UWTSD student shortlisted for Art, Design and Technology Scholarship


A Swansea College of Art student was shortlisted for a prestigious scholarship at the Urdd Eisteddfod.

Tomos Sparnon, a first year BA Fine Art: Studio, Site & Context student was short listed for the Scholarship of Art, Design and Technology for most promising work by individuals aged 18-25. Tomos’ work can be seen in the Art and Crafts stall on the Eisteddfod Maes.

Tomos studies BA Fine Art: Studio, Site & Context through the medium of Welsh and is supported by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

Tomos said: “Making the shortlist for the Art Scholarship at the Urdd Eisteddfod is a great honour. It is a very prestigious award in Wales and having my work exhibited at the Art and Crafts tent is a great opportunity because so many people will see it. Exhibiting my work in Wales and through the medium of Welsh is very important to me.” 

The Urdd Eisteddfod offers over 160 competitions in art, design and technology, ranging from 2D and 3D work to ceramics, jewellery, photography and design with a computer.

Gwenllian Beynon said: “I am very happy that Tomos made the shortlist for this prestigious competition, it’s such a great achievement.  It’s fantastic to see a Swansea College of Art student succeeding in the world of Welsh art.”

Gwenllian Beynon has recently been appointed as the faculty’s Co-ordinator of Welsh: Art and Design (Cydlynydd Cymraeg: Celf a Dylunio) overseeing the development of Welsh medium provision within UWTSD’s Faculty of Art and Design. Gwenllian is a member of staff with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

BA Fine Art: Studio, Site & Context is a new course designed to meet the demands of both students and employers by providing a more expansive approach to the study and practice of Fine Art. 

The course provides an opportunity for students to work alongside internationally acclaimed artists and lecturers to explore the expanding and forever evolving field of contemporary fine art practice. This course creates a learning environment whereby a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary opportunities exist. This articulation between concept and media is a fundamental characteristic of the Fine Art course at UWTSD Swansea.  

For more information visit http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/art-design/

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