CASW National Eisteddfod Prize
CASW first established a Purchase Prize at the National Eisteddfod in 2004. Each year, working within a limit of £2,000, the purchase has been chosen by the curator of the local museum/gallery, to go into that collection.
CASW National Eisteddfod Purchase Prize 2018
Andrew Renton for the National Museum of Wales chose the CASW Purchase Prize 2018 at the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff. The work selected is An Archive of Longing (Material Presence) by Zoe Preece. The work is made up of a number of porcelain pieces of various dimensions.
Photography Dewi Tennant Lloyd
CASW National Eisteddfod Purchase Prize 2017
Oriel Ynys Môn chose the CASW Purchase Prize 2017 at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod in Bodedern. The work selected is Ceffyl Jacques/Jacques’ Horse by Stephen West. It is a large charcoal drawing on four panels 150 x 300 cms.
Stephen describes the work:
‘I was looking at prehistoric art, cave painting, and also at Chinese landscape painting and ink on silk works. I think of the drawing as a contemporary cave painting, in charcoal, the oldest painting medium, and cut up the drawing into four panels partly to make it easier for frame and transport and partly as a nod to the multi-panel work of Chinese artists, like folding screens.’