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locws international art across the city swansea bay year of legends colourful flag installation in Swansea Bay

Working in partnership with Swansea County Council’s Education Department, Locws International has delivered a colourful and eye-catching public art installation located on Swansea Beach near the 360 Beach and Watersports Centre and Cafe on Oystermouth Road.

Locws International's Art Across the City Year of Legends Flags Pictured with Children and Swansea City in Background

To create the public art work, Locws International worked with 8 schools throughout the city on a creative project based on the Visit Wales Year of Legends theme. Starting with a tour of Oystermouth Castle, with the castle’s Community Officer, Erika Kluge and Locws International’s Artist in Residence, Dave Marchant, schools were given the opportunity to learn about the heritage and history of the castle and imagine the castle’s inhabitants, visitors and goings on through the ages.

Tre Uchaf Primary School Pictured on a Tour of Oystermouth Castle with Erika KlugePlasmarl Primary School Pictured on a Tour of Oystermouth Castle with Locws International's Artist in Residence, Dave MarchantYGG Login Fach Pictured on a Tour of Oystermouth CastleWhitestone Primary School Pictured on a Tour of Oystermouth Castle

Dave Marchant then returned to schools to work with learners to explore Welsh and Swansea based myths and legends such as the Mabinogion, the White Lady and Beddgelert. Learners were then encouraged to translate their learning in to creative representations with support and guidance from the artist in residence.

Locws International Schools Flag Project: Design from Pentre'r Graig Primary School Featuring a Dragon Locws International Schools Flag Project: Design from Tre Uchaf Primary School Featuring a Dragon Locws Schools Year of Legends Flag Project: Design from Whitestone Primary School Picturing a GirlLocws Schools Year of Legends Flag Project: Children Working Together to Create Designs from YGG Login Fach Picturing a Girl

Arts Outreach Coordinator for Locws International said of the project, “Art Across the City this year is about giving opportunities to children across Swansea to become the commissioned artists and create public artworks. We were completely astounded by the quality of the art works submitted by the schools. Limited to choosing only 5 designs from each of the schools, we only wish we could have extended the project to include more works as there were so many incredible options to choose from. We really hope that the artwork will bring a smile to people’s faces, colour to the beach and it will add to the tourist offering of the region. Another public art installation created by school children is sited at Morriston Hospital.”

Locws International Art Across the City Year of Legends Flags at Swansea Bay with Mumbles Head in the Background 6x4 Wideangle shot

The public art installation has been created by learners from Pentre’r Graig, Penyrheol, Plasmarl, Tre Uchaf and Whitestone Primary Schools and Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Login Fach, Pen-y-Bryn and Pontybrenin and will be in place until Sunday August 13th.

Locws International's Art Across the City Year of Legends Flags Launch with School Children

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…

Pupils from Christchurch Primary school year 5/6 undertook a tour on 26/05/16 of the latest LOCWS International Art Across the City exhibit, RESISTANCE, the exciting commission by Rich White as part of the LOCWS Schools project during the Summer term 2016. Read more…

Pupils from Waunarlwydd Primary school year 3/4 undertook a tour on 25/05/16 of the latest LOCWS International Art Across the City exhibit, RESISTANCE, the exciting commission by Rich White as part of the LOCWS Schools project during the Summer term 2016. Read more…

Pupils from Pennard Primary school year 3 undertook a tour on 24/05/16 of the latest LOCWS International Art Across the City exhibit, RESISTANCE, the exciting commission by Rich White as part of the LOCWS Schools project during the Summer term 2016. Read more…

Pupils from YGG Pontybrenin year 5/6 undertook a tour on 23/05/16 of the latest Locws International Art Across the City exhibit, RESISTANCE, the exciting commission by Rich White as part of the LOCWS Schools project during the Summer term 2016. Read more…

Pupils from Gowerton Primary school year 1/2 undertook a tour on 19/05/16 of the latest Locws International Art Across the City exhibit, RESISTANCE, the exciting commission by Rich White as part of the Locws  Schools project during the Summer term 2016. Read more…

Pupils from Oystermouth Primary school year 1 undertook a tour on 18/05/16 of the latest LOCWS International Art Across the City exhibit, RESISTANCE, the exciting commission by Rich White as part of the LOCWS Schools project during the Summer term 2016.  Read more…

Visit ‘Art Makes Children Powerful‘ at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

LOCWS International commissioned Bob & Roberta Smith to create ‘Art Makes Children Powerful’ for Art Across the City 2014 in Swansea. We are proud to share these official images of the work in place at it’s current home in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  Read more…

Rich White makes installation works about location, sense of place and the relationships that develop between people and their environment. Key aspects of his practice are resonance and discovery. Works are informed by research of the locality, dictated by architecture and space, and through the uncovering of stories of identity, memory, place and history.   Read more…