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” Two artists have been chosen for inaugural Creativity Fellowships, Swansea University’s Cultural Institute has announced.

Kaite O’Reilly, a playwright who works in disability arts and mainstream culture, and Peter Matthews, a visual artist whose work straddles the performance and the conceptual, will take up their one year Fellowships next month.

Created by writer and Professor in Creativity Owen Sheers, the Creativity Fellowships are an exciting new initiative that offers two professional artists the chance to engage with and explore cutting-edge academic research at Swansea University. Each artist will have 12 months to immerse themselves in a chosen research project, before creating new works of art to be unveiled in December 2020.

Winner of the Ted Hughes Award, playwright, radio dramatist, writer and dramaturg Kaite O’Reilly will be working with Prof. David Turner on the Disability and the Industrial Revolution project at the College of Arts and Humanities.”


You can find out more about Kaite O’Reilly’s award-winning book PERSIANS here

Kaite has been on the top of her game as a playwright for some time now. Congratulations Kaite on this new prestigious appointment!!

Nadia x


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