Recognition and Celebrations for Degree Show Students

The Fine Art & Illustration and Design Degree Shows opened with a bang – lots of bangs from afro-Brazilian percussion group Daka Doum – at the Falmouth Campus last Friday evening. Rain failed to quash the enthusiasm of final year students as they celebrated with friends, parents and industry contacts at their private view.

A number of Art and Illustration awards were presented to students at a pre-show gathering and included:

The Midas Award 2013

The selection panel met earlier to shortlist degree show candidates for an exhibition at Millennium Gallery in St Ives in November. These were: Isabella Bostock, Beatrice Brown, Sam Cotterell, Emma Ford and Mark Messenger – one of whom will, in November, be selected for a solo exhibition at Newlyn Gallery in 2014. Please visit our Midas Award page for the full story.

The Ferdynand Zweig Awards

This award is open to students from across the University and among the winners this year, congratulations goes to Emma Ford from third year Fine Art, who received funding to attend a two-week Arts residency in Jaipur, India.

The Wilhemina Barns-Graham Travel to Italy Award

The sole recipient for 2013 of this award open to Fine Art students was Sam Cotterell, who will be visiting Rome to undertake work surrounding the Italian Director Paulo Pasolini and will be making a film diary of his trip.

This year the Department of Art supported some new awards for achievement in BA(Hons) Fine Art and BA(Hons) Illustration. For Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art the Fine Art team awarded jointly to Kate Holford and Jack Severn. The BA(Hons) Fine Art Award for Student Contribution to Falmouth University was awarded jointly to Jade Groody and Amanda Woodcock.

Receiving Outstanding Achievement in Illustration was Owen Gwent. This award is made to a student who, in the opinion of the illustration teaching team: demonstrates high levels of conceptual innovation within the field of Illustration; has developed a unique and highly personal visual language; has demonstrated highly developed technical skills within the field of illustration; and has achieved significant professional recognition whilst a student at Falmouth.

The BA(Hons) Illustration Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience was bestowed jointly to Hugh Cowling and Max Hadley. This award is made to a student who has contributed significantly to his/her fellow student’s positive experience of the course and has contributed significantly to the organisation and management of student led initiatives that have benefitted his/her fellow students.

The Design Degree show at the Penryn Campus – a platform for 3D Design, Contemporary Crafts, Interior Design and Textile Design – opened at the weekend. Their private view on 21 July, the last day of their exhibition (6-9pm – all welcome) will act as the finale of the Art and Design shows at Falmouth University.

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