Friday, September 06, 2013

Jacob Dahlgren: 'Demonstration (Swansea 07.08.13)' Art Across The City 2013, Swansea, UK

Image: Jacob Dahlgren Demonstration ((Swansea 07.08.13) 2013, Amphitheatre, Swansea, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK


Art Across The City 2013, Swansea

6th September – 6th October
Launch event on Friday 6th September at 6.30pm at the National Waterfront Museum

We are pleased to announce our Autumn 2013 programme of public art commissions across Swansea. There are thirteen artworks to be seen across the city. Six have been newly commissioned in 2013 and seven are permanent.

The new commissions include Jacob Dahlgren’s abstract placards taking over the Amphitheatre following a procession through the city; Juneau Projects have placed idiosyncratic symbols high in the trees in Singleton Park to attract passers by; Laura Sorvala’s unique drawings cover a plinth-like object on the Princess Way illustrating people’s thoughts on a future Swansea and Matthew Houlding’s large modernist monument sits in front of the Guildhall, mirroring the renovated tower. These join two commissions from Spring 2013, Pete Fowler’s iconic work opposite the train station and Sinta Tantra’s palm trees on the High Street.

Seven permanent LOCWS International commissions further support the 2013 programme. These include works by artists, Sean Puleston; Rik Bennett, Bristow Lloyd, Bedwyr Williams, Bermingham and Robinson, Mark Folds and Niamh McCann

Jacob Dahlgren, Demonstration (Swansea 07.08.13)

Amphitheatre, Swansea

Jacob Dahlgren’s oversized placards in the Amphitheatre are the culmination of a series of community workshops. Based upon the abstract paintings of Swedish artist, Olle Baertling (1911-1981), the work acts as an optimistic, artistic protest, providing a peaceful place for contemplation.

Dahlgren is leading an artistic procession through Swansea from the train station to the Amphitheatre on 7th Sept 2pm

Click here to read about Jacob Dahlgren and his work for Art Across The City