River Tawe - Eisteddfod
(Exhibitions, Installations)

 

'a lyrical and yet political journey'

Tim Davies & David Hastie:Locws International

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Our faces...

The Lower Swansea Valley was once the largest area of industrial dereliction in Europe. The River Tawe and its banks were poisoned by waste from the tin, zinc, and copper industries.


Mae ein wynebau efydd ar gofebau?r ddinas

Mae ein wynebau efydd ar gofebau?r ddinas (3.1MB)

Our faces, they?re in bronze on the city?s monuments


Mae ein wynebau efydd ar gofebau?r ddinas
Our faces, they?re in bronze on the city?s monuments

Rydych chi?n gwybod ein henwau
You know our names

Morris, Mackworth, Mansell, Villiers, Vivian, Dillwyn, Gilbertson, Grenfell, Mond

Ni fedyddiodd eich strydoedd a?ch tafarnau
We christened your streets and taverns,

enwodd drefi cyfain
named whole towns

Ni adeiladodd y gweithfeydd a roddodd fywoliaeth i filoedd
We built the works that gave a livelihood to thousands

White Rock ac Upper Bank, Hafod, Morfa, Fforest a Rose, Elba, Cambrian, Blackvale, Landore Steel a Little Landore

 

 

interfaces of location and memory