UWE student named Clarke Willmott Young Artist of the Year

Issue date: 24 June 2010

University of the West of England student, Alice Jones, has been awarded the Clarke Willmott Young Artist of the Year Award at a reception hosted by the solicitors firm in their Bristol office.

Alice, a final year Drawing and Applied Arts student at the School of Creative Arts, won with her piece, 'Movements in Sleep', which attempts to capture the fleeting moments and subliminal movements that she experiences while sleeping and dreaming.

Alice said "It is a huge honour to be presented with this award, which will give me greater opportunity to continue my practice and develop my skills. I plan to travel and experience different cultures and apply the experience to my work".

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has teamed up with UWE, through the Creative Arts Enterprise Office, to launch the Young Artist of the Year Award. A total of 49 submissions were received, 26 of which made it onto the shortlist to be exhibited at the firm's private client summer party at their harbourside offices. The works were of an exceptional standard and included paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations and digital media.

Guests attending from the local business community were asked to anonymously place their vote in the ballot box and at the end of the evening Alice was declared the winner and presented with a cheque for £1000.

Amelia Taylor, Project Co-ordinator of the School of Creative Arts Enterprise Office said, "We are delighted Clarke Willmott are giving new creative talent the recognition it deserves. This competition is strategically timed to offer the winning student a chance to promote their win at UWE's Creative Arts Degree Show, as well as an all important financial and confidence boost just before graduation"

Alice's work is on display as part of the School of Creative Arts Degree Show until Thursday 24 June at UWE's Bower Ashton Campus and Spike Island. The show is open to the public 10.00-20.00 daily.

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