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Open Submission 2013 Shortlist Announced

Locws International are extremely pleased to announce the shortlist for our inaugural 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.


The ten shortlisted artists are:

Maria Zahle

Lisa Scantlebury

Mark Houghton

Hilary Jack

David Cushway

James Iles

Anne Deeming

Cath Campbell

Jeremy Millar

DPRS (Gaston Bertin and Alvaro Campo)

The eclectic shortlist contains proposals for sound works based on railway tracks, a dead philosopher’s skull, spinning plates, cartoon storyboards, a boiling kettle, reclaimed street furniture, viewing platforms and a colourful stairway to heaven. Project Manager Gordon Dalton said ‘We were very impressed by the wide range of  submitted proposals, who all approached the public realm in Swansea in inventive ways.’

Locws International are now in the process of selecting one proposal with gallerist Ceri Hand and artist, David Blandy. We aim to make an announcement by mid-September with the chosen proposal appearing as part of our Art Across The City programme 2014. All shortlisted artists will be considered for future programmes where appropriate.

Locws would like to thank all the artists who submitted proposals.

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Art Across The City 2013 programme opens on September 6th, 6.30pm, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. There are four new commissions

across Swansea by artists Juneau ProjectsMatthew Houlding, Jacob Dahlgren and Laura Sorvala. We hope you can join us for the launch.