Ministers thrilled with UWIC students’ art work 

THE creative and original artwork of graduating students from Cardiff School of Art & Design, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) is to sit proudly in the offices of Ministers at the Welsh Assembly Government for a year.

Ceramics student Nicola Farrington and Contemporary Textiles Practice student Diane Ward have had their work selected to be displayed in the offices of the First Minister and the Minister of Heritage.

As part of an annual scheme with UWIC’s Cardiff School of Art & Design, the First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, and the Minister for Heritage Rhodri Glyn Thomas, keep the works for a year.

Mr Thomas presented the students with their certificates at the launch of the Creative Industries Evening at Cardiff School of Art & Design, Llandaff Campus, last night (Tuesday 10 June).

He said: “I was very impressed by the high standard of the work displayed by the students and I was happy to choose Nicola Farrington’s ceramic design for my office, as well as choosing an artwork for the First Minister’s office. I’d like to congratulate both students on their handiwork.”

Dean of CSAD Professor Gaynor Kavanagh said: “The Minister selected two very interesting works, both of which have potential for commercial development in Wales.  We are delighted that the Minister enjoyed his visit to the School to select the works and I hope that he and the First Minister will enjoy the works in the year ahead.”

UWIC’s summer exhibition at the Llandaff and Howard Gardens campuses is on display this week from 10am to 8pm, until Friday 13 June with a 12noon finish.

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