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BA Fine Art student Cred Roy wins MEAD Scholarship of £2,500

Written by Gavin Freeborn
Published date 18 August 2016

We’re delighted to congratulate Chelsea BA Fine Art student Cred Roy on his recent success in winning a MEAD Scholarship of £2,500 which he can use to develop his work in his final year.

Cred Roy uses scrap material and D.I.Y. kits comprising natural and man-made forms to investigate concepts of materiality, weight, balance and scale. His Mead Scholarship project is a development of an existing body of work, structured around the central narrative of what he terms the M.U.D. (the Ministry of Unquestioning Discoveries).

Cred Roy, The M.U.D. work in progress (archives department and laboratory), 2016

Cred Roy, The M.U.D. work in progress (archives department and laboratory), 2016

The M.U.D. project explores space, playing with sense of dimension and notions of the discarded, and opening up different levels of physical and psychological engagement.

Mead Scholarships provide three awards of up to £2,500. These are for undergraduate students nearing the end of their penultimate year at the time of applying. The Mead Programme is managed by Careers and Employability at UAL and is generously supported by philanthropist Scott Mead, a fine art photographer, philanthropist and investor based in London for over 20 years.

Cred Roy, The M.U.D. work in progress (archives department and laboratory), 2016

Cred Roy, The M.U.D. work in progress (archives department and laboratory), 2016

On being awarded the prize, Cred said “Receiving the MEAD scholarship is an amazing encouragement as well as it is an essential resource for my graduating year. I am so grateful they decided to support my project and gave me the opportunity to construct the M.U.D. (the Ministry of Unquestioning Discoveries).‘The MEAD scholarship gives me further scope to develop my practice on so many levels and genuinely boosts the confidence I placed into my work and my determination.’

See more work on Cred Roy’s website

Read more about the MEAD Scholarships and Fellowships

Study BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts