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.
LOCWS International is an award-winning artist-led charity that was established in 1999 with the aim of making the arts more accessible to the public. Based in the City of Swansea, the charity has developed a range of educational and participatory activities that enables members of the community to take part in and broaden their understanding of the arts.