Community art in Wales

15th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

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 in southern Wales.

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 in southern Wales.

The Danish artist Tine Bech has worked with the communities of St Thomas, Grenfell Park and Port Tennant to develop an artwork that reflects the area's rich maritime history.

Tine Bech is a visual artist, researcher and educator who works with interactive installations and public art. She was born in Denmark and now lives and works in London.

Bechs practice is concerned with how we engage with our immediate environment. The artwork is intentionally accessible through the use of location. Projects have centered on the use of interactive electronics and location tracking technology, urban spaces and environmental elements such as gravity, water, sound and light to develop spaces where participation, play and experiences of immersion take place.

Her public art is often seen in unexpected places and aims to challenge our common assumptions about public space and its use. The work questions public behavior and encourages interaction, play and collaboration.

Three other artists have also contributed to the Swansea project. Jackie Chettur has created an artwork inspired by the Swansea 'Capehorners'; Rebecca Spooner has responded to Cwmdonkin Park and the inspiration it gave to the poet Dylan Thomas and Simon Whitehead's project marks 70 years since the beginning of the devastating bombing of Swansea during the Second World War.

Community Art in Wales
8 - 31 October 2010, 10am - 5pm

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
The four projects are set out across the maritime district of Swansea. Free Admission.

Telephone: + 44 (0) 1792 468979
locws@locwsinternational.com

 

Credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark / Expatica


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