Two Student Initiated Project Prizes Awarded

The Art School is excited to announce we have awarded the Student Initiated Project Prize to two students.

The winners are 3rd year Fine Art students Kim Booker for her idea to launch Assemblage Gallery, and Roberta de Caro for her plans for a participatory art project working with the materiality of glass in relation to domestic abuse.

Kim Booker’s Assemblage Gallery will be an online and physical pop-up gallery space to showcase the work of recent fine art graduates and emerging artists. Building on the existing platform of the artist-led magazine, Assemblage, of which Kim is one of the Directors, the Assemblage Gallery will focus on artists whose work informs and inspires Kim’s own practice.

The first exhibition planned will be at Studio Green, Herne Hill, 2 – 5  May 2019. It will be curated in conjunction with DATEAGLE ART and will be a solo show of work by Art School Artist in Residence Gray Wielebinski.

Roberta de Caro’s glass workshop project aims to provide survivors of domestic abuse with a safe space to have a conversation about their experiences whilst participating in the calming and meditative practice of glass making. After an initial set of three workshops, an exhibition in a local venue is planned. Roberta’s longer term plan is to launch a not-for-profit organisation providing regular workshops for domestic abuse survivors.

A first and second prize is usually offered by the Art School, but due to the very high quality of the submissions, we have decided to split the prize equally.

The Student Initiated Project Prize is one of around 47 prizes and awards that Art School students have the opportunity to win each year. Many of the prizes and awards we offer are funded by generous donations from Art School supporters and benefactors who want to support development within the arts and heritage sector and recognise the standards of excellence and specialist teaching and facilities available at the Art School.

Congratulations to Kim and Roberta, and we wish them luck with their initiatives!

Thumbnail image: Gray Wielebinski, Enemy of My Enemy, 2018


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