Genius Welsh Writer Dylan Thomas Painting Comes To Bristol

kardomah-boysA painting depicting the famous Swansea ‘Kardomah Boys’ is coming to Bristol and can be seen for a short time from 17th October – 2nd November at the fabulous Artemis Designer Jewellery and Gift shop Gallery, 214 Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NU. The painting will be on display in their special gallery: ​Downstairs @ Artemis.

This rare out of Wales appearance of the painting by Jeff Phillips is part of the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of the birth of Dylan Thomas. The actual centenary of his birth will be 27th October and to have the painting Downstairs @ Artemis on this particular date is especially significant.

The painting, which features Dylan Thomas, Vernon Watkins, Alfred Janes, John Pritchard and Daniel Jones has generated much interest wherever it has been displayed during its anniversary tour of Wales. Its trip to The Artemis Gallery is a one-off unique opportunity for fans of the Welsh bard in England to view it.

The painting also known as ‘Dylan at The BBC’ was painted by recognized Swansea artist Jeff Phillips and for the last three years has been displayed at Swansea’s Tapestri Arts Centre.

The Artemis display will be its final tour venue before it once more returns home to Wales to hang in its resting place Llys Glas Arts Centre, Swansea.

Over last 9 months it has been shown at The Dylan Thomas Theatre, then to Mumbles book store ‘Cover to Cover’, then it travelled West to Carmarthenshire, then once more back into Swansea’s at Noah’s yard in the Uplands where Dylan was born and the location of the original BBC studios in The Grove where the events depicted in the painting took place.

Karen Struel-White, on behalf of the owner commented:

“We know that Dylan is a global icon and many of his fans would be interested in seeing up close and for real this unique portrait of artistic legends. Artemis is exactly the kind of place Dylan adored, stylish, artistic and bohemian. The ideal place and quite unique – just like Dylan.”

On behalf of Artemis, Carrie Mullan said:

“What an honour to be considered, let alone chosen, to be the venue to house Jeff Phillips’ ‘Kardomah Boys’ in England. Having such a unique piece on display in our special little gallery ‘Downstairs @ Artemis’ is more exciting than we could have ever imagined.”

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