A Grand View
King’s Road, SA1
Taking inspiration from a carved ‘double picture frame’ in the Swansea Museum collection, delicately created by a seaman from interlocking pieces of carved wood, Carwyn Evans has constructed a series of house-like facades that replicate a simple cross-hatched drawing.
The facades become iconic in aesthetic against the backdrop of new apartment blocks of SA1 and stand as a ghost-like reminder of Swansea’s industrial past but also suggestive of its new status as a changing, evolving city.
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.