Two new murals made up of artwork produced by students have been unveiled at Mount Stuart Primary School in Cardiff Bay.
The murals were produced as part of a special Eisteddfod art project organised by Mermaid Quay, the popular Cardiff Bay leisure destination, earlier this year. The A(R)T HOME IN WALES project involved special workshops at the school for students and their parents as well as public workshops in Mermaid Quay during the Eisteddfod (25 to 28 May 2019).
The workshops, which were run by Cardiff-based artist Lisa-Marie Tann, asked people to show what they loved about living in Wales through your drawings, painting, collage and/or words.
Mermaid Quay commissioned Lisa-Marie to use the art that came out from the school workshops to create two new murals to replace the previous artwork (which had become weathered over time). The art from the public workshops will be used to create additional murals in the same style which will be put on display in Mermaid Quay later in the year.
Commenting on the new murals, Mermaid Quay Centre Manager Justin Patel said:
“We were delighted to have been able to commission these two murals for Mount Stuart School as part of our A(r)t Home in Wales project. The quality of the work produced by the school pupils was great and we are delighted with the dynamic way in which Lisa-Marie has pulled it all together. We look forward to having our own murals up in Mermaid Quay later this year.”
Lisa-Marie Tann added:
“It was a pleasure working with the pupils from Mount Stuart Primary School. Their enthusiasm for the project and lively imagination resulted in a colourful and dynamic design, capturing the vibrancy of the school.”