Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


Courtyard Project Spaces A & B

Eirian Llwyd Memorial Award 2022

25 June – 31 July 2022

Eirian Llwyd, who hailed from Prion, was an accomplished and renowed printmaker having perfected her craft under Tom Piper at UWIC now Cardiff Metropolitan University’s highly regarded Art School. During her life Eirian exhibited in galleries across Wales, and following her untimely death in 2014 her works have been shown in the Senedd in Cardiff and Oriel Môn. She was a committed and passionate advocate of original printmaking as an art form and promoted the work of Welsh printmakers internationally in Brussels and Amsterdam.

Eirian would have loved seeing her work on display close to her home. She loved the Vale of Clwyd with a passion. Although she made her home on Anglesey after 1985, she often returned home to Prion where she drew inspiration from walks on the family farm or the Coed y Felin woodland especially when the spring bluebells were in flower.

The works in the exhibition represent her main body of work, including some early water-colours, her prints during her student days and later mature work as she developed and perfected her craft.

Memorial Fund

Following her death, her family set up a Memorial Fund in her name. Under the auspices of the fund which is administered by the Arts Council of Wales, an annual award is made to a printmaker living and working in Wales to enable him or her to develop their skills.

Previous award winners: Léa Sautin, Rhi Moxon, Gethin Ceidiog Hughes and Susan Milne will also be showing a small selection of work alongside Eirian’s prints.