Organisation: Locws International Limited
Lucy Read a Fine Art graduate from Swansea Metropolitan University took part in a 10 week work placement with Locws International; an artist led organisation working on visual arts projects for public and accessible places across the city of Swansea.
During the project Lucy provided support for the ‘Art Across the City’ event which ran for four weeks; Locws invited five worldwide artists to Swansea to create artwork that related to Swansea’s history, culture or landscape.
“During the project I coordinated and provided support for the student volunteers whilst they were invigilating and helping to set up the show. Throughout this time I was able to gain first hand feedback from the public about the project which I created a report from at the end. I also carried out guided tours for the public three times a week.”
“I really enjoyed the experience it was great to be able to work in a creative environment, it has made me realise that I would like to focus on my own artwork in the future and be able to accept opportunities should they arise. I am also thinking about doing an MA in Textiles.”
“I would recommend the GO Wales Work Placement scheme to others as it gives you the opportunity to either work in a field where jobs are limited or just some experiences in the work place which may help you decide if you are on the right career path.”