New appointment for Professor Sue Williams at UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art


UWTSD is delighted to announce that Professor Sue Williams has been appointed Programme Directorship of BA/MArts Fine Art at the University’s Swansea College of Art.

Professor Williams, with a professional career spanning over 30 years, will help to strengthen and build further on an already established and successful course. Her extensive knowledge and background in figurative painting, has enabled her to challenge boundaries and assumptions and has seen her collaborate on many occasions with performative action and theatre. Professor Williams said her ‘thirst for challenge’ will undoubtedly play a major part in revitalising an important course. And she is looking forward to working alongside well respected artists such as Tim Davies and Craig Wood as well as a very supportive team of practitioners.

Professor Williams said: "I welcome the role of Programme Director in Fine Art as it will allow me the freedom to develop the course in a way that befits a progressive studio-based fine art practice and one that compliments an ever-changing 21st century. Fine Art education is essential to our students and our society as it develops individuality; teaches a broad spectrum of skills and opens a greater in-depth critical debate. We in the Fine Art team are equally impassioned about the future of the course and welcome its new and exciting journey!”

Caroline Thraves, Head of the School of Fine and Media Art said: "We are delighted that Professor Sue Williams has taken over the Programme Directorship of BA/MArts Fine Art at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD. Professor Williams is a leading International artist and will ensure that those who study with us will receive a world class education."

Professor Williams was born in Cornwall and has lived and made her career in Wales over the last thirty years. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a prominent international artist with a recognised body of work. She has a strong track record of both solo and group exhibitions on five continents and at present is exhibiting in Queretaro City Museum Mexico; Contemporary Arts Society of Wales touring exhibition; Royal Cambrian Academy Conwy and Oriel y Bont, University of South Wales. She has an extensive history of residencies and awards including being selected for the Artes Mundi Prize 2006; Gold medal award National Eisteddfod and Rootstein Hopkins Award 2000.  Her work is in many leading private and public collections worldwide.

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