About Locws Schools

LOCWS International has established an ongoing educational Artist in Residency programme called Locws Schools that sees schools from the Swansea area take part in site-specific arts projects, Locws Schools is run in conjunction with Arts in Education, City and County of Swansea. The projects are run by artist David Marchant and use Locws International events as inspiration.

Locws have been awarded the Lord Mayor’s Ambassador Award for our outreach and education programmes.

See the latest Locws Schools projects here.

For more information and a list of previous Locws Schools participants please continue reading.

St Josephs Primary School Tour

Locws International events illustrate a broad range of contemporary artwork and the artworks are made in response to an aspect of Swansea’s culture, heritage, architecture or people. The artworks, created by international and Welsh artists using a variety of mediums, provide a unique educational opportunity and have inspired students to create some very interesting and insightful responses. Locws Schools starts with a guided tour of the artworks at which David Marchant presents some of the thinking behind the artworks and explains the ideas and processes of making the work. The second part of the project sees students create their own site specific art projects inspired by what they have seen and learned, presented at each school in Locws Schools exhibitions.

Locws Schools is open to all schools in the Swansea area. For more information please contact Administrative Support for the Arts on 01792 562667 or email info@artacrossthecity.com

Locws Schools: Guided Tours
The guided tours provide an educational and exciting visual stimuli for students to respond to and to question. Artist David Marchant encourages students‚ to make responses to the artworks while they attempt to unravel what the work means to themselves and what they think the artist is trying to achieve. Each work is carefully explained and the students are encouraged to think of how it could inpsire them to create a piece of their own work within their school or college environment. With the inspiration gained from the tours, the students are expected to produce a response to a particular artwork or artworks and during the course of the first day, students set themselves a brief which they research and investigate by day two of the project, David Marchant’s visit to their school or college.

Locws Schools: Artworks
On day two of Locws Schools, David Marchant works closely with the students to create their own site-specific projects at their school. These artworks are then displayed within the school as well as being publicly displayed in the city centre during another Art Across The City event.

Previous Participants of Locws Schools:

2015
Blaenymaes Primary School (Yr 3)
Blaenymaes Primary School (Yr 4)
Gowerton Comprehensive School
Grange Primary School
Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llwynderw
Gowerton Primary School
Brynhyfryd Infant School
Mayals Primary School
Waun Wen Primary School
Seaview Community Primary School
Oystermouth Primary School

2014
Seaview Primary School
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Bishop Gore Comprehensive School
Townhill Primary School
Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llwynderw
Plasmarl Primary School
Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bryn-Y-Mor
Terrace Road Primary School
Talycopa Primary School
Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pont-Y-Brenin
Arfryn Education Centre
Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Felindre

2013
Morriston Primary School
Oystermouth Primary School
Mayals Primary School
Penllergaer Primary School
Gowerton Primary School
Pontarddulais Comprehensive School

2012
Whitestone Primary School
Gwyrosydd Primary School
Cila Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary School
Clwyd Primary School
Penclawdd Primary School

2011
Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Gellionnen
Terrace Road Primary
Crug Glas Special School and Sea View Primary School
Cymraeg Felindre Primary School
Pen-Y-Fro Primary School
Pen-Y-Bryn Special School

2010
St Thomas Primary School
Danygraig Primary School
Cefn Hengoed Comprehensive School
Glais Primary School
Hafod Primary School

2009
Daniel James Community School
Cwmbwrla Primary School
Bishops Gore Comprehensive School
Penyrheol Comprehensive School
Penyrheol Primary School
Trehafod Day Unit

2008
Parklands Primary School
Daniel James Community School
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe

2007
Bishopston Comprehensive School
Bishop Gore Comprehensive School
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe
Penyrheol Comprehensive School
Pentrehafod Comprehensive School

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