The Creative Community is back, seeking local creatives and those that might not yet know they ARE creative! This year we are taking inspiration from the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Swansea.
Our launch for entries will be from mid-October and the final submission date is November 29th. It’s called 9to90 but anyone of any age can enter!
The free open submission arts exhibition will again be in GS artists and Volcano on Swansea High Street, with a celebratory opening event on Saturday Dec 7th. This year we are keen to work with artists to be able to sell their work and so will keep the exhibition open to the public for 5 days, we will take no commission or fees.
This year we have 2 specially themed categories and they are –
Local Hero – This year we have chosen Michael Sheen, who hails from South Wales and has proved himself a real hero this year with his devotion to tackling poverty by supporting the arts and his selfless dedication and commitment to the Homeless World Cup. We think he is a real Welsh Hero and so would love to see portraits of him in any medium.
And – The Coat of Arms. Re-imagine the Swansea Coat of Arms, which is in a way a self-portrait of a city. We are looking for a new design, a new vision, a new way to represent our city, for the future 50 years and beyond. We will actually realize some of the shortlisted designs.
The full list of categories for the show are:
1. Painting and drawing
4. Prose and Poetry
5. Design a new Coat of Arms
6. A Portrait of Michael Sheen
Age categories are; 14 & under, 18 & under and adults
You can enter up to two pieces for each category, by email to the email address below
We will exhibit as much of the work as we can, but reserve the rights to exclude works that might cause offence
Ideally works are un-framedExhibitors are responsible for delivery & collection of their artworks
Also! Look out we will be advertising free, family workshops via our Facebook page, where we explore portraits with collage, drawing and painting and the history and future of our coat of arms. As it is the 50th anniversary of Swansea becoming a city we feel that we should now have a coat of arms or symbol that represents our city for what it is today, a city of sanctuary, a city by the sea, a city that is more culturally more diverse than it was founded in 1969.