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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…

Free guided tours around Swansea city centre have been offered to the public as well as schools and colleges in the area. They have been an enjoyable experience for everyone involved, with participants gaining inspiration for their studies, developing different perspectives on art, and others sharing their memories of Swansea in relation to the artworks. We have been busy guiding lots of people of all ages around the city centre, providing them with opportunities for taking photographs, drawing pictures and talking about Swansea.

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Art Across The City 2014, Swansea
International Contemporary Public Art Festival
12th April – 1st June
Launch event: 6.30pm Saturday 12th April at the National Waterfront Museum, with live performances.

New Artist Commissions: Jon BurgermanJeremy Deller Craig FisherThomas GoddardNick Jordan / Jeremy MillarLisa ScantleburyRoss Sinclair  / Bob & Roberta SmithUltimate Holding Company

Writers: Niall Griffiths / Rhian Edwards Rachel Trezise

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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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Having first seen his work when he represented Sweden as part of the Nordic Pavillion at the Venice Biennale 2007, we are very pleased to include his Jacob Dahlgren‘s work in our Art Across The City 2013 programme.

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We are extremely pleased that Laura Sorvala is part of our upcoming Art Across The City 2013. Laura is a Finnish artist and illustrator now based in Cardiff, Wales.

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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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The latest artist to join the Art Across The City 2013 lineup is Phil Cheater. Graduating from Swansea Metropolitan University in 2011, Cheater is one of Wales’ most exciting emerging artists, with a very distinctive style. Below, Phil gives an introduction to his work and what he will be exhibiting in Swansea.

Art Across The City 2013 runs from 28 March – 12 May 2013, with a launch event at Mosaics Bar, High Street, Swansea on the 28th from 6-8pm. Artists announced so far include Olaf Breuning, Pete Fowler and Sinta Tantra.

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World famous Welsh artist, Pete Fowler, has created his largest artwork to date in Swansea. Its inspiration comes from local icon, Dylan Thomas, and artworks created by school children from the city. His monumental new work is the latest commission for the Art Across The High Street scheme that is helping to brighten up the street.

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Locws International are very pleased to announce artist, Olaf Breuning has been added to the line up of artists for Art Across The City 2013, alongside artists Pete Fowler and Sinta Tantra. Breuning travels extensively, with his expeditions often informing in his work. Breuning’s photographs, installations, sculptures, films and drawings are irreverent, tragically heroic and funny. His views of ‘Google Culture’ submerge the viewer with a relentless deluge of references, clues and frustrating dead ends.

For Art Across The City 2013, Breuning will exhibit two monumental black sculptures which appear to be a take on modernist public art. However, the sculptures are Breuning’s initials on a grand scale,  a giant O and B. Sat atop these sculptures are two simple, perhaps too simple answers – YES? / NO?

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