Thursday, 28 February 2013

Dylan Thomas mural unveiled in Swansea

A major new work by Welsh artist Pete Fowler (who has in the past created artwork for album covers for the band Super Furry Animals) has recently been unveiled opposite Swansea railway station as part of Art Across the High Street, a scheme to improve the appearance of the city centre by commissioning artworks for disused or run down retail units. The artwork is on the site of a former nightclub.

The work was inspired by local icon, poet Dylan Thomas  (for which the centenary will be celebrated in 2014) and work created by local schoolchildren in workshops. The mural measures 9m x 6m and has Dylan as its centrepiece, complemented by Fowler’s unique take on Swansea including it’s maritime and mining heritage, Viking history, UFO sightings alongside two giant horses and a pair of pink octopus. 

The project is funded by the Welsh Government, City & County of Swansea and Swansea BID and delivered in partnership with LOCWS International

This work is looking phenomenal on the high street, I'd love to see a picture of the building beforehand, and I wonder what the response has been like locally?

To find out more about the project, visit: 

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