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Illustrated image from Locws International's Morriston Hospital Schools Mural Project of bee showing a lighthouse as the bees body and waves on the wings.

June and July have been exceptionally busy here at Locws with projects rolling out across schools in Swansea. This year our project participants are the stars of Art Across the City and creative public artworks by our participants will be appearing at two different sites in Swansea this summer.

The first of which is a public art piece which will be sited at Morriston Hospital. The schools mural project run in partnership with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board kicked off in April and is due to be launched on the 12th of July (more details below). We were overwhelmed by the volume and quality of art works we received from schools throughout the city so huge thanks goes out to all those who participated and contributed to the project. We’ve been busy, busy, busy working through all the submissions. The work has now been sent off to the printers ready for installation later this week and we can’t wait to see it!

Illustrated image from Locws International's Morriston Hospital Schools Mural Project of a butterfly showing lots of Welsh iconography such as a dragon, castles, the beach.

We’d love to invite anyone who took part to come along to the launch of the mural at Morriston Hospital and we are extremely privileged that the launch will be attended and launched by The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of the City & County of Swansea Councillor Downing and Mrs Lilian Downing.

Please find below information regarding the event:

Date and time: July 12th at 1:30 pm

Location: Clock Garden behind Ty Olwen on the grounds of Morriston Hospital

Illustrated image from Locws International's Morriston Hospital Schools Mural Project of a flower showing a ladybird at the centre of the flower and each petal individually and colourfully decorated by collage

Maes Y Gwernan Hall is the suggested drop off point. From there you can walk along the path to the garden . Due to parking challenges it is advisable to allow plenty of time to find parking prior to the commencement of the event which will begin promptly at 1:30.

The hospital advises that children wear hi-vis vests if schools or parents have them.

It would be fantastic if the children could attend the launch and it would be hugely helpful if you could please RSVP to sian@locwsinternational.com by July 5th indicating how many people will be in attendance so we can inform colleagues at the hospital.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions relating to the project or launch.

Illustrated image from Locws International's Morriston Hospital Schools Mural Project of a flower showing palm trees and the beach.

Although it was a miserable rainy day outside, we enjoyed taking up residence in the National Waterfront Museum and created some spectacular ‘wild west’ themed Swansea signs. It really was fun for all the family, with those of all ages getting involved and designing a whole host of signs ranging in colour and size and helped by volunteers, Rosie, Ellie and Gemma.

Thank you to everyone who came down to the Museum and enjoyed the workshop, run by Rebecca Rendell and Carla Shepherd. We look forward to seeing the signs in all their glory when they go up for Art Across The City 2015 and Graham Dolphin’s upcoming artwork – watch out for yours!

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A FREE art workshop for all the family making one of the artworks for ART ACROSS THE CITY!

Date: Sunday 22nd February

Time: 12pm-3pm (Drop-in session)

Location: The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea (029 2057 3600)  Read more…

We invite you to help us make one of the artworks for Art Across The City 2015, Swansea’s annual public art festival which opens on 21st March 2015.

The artist, Graham Dolphin, has designed an artwork to be made from a collection of ‘wild west’ style signs that say the word ‘SWANSEA‘. The public are asked to paint ‘SWANSEA‘ onto a wooden board in a variety of colours and sizes of their choice. Each sign will then be fixed to a series of signposts in the city. The signs will be arranged to point to the various other ‘Swanseas’ across the world making a colourful and bold artwork that shows how our city has connections across the globe.

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We are extremely pleased to announce the selected artists for the 2nd Locws International Public Art Open Submission. Locws received a large number of local, national and international applications from artists based in the UK, Portugal, Norway, USA, Germany, Australia, Sweden and Wales. The standard was extremely high with a wide and diverse range of exciting, eclectic proposals.

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Locws International are extremely pleased to announce the shortlist for our 2nd Public Art Open Submission.

Locws received a large number of  local, national and international applications from artists and architects based in the UK, Portugal, Australia, USA, Spain, Germany, China, Sweden and Wales. The standard was extremely high with a wide and diverse range of exciting proposals.

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Locws International is pleased to announce its 2nd annual Public Art Open Submission competition for UK and international artists interested in working in the public realm. Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration for a temporary public artwork to be realised in the city of Swansea, Wales, UK, as part of Locws International’s Art Across The City during 2015, which will be our 15th anniversary year.

The two selected artists will receive a £1,000 fee and a budget up to £2,500 to cover design, production, materials and installation, plus agreed expenses.

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Lisa Scantlebury is an artist based in Bristol, UK. She was shortlisted for our Public Art Open Submission and selected to further develop her work for Art Across The City 2014. We caught up with Lisa for a quick Q & A.

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Following a call for submissions in 2013, Jeremy Millar was selected as the inaugural Locws International Public Art Open Submission commission. We caught up with him ahead of his work for Art Across The City 2014

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We are extremely pleased to announce the selected artist for the Locws International Public Art Open Submission. Locws received a large number of  local, national and international applications from artists based in the UK, South Africa, Denmark, USA, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Wales. The standard was extremely high with a wide and diverse range of exciting proposals.

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