Artist and former Head of Drawing at the Art Academy, Brendan Kelly, paid us a visit today to judge the Art Academy Drawing Prize. The prize is open to any student studying on one of our academic programmes and the winner receives £100. Join us in congratulating winner Natalie Kalmus Eliasz for her charcoal, chalk and ink on lining paper drawing ‘Boy Wonder’ – well done Natalie!

It was no easy feat for Brendan to choose a winner so we have five commendations to:

  • Ann Dowden for her charcoal drawing ‘Dows Hall’
  • SK Dunbar for her drawing ‘Richard’
  • Jonathan Faragher for his printed digital drawing ‘Detection technology: The New Interrogating the Old’
  • Katy Cook for her piece ‘Winter Time’ – mixed media on paper bound as a book
  • Clare Welfare for her piece ‘Disruption’ – pastel, pencil and ink on wood

Congratulations to Art Academy London student Eleanor Green, who has had work accepted into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018!  Eleanor will be exhibiting her piece ‘Does my bum look big in this?’.