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Llŷn Peninsula – Malcolm Glover

Posted on Jun 22, 2022 by in Future Exhibitions

30th July - 25th September 2022

In 1985 Malcolm Glover received funding from the Welsh Development Agency to photograph the Llŷn Peninsula. The work was subsequently toured across the U.K. but only shown once briefly within Wales. We are pleased to bring the images back to North Wales and showcase this historic photographic work to new audiences.


In 1985 Malcolm Glover bought a second-hand VW camper van and a 125cc motorbike and moved onto a field overlooking Hells Mouth on the Llŷn Peninsula. 

He felt as if he had been transported back into the 1950s, in part because of its remoteness from urban life. 


Man, House, Sea - ©Malcolm Glover


Malcolm spent the next year photographing the life of the community through its culture, working life and leisure. These photographs record the rural community of the Llŷn Peninsula. 


Carnival Queen Pwllhelli - ©Malcolm Glover


There was a huge change in life taking place in the early 1980’s. Huge corporate farms were replacing family run smallholdings.

There was also the imminent disappearance of manufacturing industries and the rise of the service industries. 


©Malcolm Glover


With the onslaught of Thatcherism, which created an irrelevance of the working class and its distinct culture, Malcolm wanted to record this unique place before the inevitable changes transformed its existence and particular culture of that era. 


Trevor Man With Sticks - ©Malcolm Glover




Malcolm Glover is an international photographic artist, whose work has been widely published and exhibited.

Already an established documentary photographer he has, more recently, diversified into creative digital works, creating panoramic photographic timescapes and video portraiture.


Notable Clients (Documentary Photography)

The Sunday Times, Radio Times, Sunday Express, Mail on Sunday, Independent on Sunday, Illustrated London News, Times Educational Supplement. Penguin, Routledge and Macmillan Books.

Malcolm has work in several public and private collections, including:

National Museum of Photography, Bradford

Welsh Archival Centre, Caernarfon

Welsh Industrial Museum, Cardiff

Rochdale Art Gallery

Oldham Art Gallery (The British Contemporary Photographers Collection)

Vital Arts (St Brats Hospital, London)

Whitechapel Hospital Arts Collection

Kowitz Private Art collection