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Installation view- Jerwood Encounters: SHOW, performance by Bedwyr Williams. Image:

Jerwood Visual Arts Alumni Bedwyr Williams wins Derek Williams Trust Purchase Award

30 January 2017

In association with Artes Mundi, the Derek Williams Trust Purchase Award of £30,000 was awarded to Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams for Tyrrau Mawr (2016), at the Artes Mundi 7 prize awarding dinner.

The Purchase Award is used to acquire a work by one of the shortlisted artists for Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales contemporary art collection.

Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern, who formed part of the judging panel for the purchase award, announced the decision saying that the prize goes to “a trully international artist, who just happens to be Welsh.”

Bedwyr Williams was part of Jerwood Encounters: SHOW in 2011.