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Some Swansea Sites
Technium Square, SA1 | Swansea Amphitheatre | The LC Car Park, Oystermouth Road
Museum Green, Victoria Road | Civic Centre Seafront
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Aisling O’Beirn has created a collection of drawings depicting both familiar and unfamiliar features and elements from around Swansea. Themed on ships, bridges, street furniture, urban weeds and assorted landmarks, O’Beirn has collated the drawings into 5 multi-imaged graphic posters.

The posters are exhibited using pre-existing distribution systems, incrementally published as collectable items in the South Wales Evening Post over the duration of the exhibition and publically displayed on
billboards at different locations across the maritime district of the city.

O’Beirn’s project sees the circulation of vernacular information about Swansea bringing together the familiar and unnoticed aspects of the city.

18th April – 10th May 2009


Tanya Axford
Megan Broadmeadow
Neville Gabie
Paul Granjon
Neeme Külm
Marko Mäetamm
Aisling O’Beirn
Calum Stirling



Welcome to Locws International 2009, an exhibition of new temporary artworks by a selection of dynamic international artists in public and accessible sites across the city of Swansea.


Locws International invites artists to create new artworks that are a direct response to the people, culture, heritage and landscape of the city, and for this event all of the artists involved have spent time in the city, investigating its many facets and developing their ideas based on their discoveries. Locws International therefore not only presents a current snapshot of contemporary art practice but also presents a unique reflection of the spirit of this city at this time.


Our thanks go to the artists who have brought their creative vision to the city and to our supporters who have made this event possible. This year has seen the development of a number of successful partnerships with organisations and individuals across Swansea and we would like to thank all of the people involved.


David Hastie and Grace Davies,
Locws International 2009


Click here to download your free brochure: Locws International 2009


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Events

Saturday 18 April
Performance by Paul Granjon with Dynion Dance
6.15pm, Sail Bridge, River Tawe
Launch Reception 7pm, National Waterfront Museum


Wednesday 22 April
Guided Walk 1pm, National Waterfront Museum


Saturday 25 April
Guided Walk 2pm, National Waterfront Museum


Monday 27 April
Symposium: Locws in Context 1pm, Dynevor Centre for Art & Design, De La Beche Street, free and open to all


Wednesday 29 April
Guided Walk 1pm, National Waterfront Museum


Saturday 2 May
Guided Cycle Tour 11am, Technium Square, SA1 Waterfront Development
Guided Walk 2pm, National Waterfront Museum


Wednesday 6 May
Guided Walk 1pm, National Waterfront Museum


Saturday 9 May
Guided Walk 2pm, National Waterfront Museum


Sunday 10 May
Locws Closes 5pm

Venues


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Tanya Axford There is nothing left of the sea but its sound, Unit 1a, National Waterfront Museum Square


Megan Broadmeadow Ship-Shape
Swansea Museum Pontoon, Swansea Marina


Neville Gabie Land and Sea
Quadrant Shopping Centre / Bus Station


Paul Granjon Sail Bridge Music Action
Performance at Sail Bridge on Saturday 18 April at 6.15pm
Documentation of event at Locws Hub, National Waterfront Museum


Neeme Külm Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas Square, Swansea Marina


Marko Mäetamm Graveground
National Waterfront Museum Green, Oystermouth Road


Aisling O’Beirn Some Swansea Sites
Technium Square, SA1 | Swansea Amphitheatre | The LC Car Park,
Oystermouth Road | Museum Green, Victoria Road | Civic Centre Seafront


Calum Stirling Tilt–shift
National Waterfront Museum Garden

Some Swansea Sites
Technium Square, SA1 | Swansea Amphitheatre | The LC Car Park, Oystermouth Road
Museum Green, Victoria Road | Civic Centre Seafront
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Aisling O’Beirn has created a collection of drawings depicting both familiar and unfamiliar features and elements from around Swansea. Themed on ships, bridges, street furniture, urban weeds and assorted landmarks, O’Beirn has collated the drawings into 5 multi-imaged graphic posters.

The posters are exhibited using pre-existing distribution systems, incrementally published as collectable items in the South Wales Evening Post over the duration of the exhibition and publically displayed on
billboards at different locations across the maritime district of the city.

O’Beirn’s project sees the circulation of vernacular information about Swansea bringing together the familiar and unnoticed aspects of the city.

Aisling O’Beirn

Aisling O’Beirn was born in Galway, Ireland and is now based in Belfast
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Her current work is concerned with exploring spatial politics encompassing subjects as diverse as the technologies behind space exploration to the very localised practice of nicknaming places and landmarks. Research takes the form of a constantly expanding collection of vernacular information ranging from urban myths, anecdotes, place nicknames and hand drawn maps gathered from various locations

The interest in these unofficial accounts stems from a concern regarding the politics of how place is described at a local level. Recent installations and site specific projects marks an attempt to bring together some of this seemingly disparate information in a non-linear fashion through sculpture, installation, animation and site specific means

O’Beirn studied sculpture at The University of Ulster in 1990 and has been exhibiting since. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Ulster in 2005. O’ Beirn has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is an Associate Lecturer in Sculpture at the University of Ulster. O’ Beirn is represented by The Third Space Gallery, Belfast. www.thethirdspacegallery.com
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Recent Exhibitions include 2007: Dark Matter, Belfast (solo) 2006; And Other Storeys’ Derry, (solo); Some Things About Belfast (Or So I’m Told), Space Shuttle Mission 3, Belfast (solo project); A Small Urban Inventory, Belfast, (solo). Group shows include 2008: Maquettes En Modekllen, Paper Biennale, Stedejilk Museum, Aalst, Belgium, Campouflash, Dresden and Poznan; 2007, Campouflash, Lodz, Le Syndrome De Broadway’ France, Protokol Sc, Centrifugal, Sekvenca II, Zagreb, ’Tides’, Pittsburgh, USA, Resolutions. Washington DC, USA, 2006; Dogs Have No Religion, Prague, ‘Recontre Internationales, Paris, Berlin, 2005; ‘The Nature of Things: A Long Weekend’. Venice Biennale, (as part of N. Ireland at 51st Venice Biennale), No Topless Bathing: Belfast Has Suffered Enough’ Valencia, Spain

www.aislingobeirn.com