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Locws International announce the shortlist for their Public Art Open Submission

Date uploaded: August 21, 2013

Locws International are extremely pleased to announce the shortlist for their inaugural Public Art Open Submission. Locws received a large number of local, national and international applications from artists based in the UK, South Africa, Denmark, USA, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Wales. The standard was extremely high with a wide and diverse range of exciting proposals.

The ten shortlisted artists are:

  • Maria Zahle
  • Lisa Scantlebury
  • Mark Houghton
  • Hilary Jack
  • David Cushway
  • James Iles
  • Anne Deeming
  • Cath Campbell
  • Jeremy Millar
  • DPRS (Gaston Bertin and Alvaro Campo)

The shortlist contains proposals for sound works based on railway tracks, a dead philosopher’s skull, spinning plates, cartoon storyboards, a boiling kettle, reclaimed street furniture, viewing platforms and a colourful stairway to heaven. Project Manager Gordon Dalton said: ‘We were very impressed by the wide range of  submitted proposals, who all approached the public realm in Swansea in inventive ways.’

Locws International are now in the process of selecting one proposal with gallerist Ceri Hand and artist, David Blandy. They aim to make an announcement by mid-September with the chosen proposal appearing as part of the Art Across The City programme 2014. All shortlisted artists will be considered for future programmes where appropriate.

Locws would like to thank all the artists who submitted proposals.

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