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…
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…
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
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.
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.
LOCWS International is an award-winning artist-led charity that was established in 1999 with the aim of making the arts more accessible to the public. Based in the City of Swansea, the charity has developed a range of educational and participatory activities that enables members of the community to take part in and broaden their understanding of the arts.