(Main feature image Beautiful, colourful design by Cindy.)
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.