LIGHTBOX: Gwyl Cymru Festival - Phil Morgan

LIGHTBOX: Gwyl Cymru Festival - Phil Morgan

Tue 1 November 2022 - Tue 31 January 2023

GŴYL CYMRU FESTIVAL: PHIL MORGAN

We’re delighted to partner with Gŵyl Cymru Festival to present a new artwork by local artist Phil Morgan.

Commissioned as part of the festival, celebrating Cymru’s historic qualification for the World Cup, this powerful icon of respect and tolerance will be in place until the end of January 2023.

Gŵyl Cymru Festival starts on 19 November and aims to unify and amplify the wealth of arts, music and events being created for Cymru’s historic World Cup journey – in locations across Wales and beyond. By creating spaces and opportunities for people to come together to celebrate the national men’s team’s success, Gŵyl Cymru Festival also hopes to introduce new audiences to Welsh arts, culture and language – ensuring a cultural legacy to the FIFA World Cup 2022.

This year, the World Cup is hosted in Qatar, a nation where same sex relationships are criminalised. Phil’s work aims to offer a striking symbol in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ communities both at home and away, with rainbow colours centred in the familiar hand-making-a-heart of Gareth Bale.

The artwork is part of a programme of events and activity at Chapter during the festival. For more information about What’s on visit www.chapter.org or ask at our Information Desk inside.

 

About the artist

Phil Morgan takes well-known elements from pop culture – including 70s psychedelia, 80s technology and 90s street culture – and repurposes them with a wink and a smile.

Working in a range of formats – murals, graphic design, skateboard art, paintings and screen-prints – Morgan’s work has been featured in exhibitions across the United States, UK, Australia and France. His distinctive style has been embraced by a plethora of skate and surf companies and has also featured in the Washington Post, Urban Outfitters, Dr Marten’s and Coca Cola’s Kiss The Past Hello publication.

Phil Morgan lives and works in Penarth, South Wales.

The commission has been made possible by Gŵyl Cymru Festival. Thanks also to Arts Council Wales for supporting our wider World Cup programme of creative activities.

 

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