Rose Frain

Brighter Than The Stars

Swansea Museum

Rose Frain’s work was a site-specific installation realised as an ‘intervention’ into the traditional format of the museum.

The artist has used elements including light, sound and locally mined black diamond anthracite, to suggest the meeting of different cultures to create ‘a kind of joy’ and a sense of nostalgia. Installed also is a ‘found’ early photograph of an Italian family.The sound is of the opera singer Adelina Patti, who loved Wales where she made her home after leaving Italy. Her voice alternates with the warm sounds of a Male Voice choir.