History, art, architecture and little quirky bits are all here in a novel new map of Swansea. Local artists Melanie Ezra and Rosie Scribblah like to wander the city centre and foreshore, one with a camera, the other with a sketchbook, getting their inspiration from funny little oddities and nooks and crannies in our ugly, lovely, bonkers city. Along with 12 artists from England, they were commissioned by London-based publishers, Sampson Low Ltd, to produce one of a dozen oddball maps.
Pointing out the little idiosyncrasies that interest them, they illustrate the walk with their artwork. Melanie says, “ Swansea is full of art, culture and history and in this little map we’re only just touching on the things that fascinate us ”.
The map takes people on a trail that includes Dragons, Doctor Who and Da Vinci; street art, sand and granny’s custard; galleries, museums and allotments. Rosie is thrilled with the attention the Swansea map has been getting,
“ It’s been in an exhibition in London and it’s selling more copies than the other maps, there’s even been a copy ordered from the USA. It’s great that people are so interested in Swansea.”
Priced at £2, ’Swansea: On The Map: An Artist’s Walk’ is available directly from the publishers, Sampson Low Ltd http://www.sampsonlow.com/
or from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/ Swansea-Artists-Walk-Melanie- Ezra/dp/1910578061/ref=sr_1_2? s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1429777057&sr=1-2