Award Winners in 2022

Tomos Sparnon
The Silver Jubilee Development Award Winner 2022

Young Welsh artist wins major Welsh award

Tomos Sparnon with one of his paintings

Tomos Sparnon with one of his paintings

A Fine Art graduate from Neath, Tomos Sparnon, has won the Silver Jubilee Development Award worth £2,500, a prestigious Award, made annually by the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales.

Tomos, 24, is an award winning painter and an accomplished sculptor of clay and stone materials and has exhibited in both these areas. His work in clay sculptures have been recognised at Swansea College of Art when images of his work were exhibited on a banner in front of the college building and one of his recently exhibited paintings was purchased by the National Library of Wales for its collections.

This Award will enable Tomos to create a series of contemporary sculptures on the theme of Mother and Child. He will use materials not explored by him previously and his aim is to create unique, thought-provoking and relevant works of art. The completed works will, hopefully, be exhibited in various galleries around Wales in the near future and Tomos will also use those opportunities to give talks on the sculptures and the process of creating them.

On winning this Award, Tomos Sparnon, now working as an independent artist said, “I’m honoured and humbled to have won the Silver Jubilee Development Award and I’m very grateful to the panel for putting their faith in me and my work. Being able to create sculptures in response to the theme of Mother and Child has been a desire of mine for some time and receiving this financial assistance will allow me to realise these ideas. I’m looking forward to starting on the project as soon as possible”.

Professor Gillian Davies, Chair of the Judging Panel said “One of The Company's aims is to encourage and support talented young people in Wales to progress with a specific project. The funds for this Award come from the Silver Jubilee Fund which was raised during 2018 to help us recognise such young people in fields of study not previously covered by the Company. Last year our Award focused on International Affairs and Foreign Languages and this year in the area of Fine Arts, we are delighted to make the Award to Tomos Sparnon, a gifted young artist, to help with his efforts to work at another level and enhance his reputation as a sculptor as well as a painter”

Painting by Tomos

Salm 47 2021-22

Junior Conservatoire Award Winners

Junior Conservatoire Award Winners

On Friday March 8th, a sunny morning at The Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, The Master, Kathy Seddon, Junior Warden Elect Agnes Xavier-Phillips and Awards Team Member Sylvia Robert- Sargeant had the pleasure of presenting Award certificates to the 2020 and 2021 Junior Conservatoire Award winners, Ieuan Davies and Carys Underwood. Kevin Price, Head of Performance at the College along with Development officer, Gwennan Jenkins Jones also attended the gathering.

LLeucu Elenid Parri
National Youth Orchestra of Wales Award Winner 2022

National Youth Orchestra of Wales Award Winner 2022 Lleucu Elenid Parri

Lleucu is in her final year at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff undertaking a BMus (Hons) Flute Performance and applied for the Award to upgrade her flute and to contribute to the extra tuition she will require when undertaking her M.Mus. post graduate course to develop her "skills as an orchestral musician". She is a member of Ignite Symphony Orchestra, Cardiff Chamber Orchestra, Cardiff Opera and NYOW where she plays the Flute and Piccolo.Presentation of the £500 award and Certificate to Lleucu was made by PM Dr Sarah Cockbill at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on Tuesday 22nd February 2022.

WLCoW Apprentice Award Winner 2022 Luciana Skidmore

Presentation of WLCoW Apprentice Award to Luciana Skidmore at Fagan’s Natural History Museum The Past Master Graeme Morgan presented a cheque for £500 and a Certificate to Luciana on Tuesday 15th February 2022 in the Italian Garden at St Fagan’s Luciana is from Brazil and married to a Welshman and living in Cardiff
She initially joined as a Volunteer in the Gardens at St Fagan’s before becoming a member of the Historic Gardens Team in July 2019 as a WRAG (Work and Retrain as a Gardener)Scheme as a trainee

She was nominated by Janet Wilding Head of the Estate Department and the application was also supported by Juliet Hotchkiss, The Head Gardener and Ceri Goring, Senor Garden Conservator.

Luciana was delighted to receive the Award which will be put to good use to buy books and garden tools for her RHS course at Level 3.

Also present was Julie Coultard who was a recipient of the Award in 2008 and used the Award to visit Gardens in Florence, Italy.

group photo with michael sheen