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2016 LOCWS Schools Exhibition at the Grand Theatre, Swansea

An exhibition of artwork from schools in Swansea is now open in the Level 2 Gallery at the Grand Theatre, Swansea from 5 October – 27 October 2016.

Opened by The Lord Mayor of the City and County, Councillor David Hopkins of Swansea, and attended by The Lady Mayoress, Councillor Beverly Hopkins, Councillor Christine Richards, Deputy Leader of the City and County of Swansea and Mr. D. Byron Lewis, HM Lord-Lieutenant, the exhibition showcases artworks created by young people from across the city Read more…

To celebrate National Volunteers Week 2016 and all the hard work done by volunteers across the third sector in the area, Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) organised a fantastic event at the decadent Lord Mayors Mansion to give thanks and recognition to our local volunteers. Read more…

LOCWS International were invited by the National Waterfront Museum to run a creative workshop on 06/06/16 for pupils from St Thomas Community Primary School, 28 children from the reception class are currently participating in an exciting King’s College London initiative called ‘My Primary School is at the Museum’. Read more…

On Saturday 14th May, LOCWS International launched a new temporary artwork; RESISTANCE, by artist Rich White which now sits in the courtyard garden at the National Waterfront Museum.

This bold new commission references the experience of change and regeneration; a process that Swansea has experienced over generations, and is no more evident than in the architectural development of the museum itself.  Read more…

LOCWS Creative Participation Programme: Film-Making Workshops

A creative skills development programme for residents of Communities First areas in Swansea in partnership with Locws International. The courses are Agored Cymru accredited.  Read more…

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

Who are you?

Hi, my name’s Craig Fisher… Artist, Dad, Lecturer, TV watcher and occasional shopper…

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Nick Jordan is an artist whose practice encompasses painting, video, drawing, sculpture, found-objects and publications. Jordan’s work centres upon the relationship between the natural world and our multifaceted cultural histories. Nick Jordan frequently collaborates with fellow artist Jacob Cartwright, and is based in Manchester, UK. We caught up with Nick ahead of his work being installed as part of Art Across The City 2014.

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Art Across The City invites you to take part in our Artwork Placard Procession through Swansea as part of Swedish artist, Jacob Dahlgren‘s new commission this September 7th Sept 2pm.

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With just two weeks until Art Across The City 2013 is launched on 28th March, Pete Fowler‘s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Octopus is proving to be one of our most popular commissions. Twitter is buzzing with praise for his largest work to date, which covers the facade of a former nightclub opposite Swansea Train Station. Ahead of his RCA Secret Postcards show, we talked to Pete to discuss Dylan Thomas, owls, octopi and upcoming projects.

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