Lord Mayor Launches Outreach & Education Exhibition

Locws International’s annual Education and Outreach Exhibition was successfully launched today at the Grand Theatre, Swansea, and officially opened by The Lord Mayor Of The City & County of Swansea, Councillor Ceinwen Thomas.

The exhibition, organised in association with Swansea Arts in Education, showcases Locws International’s award winning Education and Outreach programme and the artwork created by local creative talent during Locws Schools in 2014 with artist David Marchant. The participating schools are Townhill Primary School, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg LlwynderwPlasmarl Primary SchoolYsgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bryn-Y-MorTerrace Road Primary SchoolTalycopa Primary School, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pont-Y-Brenin, and Arfryn Education Centre. The Education & Outreach programme received a Lord Mayor’s Award in April 2014.

The exhibition also features the winning entries and a selection of the best artworks submitted for our summer competition, Dylans Character Wall . Inspired by the writing of Dylan Thomas and his wonderful characters, we received hundreds of drawings to be included on a large mural in Swansea.

The Lord Mayor Of The City & County of Swansea Councillor Ceinwen Thomas awarded four main prizes, sponsored by Play Right, Swansea. The winners are:

Cora Ellacott (aged 7)
Elysia Beynon (aged 10)
Lewis Walker (aged 5)
Stephanie Lowe (aged 5)

Rebecca Rendell, Locws International’s Arts & Outreach Officer said ‘The sheer scale of the children’s imagination and sense of fun in the exhibition shows that the arts is an excellent way of learning. We are constantly impressed by the number of entries to our competitions and the schools contribution to our programme.’

The exhibition runs until Saturday 18th October, Gallery on Level 2 at Swansea Grand Theatre.

Outreach and Education Exhibition

(pic L-R: Lord Mayor’s Consort, Mr David Thomas, Lewis Walker, Stephanie Lowe, Cora Ellacott, Lord Mayor Of The City & County of Swansea Councillor Ceinwen Thomas and David Hastie, Director of Art Across The City)

Plasmarl Primary School

Pupils from Plasmarl Primary Schools stand in front of some of their artwork.