2017 fuam art prize

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Zoe Carlon, winner of the FUAM Graduate Art Prize 2017!

On 27 September we welcomed back judges Nathalie Levi, David Salinger and Jane Winfrey to announce the winner of the 5th FUAM Graduate Art Prize. The prize supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM), rewards the artistic excellence of the top students completing studies in Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds.

It’s been extremely difficult to choose an overall winner from this year’s shortlisted artists due to the quality and popularity of all their works. Indeed, the People’s Choice Award was actually awarded to another of the artists, Olivia Loker. Olivia creates digital collages inspired by popular culture. Interesting that the public chose differently to the ‘experts’!

Zoe Carlon’s paintings and charcoal drawings made her the overall winner of the £250 prize. Zoe’s work explores vacant, transitory spaces and is developed from her interest in the idea of the ‘non-place’. Zoe gave an insightful presentation about her work to a packed audience before encouraging visitors to enjoy a second, more informed look at her paintings and sketches.

Thank you to everyone who voted for the People’s Choice Award. If you fancy admiring Zoe’s, Olivia’s, Miranda’s and Lucy’s work one more time, the exhibition doesn’t close until Saturday 4 November so there’s still plenty of chance to see if you agree with the judges or have a different opinion!

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