City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a welcoming culture of hospitality, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. To celebrate, local artists and asylum-seekers and refugees are co-creating a series of public art works on the theme around welcome, home and safety. These serve as a legacy of the anniversary and to show how proud Swansea is to be a City of Sanctuary. Swansea artist, Mary Hayman, as part of her community artwork with Glynn Vivian gallery, is supplying local people with a hexagon of fabric which they decorate at home to celebrate City of Sanctuary. These will be incorporated into a canopy for the gallery garden and possibly also flags or bunting. Hanan Beko, a local tailor, is working on the cutting, hemming and sewing together. Here are some initial hexagons, we will keep you updated on the progress of the public artwork.
Beautiful colourful design by Cindyby Cindy
Sailing towards Mumbles Head, Swansea by Graceby Grace
Sunflowers by Sohelaby Sohela