Wales International Young Artist Award

Main photo credit: Wales International Young Artist Award ceremony (2013). Image © British Council Wales.

Launched in 2013, the Wales International Young Artist Award (WIYAA) identifies and nurtures young Welsh artists. 

Young artists aged 17 to 25 can submit work from a range of creative backgrounds. This includes painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, printmaking, drawing and film.

The award ceremony takes place in the Welsh capital and is attended by many leading artists in various sectors and the wider creative industries. The five young artists shortlisted in 2013 submitted work in ceramics, film, photography and sculpture. Guests at the ceremony have the opportunity to view the pieces of art and discuss their submissions with the artists. 

WIYAA 2014

Find out about this year's theme and how to apply via our opportunities page.

WIYAA 2013

The theme in 2013 was ‘Wales and the World’.

Andrew Morris, a Swansea based graduate, won the award for his photography exhibition entitled 'What’s Left Behind?'. Since receiving the award Andrew has since presented his first solo exhibition at Chapter Arts Centre. Andrew also received an award designed by Welsh graphic designer Adam Chard.

Last year's judges included: 

  • Marc Rees - renowned Welsh artist and ambassador for WIYAA.
  • Hannah Firth - Director of Visual Arts and Programme Development for Chapter Arts Centre.
  • Melissa Hinkin - Artes Mundi.