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Liberty Stadium wins Prestigious UK award for art project

Liberty Stadium wins Prestigious UK award for art project
Thursday 19 Nov 2009 [9:42]
 
The Liberty Stadium and Pippin's Designs have beaten off competition from some of the UK's leading cultural attractions to win a major prize.

The vibrant artworks that line the walls of the city's Liberty Stadium won the JTI Arts and Business Community Award ahead of other shortlisted entries from the British Museum, The Hay Festival and London's Southbank Centre.

The prestigious national award is given to a partnership that encourages community engagement with the arts or has made a significant contribution to regeneration or sustainable growth.

The Liberty Stadium was recognised for a project alongside Pippin's Designs where star rugby and football players such as Shane Williams, Ryan Jones and Lee Trundle worked alongside about 1,500 local young people, youth groups and children with physical and learning difficulties to produce artwork.

Some of the artwork includes the autographed portraits of Swans and Ospreys players lining the Liberty Stadium walls that are now seen by over 750,000 fans a year.

Art experts also worked alonsgide players and local young people to put together paintings of the visiting Australian rugby team, Elton John and the Princess Royal.

Andrew Davies, General Manager of the Liberty Stadium who collected the award on behalf of the Stadium commented "This is a fantastic achievement and I am delighted for Jon and Sally Phillips of Pippins Designs and all the individuals and groups involved in the project. This is after all a reflection of their hard work and whilst we are delighted that their work has brought colour to the Stadium, the real achievement for us is the impact it has had on the young people involved. We hope that this award will be the platform which will allow the project to go from strength to strength".

 
 

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