Morwenna Darwell

ARTFORMS: Fashion , Crafts , Visual Arts


Morwenna had an unusual childhood, growing up on a vibrant community farm in Dumfries & Galloway, where her family lived with and supported adults with learning difficulties.  Morwenna describes this as a busy and rich environment where she was able to roam freely around the farm and its many creative workshops. 

Attracted by the glamour of fashion, Morwenna aspired to become a fashion designer from the age of 10.  She completed a foundation course at the Leith School of Art and then gained a First Class Honors in Fashion from the Edinburgh College of Art.

Morwenna has demonstrated an outstanding ability and talent through her studies and placements, and has won numerous awards for her work.  Her ambition is to become part of a design team at a design house, and ultimately to set up her own label.  She has been described as a 'name to watch' for the future of fashion.

How the Award Helped

Morwenna received a Dewar Arts Award to support her in undertaking a two year 'Masters in Fashion Womenswear' course at the Royal Collage of Art.

I feel humbled by the support I have received from the Dewar Arts Awards.  The grant has allowed me to take full advantage of my time at The Royal College of Art.   Your support went way beyond my expectation, something I feel deeply grateful for.


June 2013 - David Band Textile Award (2nd Prize)