New History Display to celebrate SWAS 125th Anniversary Year
To celebrate its 125th Anniversary Year in 2012, the SWAS has compiled a new history display mapping the development of the Society and the importance of art in South Wales spanning the years 1887-2012. The display is being shown alongside the Society’s 125th Anniversary Exhibition at The Cardiff Story, Old Library Building, The Hayes, Cardiff, from 28 February to 20 April 2012. It will feature an illustrated talk recorded by the Society’s current Vice Chair and Archivist, Dr Robert Llewellyn Davies, MBE, which traces the full history of the Society from its creation in the wake of the industrial revolution in Cardiff, describing the many people who have contributed to its development throughout its first century and beyond. To see copies of the banners included in the display, go to the Our History webpage.
In 2012, the Society still strives to achieve its original aims to encourage and advance art in South Wales, our membership remains strong and exhibitions continue to be held annually. To apply to join the Society, visit our Membership webpage and download the application form.