School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Contemporary Art Society for Wales

There have been many public schemes to improve opportunities for artists working in Wales since the 1940s. Through touring exhibitions, competitions and prizes the Arts Council, the Royal National Eisteddfod and the Society for Education through Art all sought to promote Welsh artists and their work. One of the earliest endeavours to bring the best of Welsh art into the public arena was that of the Contemporary Art Society for Wales. It continues to play an important role increasing public awareness of Welsh art and in helping young Welsh artists. A purchaser is elected annually and subsequently, about every four years or so, the Society stages exhibitions of recent purchases inviting institutions to submit a list in order of preference with the expectation of receiving two or three works. Through the works it has received, that include oils by Cedric Morris, Kyffin Williams, Thomas Rathmell, Wil Roberts and Terry Setch, the University's holdings of art in post-war Wales has been greatly enriched by donations from CASW.