Published April 2015
A3 fold out map
Author – Melanie Ezra and Rose Davies
Editor – Alban Low, Melanie Ezra and Rose Davies
Ugly! Lovely! Bonkers! – This map is a collaboration between Swansea-based artists Melanie Ezra and Rosie Scribblah. They have chosen a quirky route through the city centre, pointing out the little idiosyncrasies that catches your attention and illustrating the walk with their own artwork. Swansea is full of culture and history, and this little map opens the lid on this fascinating city. The walk is designed to take around 2 hours but it’s probably best to allow a whole day because you are guaranteed to get distracted!
Melanie Ezra is a UK-based fine artist who works using her own original photographs to create beautiful and intricate collages. She often works in series, providing visual responses to external stimuli such as literature, science, and music. She considers herself a specialist in the deconstruction of time and the extension of the moment.
Rose Davies (Rosie Scribblah) is an artist and printmaker, scribbler and ageing headbanger. She works directly from life, carrying a sketchbook at all times looking for any opportunity to have a scribble. She works from my studio in Wales, UK where she lives with her husband and cats, who often feature in her drawings and blogs.
This map was first exhibited at the ‘On the map’ exhibition at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Sunbury-on-Thames in 2015.