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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Arts Workshop Doors


Type Sculpture

     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.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Conybear, Robert Designer
Campbell, Robin Designer
Bellwood, Martin Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Arts Workshop Doors Portland stone, brass, copper, bronze, 'Biocrete', sandblasted glass, neon None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road None
Precise location None
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design c.1985-1990
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Swansea City Council
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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