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Sophy Rickett in conversation with Rut Blees Luxemburg

Glynn Vivian Talk

Sophy Rickett in conversation with Rut Blees Luxemburg MargamMountain_k_jpeg.jpg
21 Nov 2019
2.00PM. Ends at 15:00
This event is free.
Glynn Vivian
Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ

Everyone welcome
Free, suggested donation £3

Join Sophy Rickett in conversation with Rut Blees Luxemburg on Thursday 21 November, 14:00.

Sophy Rickett's exhibition Cupid and The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows is on show in Room 7 until 24 November 2019. Her book, The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows has just been published by GOST Books, London.

Rut Blees Luxemburg's work Swansea sur Mer and The Kiss, part of the series ffolly and made at the beginning of the new millenium, is in the gallery collection and on display as part of the Swansea Stories exhibition, on display until 15 March 2019.


Sophy Rickett is an artist who works with photography, writing and video installation. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1999, she has had solo exhibitions in numerous galleries and institutions including Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Chateau de Lichtenberg, France; Arnolfini, Bristol; Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.

Group exhibitions include Baltic Mill, UK; Centre Rhenan d'Art Contemporain, Alsace, France; Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Il Museo di Trento, Italy; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; Fitzwilliam, Cambridge. Research awards include recent commissions from London's Cuming Collection and the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.

Her work is held in many private and public collections including UK Government Art Collection; Pompidou Collection, Paris; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Federal Reserve, Washington; Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo, Italy.


Rut Blees LuxembergRut Blees Luxemburg's photographic work deals with the representation of the city and the phenomenon of the urban, ranging from large-scale photographs to public art installations and operatic mise-en-scène. Her permanent public art work Silver Forest can be seen on the façade of Westminster City Hall in London.

Rut Blees Luxemburg has exhibited widely throughout the UK and Europe, including the solo exhibition Phantom, a photographic exploration of Modernity's imprint on the architecture of Dakar, Senegal, at Tate Liverpool. Her series London Dust was shown at the Museum of London. Her work is held in major public and private collections including Tate, Pompidou Centre, Paris, V&A Museum, London and the Glynn Vivian, Swansea. 

Rut Blees Luxemburg created the iconic cover for The Streets' Original Pirate Materialandis a reader in urban aesthetics at The Royal College of Art. 

Image 1: Sophy Rickett, Margam Mountain, 2019

Image 2: Rut Blees Luxemburg, London Dust, 2019

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