Alert was commissioned by the City and County of Swansea for the City of Swansea Show, May
25th & 26th 1997, in Singleton
Park, Swansea. The client wanted
an exhibit that would: add value to their event; generate
additional pre-publicity and introduce an environment theme to the
show. In addition, the client requested that the artwork should
have a life after the show.
Within the boundaries of Swansea County are some of Britain's most beautiful stretches of wild coastline, "Ocean Alert" was therefore a natural choice. We set out to highlight the importance of the marine environment around Swansea and the commitment to preserving this environment currently being shown by the City & County of Swansea in partnership with the business sector.
At the show, in a dedicated marquee, we ran a range of activities, including; painting, collage, sculpture, modelling, music, poetry and animal encounters. In addition to this, we also organised a two week long exhibition based around our artwork at The Environment Centre, Swansea and ran events on June 8th, 9th and 10th to coincide with World Oceans Day .