Artwork description:

Mary Dillwyn was a pioneer, one of the first women photographers. This painting was produced for an exhibition entitled 'A Victorian Tapestri' at Tapestri Gallery Swansea.

"Tapestri is situated in Llys Glas, a former police station and one of Swansea’s most iconic Victorian buildings.

Key landmarks in the city sprang up from the 1850s onwards. By the time of the 1879 ordnance survey map the city was littered with hospitals, cemeteries, workhouses, schools, assembly rooms, and other key municipal buildings which are still standing today.

We are encouraging responses along the theme of Victorian landmarks in Swansea and welcome all kinds of archaeological, historical, metaphorical, and allegorical excavations of Swansea’s Victorian heritage."

The painting is a wall hanging, designed to mimic traditional tapestries, using a patterned damask. Dillwyn often used leaves, exposed on photographic paper, to frame her images.

Materials used:

oil on damask


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Mary Dillwyn (2015)


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