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We are offering the opportunity for school learners to take part in the production of a new public artwork at Morriston Hospital and very much hope that your school will take part.

In partnership with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board we are asking local learners to create colourful elements of the new artwork that will be sited on a section of hoardings around a new development at the centre of the hospital. We are looking for bold, colourful artworks that will make a vibrant and striking display, appealing to patients, staff and visitors, while the area is undergoing redevelopment.

To enable your school learners to take part, please print out the artwork templates below and invite your learners to colour in, draw on or paint on them either by hand or using a computer. The templates can be done at A4 or A3 as required. Please write the learner’s name and school on the back of each page they do. The look of the finished template artworks are up to each participant but the colourful designs at the bottom of this page could be used as inspiration. Why not ask your learners to think of themes inspired by where they live, their favourite places or things?

NB: This is open to all key stages

A selection of the finished template artworks will be chosen to develop the final mural, which will be scaled up, printed on to panels and fixed to the hoardings at Morriston Hospital. The artwork will be installed in July 2017. Each school which has designs selected will be invited to the hospital to celebrate the results and will be credited on the Art Across The City website and related publicity material.

The deadline for finished artworks to be returned to us is Monday May 22nd, please send by post to: Art Across The City, PO Box 127, Swansea SA3 9BF

or by email to info@artacrossthecity.com

This is a great opportunity for your learners to be involved in making an exciting public artwork which will in turn benefit local people who use Morriston Hospital. We hope you will be interested in participating and we look forward to receiving your artworks.

Download the templates here:

Here are some previous template designs that might offer inspiration to your learners:

This documentary film captures the stories and development of participants during a series of Art Across The City film making workshops in partnership with the City and County of Swansea, Communities First, the Swansea Creative Learning Partnership and LOCWS International. It shows how participants have engaged with the workshops and what they learned and achieved as they developed their own films over the course of 4 days.

The documentary aims to highlight the potential benefits of partnership working within the new Creative Learning Partnership programme and how it can help individuals benefit from exposure to the creative industries and cultural sector.

“With the concepts you’ve got in your mind, you can put them on film, as poetry or a monologue and express yourself..It’s been a really refreshing, self-rewarding experience.” – Vijay Singh

This project has been designed within the context of Arts, Culture and Heritage being a significant contributing tool to tackling poverty.

“We’ve all enjoyed, we’ve all got along, and I would definitely do it again in the future.” – Lloyd Barnett

The Swansea Creative Learning Partnership brings together Arts, Culture and Heritage organisations together with Communities First and via Communities First, other organisations that contribute towards alleviating the effects of poverty. The concept of this project has been conceived from this partnership working

We are running some free workshops with poetry and cartoon drawing for all the family at the Green Fuse Festival in Cwmdonkin Park this Saturday, 6th September, 12.00pm – 6.00pm. A fantastic family fun day organised by the Friends of Cwmdonkin Park.

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Working with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Healthboard, LOCWS International invited children from across Swansea to design kites as part of a vibrant public artwork for Hafan y Môr, the new Children’s Development Centre at Singleton Hospital.

We received over 600 kite designs and selected 55 kites to be displayed on the walls of the new centre’s play area to make a massive mural.

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Braving the weather today we managed to have a great tour. Abbie said that Jeremy Dellers work was so big and different that she had never seen anything like it before. Oliver said, “I would write that People should be more fair”. “It has a great contrast”, said Alesha.

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Right from the start, the children totally immersed themselves into the Artworks.
Tallulah asked about the work by Jon Burgerman “ Is it everything that Dylan Thomas likes? “Jake asked if one panel represented ‘Nature’, one ‘Dylan Thomas’ and the other ‘War’.

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On arrival at the Locws tour Talycopa pupil Charlotte was prepared with a brochure and had already added to the Mega Poem by Rhian Edwards, together with Nia and friends.

Keshva said that Jon Burgerman’s work “seems to describe Dylan Thomas life because the map looks like the radio play Return Journey”.

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Today, Community Officer Patrick assisted us on our tour which was a real treat. As I was explaining about the project Art across the city appeared on the Big Screen in Castle square and I was able to show the group the varied art on show for 2014.

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What a great weekend of workshops! Over 220 people took part in creating a range of banners and badges inspired by Craig Fisher‘s artwork at the National Waterfront Museum.

Here are some photos from the 3 days of workshops and the fantastic banners that were made. Congratulations to everyone who took part and a big thanks to the Locws Volunteers who helped make it a really special event for everyone!

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Here are the 55 original designs selected from over 600 sent in by young people from across Swansea. The selected designs have now been scaled up and printed onto di-bond panels and fixed to the walls of the hospital to create a massive mural above the new Hafan y Môr playground. See the finished mural here.

Well done to everyone who took part and thanks for all your inspirational designs! Scroll down to see them all.

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