Art students from the Swansea College of Art at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David have been given the chance to have their work displayed on a major Swansea City Centre re-development thanks to the staff at award-winning Llanelli-based construction company Morganstone.
As part of their course and professional development second year students at the university have been designing and planning artwork to be displayed on the hoarding at Leonard Charles, Swansea, the former department store that is being redeveloped into residential and commercial units by Morganstone on behalf of Coastal Housing Group.
The artwork, now completed, incorporates images and icons of Swansea, using Morganstone and Coastal colours. One of the UK’s leading paint brands, Dulux, donated paint for the students to use on their work.
Antonia John, the company’s community engagement manager, said: “This is a great partnership for Morganstone and the University of Trinity Saint David Wales, and we are thrilled to be helping second year students fulfil the requirements of their course. We are overjoyed with the finished artwork which is a credit to the students Myles Mansfield and Claire Francis who designed and ran the project. We have also had some fantastic contributions from Susana Cardiga, Angie Hall, Leah Meredith and Trish La and would like thank all those involved for their time in designing and completing the artwork.”
Sylvia Evans, Dulux business development manager, said: “As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of professional Trade paints we are delighted to have provided Dulux Trade paint for public artwork.”
Claire Francis, a second year student involved in the project, said:“We took on the project because we wanted to be a part of art in the city, to create something vibrant and bring enjoyment to the residents of the area. We looked back at the building’s history and created a 1970’s wave pattern that runs across the bottom of the hoarding and incorporated iconic images of Swansea across the top.”