New Art Appears In Unusual Locations Across The City of Swansea
30th September 2011
A wide variety of intriguing new artworks are starting to appear in unusual locations across the City of Swansea. From inside the city’s brand new Bus Station to within the ruins of Swansea Castle, on hoardings on the busy High Street to the tranquillity of Cwmdonkin Park, the bold new artworks are appearing one by one in the build up to one of Wales’ most exciting visual arts events.
On the 7th of October 5 brand new temporary artworks go live across Swansea signalling the start of another LOCWS International ‘Art Across The City’ event.
Each of the new artworks are made as a direct response to the culture and heritage of the city by artists from the Sweden, Wales and the wider UK. The artists are Bristow Lloyd, Holly Davey, Helen Edling, Mark Folds and S Mark Gubb and each has
spent time in the city exploring and researching their ideas for the new works.
“This new group of artists have all come up with some exciting ideas in response to Swansea”, said Project Coordinator Erin Rickard, “Two of the artists have picked up on the city’s rich literary heritage with new works inspired by the poets Dylan Thomas and David Hughes. There are two magical installations created in response to the Polish painter Josef Herman, whose centenary is celebrated this year, and other artworks pick up on both the historical and future aspects of the city. It’s been inspiring to work with these artists who have created such diverse and engaging artworks for the people of Swansea to enjoy.”
The ‘Art Across The City’ event opens to the public on 7th October and runs until 30th October. All artworks are free to see and open to all. An information point will be located at the Civic Centre where free brochures and maps of all the exhibits are available. For further information visit www.artacrossthecity.com.
For a free guided tour of the artworks please call 01792 468979.
In addition to the new artworks, there’s an exhibition of artwork made by Swansea school pupils as part of Locws International’s ‘Learning and Outreach Programme’.
The exhibition is also at the Civic Centre between 7th and 30th of October, and celebrates the artistic achievements of pupils from Ysgol Crug Glas and Sea View Primary School, Ysgol Felindre, Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn, and Ysgol Pen-y-Fro who have
created their own artworks as a response to previous ‘Art Across The City’ events.
Locws International works with international and Welsh contemporary artists to create new visual artworks and projects that respond to the culture and heritage of the City of Swansea. With support from the Arts Council of Wales, City & County of Swansea, National Lottery, Welsh Government, National Museum of Wales, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the David & Christopher Lewis Foundation.
Mark Folds carving in Cwmdonkin Park, making his sculpture "Dylan's Pencil"
Below the Locws team installing S Mark Gubb's piece "Ambition Is Critical".
Also See -
Art Across The City Platform