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Art Across The City invite you to join us on unique musical mystery tour around Swansea, this Saturday, 23rd May at 2pm. Kicking off in our busy Info Hub in Swansea’s Quadrant Shopping Centres, the short walking tour will see a variety of musical performances alongside our art commissions from local musicians including Jemma Krysa, Junior Scully and Joan Jones, with special guests to be added.

This is an excellent opportunity to experience the artworks in a new way or see them for the first time before the exhibition closes on June 1st.

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Inspired by Colin Priest’s Bay Watch project for Art Across The City, we are inviting people of all ages to come and take part in our fun drawing workshops on Swansea Bay’s fantastic beach in front of the Slip Bridge.

These free drop in workshops are led by local artists David Marchant and Rik Bennet, where you will be invited to draw directly onto the beach using rakes, sticks, driftwood, stones and your hands. We are looking for drawings of giant clouds, huge ice creams or even writing a message on the beach in ginormous letters for all to see.  Read more…

One of the most interesting aspects of Art Across The City is how the artwork changes over the ten week exhibition period and how the public respond to the artworks. On a very physical level, the artworks are exposed to the often extreme Swansea elements. Obviously we can prepare for that, but even with the sun shining, the sand blowing in off Swansea Bay has a very corrosive effect. We’ve been lucky enough, so far, not to have a repeat of last year’s quite brutal winds. Read more…

Who are you?
Michael Stumpf. I was born and grew up in Mannheim, Germany, which  happens to be Swansea’s twin city.  I currently work and live in Glasgow. 

Hello, how are you?
In a good mood – busy making things work.

What do you do?
I make art. Read more…

Who are you?

Colin Priest, artist, architect and educator.

Hello, how are you?

Good, thanks. It’s been a busy few months. Am in the fortunate position to be working simultaneously on a variety of projects across the UK. Beside Bay Watch, I have a work opening as a part of the inaugural Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival in Aberdeen and have a two-year WW1 commission in Deal, Kent for the Dover Museums and Arts Group as a part of Codename: Joined UpRead more…

Who are you?
Graham Dolphin, I live 12 miles outside of Newcastle upon Tyne in the north east of England

Hello, how are you?
Very well, thank you for asking.

What do you do?
I make art in various ways, using various forms, I teach wherever I’m invited too and look after my two children, Ella and Charlie, with my partner Sara.  Read more…

Who are you?
My name is David Cushway or ‘Cush’ for short and I am an artist based in Cardiff originally from Essex

Hello how are you?
I am very well thank you I have just returned for a holiday in Australia

What do you do?
I originally trained in ceramics for my degree and post-graduate and since then my practice has expanded to include; film, photography, installation and performance.  Read more…

Who are you? 
I am Emily Speed, an artist with a bad stationery addiction who likes swimming outside.

Hello, how are you? 
I’m pretty good thanks. I’m about to go to Texas to meet a load of cheerleaders, so I’m pretty excited about that.

What do you do? 
I make art, write and dance as often as possible.  Read more…

Art Across The City 2015
21st March – 1 June
Launch day: Saturday 21st March

Locws International is pleased to announce five new temporary public art commissions for Art Across The City 2015, our 15th anniversary. In that time we have commissioned over 100 established and emerging local and international artists to make new work in Swansea.

For 2015, we have five new commissions from artists Michael Stumpf, Graham Dolphin, Emily Speed, Colin Priest and David Cushway, bringing you balloons, Wild West monuments, Joe’s ice cream, land speed attempts and tap dancing boulders.  Read more…

We are extremely pleased to announce the selected artists for the 2nd Locws International Public Art Open Submission. Locws received a large number of local, national and international applications from artists based in the UK, Portugal, Norway, USA, Germany, Australia, Sweden and Wales. The standard was extremely high with a wide and diverse range of exciting, eclectic proposals.

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