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16 April – 13 May
Simon & Tom Bloor
Alex Duncan
Laura Ford
Rhys Himsworth
Maider López
Bedwyr Williams

Locws international 2011 is an exhibition of new temporary artworks by a selection of Welsh and international artists in public spaces across the City of Swansea.
Each of the invited artists has considered the historical, cultural or environmental aspects of the city as inspiration to create their new works and there is a broad range of contemporary art practice on display with some very bold and striking new works created. This exhibition captures a response to the city at a time of evolution and change, picking up on the past, present and future.
Our thanks goes to all the artists for their visionary input in creating this exhibition and to all the people involved in ensuring its realisation, our supporters, funders and volunteers and the City & County of Swansea for allowing us to use the city in such a creative and open way.
David Hastie
Director, LOCWS International, 2011
Past Projects On Show:
Bermingham & Robinson
‘The British Empire Panel Project’
Brangwyn Hall
Niamh McCann
‘Flock Of Ospreys Looking For The Old Blind Sea Captain Who Dreams Of His Deceased Sea Fellows Under A Visiting African Sun’
Dylan Thomas Theatre
Jackie Chettur
‘…It Is 89 Days This Morning Since We Left The Mumbles Head’
Swansea Museum
Simon Whitehead
‘Walking Between Craters’
Swansea Museum
Events:
Launch Reception Saturday 16 April 6:30pm
National Waterfront Museum
Locws Schools Exhibition 16 April – 15 May
National Waterfront Museum
Illustrated Talk: Locws In Context Wednesday 27 April 1:00pm
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Guided Walks
From National Waterfront Museum
Saturday 16 April 10:30am-12:30pm
Saturday 23, 30 April & 7 May 10:30am-12:30pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
Wednesday 20, 27 April & 4, 11 May 10:30am-12:30pm
Galleries
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Tues-Sun 10:00-5:00
‘Ffilm 3’ Until 1 May
Mission Gallery Tues-Sat 11:00-5:00
‘The Curious World Of Becky Adams’ Until 22 May
Elysium Gallery Wed-Sat 12:00-5:00
‘W.O.M.A.N’ Until 7 May
Click here to download your free brochure: Locws International 2011
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‘…it is 89 days this morning since we left the Mumbles Head’
Swansea Museum
Jackie Chettur’s artwork ‘…it is 89 days this morning since we left the Mumbles Head’ that was originally produced as a Locws International Project in 2010 is being re-shown as part of the exhibition ‘Copperopolis’ in Swansea Museum.
This new exhibition illustrates the story of how Swansea became the copper capital of this country, and indeed reached out into the world for the copper bearing ore, and in turn exported the metal all across the globe. The displays will tell the industrial, seafaring and personal stories of those times when copper was king.
The artwork will be open to the public on Wednesday 23rd March until the 15th May 2011.
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Swansea Museum details:
Swansea Museum
Victoria Road
The Maritime Quarter
Swansea SA1 1SN
Tel: 01792 653763
Free admission

Open Tuesday – Sunday 
10am – 5pm (Last admission 4.40pm)

Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays

‘…it is 89 days this morning since we left the Mumbles Head’
Civic Centre
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Using a diary by Benjamin Davies, an industrial worker sent off to Chile on one of Swansea’s copper barques, Jackie Chettur has brought to life his epic voyage and delved into the history of the Swansea Cape Horners who brought copper ore back from Chile in the late 1800’s.
The new artwork consists of a series of staged images created by the artist using historical artefacts, models and paintings that depict the long journeys and extraordinary sights that the sailors experienced as they set sail from Swansea Bay, past Mumbles Head and out beyond the horizon.

Created using 3D image technology, the images are displayed within 6 stereo viewers set out on the seaward side of Swansea’s Civic Centre, with the view of Mumbles Head in the distance.

Locws Projects 2010/2

Locws Projects 2010/2
8 October – 31 October 2010
Tine Bech
Jackie Chettur
Rebecca Spooner
Simon Whitehead

To coincide with the Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts, Locws International has commissioned a series of new temporary artworks that reflect the people, culture, heritage and landscape of Swansea.
Danish artist Tine Bech has worked with the communities of St. Thomas, Grenfell Park and Port Tennant as part of the SA1 Swansea Waterfront Art Programme to develop an artwork that reflects the area’s connection to the docks; Rebecca Spooner has responded to the landscape of the city creating rich new film work and Simon Whitehead marks 70 years since the three-nights blitz of 1940 in an interactive journey.
In addition to these new artworks we will also be re-showing Jackie Chettur’s artwork inspired by the Swansea Capehorners: ‘…it is 89 days this morning since we left the Mumbles Head’, that was created for Locws Projects 2010/1 and originally shown at the Civic Centre in April and May 2010.
Information and maps will be available from the National Waterfront Museum in September

New Contemporary Artworks for Swansea
Tine Bech, Jackie Chettur, Rebecca Spooner, Simon Whitehead
8th – 31st October 2010


A series of new public art projects commissioned by Swansea arts charity Locws International, are set to be staged during the Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts in October 2010. Each of the temporary projects celebrate the rich and diverse history of the city and explore aspects of the city’s culture.

Danish artist Tine Bech has been working with the communities of St Thomas, Grenfell Park and Port Tennant as part of the SA1 Swansea Waterfront Art Programme to develop an artwork that reflects the area’s rich maritime history. She is working with local people through a series of ‘Light Drawing’ workshops to explore the history and memories of the local community. These drawings are to be the inspiration for a bold, colourful sculpture for the SA1 area that represents the local communities’ relationship with this historic area of Swansea.

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Jackie Chettur

‘…it is 89 days this morning since we left the Mumbles Head’
Civic Centre
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Using a diary by Benjamin Davies, an industrial worker sent off to Chile on one of Swansea’s copper barques, Jackie Chettur has brought to life his epic voyage and delved into the history of the Swansea Cape Horners who brought copper ore back from Chile in the late 1800’s.
The new artwork consists of a series of staged images created by the artist using historical artefacts, models and paintings that depict the long journeys and extraordinary sights that the sailors experienced as they set sail from Swansea Bay, past Mumbles Head and out beyond the horizon.

Created using 3D image technology, the images are displayed within 6 stereo viewers set out on the seaward side of Swansea’s Civic Centre, with the view of Mumbles Head in the distance.

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Visitors Flock To Visionary Historic Artwork

A visionary historic artwork by artist Jackie Chettur ‘…it is 89 days this morning since we left the Mumbles head’ has captured the imagination of the public as over 1,000 people have enjoyed the work in its opening week.

The artwork, which is sited outside the Civic Centre in Swansea, depicts the long and hazardous journeys of the city’s ‘Cape Horners’ who sailed to Chile in the late 1800’s to collect copper ore for the Hafod Copper works. Using a diary by Benjamin Davies, an industrial worker who sailed on one of the ships, Jackie Chettur has brought to life his epic voyage and refocused interest upon Swansea’s world famous copper industry and the mariners who risked their lives to provide the raw materials.

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30th April – 23rd May
Jackie Chettur: ‘…it is 89 days this morning since we left the Mumbles Head’
For Spring 2010, Locws International has commissioned a temporary new artwork for Swansea’s Civic Centre by Wales-based artist Jackie Chettur.
Inspired by the maritime history of Swansea, Jackie Chettur has researched elements of the journeys of Swansea’s ‘Cape Horners’ to create a visual installation on the seaward side of the Civic Centre.
Locws Projects is designed as part of the Locws International programme to work with artists to produce vibrant new artworks which are conceived and exhibited in Swansea, and respond to the people, culture, heritage and landscape of the city.
Venue: Civic Centre, Swansea
Viewable 10am – 5pm
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Click here to download your free brochure: Locws Projects 2010/1 Brochure
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Jackie Chettur

Jackie Chettur was born in London and lives in Pontypridd, South Wales.
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Jackie Chettur works in response to location, creating site-specific artworks that both compliment the environment and introduce an element of romanticism. She works closely with people on research to reveal the more human aspects of the past, retelling stories with a colourful and sensitive touch that reconnect people with collective experiences and a shared history.
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Jackie Chettur studied BA Hons Ceramics at Camberwell College of Art and Design, London (1991-94) followed by MA Fine Art at University College Institute, Cardiff (2003-4). Recent exhibitions include 310, G39, Cardiff (2009), All Over The Shop, Pontypridd (2007), Parclife, Penpont, Brecon (2007) and Buffet Show, Pontypridd Railway Station (2006).