Civic Centre and Beach
Inspired by the natural world, responding to its power, its fragility and how it is affected by human development and industrialisation, Alex Duncan’s major new installation portrays a possible future scenario of how the natural world may be. Polyurethane foam pebbles, a by-product of the oil industry that the artist has collected from the coastline, become monumentally enlarged, washed up on a rising sea.
Duncan presents these objects as the debris of the modern world, stemming from a rolling history of copper smelting, coal extraction and oil refinement, exposing the complicated relationship between man and nature in an uncertain future where these boulders may yet hold true and exist, washed up on a surge of environmental change.
Art Across The City is an exciting public art programme designed and delivered by LOCWS International, an artist-led charity based in the City of Swansea. LOCWS International commissions international and UK-based artists to create new contemporary artworks for accessible public spaces across the city.
A broad range of artworks are produced from sculpture, painting and installation to performance and film and each is inspired by an aspect of the city’s culture, heritage, architecture, people or landscape.