Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Locws International opens in Swansea (16 April - 13 May 2011)

Trees by Maider Lopez, Museum Green, Swansea

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.The event will be launched at a reception at the National Waterfront Museum on Saturday 16 April at 6:30pm.

Locws International is an artist-led organisation that works with UK-based and international artists to create temporary visual arts projects for public and accessible spaces across the city of Swansea in south Wales, UK. In each project, place or context is integral to the work. Locws has been established since 2000.

Artists at Locws International 2011 include Simon & Tom Bloor, Alex Duncan, Laura Ford, Rhys Himsworth, Maider L√≥pez and Bedwyr Williams. Each of the invited artists has considered the historical, cultural or environmental aspects of the city as inspiration to create their new works. This exhibition captures a response to the city at a time of evolution and change, picking up on the past, present and future.
Past Projects also on show include:

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

Other significant dates and events: 

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
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

You can download a copy of the brochure here:

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