cour in Mission Gallery

Close up of Glenys Cour's sketchbook

Close up of Glenys Cour's sketchbook

Main Image: The perfume of flowers, Glenys Cour

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