A collection of commissioned murals in Cardiff metropolis centre was mistakenly washed away by cleansing workers after a “devastating” miscommunication.
The artworks – which coated 11 concrete pillars within the metropolis centre – had been commissioned by For Cardiff, and had been created to have fun range by showcasing portraits of underrepresented girls.
They had been painted by three younger feminine artists concerned within the PWSH challenge, together with Turner Prize nominee Beth Blandford.
PWSH’s acknowledged purpose is to “allow Cardiff-born and based mostly rising and established visible artists to brighten their metropolis centre with paintings that celebrates and represents a breadth of native expertise”.
“We’re completely devastated that our paintings behind the outdated Debenhams was eliminated yesterday,” PSWH mentioned in an Instagram put up on Friday.
“We aren’t positive why or how this has occurred, however we’re making an attempt to resolve it and we are going to maintain you all up to date after we know extra. Apparently, there was some form of metropolis centre cleansing crew ‘miscommunication’. That space is now a soul-less mess once more,” the assertion added.
In a public apology to PWSH, For Cardiff known as the incident “a devastating error” and promised it might attempt to rectify the scenario.
“We provide our honest and heartfelt apology to the gifted artists, Beth Blandford, Amber Forde and Temeka Davies who took the chance to brighten up Cardiff and contribute to its vibrant and thrilling tradition by their artworks … We’re working with the artistic director of the challenge as to how we will finest rectify this case as shortly as doable.”