Arts Workshop Doors
Taken from SITES: Public Art in Swansea 1985 - 1990: 'The new entrance doors reflect the changing uses of building from seamens' chapel to art gallery; The partially outlined figure relates to the Greek legend of the origin of 'Painting', in which Dibutade, knowing her lover is about to depart, traces his shadow on the wall ... The bronze sculptor cherub is based on those depicted in Nolli's 1748 Plan of Rome, and hopefully helps to identify the new use of the building.'
Taken from SITES - Public Art in Swansea 1985-1990: 'Public Art and Enhancement in Swansea was initiated as a programme in 1984 to humanise and uplife new central area developments, particularly the Maritime Quarter ... The policy of using art and craft to improve the quality of life was adopted as a 'percent' blueprint in 1990; this provides site specific artworks as an intrinsic element of major developments. The Enhancement programme has been featured at seminars, international conferences, and in publications on public art; the Maritime Quarter development has received several awards, including Civic Trust Award, R.I.C.S. Inner City Award and Europa Nostra Award.'
Related works : There are many other public works of art in the central and marina areas of Swansea: contact City and County of Swansea (Planning Department) for further information.
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