Big Art of Swansea Puts the City Centre in the Picture

July 24, 2019 11:18 am

Swansea’s hidden corners and beauty spots will come under the artists gaze when The Big Art of Swansea returns to the City Centre on Saturday, 3 August.

The annual one-day outdoor art session, organised by Swansea BID (Business Improvement District), sees artists and dabblers of all abilities conjuring up their vision of Swansea, using painting, drawing, sculpture or photography.  This year’s theme will be Historic Swansea: Capturing the City Before Great Change.

Amelia Rudman, Marketing and Communications Manager at Swansea BID said: “This is one of our favourite events here at Swansea BID, because it encourages people to see Swansea City Centre through fresh eyes. Scores of people get out their artist materials for the Big Art Swansea, so visitors will see them in the City Centre on Saturday – raising their viewfinders at Swansea Castle, sketching the impressive façade of Waterstones, or perhaps doing a character study in the Cross Keys or the No Sign Wine Bar. So, it creates quite a buzz.

“Swansea BID organises a roster of events throughout the year to draw people into the City Centre, to help boost footfall, and we hope this year’s Big Art of Swansea will attract new visitors into Swansea, to discover its varied and lively offering. We would encourage people to go along to Swansea’s Grand Theatre, to enjoy the exhibition of the resulting artwork, which will be displayed in Gallery One from Monday 5 August until Wednesday 14 August.”

People aged 16 and above can enter, and those of all levels of ability are encouraged to take part in The Big Art of Swansea day. To register online go here: http://bigartofswansea.bid/register/ before 4.30pm on Friday 2 August. There may be some spaces left for people to enter on the day by going to the
Glynn Vivian Gallery’s Garden Room, Alexandra Road, from 9.15am on Saturday 2 August. Completed artworks should be dropped off at Swansea Grand Theatre’s foyer on the same day, by 5pm.

The geographical area of the Big Art of Swansea can be found here: http://bigartofswansea.bid/the-big-art-area/

The winning artworks will be chosen by a social media vote, at the gallery viewing and by a judging panel.

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