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New Independent Film Festival Set for Swansea’s Cinema & Co next month.

15.06.16 Evening Post article written by Geraint Thomas.

GET your popcorn ready! A new short film festival is coming to Swansea next month showcasing the best of community movie-making.

SwanComm Film Festival will see more than a dozen films, by aspiring local film makers of all ages, ranging from comedy-horror to animation and documentaries which have been created by residents and groups from across the county. Read more…

A group of young people from Townhill Community School participated in a series of Film-Making Workshops led by artist David Marchant, as part of the new LOCWS Creative Participation Programme. The 4-day workshop enabled participants to design, develop and create their own film which involved creative writing, character design, green screen techniques, animation,  video and sound recording, and editing. Participants were encouraged to develop their own ideas from the outset and were guided through the process of scripting, designing, and shooting their films.
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The LOCWS Creative Participation Programme provides exciting creative skills development courses for residents of Communities First areas in Swansea.  For the first series of sessions we are running Film-Making Workshops led by artist David Marchant, to enable up to 40 participants to design, develop and create their own film, animation or music video. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own ideas from the outset and guided through the process of scripting, designing, filming and promoting their films.
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By responding to Michael Stumpf’s work at the Amphitheatre, UWTSD Fine Art students Rhiannon Ames and Lucy Bethel created a collaborative site-specific event that attempted to disrupt the space with performative intervention.  Read more…

The work is installed and we are just waiting for David Blandy’s video game to arrive at The National Waterfront Museum for our launch event there this evening at 6.30pm. We’d like to thank all the artists and the Art Across The City technical team for all their hard work. Here’s to a successful six weeks out on the streets of sunny Swansea.

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As part of Art Across The City 2012, we have commissioned a limited edition print from each of our artists. These are 420 x 297 mm and printed on Hahnemuhle Torchon 285gsm paper in an edition of ten…

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LOCWS International and Swansea City Council present the ‘Swansea Plinth’ offering the public the opportunity to sample and join in with a wide and diverse range of artistic activities. Local artists, performers and community groups will be sharing their skills as well as highlighting the opportunities available to people in Swansea.

Oxford Street, Swansea from 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th June


Holly Davey was born in Thalwil, Switzerland in 1974 and currently lives and works in Cardiff, Wales.
I Told You So, 2010, Chapter Light Box Commission, Holly Davey
Holly Davey is a lens-based artist exploring time, performance and location. Working with both photography and video installations. She is concerned with responding to the history of a building or site. At each location, she rediscovers the past, bringing it into the present and creating a new way of interacting with and a new way of witnessing that place.
They Could Never Quench The Fire Of His Enthusiasm, 2011, Holly Davey
Holly Davey achieved a Creative Wales Award earlier this year. Her previous exhibitions include: ‘War Rooms’, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London; ‘The Bank Residency and Exhibition’, Cardiff 2010; ‘Lightbox Commission’, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 2010; ‘For Mountain, Sea and Sand’, National Theatre Wales Residency, Barmouth 2010; ‘En Residencia’, Laboral, Gijon, Spain 2009; ‘A Third is You’, Theatre Mwdlan, Cardigan 2009: ‘The Golden Record’, G39, Cardiff, UK 2009; ‘By appointment only’, Mary St, Birmingham, UK; ‘An Endless Supply’ film screening, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK 2009; ‘The Golden Record’, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK 2008; ‘Lost from view’, Mission Gallery, Swansea 2008.

Sail Bridge Music Action
Sail Bridge, River Tawe / National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road




Paul Granjon has chosen to work with Swansea’s Sail Bridge, a landmark structure that connects the east and west sides of the city. Granjon has collaborated with a local choreographer, Douglas Comley, and a 20-strong company of dancers to create a percussive choreography for the bridge, the dancer’s motions and rhythms ‘playing’ the bridge as if it were a percussive musical instrument.

The various surfaces of the bridge are activated by the dancers equipped with modified rubber mallets and wearing shoes fitted with steel plates. Their choreographed motions explore the acoustic quality of the largely metallic structure, creating a spatial sound-scape that reveals the musicality of the bridge.

The performance is the opening event for Locws International and filmed documentation can be seen within the Locws Information Hub at the National Waterfront Museum.

18th April – 10th May 2009

Tanya Axford
Megan Broadmeadow
Neville Gabie
Paul Granjon
Neeme Külm
Marko Mäetamm
Aisling O’Beirn
Calum Stirling

Welcome to Locws International 2009, an exhibition of new temporary artworks by a selection of dynamic international artists in public and accessible sites across the city of Swansea.

Locws International invites artists to create new artworks that are a direct response to the people, culture, heritage and landscape of the city, and for this event all of the artists involved have spent time in the city, investigating its many facets and developing their ideas based on their discoveries. Locws International therefore not only presents a current snapshot of contemporary art practice but also presents a unique reflection of the spirit of this city at this time.

Our thanks go to the artists who have brought their creative vision to the city and to our supporters who have made this event possible. This year has seen the development of a number of successful partnerships with organisations and individuals across Swansea and we would like to thank all of the people involved.

David Hastie and Grace Davies,
Locws International 2009

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