Nothing Should Stand In Your Way
This large-scale text work takes a quote from a ritualistic scene acted out by protesters during the ‘Rebecca Riots’ of 1839-1844, where farmers in southwest Wales protested against new road tolls imposed by the 1835 Highway Act. Disguised in women’s clothing farmers destroyed the tollgates and became known as ‘Rebecca’s Daughters’ or the ‘Rebeccas’.
Through a change in context and representation, Simon & Tom Bloor give the quote new meaning and vigour, making it stand somewhere between a slogan and an inspirational call to action. With global political uncertainty the rejuvenation of this prophetic statement is delivered as an astute comment on our times. Click here to visit Simon & Tom Bloor’s website
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.