The March – A Collective Pilgrimage


On 29 – 30th April, students and staff from Swansea College of Art Photography Department will march from Merthyr Tydfil to the Senedd in Cardiff to raise awareness of equality and women’s rights.

Students in Dynevor Building courtyard

Together with artists, writers, campaigners, academics and local historians, they plan to connect with people and communities en route to collate a manifesto which they will present to AM Julie James at the Senedd around 5.30pm on 30th April.

Programme Director of Photojournalism & Documentary Photography, Sian Addicott said: “We are hoping to bring people together and prompt conversation and debate around equality and women’s rights. Merthyr is such an iconic location in terms of the industrial history of Wales and the impact capitalism and patriarchal structures have had on the region.”

The event will be captured on photography and film with the end results displayed at the Mission Gallery in Swansea 7th May to 8th June 2018.    

Staff and students will also be joined by Theatr Soar, The RedHouse, The Songbirds, Muni Art Centre, Women Against Pit Closures, Poets of the Hill, Afon Community Dance, Jazz Heritage Wales and others.

For more information please contact: 

Clare Bottomley:

Sian Addicot: 


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