The Battle of Ninian Park

a-n Assembly Swansea - PhotoManJohan-67

a-n Assembly Swansea - PhotoManJohan-68




23 May 2019

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

The Battle of Ninian Park Revisited used the local rivalry between Cardiff and Swansea City football clubs to draw out strategic and psychological similarities between football and art.

*Performance script available on request

Assembly Swansea brings together views from a number of contributors including artist Owen Griffiths, curator Karen Mackinnon, artists Jason & Becky and artist Thomas Goddard.

Cardiff-based artist Thomas Goddard introduces his practice and describes the necessity and benefits of working with other people.

Artist Jane Simpson, who runs Swansea gallery GS Artists, describes the challenge of maintaining relevance as an artist-led initiative and her optimism for the future

Members of Aberdeen artist-led project Tendency Towards describe the challenges and opportunities of working in a place that ‘people pass through on their way somewhere else’.

John Byrne introduces the aims of Arte Util, an international body that promotes ways for art to work effectively in ordinary life.

Collaborative artists Jason & Becky introduce their socially-engaged practice and outline the advantages of working together.

Commissioned by Jane Simpson and performed at a-n Assembly, Swansea