Now in its fifth year, the FUAM Graduate Art Prize, supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM), rewards the artistic excellence of students completing studies in Fine Art and Design at the University of Leeds in 2017. The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will host an exhibition showcasing the work of this year’s four finalists, which will open with an evening reception on Tuesday 8 August at 6pm.
After visiting the degree shows of the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies and School of Design which took place around campus in June, a panel of three judges from across the city selected four graduating students as finalists for The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery’s increasingly prestigious FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2017.
This year’s finalists are: Zoë Carlon and Olivia Loker (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies); Lucy Davidson and Miranda Jones (School of Design).
The judging panel was made up of Nathalie Levi (curator, formerly of The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park), David Salinger (chair of FUAM (Leeds) and former member of staff of the School of Mathematics) and Jane Winfrey (Picture Specialist at Bonhams).
In September, the judges will return to select the overall winner of the FUAM Graduate Art Prize who will receive £250. Each of the runners-up will receive £100 each to aid them in their developing career as artists. The prizes will be awarded by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM) in an awards ceremony on 27 September 2017.
Image: Make up fix, Olivia Loker 2017; Waiting Room, Zöe Carlon 2017 (Degree Show 2017)