Ministers honour young artists ~ 16-06-2005
Fretwell from Penygroes - a final-year Art student
from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)
has won the honour of exhibiting her work at the
Welsh Assembly Government offices of the First Minister
Rhodri Morgan and the Minister for Culture, the Welsh
Language and Sport, Alun Pugh.
winning artwork was selected for the annual Assembly
Prize Awards from the UWIC Art and Design Degree
Shows 2005, as part of the Cardiff Design Festival
Welsh Language and Sports Award was won by BA (Hons)
Fine Art: Printmaking student Lowri Fretwell, aged
22, from Penygroes for her series of print work based
on her family history and experiences.
with her winning artwork.
strong themes of domestic life and femininity,
work includes pieces on her grandfather going to
fight in World War Two and how her grandmother
had to carry on with her life while he was away. Lowri
has used screen printing and mixed media including
romantic wartime letters and photographs from her
grandfather to her grandmother, and family memorabilia
in her work.
honoured to have won the award and to have my work
on show at the Welsh Assembly", said Lowri.
final year has been difficult, but this is a great
reward and I’m pleased the Minister liked my work
enough to select it to be displayed in his office",
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