List of public art in Swansea

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This is a list of public art in Swansea, Wales.


Maritime Quarter[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Source Coordinates
Waterfront Sculpture, Maritime Walk, Swansea.JPG Copper Flame Marine Walk, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1988 Robin Campbell (designer), Martin Williams (sculptor), Andrew Rowe, Theo Grunewald (metal workers) [1] 51°36′48.8″N 3°56′30.9″W / 51.613556°N 3.941917°W / 51.613556; -3.941917
Wall Sculptures, Marine Walk, Swansea, Wales.JPG Wall Sculptures Marine Walk, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 51°36′49″N 3°56′30.8″W / 51.61361°N 3.941889°W / 51.61361; -3.941889
Zeta Mnemonical, Marine Walk, Swansea, Wales.JPG 'Zeta Mnemonical', sculpture and weather vane Marine Walk, Maritime Quarter, Swansea c1985-90 Robin Campbell (designer), Andrew Rowe, Theo Grunewald (metal workers) [2] 51°36′48.5″N 3°56′31.9″W / 51.613472°N 3.942194°W / 51.613472; -3.942194
Navigation Buoy, Swansea Seafront.jpg Navigation buoy Marine Walk, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 51°36′47.6″N 3°56′36″W / 51.613222°N 3.94333°W / 51.613222; -3.94333
Sculpture, Marriott Hotel, Swansea.JPG The Siren Seaward end of the Marriott Hotel, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1989 [3] 51°36′47.8″N 3°56′38.42″W / 51.613278°N 3.9440056°W / 51.613278; -3.9440056
Globe Sundial, Marine Walk, Swansea, Wales.JPG Globe Sundial sculpture Marine Walk, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1987 Wendy Taylor [4] 51°36′50.2″N 3°56′25.5″W / 51.613944°N 3.940417°W / 51.613944; -3.940417
Lighthouse Sculpture, Swansea Waterfront.jpg Lighthouse Tower sculpture Marine Walk, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1987 Robert Conybear [5] 51°36′51″N 3°56′19.9″W / 51.61417°N 3.938861°W / 51.61417; -3.938861
Helwick lightship wall sculpture, Swansea, Wales.jpg Helwick Lightship. One of four wall sculptures featuring nautical history. Marine Walk, walkway to Ocean Crescent, Maritime Quarter, Swansea c1985-1990 Robin Campbell (designer), Philip Chatfield (sculptor) see below 51°36′50.76″N 3°56′25.7″W / 51.6141000°N 3.940472°W / 51.6141000; -3.940472
Zeta Wall Sculpture, Ocean Crescent, Swansea.JPG The copper ore barque, Zeta. One of four wall sculptures featuring nautical history. Marine Walk, walkway to Ocean Crescent, Maritime Quarter, Swansea c1985-1990 Robin Campbell (designer), Philip Chatfield (sculptor) [6] 51°36′51.6″N 3°56′19.4″W / 51.614333°N 3.938722°W / 51.614333; -3.938722
Boatshed Doors, Marine Walk, Swansea.JPG The Boatshed Doors Marine Walk, close to the Marina Towers Observatory c1985-1990 Robert Conybear, Robin Campbell [7] 51°36′51.5″N 3°56′10.8″W / 51.614306°N 3.936333°W / 51.614306; -3.936333
Ecliptica Weather Vane, Swansea Observatory.jpg 'Ecliptica' sculpture and weather vane, Marina Towers Observatory Sea promenade, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1989 (building), 1991 (sculpture) Robin Campbell (architect), Robert Conybear, Uta Molling (sculptors - 'Ecliptica' weather vane) [8][9] 51°36′50.4″N 3°56′12″W / 51.614000°N 3.93667°W / 51.614000; -3.93667
Sculptures, Marina Towers Observatory, Swansea, Wales.JPG Sculptures on the Marina Towers Observatory Sea promenade, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1989 (building) Robin Campbell (architect) 51°36′50.61″N 3°56′12.99″W / 51.6140583°N 3.9369417°W / 51.6140583; -3.9369417
The Mermaid, Swansea, Wales.JPG The Mermaid Marine Walk, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1989 Gordon Young [10] 51°36′50.8″N 3°56′13.9″W / 51.614111°N 3.937194°W / 51.614111; -3.937194
Spolasco, Swansea.JPGSpolasco 2, Patagonia Walk, Swansea.JPG 'Baron' Spolasco, a quack doctor who lived in Swansea in the 1830s Patagonia Walk, just off Trawler Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea c1985-1990 Robin Campbell, Richard Porch (designers), Jonah Jones, Meic Watts, Brian Denman (sculptors) [11] 51°36′53.5″N 3°56′20.3″W / 51.614861°N 3.938972°W / 51.614861; -3.938972
Captain Cat.jpg Captain Cat from Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas Abernethy Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1990 Robert J R Thomas (sculptor) [12][13] 51°36′59.1″N 3°56′9.5″W / 51.616417°N 3.935972°W / 51.616417; -3.935972
Pumphouse Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea.jpg Pumphouse Quay wall sculpture Next to the Pump House, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 51°37′0″N 3°56′10.3″W / 51.61667°N 3.936194°W / 51.61667; -3.936194
Dylan Thomas, Maritime Quarter, Swansea.JPG Dylan Thomas Dylan Thomas Square, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1984 John Doubleday [14][15] 51°36′59.8″N 3°56′14″W / 51.616611°N 3.93722°W / 51.616611; -3.93722
Mural, Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea, Wales.JPG Dylan Thomas Theatre wall sculpture and mural West wall of Theatre, Dylan Thomas Square, Maritime Quarter, Swansea c1979 (see below) 51°37′0.5″N 3°56′16.27″W / 51.616806°N 3.9378528°W / 51.616806; -3.9378528
Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea - geograph.org.uk - 220927.jpg Dylan Thomas Theatre mural, depicting scenes from Dylan Thomas's life. Dylan Thomas Square, Maritime Quarter, Swansea c1979 [16][17] 51°36′59.8″N 3°56′14″W / 51.616611°N 3.93722°W / 51.616611; -3.93722
Plaque, Victoria Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea.JPG History and development of steam railways Victoria Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1983 Whitegates Ltd (Architects) [18] 51°36′55.19″N 3°56′33.13″W / 51.6153306°N 3.9425361°W / 51.6153306; -3.9425361
John Henry Vivian, Ferrara Square, Swansea, Wales.JPG John Henry Vivian M.P. Ferrara Square, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1857 John Evan Thomas [19] 51°36′55.3″N 3°56′15.7″W / 51.615361°N 3.937694°W / 51.615361; -3.937694
Wall plaque, Ferrara square, Swansea.jpg Commemorating the twinning of Swansea with Ferrara, Italy Ferrara Square, Maritime Quarter, Swansea [20] 51°36′55″N 3°56′14″W / 51.6154°N 3.937241°W / 51.6154; -3.937241
Water Monument, Maritime Quarter, Swansea.jpg Monument to twinning of Swansea with Mannheim, Germany Near Cambrian Place, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1985 R.Campbell (architect) [21] 51°37′2.4″N 3°56′6.7″W / 51.617333°N 3.935194°W / 51.617333; -3.935194
Wall Sculpture 3, Pocketts Wharf, Maritime Quarter, Swansea1.JPG Wall Sculpture Pocketts Wharf, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1993 Lovell Urban Renewal (architects) See below 51°37′2.67″N 3°55′59.91″W / 51.6174083°N 3.9333083°W / 51.6174083; -3.9333083
Wall Sculpture 2, Pocketts Wharf, Maritime Quarter, Swansea (2).JPG Wall Sculpture Pocketts Wharf, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1993 Lovell Urban Renewal (architects) See below 51°37′3.1″N 3°56′3.1″W / 51.617528°N 3.934194°W / 51.617528; -3.934194
Wall Sculpture 1, Pocketts Wharf, Maritime Quarter, Swansea (2).JPG Maudslay, Sons and Field, Marine Engines Pocketts Wharf, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1993 Lovell Urban Renewal (architects) See below 51°37′2.7″N 3°55′59.03″W / 51.617417°N 3.9330639°W / 51.617417; -3.9330639
Wall Design, Pocketts Wharf, Swansea, Wales.JPG Wall Sculpture Pocketts Wharf, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1993 Lovell Urban Renewal (architects) See below 51°37′3.1″N 3°56′3.1″W / 51.617528°N 3.934194°W / 51.617528; -3.934194
Sculpture, Pocketts Wharf, Swansea, Wales.JPG Wall mounted sculpture (one of two) Pocketts Wharf, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1993 Lovell Urban Renewal (architects) [22] 51°37′2.66″N 3°55′59.05″W / 51.6174056°N 3.9330694°W / 51.6174056; -3.9330694
Door Sculpture 1, Kings Road, Swansea.JPGDoor Sculpture 2, Kings Road, Swansea.JPG Door sculptures Tawe barrage pump house, SA1 Swansea Waterfront, Swansea 51°37′7.1″N 3°55′52″W / 51.618639°N 3.93111°W / 51.618639; -3.93111
Merchant Navy Memorial, Swansea.JPG Merchant Navy Memorial Technium Square, SA1 Swansea Waterfront, Swansea 2005 Philip Chatfield [23][24] 51°37′13.4″N 3°55′54.7″W / 51.620389°N 3.931861°W / 51.620389; -3.931861
Riverside sculpture Swansea.JPG Riverside sculpture By River Tawe, outside Sainsbury's, SA1 Swansea Waterfront 51°37′11.9″N 3°56′3.9″W / 51.619972°N 3.934417°W / 51.619972; -3.934417
Flying Figurehead, Swansea, Wales.JPG Flying Figurehead Quay Parade, near Sainsbury's, SA1 Swansea Waterfront 1988 David Backhouse [25] 51°37′17.62″N 3°56′8.72″W / 51.6215611°N 3.9357556°W / 51.6215611; -3.9357556
Sculpture, Trawler Road, Swansea.JPG Light Wave Crescent Park, Swansea Point, Swansea 2009 Peter Freeman [26] 51°36′54.7″N 3°55′58.3″W / 51.615194°N 3.932861°W / 51.615194; -3.932861
Acoustic Sculpture 2, Swansea Point, Swansea.JPG Acoustic Sculpture 1 Swansea Point, Swansea 2009 Rob Olins see below 51°36′53.28″N 3°55′58.25″W / 51.6148000°N 3.9328472°W / 51.6148000; -3.9328472
Acoustic sculpture, Swansea Point, Swansea.JPG Acoustic Sculpture 2 Swansea Point, Swansea 2009 Rob Olins [27] 51°36′52.4″N 3°56′4.5″W / 51.614556°N 3.934583°W / 51.614556; -3.934583
Kinetic Monument, OystermouthRoad, Swansea.jpg Kinetic Monument (an example of Kinetic Sculpture) Outside the LC, Swansea, Oystermouth Road, Swansea 1977 Kenneth Martin [28] 51°37′0.5″N 3°56′22.6″W / 51.616806°N 3.939611°W / 51.616806; -3.939611

Swansea City Centre[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Source Coordinates
Leaf Boat, Castle Square, Swansea, Wales.JPG Leaf Boat Castle Square, Swansea City Centre 1996 Amber Hiscott [29][30] 51°37′13.2″N 3°56′30″W / 51.620333°N 3.94167°W / 51.620333; -3.94167
Wall Sculpture, Salubrious Passage, Swansea.jpg Wall sculpture, quoting Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas 8 Salubrious Passage, Swansea City Centre c. 1996 [31] 51°37′7.5″N 3°56′25.9″W / 51.618750°N 3.940528°W / 51.618750; -3.940528
Poem for the Good Settler.jpg Poem for the Good Settler Christina Street, Swansea City Centre 1997 Nigel Jenkins (poet) [32]
Stainless Steel Columns, Princess Way, Swansea.JPG Stainless steel columns Princess Way, Swansea City Centre 2006 David Mackie, Andrew Rowe and Heather Parnell [33][34] 51°37′6.5″N 3°56′28.4″W / 51.618472°N 3.941222°W / 51.618472; -3.941222
Madonna and child, Quadrant walkway, Swansea.jpg Madonna and Child Walkway between Tesco and St. David's Shopping Centre (Swansea) 51°37′4.2″N 3°56′33.2″W / 51.617833°N 3.942556°W / 51.617833; -3.942556
Wall Sculpture, Quadrant walkway, Swansea.jpg Wall Sculpture Walkway between Tesco and St. David's Shopping Centre (Swansea) 51°37′4.2″N 3°56′33.3″W / 51.617833°N 3.942583°W / 51.617833; -3.942583
Wall sculpture, Quadrant walkway, Swansea (2).jpg Wall Sculpture Walkway between Tesco and St. David's Shopping Centre (Swansea) 51°37′4.2″N 3°56′33.3″W / 51.617833°N 3.942583°W / 51.617833; -3.942583

Brynmill[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Source Coordinates
Panels at the rear of Brangwyn Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1491172.jpg British Empire Panels Brangwyn Hall, Swansea Guildhall 1932 Sir Frank Brangwyn [35] 51°36′50.8″N 3°57′36.1″W / 51.614111°N 3.960028°W / 51.614111; -3.960028
William Thomas statue, Swansea.JPG William Thomas, Mayor of Borough 1877, 1878 Victoria Park, Brynmill, Swansea 1906 Ivor J. Thomas [36] 51°36′45.6″N 3°57′47.4″W / 51.612667°N 3.963167°W / 51.612667; -3.963167
Boys Brigade Fountain, Victoria Park, Swansea.JPG Boys' Brigade fountain Victoria Park, Brynmill, Swansea Reinaugurated 1987 51°36′45.2″N 3°57′42.7″W / 51.612556°N 3.961861°W / 51.612556; -3.961861
South African War Memorial, Swansea 2.jpg Memorial to the second of the Boer Wars 1899-02 Esplanade, Mumbles Road, Brynmill, Swansea 1904 Mr Littlejohn (designer) [37][38] 51°36′41.2″N 3°57′59.8″W / 51.611444°N 3.966611°W / 51.611444; -3.966611
War Memorial, Swansea, Wales.JPG Cenotaph War Memorial Esplanade, Mumbles Road Brynmill, Swansea 1923 Ernest E Morgan (after Edwin LutyensWhitehall Cenotaph ) [39] 51°36′38.5″N 3°58′5.21″W / 51.610694°N 3.9681139°W / 51.610694; -3.9681139
Swansea Jack memorial.jpg Swansea Jack memorial Esplanade, Mumbles Road, Brynmill, Swansea 1937 J. Cecil Jones [40] 51°36′41.5″N 3°57′58.6″W / 51.611528°N 3.966278°W / 51.611528; -3.966278
Henry Evans Charles Fountain, Oystermouth Road, Swansea.JPG Henry Evans Charles Memorial Fountain Oystermouth Road, Brynmill, Swansea 1907 Ivor J Thomas, J. Cecil Jones [41] 51°36′44.7″N 3°57′36.2″W / 51.612417°N 3.960056°W / 51.612417; -3.960056

Blackpill and Mumbles[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Source Coordinates
Metal Bird Sculpture - geograph.org.uk - 1620285.jpg Musical Osprey - Leaving the Nest Blackpill Lido, Swansea 1998 'Urban Strawberry Lunch' [42] 51°35′46.7″N 3°59′40.7″W / 51.596306°N 3.994639°W / 51.596306; -3.994639
Millennium Milepost, Blackpill, Swansea.jpg Painted National Cycle Network Millennium Milepost Blackpill, Swansea 1998 Andrew Rowe (designer) [43] 51°35′55.9″N 3°59′37.3″W / 51.598861°N 3.993694°W / 51.598861; -3.993694
War Memorial in Mumbles, Swansea, Wales.JPG War Memorial Southend Park, Mumbles 1939 (plinths with names added 2006). [44] 51°34′22.96″N 3°59′39.23″W / 51.5730444°N 3.9942306°W / 51.5730444; -3.9942306
Breathing at Sea Sculpture, Mumbles, Swansea.JPG Breathing at Sea Southend Park, Mumbles 2000 Hideo Furuta [45] 51°34′22.75″N 3°59′38.86″W / 51.5729861°N 3.9941278°W / 51.5729861; -3.9941278
Library Coat of Arms, Mumbles, Wales.JPG Swansea Coat of Arms Above entrance to Oystermouth Library, Dunns Lane, Mumbles 1935 E E Morgan (Architect) [46] 51°34′29.15″N 3°59′56.87″W / 51.5747639°N 3.9991306°W / 51.5747639; -3.9991306


Temporary Artworks[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Source Coordinates
Little Bird, Princess Way, Swansea.jpg Little Bird Princess Way, Swansea 16 April-13 May 2011 Laura Ford [47] 51°37′16.3″N 3°56′36.1″W / 51.621194°N 3.943361°W / 51.621194; -3.943361
Nothing should stand in your way, Museum Park, Swansea.JPG 'Nothing Should Stand in Your Way' Swansea Museum Park 16 April-13 May 2011 Simon and Tom Bloor [48] 51°37′3.5″N 3°56′23.2″W / 51.617639°N 3.939778°W / 51.617639; -3.939778


References[edit]

  1. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Copper Flame Sculpture Accessed 26 April 2012
  2. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Zeta Mnemonical Accessed 26 April 2012
  3. ^ Marriott Hotel sculpture Accessed 15 May 2012
  4. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Globe Sundial Accessed 26 April 2012
  5. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Lighthouse Tower sculpture Accessed 26 April 2012
  6. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Zeta Wall Sculpture Accessed 26 April 2012
  7. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Boatshed Doors Accessed 26 April 2012
  8. ^ Explore Gower: Marina Towers Observatory Accessed 12 September 2012
  9. ^ Google Books: Observatory Weather Vane Accessed 12 September 2012
  10. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: The Mermaid Accessed 26 April 2012
  11. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Spolasco Accessed 26 April 2012
  12. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Captain Cat Accessed 26 April 2012
  13. ^ Dylan Thomas Website Accessed 9 November 2010
  14. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Dylan Thomas Accessed 9 November 2010
  15. ^ Dylan Thomas website Accessed 9 November 2010
  16. ^ BBC Wales: Dylan Thomas Theatre mural Accessed 24 August 2012
  17. ^ Dylan Thomas Theatre: Dylan Thomas Theatre mural Accessed 7 February 2011
  18. ^ Swansea Marina Development Projects: Victoria Quay Accessed 5 May 2012
  19. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: John Henry Vivian statue Accessed 26 April 2012
  20. ^ Plaque, Ferrara Square Accessed 2 Feb 2016
  21. ^ Ramblers Cymru: Mannheim Monument Accessed 3 July 2011
  22. ^ Swansea Marina: Sculptures, Pocketts Wharf 2 May 2012
  23. ^ BBC Wales: Merchant Navy Memorial Accessed 5 December 2010
  24. ^ City and County of Swansea Press Release: Merchant Navy Memorial Accessed 5 December 2010
  25. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Flying Figurehead Accessed 23 August 2012
  26. ^ Air Architecture: Wave of Light sculpture Accessed 12 February 2011
  27. ^ Air Architecture: Acoustic sculpture Accessed 15 May 2012
  28. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Kinetic Monument Accessed 26 April 2012
  29. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Leaf Boat Accessed 14 November 2010
  30. ^ Amber Hiscott Website Accessed 14 November 2010
  31. ^ Dylan Thomas website: wall sculpture Accessed 17 November 2010
  32. ^ [1] Accessed 27 February 2017
  33. ^ City and County of Swansea - Steel Columns, Princess Way Accessed 17 November 2010
  34. ^ City and County of Swansea - Princess Way Accessed 17 November 2010
  35. ^ City and County of Swansea: Brangwyn Hall Panels Accessed 17 June 2011
  36. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: William Thomas statue Accessed 28 October 2010
  37. ^ Roll of Honour.com: Boer War Memorial Accessed 28 October 2010
  38. ^ Listed Building Index: Boer War Memorial[permanent dead link] Accessed 23 December 2010
  39. ^ Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales: Cenotaph War Memorial Accessed 29 August 2012
  40. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Swansea Jack Memorial Accessed 16 November 2010
  41. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Henry Evans Charles Fountain Accessed 23 December 2010
  42. ^ Public Monument and Sculpture Association: Musical Osprey Accessed 6 November 2010
  43. ^ Sustrans: National Cycle Network Millennium Mileposts Accessed 3 May 2011
  44. ^ Mumbles War Memorial Accessed 30 Nov 2014
  45. ^ Breathing at Sea information plaque
  46. ^ Listed Building Index: Oystermouth Library coat of arms Accessed 3 October 2012
  47. ^ LOCWS International: Little Bird Accessed 22 May 2011
  48. ^ LOCWS International: Nothing Should Stand in your Way Accessed 8 May 2011